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  Reply # 398815 1-Nov-2010 21:22 Send private message

Hahaha, same issue here with iPhone 3G and a Vodem Stick Pro - everything just stalls / loses connection randomly.

THought it could have been water damage to the '3G, but it works fine most of the time. I turn tethering off, disable 3G, switch to airplane mode, give it 5-10min, switch it all back on and 2/3 times it works. Vodem is a different story, but very similar.

Had it bigtime the other night, lost data/sms/voice all in one go. Tried to make a call and it just would not connect out at all, full signal bars, but nothing.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 398875 1-Nov-2010 22:26 Send private message

Looks like this issue can't be solved easily. I think voda people are busy working on this. Or maybe not. Because voda is simply so big they ignore some customer complaint? I'm thinking about buyin a XT MiFi and say goodbye, when I have the money to cancel the contract.




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  Reply # 398888 1-Nov-2010 22:45 Send private message

If the service is not working, you have no contract.

Log a damn fault with them everytime it happens. Keep records, if its not fixed soon then leave.




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  Reply # 398900 1-Nov-2010 23:16 Send private message

CaptainCrunch: Which handset are you all using?

Most of the devices being listed here are Iphone 4's .

Can you please confirm which devices you have?


Nokia E63 and it happened so many times yesterday and today that I've lost count! I really don't know if I have the will power to log a fault, we'll see what tomorrow brings though...

Thanks for helping though CaptainCrunch!! 

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  Reply # 398949 2-Nov-2010 07:40 Send private message

richms: If the service is not working, you have no contract.

Log a damn fault with them everytime it happens. Keep records, if its not fixed soon then leave.


Amen to that.  Now that it is known there is a fault that others are having the same problem then log a fault using the 0800 number mentioned above, and don't take no for an answer if the CSR trys to fob you off.  Then if you don't get any response in 3-4 days ring back (then write a letter) and say you are canceling your contract due to no service being provided.

In other words, either complain directly to Vodafone with a fault rather than bleeting here and saying "i'll log a call sometime".  If you don't log a call how will Vodafone know there is a problem.




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  Reply # 398955 2-Nov-2010 08:11 Send private message

i've noticed similar problems with phone stalling on google maps (nokia 6121), calls straight to voicemail (nokia 6121) and sms's not being sent (manily nokia 2630, once or twice nokia 6121 ) but hadn't pinpointed it to 3g.

I did just receive a couple of texts about going over 10mb on the 21st of oct (the 8mb message, then the exceeded data limit one) ... which would of been helpful if they had been delivered on the 21st :P ... but maybe they are making changes ..... hopefully for the better ....

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  Reply # 398987 2-Nov-2010 09:41 Send private message

Sorry I havnt read all the thread comments but I wonder how regional the "problem" is.
I have an Iphone 4 and use it predominately in hamilton and occasionally in the rural Waikato.

I can report no problems at all with data connections

I wonder if a poll needs  to be created to guage the numbers of people affected.




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  Reply # 398993 2-Nov-2010 09:51 Send private message

I understand that a lot of people here are having problems, but I have only been contacted with two INC reference numbers.

What we need is examples of these issue so we can resolve them for you.

I know it does take a bit of time sometimes, but if you are having problems, please call us on 0800 921 021 and log a job.

Then pass the INC to me and I will follow up.

Thanks







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  Reply # 399019 2-Nov-2010 10:42 Send private message

I will log a fault next time I have more than one text failure to send or can't get data connection or it fails etc.

As an account customer but only a casual user of my phone (HTC Magic which gets used more when on holiday or away from laptop than on regular work days) I'd taken the problem to be my phone - and it was annoying the life out of me as when I need it to work - I really need it to work.

I think many people have blamed their phones and also allowed for the occaisional data failure. 

It does seem that logging a fault requires time and determination
and if my ongoing experience with my home internet provider (not Vodafone) is any example of how one gets pushed aside I will wait for a day when I am truely exasperated and will then refuse to be fobbed off.

Hoping there's enough info in this and other forums for Vodafone to take notice - or are they just too stubborn to take notice of social media and always have to do it the - log a fault so we can then decide to do something or simply ignore you - way?

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  Reply # 399024 2-Nov-2010 10:56 Send private message

We've just started to notice it up in Whangarei, Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Milestone and Iphone 3gs all have issues with call connections and delayed texts. Seems to have just cropped up in the last 3-5 days




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  Reply # 399058 2-Nov-2010 12:22 Send private message

CaptainCrunch: I understand that a lot of people here are having problems, but I have only been contacted with two INC reference numbers.

What we need is examples of these issue so we can resolve them for you.

I know it does take a bit of time sometimes, but if you are having problems, please call us on 0800 921 021 and log a job.

Then pass the INC to me and I will follow up.
Thanks


The problem is that at least some of us thought the problem had already been identified and was being worked on.

I posted this on Twitter:
"DM's from Twitter are routinely taking 12 hours to get to @vodafoneNZ SMS delivery. Vodafone or Twitter to blame or is NZ set to UTC now?" - 3:10 PM Oct 18th

http://twitter.com/elpie/status/27695247157

Got this reply from Christine: 
"@elpie We are investigating the matter from our end. Will let you all know whether it's us or twitter when we find out more ^CW" - 6:28 PM Oct 18th

http://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/27707906889

Then other people jumped in saying they were experiencing the same thing, but not just with SMS messages from Twitter. People were getting pointed back to Christine's response to me. I bet I wasn't the only one who assumed the issue was known and being worked on.

Having a quick look at the Vodafone Twitter stream I can see loads of reports about delayed SMS but few requests to log a job. eg.

http://twitter.com/BR3NDA/status/29208431433

http://twitter.com/_MusicalMonster/status/29261239517

http://twitter.com/loganlights/status/29322079918 (he is getting repeated messages - possibly not the same fault)

http://twitter.com/KateWebby/status/28366982733

http://twitter.com/michaelmurfy/status/27972215894

.....

So, my question is - has anyone from Vodafone searched their tweet stream to gather information about the number of people these issues appear to be affecting?

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  Reply # 399070 2-Nov-2010 12:44 Send private message

Elpie:
CaptainCrunch: I understand that a lot of people here are having problems, but I have only been contacted with two INC reference numbers.

What we need is examples of these issue so we can resolve them for you.

I know it does take a bit of time sometimes, but if you are having problems, please call us on 0800 921 021 and log a job.

Then pass the INC to me and I will follow up.
Thanks


The problem is that at least some of us thought the problem had already been identified and was being worked on.

I posted this on Twitter:
"DM's from Twitter are routinely taking 12 hours to get to @vodafoneNZ SMS delivery. Vodafone or Twitter to blame or is NZ set to UTC now?" - 3:10 PM Oct 18th

http://twitter.com/elpie/status/27695247157

Got this reply from Christine: 
"@elpie We are investigating the matter from our end. Will let you all know whether it's us or twitter when we find out more ^CW" - 6:28 PM Oct 18th

http://twitter.com/vodafoneNZ/status/27707906889

Then other people jumped in saying they were experiencing the same thing, but not just with SMS messages from Twitter. People were getting pointed back to Christine's response to me. I bet I wasn't the only one who assumed the issue was known and being worked on.

Having a quick look at the Vodafone Twitter stream I can see loads of reports about delayed SMS but few requests to log a job. eg.

http://twitter.com/BR3NDA/status/29208431433

http://twitter.com/_MusicalMonster/status/29261239517

http://twitter.com/loganlights/status/29322079918 (he is getting repeated messages - possibly not the same fault)

http://twitter.com/KateWebby/status/28366982733

http://twitter.com/michaelmurfy/status/27972215894

.....

So, my question is - has anyone from Vodafone searched their tweet stream to gather information about the number of people these issues appear to be affecting?



Thanks for bring these to my attention, I will follow this up with Christine.









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  Reply # 399086 2-Nov-2010 13:14 Send private message

VibePlus:Hoping there's enough info in this and other forums for Vodafone to take notice - or are they just too stubborn to take notice of social media and always have to do it the - log a fault so we can then decide to do something or simply ignore you - way?


I know there has been very little said on behalf of Vodafone but I've personally spent a lot of time working with them on this issue and I know for a fact it's being worked on by those at the highest level.

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  Reply # 399090 2-Nov-2010 13:29 Send private message

sbiddle:
VibePlus:Hoping there's enough info in this and other forums for Vodafone to take notice - or are they just too stubborn to take notice of social media and always have to do it the - log a fault so we can then decide to do something or simply ignore you - way?


I know there has been very little said on behalf of Vodafone but I've personally spent a lot of time working with them on this issue and I know for a fact it's?being worked on by those at the highest level.


I can also confirm this issue has taken priorty over everything else in Vodafone Technology!

Steve has been a great help over the last 2 days

John




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Reply # 399094 2-Nov-2010 13:35 Send private message

Thanks guys

It's great to know it's being worked on.

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