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Topic # 198392 7-Jul-2016 12:09
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Hey Guys,

 

 

 

Over the past few months I've had really bad dealings with my VDSL and Vodafone to the point of taking the plunge and getting fibre (Through an alternative provider) and I have yet to cancel this contact.

 

The problem began back when I was on ADSL a year or so ago and my connection started to drop constantly, sometimes every 5-10 seconds after it would reconnect. I called Vodafone and after a couple of tech visits  they  suggested I switched to VDSL which may help with the problem - Which it did, until now. The connection is back to what it was with the problems and annoyances which has put me in the position where I've gone for fibre, but with another company (MyRepublic... yeah, research first) which is somewhat better with a reliable connection at least. But with all that aside, back to the current question; Is there any way I can get out of this Vodafone contract with all of this, or do I just wait it out then cancel ? 

 

 

 

Sorry if it seems messy or missing info, I'm currently at work.


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  Reply # 1587578 7-Jul-2016 12:09
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 

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A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 

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  Reply # 1587599 7-Jul-2016 12:34
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You could call up and ask to speak to the complaints team. Not knowing the specifics from VF's perspective it could go either way.

 

Disconnect issues are usually the cause of dodgy wiring at customers premise. There is only so much that an ISP can do to resolve that short of giving a cold hard truth that the cust just needs to rip out their old copper and replace it with new (pre-fibre) or switch technology. ISP's don't tend to do this as most people tend to just decide the ISP is wrong and switch providers.

 

Having said the above the complaints team may review the specifics of your case and decide the best course is to cancel your contract and remove the early termination fee. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1587616 7-Jul-2016 13:25
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Having VDSL installed though usually includes a fresh filter etc - did they do this or just use your existing wiring ?

 

 





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  Reply # 1587625 7-Jul-2016 13:45
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xpd:

 

Having VDSL installed though usually includes a fresh filter etc - did they do this or just use your existing wiring ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not too sure if they had or not but after the change it worked fine for a few months but then we were back at square one.


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  Reply # 1587626 7-Jul-2016 13:47
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Check out the latest Truenet report on My Republic dodgy VDSL might be better



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  Reply # 1587650 7-Jul-2016 14:28
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thecatsgoolies: Check out the latest Truenet report on My Republic dodgy VDSL might be better

 

 

 

Yeah I've experienced how bad they are :| Might switch, whats a good recommendation? Thinking Orcon


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  Reply # 1587668 7-Jul-2016 14:39
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Why not Vodafone? Then you shouldn't need to worry about cancelling you contract - they should be happy to move you to a Fibre Plan (especially since you already have the ONT installed).




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  Reply # 1587683 7-Jul-2016 14:44
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trig42:

 

Why not Vodafone? Then you shouldn't need to worry about cancelling you contract - they should be happy to move you to a Fibre Plan (especially since you already have the ONT installed).

 

 

 

 

Valid point. I wanted to cancel just because of past experiences, but I guess one more shot wouldn't hurt.

 

 

 

Anyone know what there fibre is like? Not going by true net, just experiences


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  Reply # 1587743 7-Jul-2016 16:57
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Just, no. Even mfreitas recommends not taking broadband with Vodafone.

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  Reply # 1587776 7-Jul-2016 17:58
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Vodafone are fine as long as you don't need to talk to anyone about problems - much like most of the other RSPs. There's no good answer, if you do need to talk to people when you have issues - just different accents.


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