20-06-2011 11:53 AM
Dear Vodafone, As a new customer, I expect a high level of service, I set up a Direct Debit and a bill was receieved on the 8th June, a payment was taken from my account on the 15th June and two days later, I get a text to say payment is overdue and my account is being cut off. Very nice but payment went through, I checked my online account and my bank account, both clearly show payment is complete. I suggest you review my account and restore immediate service and send myself an explaination.
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20-06-2011 12:18 PM
Hi rachylou91, welcome to the eForum!
To get this sorted, we'll need to get your account details.
I've popped you an email, so if you reply back with the requested information we can get straight onto this.
I don't want to speculate what's happened without seeing everything in front of me, but rest assured we'll get to the bbottom of this.
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20-06-2011 12:43 PM
The email would have been sent to the email address that you used when registering with the forum. I've also removed the email addresses you've posted for security. Posting such details on the forum may leave you open to receiving spam, something I'm sure you'd wish to avoid.
If you've not received the email by 13:15, let me know and I'll get it resent.
22-06-2011 11:10 AM
Dear Vodafone, I am getting more then frustrated with the lack of customer service I am receiving. If you review my account, You will see, I've sent numberous emails. Summary of whats happened. Signed up for Vodafone - Late May Bill rec'd 8th June DD payment sent 15th June - Confirmed Rec'd 17th June - Text sent to say my bill is overdue and I am due to be cut off 17th June - Checked my bank and online account - Payment was sent and rec'd so no action taken. 20th June - Phone cut off - Several emails sent as my phone did not work 21st June - Finally a reponse, payment was rec'd and cut off due to suspected fraud account - ID checked and phone restored except Blackberry services. 22nd June - Another response - Confirmation of payment - I know I've paid! I want my Blackberry services back. Vodafone has lied to me, They sent me a text to say Payment is overdue which was not the case, It was because you suspected fraud, You send me a lie, You say I am overdue which is untrue and a clear breach of trust. Payment was made, Confirmed several times. Vodafone, For future, If you suspect a fraud case, Why not send a text to say there is a query with your account, Please contact us. That would be true, not a lie and I'd phone you, You sent me a text to say Payment is overdue and a quick check of my bank confirmed this was not the case so I took no action. As anyone would. I suggest you restore my Blackberry services with immediate effect and I demand a manager reviews my case and comes back to me with a suggestion of how Vodafone wants to restore my faith. I have no trust for you. Vodafone and trust do not go. People, Do not trust Vodafone, They are liars and cannot operate a customer services department.
22-06-2011 12:17 PM
I'm still waiting Vodafone, Come along. Time is ticking. Time is money. I have'nt got another week to wait. Please. I've been nice to begin with but I am getting rather annoyed now. Also, Why delete my new thread? Afraid of people knowing your liars? I only told the truth, You sent me a text to say Payment is overdue and that I am being cut off so please pay. I had paid and payment had cleared , Therefore your text was a lie. Suggest a senior manager is informed and deals with this. How do you trust a liar? Would you trust me if I had clearly lied to your face? No is the answer.
22-06-2011 01:06 PM
I did attempt to call and speak to you concerning this issue.
As I was unable to speak to you, I've emailed a full explanation of what's happened to your account, and the actions taken to rectify it.
We didn't delete your other thread, but merely merged it here with your original posts to aid continuity.
If you've any further questions concerning this, please just respond to my email and I'll be happy to call or email you back.
22-12-2012 11:25 AM
my phone has been cut off with no reson as to why and no prior warnings to be cut off.. i cant even call vodafone!!!1 i need my phone back on ASAP is there a number i can call from my cut off mobile..i have no access to any other phones.
22-12-2012 11:32 AM
Typically a phone is cut off for 2 reasons - the first is a late payment and the second is when Vodafone detect potentially suspicious activity on the account. In order to find out exactly what is going on, you would need to call 191 from a Vodafone handset or 08700 700 191 from any other handset. Alternatively, you could pop into your local Vodafone store and they can look into the issue for you.
22-12-2012 11:37 AM
You won't be able to make any outbound calls to any type of number whilst restricted. One of the Forum team can pick this up for you but could take up to 24 hours to reply.
If you don't have access to call 08700700191 from any other number, Go into the Shop section on the website and start to browse, usually a Live chat assistance window will pop up after a few minutes, you can then ask them why the service is restricted and they will advise accordingly.
Suspensions can be applied for any number of reasons, Common causes are.... Overdue bills, High usage, Cancelled Direct debits, returned mail, an so on.
You can check your usage by calling 44555 and selecting option 1 (will work even if suspended) if this is very high compared to normal, you will probably have your answer.
Hope you get everything sorted.
22-12-2012 11:43 AM
Hi there JENN1235,
Thanks for your post.
The information given by the guys here is spot on.
I've sent you a PM which can be accessed here. If you could follow the instructions in the PM and send us your details one of the team will be with you as soon as they can.
22-12-2012 11:45 AM
Also, i'm guessing if your handset is suspended, you are using an internet connection ie Wifi on broadband to post on here?
Broadband requires a fixed landline, so why not just use the landline connected to the broadband you are using?
22-12-2012 01:40 PM
That really doesn't follow at all. If I recall correctly, although you need a landline in order to have home broadband you don't need to connect a phone, or even possess one, if you don't intend to use the landline for calls. If I'm wrong, then I stand corrected !
22-12-2012 01:45 PM
Thats true, you certainly don't need a handset connected. It was just a thought. The OP may also be using a Wifi hotspot too.
My point being though, Payphones and such are very easily accessible, although not in the abundance as a few years ago.
23-12-2012 03:07 PM
That's true too ! I have to say though that no-one but a congenital idiot would use a payphone to call 191, knowing that they are in for at least a 20 minute wait before they get to speak to a real person ( and even that's a matter of opinion, lol )
23-12-2012 06:19 PM
No I don't think you're getting my drift. The issue is the cost of a lengthy call from a payphone - who takes £20+ into a callbox, not knowing if even that much will be sufficient ? You'd have to be totally desperate to spend that much on one call. Of course if Vodafone actually answered the phone then this would be less of an issue.