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When streaming netflix my speed will fluctuate continually from almost 7 Mbps down to 0.5Mbps on a wired connection. My line is capable of 23 meg. Other online streaming buffers every minute or so. Speed tests on speed test.net range from 7-14 on WiFi. Is this likely to be a Vodafone issue? I can't face the torment of having to deal with customer service
Yes. VF capacity problems. Likely on Exchange. First line support Customer Services very often will promise an earth and wouldn't log fault.
The best answer is to leave this rubbish service if you are still within your 30 day cooling off period. VF have no idea what is going on, and no ability to fix anything. They are quite profficient at telling porkies though!
If you are after 30 days, raise a formal complain with the directors office, ask for a deadlock better & report to ofcom.
In contract until June, have asked to leave and its been refused. Have had other issues in addition to this time, have wasted so much time with customer service. Directors office have helped previously, but this time they appear to have referred it to a customer relations rep in India.
Yeah my complaint has been passed to the India "directorsupport" team
I would phone UK customer services and get your early termination charge, mine was lower than expected and may be worth considering if you can't wait until June.
If its running off a BT/open reach line, will I see the same issue regardless of provider?
No. Different providers have their own backhauls.... BT, TT, Vodafone, Sky. Others will use BT capacity, or lease from other provides (like Origin do).
Essentially VF don't have enough capacity in this backhaul links, plus they have some serious issues within tyheir core network, and plenty of denial is sprinkled over the top. Adding additional capacity costs VF lots of money so they try and avoid doing it. Instead thinsg run hot and they hope customers won't notice - some do, and some don't.... they are banking on the majority not noticing and provide a sub standard service while they keep fleecing you of money every month.
Difficult question. Generally BT won't be too bad, and anyone using TTB (talktalk business) should have no issues. As a general rule, the cheaper the package the better chance you have of it being rubbish. I think you will find that VF is a perfect example of that!
Sky are quite reactive when backhauls reach capacity, and if you have TV with them they can offer a good deal (prices will jump up at the end of the honeymoon period - but most will be like that).
I do agree.
On my list if money not a subject:
Maybe Plusnet. Rest is rubbish according Ofcom speed test reports.
Hi! Have you logged a fault with their team? There is a known Netflix/streaming issue at the minute which could be the issue? Looks like they are working on it and a fix has already been tested with some customers reporting issues resolved? Rollout of other fixes over next few weeks.
by all means, if you are already on the way out the door, this wont help. Just in case it was related to this particular issue that Vodafone has said is being worked on Good luck anyway!