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NEVER REPLY TO ADDITIONAL DATA TEXT

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4: Newbie

My daughter received a text on her handset and replied. My monthly bill for her was over £1100. IPhone and vodafone are fully aware that people using WiFi end up on data when handset goes into sleep mode. My name says it all 45gb of excess data charges despite having WiFi available. One Test! ONE text not to me or an email. That text has crippled me financially because vodafone didn't even contact me when the bill was unpaid. First I knew was wheny service was cutoff. So I am expecting this month's bill to again be over £1000. DAYLIGHT ROBBERY.

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You should be able to go into Restictions and disable cellular data and a host of other thing in there. You can password protect any changes so that only you can restore them Of course that would only be of use when you can get you hands on the phone to set up the restrictions.

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4: Newbie

It is plain discusting that you can allow a handset to exceed data limits resulting in a bill 10 times normal. A single text when you reach your limit sent NOT to account holder via email bit to the handset. Then nothing you just let the poor unsuspecting customer digging themselves into financial ruin. A have 3 contracts with you and have been loyal customer for in excess of 6years but no more and I will continue to use every way possible to highlight this unforgivably immoral behaviour.

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2: Seeker

Actually Vodafone do have a way to cap data, it is advertised as part of the RED+ service for sharing data services across a family. So why can't data be capped for all mobile data users?

 

http://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/pay-monthly/red-plus/index.htm

 

"Share one simple data allowance with your family

Red+ gives you one data allowance to share between your family’s smartphones and tablets. You can EVEN CAP your kid’s data so they can’t go over their limit. You’ll get one simple bill for all the devices, saving you money compared with separate accounts, and you’ll get unlimited UK calls and texts, too."

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4: Newbie

Doesn't help finding out after your child has unwittingly crippled her father financially first. 

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Moderator

Hi @45GBin18days 

 

So we can take a closer look at this, take a look here for how to get in touch.

 

We aim to reply to emails within 48 hours. If you need a quicker response, please visit our Contact Us page.

Thanks,

Lee

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4: Newbie
This is vodafones method of extras Ing as much money for of you as they can. Disable mobile data NOW you will be hit with a massive bill without warning otherwise. My last two bills where both approx £1000 and vodafone didn't make any attempt to contact me they just suspended account. DATA will be charged at £5-6.50 per 250mb. Disable back ground data, no cloud apps and ONLY turn data on when you really have to. Leave vodafone asap and spread this information vodafone use datata drive to get you accustomed to using data before screwing you over BIGTIME.
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4: Newbie
The inability to edit posts to correct spelling is just another example of vodafones incompetence.
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4: Newbie
My last two bills were in excess of £1000 without so much as a single attempt to contact me. Vodafone are blatantly robbing their customers and I second your view. DONT JOIN VODAFONE LEAVE ASAP.
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16: Advanced member

45GBin18days wrote:
The inability to edit posts to correct spelling is just another example of vodafones incompetence.

Vodafone's incompetence... really?  So, clicking on options to the right hand side of the post and clicking edit post doesn't exist?

PWIAC

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4: Newbie
My vodafone app DOES NOT HELP when you have several handsets on account. Vodafone know iPhones for example always switch to data even if WiFi available and constantly sync massive data amounts every day.I bet they get bonus for every apple handset they sell. Pitiful excuses and incredibly user unfriendly customer support. #LEAVEVODAFONEASAP they are going to rob you.
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4: Newbie
Over 10 years and I have always sung your praises but thus is to Much I HAVE MADE IT MY MISSION to inform as many people as I can about your underhanded intentions of ripping of customers. "it's up to customers to monitor data use" sorry that ain't good enough when you refuse to put capped limit on costs. MY FACEBOOK PAGE HAS OVER 10,000 FANS they all know how you entrap and exploit customers now. Greedy plain and simple.
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4: Newbie
Vodafone ain't going to offer capping how else Can they land you with a bill of huge proportions. MY vodafone does not help if you have several handsets on accounts unless you check each handset individually.they.DO NOT WARN YOU
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4: Newbie
Don't do it vodafone have terrible customer service and it's accepted practice to not warn you of going over data limit allowing Huge bills inexpensive of £1000 a month.
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4: Newbie

Not warning you when you exceed your data allowance and "covering" yourself by claiming "my vodafone" app allows you monitor usage is disgusting and immoral. I have worked for nothing these last two months every last penny went towards paying my daughter's phone bill. First I knew was having my account suspended. Leave vodafone asap.

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16: Advanced member

Please stop spamming the boards with your issue. This goes against the House Rules. 

 

At the end of the day, you should be having words with your daughter about the bill she has run up - this is her doing and not Vodafone's.  Giving a child a contract phone is the same as giving them your debit card and PIN number... it is going to cost you money.  If you wanted control of the childs usage, there is PAYG.  At the end of the day, you could have kept an eye on her usage through My Vodafone online.

PWIAC

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Administrator

@45GBin18days 

 

I can see we've received your email and we'll be in touch shortly.

 

We'll also notify any number using a lot of data with three SMS messages before they exceed their allowance unless these have been opted out of.

 

DaveCD

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4: Newbie

All attempts have been made to stop this data being used but every 6 hours something updates and uses vast amounts of data. 

Fri Feb 13 00:20DataWAP48276.239 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 18:13DataWAP131001.072 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 12:00DataWAP49806.277 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 06:26DataWAP90759.089 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 00:26DataWAP2312.993 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 00:00DataWAP8747.088 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 19:11DataWAP143981.766 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 12:02DataWAP206267.161 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 06:35DataWAP46770.056 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 06:32DataWAP29279.047 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 00:00DataWAP1742.916 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 18:00DataWAP128281.053 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 12:11DataWAP57327.587 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 07:23DataWAP177924.768 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 00:00DataWAP2435.057 KB 0.000
Mon Feb 09 18:00DataWAP118095.365 KB 0.000
Mon Feb 09 12:00DataWAP321035.025 KB 0.000
Mon Feb 09 10:34DataWAP49538.564 KB 0.000
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4: Newbie

yes exactly the same issue every 6 hours vast amounts of data used 

Fri Feb 13 00:20DataWAP48276.239 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 18:13DataWAP131001.072 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 12:00DataWAP49806.277 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 06:26DataWAP90759.089 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 00:26DataWAP2312.993 KB 0.000
Thu Feb 12 00:00DataWAP8747.088 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 19:11DataWAP143981.766 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 12:02DataWAP206267.161 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 06:35DataWAP46770.056 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 06:32DataWAP29279.047 KB 0.000
Wed Feb 11 00:00DataWAP1742.916 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 18:00DataWAP128281.053 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 12:11DataWAP57327.587 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 07:23DataWAP177924.768 KB 0.000
Tue Feb 10 00:00DataWAP2435.057 KB 0.000
Mon Feb 09 18:00DataWAP118095.365 KB 0.000
Mon Feb 09 12:00DataWAP321035.025 KB 0.000
Mon Feb 09 10:34DataWAP49538.564 KB 0.000
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4: Newbie

I understand that it's not very fair of Vodafone to allow these sort of amounts of money to be run up through data charges.

However I do hope you have taken the offending phone to an expert and been shown exactly how to prevent this from happening?

Technology is not fool proof sadly.

 

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16: Advanced member

45GBin18days wrote:

All attempts have been made to stop this data being used but every 6 hours something updates and uses vast amounts of data. 



The Billing of data is Bundle up at regular interval. Therefore it does not mean that it is used at that time only.

In lot of cases there is only 1 bundled charge at Midnight, but when there is heavy Usage then it could be more frequent like in you case every 6 hours.

 

As Flipdee has mentioned get the phone check. Second thing is to have a Data Usage Monitor App which will tell you where the Data is being used.

 

And I am not a Vodafone Employee.

 

 

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