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PO1 - Portsmouth

2: Seeker

Post Title: po1 3nj

 

1) Does the issue happen in just one location? If so, how far do you have to travel to regain service?

 Yes, my place of work

2) What is the full postcode (e.g. ST1 1AA) of where the issue occurs? If you don't want this showing on the Community, add it to your profile here.- see above

 

3) Does the issue occur if you try your SIM card in a different phone?

 yes

4) What errors are seen or heard when the issue occurs?

 phone shows emergency only

5) Does this happen on 2G, 3G, 4G or all?

    all

6) When did you first notice this issue?

 2nd May

7) Is the issue permanent or intermittent? If intermittent, are there certain times of the day when it occurs? - Permenant at my workplace

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17: Community Champion

Hi @Bozza35

 

The following is showing for your postcode. 

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2: Seeker

That was supposed toi be finished 13th July. and does explin the last 14 weeks

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Moderator

@Bozza35 - I’ve checked the coverage in your area and you should get good 2G, 3G and 4G.

Your local sites currently look to be performing fine and aren’t showing any issues.

As @BandOfBrothers mentioned above, there is some planned work due to start in your area tomorrow, so this may improve things.

In the meantime, try changing your phones network settings to 2G only as this should improve things for calls and texts.

 

 

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2: Seeker

Jenny, I have tried that and still have nothing!! My phone is currently only usable as a door stop! I can however use an 02 or ee phone as much as i might want!! Unfortunatly i have zero confidence that the scheduled maintenance will make a blind bit of difference as it hasnt any of the 6-7 times it has happened in the past!

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2: Seeker

All planned maintenance has been completed and we are showing no issues and yet shock horror i can still not use my phone at work....shock horror!!

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Moderator

@Bozza35 So we can take a closer look into this, I've sent you a private message. A member of our team will then be in touch as soon as possible.

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2: Seeker

Shock horror, all works ahve been complete and the wedsite says no outstanding issues and yet nothing has changed!! Still cant use my phone!!

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Moderator

I can see we've received your latest email @Bozza35.

We'll be in touch as soon as possible to assist you further.

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2: Seeker

Another month has passed and yet again there is no change and no improvement 4+ months and counting, wonder if this will be resolved before my contracts are up for renewal!!

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Moderator

@Bozza35 - I’m sorry to hear it’s still on going.

I’ve replied to your latest email.

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Administrator

@Bozza35 Our Network engineers have adjusted the tilt of one of the cells on a nearby mast to try and rectify your issue. 

Please let us know if you've seen any improvement since 12 September 2017. 

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2: Seeker

ot seen any improvement, still little or no signal!

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Administrator

@Bozza35 Thanks for getting back to me 🙂

I'm sorry to see this change hasn't rectified your issue. 

Our Network engineer has asked if you could provide us with an exact location of where you're located in the naval base. You're able to pinpoint this on Google Maps

If you don't want to post this publicly, please send the screenshot in a reply to the last email you've received from us. 

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Administrator

@Bozza35 Your INC3099927 has now been set as closed. 

We've had members of our Network engineers visit the location to further look into the coverage. Their feedback reported that coverage was low due to the high density of buildings and the material these buildings are made from, as well as other objects in the general area making it very cluttered. 

After this visit, our team have made a final uptilt on your serving site to try and improve the coverage to your location. 

They've requested if you could please let us know if this change has improved things for you?

Due to the feedback our Network engineers have provided after their visit and the many changes which have been made to the serving site throughout this investigation, unfortunately there's nothing more we'd be able to do if the coverage is still low.

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2: Seeker

Well nothing they have done so far has made any difference, and to be honest the response while disappointing is not a surprise. I will say this, the O2 mobile i have seems to be relatively uneffected by all these buildings, as the engineers know ( they have been contacting me on thhis number as they cannot ring my Vodafone numbers).

So am i to believe that because i work in an area that has brick built buildings i can expect my phone to work? It doesnt seem to be an issue in the centre of London which has a far more dense population with many many more buildings made of all kinds of different materials!!

What a cop out, honestly you will need to do better than that!!!

Vodafone you are make a complete joke of yourselves!!!

So i guess you now expect me to continue to keep paying £60 a month for 2 mobile phones that i can only use for 50% of the time?? I can assure you i wont be!!

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Administrator

@Bozza35 You might find that other providers are better in your exact location. The main reason for this will be due to the location of the mast - we've made many changes to try and rectify your issue, however we're unable to move the physical location of the site. 

Our Network engineers have said that your building type will be affecting your coverage whilst in the office. 

As per your example, the centre of London will have more serving sites and therefore the coverage will be unaffected compared to your current situation. 

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2: Seeker

Alex,

You are missing the point completely, i am now stuck for a further 18months with 2 phone contracts that for a large portion of the day i cannot use, and yet i am still expected to pay for the priveledge!! How is that right??

And more to the point, why should i continue to do this when there are other service providers that can provide me a service??

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Administrator

@Bozza35 I understand your point and can appreciate the situation you're currently in. 

We do offer The Vodafone Network Satisfaction Guarantee which allows customers to trial our network for 30 days, with no strings attached. 

The only other option I can think of in this situation, would be our Sure Signal device. However, with this being a work location, I don't know how possible this solution would be for yourself. 

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2: Seeker

Alex, How does that help, as i am already 7/8 months into my contract, I am told the network Guarantee doesnt apply to my work address as i never had it checked before i signed my contract with you. (16 years ago) so by default you only guarantee signal at a home address, a very sharp practice as far as im concerned.

 

I do have a line i may be able to plug a sure signal into, but i cant tell if that will help or work without the unit.

And frankly im not sure anybody really appreciates my position unless you are paying a supply for nothing 3/4 of your waking hours then you cannot possibly understand.

My next port of call will be Ofcom.

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