Without my knowledge Vodafone placed international bars on my account.
Anyways after a lot of to-ing and fro-ing they finally managed to take the bars off the account and gave me 20 quid 'for the hassle caused'.
However i am still unable to text Australia but can now text the US again. I am using the exact same number as before and i've checked with my friend and he is still receiving texts from the UK so the problems can't be there.
Also i was able to text all over in July when i was in Italy and i haven't changed any phone settings.
The only advice they give me now is to go to a Vodafone shop and ask them, which obviously costs me time and money to sort out a problem of their making.
Has anyone else experienced this and what happened?