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Vodafone scraps fair usage policy, now limited to 500mb

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banned#2
So in plain English - can I cancel with no penalty? Yes or no?
banned#3
Are you able to cancel your vodaphone contract because of thise change? I only ask as the unlimited internet was one of the main reasons I had for going with a vodaphone contract
#4
i would cancel this, the internet is the main reason i am paying £40/month. Hope we can, already got out of my Orange last year, getting outta this will be a bonus
banned#5
I was kinda tied to Vodafone as my work sim is with them and I wanted an HTC Magic. Vodafone were the only ones who offered them at the time. Anyone know how to unlock them ?!
#8
i'm on the £40 a month VF too with a hd2 and was just about to be using a lot of data over the summer. I hope i can cancel as i was seriously considering o2 at the time.
#9
dimebars
I was kinda tied to Vodafone as my work sim is with them and I wanted an HTC Magic. Vodafone were the only ones who offered them at the time. Anyone know how to unlock them ?!


Mine isn,t locked, have you checked it by putting in another sim card?
#10
It's disappointing Vodafone seem intent on being the worst UK network for smartphones, they're generally fine for me but I'm not having my N900 crippled with a hard limit nor am I paying more for it either. Thankfully my contract is up in July so I may try an O2 sim-only month contract to try them out first.

John
banned#11
Johnmcl7
It's disappointing Vodafone seem intent on being the worst UK network for smartphones, they're generally fine for me but I'm not having my N900 crippled with a hard limit nor am I paying more for it either. Thankfully my contract is up in July so I may try an O2 sim-only month contract to try them out first.



Seems like a good way of walking away from a contract by going over one month and getting a charge. I'll be sure to tell a friend of mine who took out a 24 month iphone contract 2 months ago!
#12
guv
Seems like a good way of walking away from a contract by going over one month and getting a charge. I'll be sure to tell a friend of mine who took out a 24 month iphone contract 2 months ago!


The Iphone contract isn't changing - they're on a different data plan, it's a 1GB limit with £5 per 500MB afterwards, this change only affects non-Iphone users.

John
#13
Surely they can't change your contract, and you can hold them too this.
#14
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stealth-Changes-to-fair-use-data-policy/121630304530308?ref=ts

fb group

apparently people have calld and they wont cancel contracts unless you can prove you use over 500mb monthly and it will cost you more than 10% of your bill, obviously, the problem is theyve changed the contract i signed up which isnt right, i dont use 500mb so it doesnt affect me but it could possibly cost me more in the future as i now have an iphone so i feel it is a change that will affect me as i might go over 500mb one month and my internet will cost me an extra fiver when i signed up for unlimted and it shouldnt cost me more

i doubt theyll cancel contracts but as you know, if enough people make some noise on facebook then no doubt theyll start taking notice that customers arnt happy
#15
Adam2050
Surely they can't change your contract, and you can hold them too this.


I think it is because they are trying to state the 'unlimited' is not included in the written terms of the contract...thus I'd argue implied oral terms, that is one of the reasons you took it.
But again I think if you have a new contract they should perhaps sever the contract, but not let you keep the phone for example...or if you have been in contract for a while you have to been seen to at least get in the region of 500mb before in a month.
#16
I've been in my contract for an N900 for 3 months, I've only just found out where to download developer apps (it isn't obvious) and so my usage has started to ramp up, the reason I went for the N900 internet tablet is because I wanted 'unlimited' internet, if they think I'll let them change my T&C's without my exercising my right to cancel they've another thing coming...

+ Their network is about as reliable as two tin cans held together with string...
banned#18
Any update on this? read the BW article, but isnt clear whether you will be able to cancel without penalty
#19
dimebars;8573918
Any update on this? read the BW article, but isnt clear whether you will be able to cancel without penalty

None I've seen, I think it's now a case of waiting for Vodafone to officially announce the change which should be in a few days.

John
#20
Anyone have any luck trying to get out of contract, found out I am on 700mb just now so it will affect me. Tried to argue my point but they are having none of it.
#21
Its not really a change of contract though, they have defined what is fair usage and after speaking with OFCOM they agree its a case of definition not change and arguing what is fair usage is a useless argument, as we have seen with ISPs etc.
#22
I just spoke to them and they told me to send them an email through their website which I have done.

I regularly go over 500mb (over 1tb most months) and I am only ever charged £5 so this will definitely effect me.

Let’s see what they say. I can’t see them getting out of it as it is in their own T’s & C’s.
#23
chester123
I just spoke to them and they told me to send them an email through their website which I have done.

I regularly go over 500mb (over 1tb most months) and I am only ever charged £5 so this will definitely effect me.

Let’s see what they say. I can’t see them getting out of it as it is in their own T’s & C’s.


1 terrabyte!?!?!? Jesus, how much mobile scut does that equate too?
#24
Flodd
1 terrabyte!?!?!? Jesus, how much mobile scut does that equate too?


lol, must be on 24/7 :-D
#25
I listen to the radio on the train for 2 hours per day while browsing.

That alone is about 40-50mb per day.

Add downloading of apps, emails + facebook and 1tb is not that high.
#26
chester123
I listen to the radio on the train for 2 hours per day while browsing.

That alone is about 40-50mb per day.

Add downloading of apps, emails + facebook and 1tb is not that high.


do the sums for me, I still can't add that up to 1Tb

I do that on my PC and then some and still its a push to get up to 120+Gb.............
#27
Alfonse
do the sums for me, I still can't add that up to 1Tb


20 * 50 =800 (work days only)

200 for weekend browsing + apps.
#28
I think he meant 1GB now way can you consume 1TB never!!!!!

In order to use 1TB you need to consume 33GB of data daily........
#29
chester123
20 * 50 =800 (work days only)

200 for weekend browsing + apps.


OK dude thats like 1Gb not 1Tb which is 1000Gb, are you sure on this figure?
#30
Alfonse
OK dude thats like 1Gb not 1Tb which is 1000Gb, are you sure on this figure?


Sorry, obviously 1 gb. I think 1tb would be impossible in a month on mobile networks.
#31
Flodd
1 terrabyte!?!?!? Jesus, how much mobile scut does that equate too?


Alfonse
do the sums for me, I still can't add that up to 1Tb

I do that on my PC and then some and still its a push to get up to 120+Gb.............


chester123
Sorry, obviously 1 gb. I think 1tb would be impossible in a month on mobile networks.


ok fair enough but you were asked off the bat by Flodd
#32
was just about to post this, decided to check if someone had already done so!

Do you reckon we can cancel? Would love to...!

I'm keeping an eye on this thread!

http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/topic/60345-vodafone-roaming-can-i-have-confirmation-of-the-new-charges/page__pid__392986__st__0&#entry392986

official vodafone one.

Only just got my iphone, outside of vodafone, expecting data to be higher. im sure they cant change it mid-contract
#34


thanks.. gotta keep an eye out.. hopefully I can terminate my contract...
#35
Thats what i am looking to do aswell. Not had the email yet.
#36
Pavers
Thats what i am looking to do aswell. Not had the email yet.


email? I got a text saying go to a website:

http://live.vodafone.com/zr/sa1

fingers crossed, they have given me the worst service EVER!
#37
I spoke to them at length on the phone. Every operator gives a conflicting explanation, they told me to submit it in writing which I have.
#38
5nowman
email? I got a text saying go to a website:

http://live.vodafone.com/zr/sa1

fingers crossed, they have given me the worst service EVER!


Sorry meant text:roll:
#39
apparently 2 people on MSE got their contact terminated!
Need to do more digging and template a letter to vodafone, I got the text today.... !
banned#40
5nowman
apparently 2 people on MSE got their contact terminated!
Need to do more digging and template a letter to vodafone, I got the text today.... !


template here

but beware - whilst it states you are able to cancel, it doesn mention that you may be liable for the remainder of your contract.

I have seen a few folk cancelling and having to give up their handset also

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