'I'm disapointed to see that you have left us :( If you need anything in the future you know where we are!'
This is the final tweet from Vodafone, sent yesterday afternoon, after I finally cancelled my account with them for the following reasons:
It took 9 months to reset my access to the online service. I screamed and shouted, via twitter and my blog, I wrote, I phoned, I visited the stores and nothing, absolutley nothing.
I never recieved a reference letter to say I'd been a loyal and reliable customer for 10 years.
Never recieved a response to a query about a faulty phone.
If you want you can read the other two blogs over here
So I gave up...what other option did I have? I said I'd go OFCOM but was polietly informed that Vodafones offer to cancel the contract at no further cost would be withdrawn and then where would I be? The contract was due to expire in December so I've saved the grand old sum of about £60. I can tell you it's cost far more than that for me to keep fighting, not just my time but the stress, the inconvienence and my airfare.
In the end I beeged my husband to help fund a trip back to the UK, a trip we really couldn't afford so I could go in person and sort this issue out, sort out problems with the banks, the post office redirection service, the other companies that had failed to action change of address for correspondence.
I am angry, I am stressed, I am pissed off and I certainly WILL NOT be using any of these companies again.
And any chance I get to tell Vodafone that their customer care is disgusting. I will.
They took my money, they didn't provide a service and now when I go back to the UK in December I don't have a UK sim card or mobile phone, which means I'll end up spending the first part of my holiday home (again) trying to sort something out.