View Full Version : Vodaphone coverage

16th September 2011, 02:39 AM
I've been with three for about 5 years now and never had any massive coverage problems. My delima now is my contract is up and to get a new phone I've been told I must port over to vodaphone.

Just wondering how bad the coverage is these days, 12 months ago it was woeful enough for anyone with a contract to be able to break it on the grounds of poor service. Has it gotten any better recently?

I spend allot of time in both sydney and Melbourne. Cost isn't a massive issue as I expense my phone thru work but I like the idea of $45 for Unlimited calls

16th September 2011, 02:47 AM
yeah im with 3 (at least 6 years) and happy with them, scared about this vodaphone switch, it seems strange and lacking information - some power moves in office boardrooms behind the scenes....

16th September 2011, 10:17 AM
vodaphone and 3 are the same towers, have been for ages, since orange went bust pretty much, reception is in the phone with vodaphone, if your phones a fuckbox, you dont get shit, vodaphone+iphone = lonely human

16th September 2011, 01:23 PM
^^ true, i hate it, iphone 4 regularly drops out, they are cheep, but you get what you pay for.
when my contract it up im getting out.

16th September 2011, 03:44 PM
If it is the case already where 3 swapped to vodaphone towers, I guess I won't be any worse off with going onto a voda contract...

16th September 2011, 03:56 PM
Vodafone's rolling out 850MHz stuff (for 2012) which will mean that the iPhone will get better reception on Vodafone compared to optus. Currently they're on 2100/900 3G stuff which means iPhone will be shit on any network other than telstra (2100/850). Although, from reading this (http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/mobile_phone_frequencies), 3 runs on it's own 2100MHz towers and runs on telstra's 850MHz so coverage should be good on 3 as well.

I have been with vodafone for 7/8 years and I guess you could say it wasn't the greatest but call quality has gotten better recently. I'm running a 3G telstra phone (2100/850MHz) on vodafone (2100/900) and it barely ever goes 3G when I'm at home, it'll flicker on and off but never stay 3G for any worthwhile amount of time. It does go 3G when I'm at work or in the city though.


9th October 2011, 06:08 PM
From my understanding once all the 850mhz rollout is done Vodafone will be able to switch on their 4G service and compete on speed and bandwidth with Telstra.

10th October 2011, 09:06 AM
Jesus H christ.

get off Vodafail / 3 ASAP.

best thing I ever did was move to Telstra (and I hate telstra)

10th October 2011, 07:15 PM
I work in telecoms, In the cities vodafone is good but once out of town not the greatest...Optus is generally good balance of price and coverage and most of the time their customer service is better...I deal with them on a daily basis and voda is the hardest to deal with most of the time.

Telstra do have good coverage but they have done a good job of making many believe it is leaps and bounds ahead when it is not.

I do prefer Optus when all things are considered, but if you never go outside a city then voda is cheap!

850mhz penetrates into buildings a lot better and can stretch further than 900 or 2100...

15th October 2011, 08:19 AM
i live in the cbd of melbourne live 10 mins out of the city and work in the city and coverage is crap! its like some days its okay some days it just wont do anything via 3g

16th October 2011, 10:43 AM
I ended up going with them and it is no different from 3. Not great coverage, but it'll do and hopefully as the new towers are rolled out it'll get better.

16th October 2011, 11:20 AM
i still can't decide.
vodas got the cheaper plan than optus. b
but i've never actually had a problem being on 3...

17th October 2011, 09:17 PM
If your on 3 you're on voda anyway

15th November 2011, 11:02 AM
best thing I ever did was move to Telstra (and I hate telstra)

quoting for truth.

With Vodafail i couldn't get ANY reception in certain parts of my building in the brisbane CBD.

with telstra, i can be on the phone in while in an elevator. Biggest difference....

15th November 2011, 11:05 AM
3 was by far the worst telco company I've been with especially in regards to owning a smart phone.

Constant lies and poor information provided but their employes

20th June 2012, 04:33 PM
Wrong thread mehhh