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TECHGEEK Weekly 33: It’s Raining Tablets

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This week saw Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the number of tablets have expanded with Samsung, LG and HTC getting in the mix; while publishers are angry with Apple and Telstra gains some love with us with its announcement over 4G. We also get into a shouting match over the fact that processors are different – with Tom on one side and the rest of us on the other. […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Vodafone network offline in QLD as floods exceed

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Image: Twitpic/samelf Mobile users on Vodafone in Queensland will no longer be able to keep their families up to date as the entire Vodafone network in Queensland has been knocked out due to the severe floods in some parts of the state in recent days. All major townships were suffering voice and data outages since 9:26am in the morning (Sydney Time). Areas include the Brisbane Metro and CBD, Ipswitch and […]

Privacy Commissioner to investigate Vodafone data breach

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The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has announced that he will be investigating allegations made yesterday by the Sun-Herald that Vodafone has made the personal information of its customers publicly  available on an internet site, rather than on an intranet.

Investigation reveals Vodafone customers’ personal details easy to access

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An investigation by the Sun Herald, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sunday paper, has revealed that personal details of Vodafone customers, including names, addresses, driver licence numbers and credit card details, have been made available on the internet. The internal customer database is to be used by Vodafone stores; however is accessible via the Internet rather than a private network or Intranet. As well, while each store has a different username […]

Vodafone class action suit attracts 9,000; company still tries to fix network

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The class action lawsuit initiated by Sydney-based law firm Piper Alderman against Vodafone has attracted 9,000 customers who hope to seek compensation, as Vodafone announced that it has been working around the clock to fix the problem. The class action suit was brought against Vodafone last month after customers complained against the company’s network performance that has resulted in dropped calls, bad reception and poor data performance across its network.

Vodafone customers to launch class action suit

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Constant drop outs, poor data performance and reception issues have seen Vodafone have a nasty headache for the year, but now its going to get worse – with customers launching a class action lawsuit against the carrier after failing to resolve the problems in an efficient manner. The law firm PiperAlderman is leading the class action suit, and have launched a website trying to get complaining customers to get compensation […]

Vodafone admits to poor 3G coverage

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia has admitted that their 3G coverage hasn’t been up to scratch and that their response to the issue has been poor. Many Vodafone customers have complained about poor reception or slow 3G speeds in both metropolitan and regional areas with the problems also increasing every week. Vodafone chief technical officer Michael Young has said that VHA was aware of the issue nearly 5 weeks beforehand. The issue […]