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Vodafone mobile internet and content control

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Beware of mobile broadband - I took up vodafone's offer of a free laptop and MB for 2 years at 25 quid a month.

It shocked me when i could not get onto punternet and was shown a vodafone screen explaing that content control is set up as standard and you have to phone vodafone to have it removed.

Well i phoned them and it seems the whole vodafone mobile broadband is set up for content control and some technical problem prevents this from being removed.

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Hmmm, it is but should be fairly easy to remove. I went in to the local vodafone shop and it was done quickly.

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Well i phoned them and it seems the whole vodafone mobile broadband is set up for content control and some technical problem prevents this from being removed.

Not strictly true. I've been with them for over 2 years. The technical issue is that the content control comes back on from time to time after you've requested it removed. If you leave it alone it goes back off, or you can call them and they'll do it manually.

It is a pain in the ass at times, bu they're working on it (or so they've been saying for the last 18 months). But a tip when calling them, use the SIM from the Dongle, the call is free.

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I have had one of these for over two years first as a 3g card now the dongle. I had the same issues and rang them once and they removed it, however as mine is a work one I have not tried sites like punternet. I had issues with some techie forums hence why I asked them.

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I had a similar thing with T-mobile web n walk, a quick call to customer services and I was free to surf as much porn as I could handle. :D

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I recently invested in a vodafone dongle to facilitate punting research whilst on the move only to find the content control denying access to P'Net and escort sites. It doesn't allow access to proxy servers either.

Is there an easier way to enable accesss without going through customer services or the local vodafone shop?

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Beware of mobile broadband - I took up vodafone's offer of a free laptop and MB for 2 years at 25 quid a month.

It shocked me when i could not get onto punternet and was shown a vodafone screen explaing that content control is set up as standard and you have to phone vodafone to have it removed.

Well i phoned them and it seems the whole vodafone mobile broadband is set up for content control and some technical problem prevents this from being removed.

I was in a similar situation as my Thinkpad X200s has embedded mobile broadband, and came with a Vodafone 30 day free trial, which itself was an absolute nightmare to set up.

I subsequently signed up with Vodafone (long story, but it was essentially easier to go that route rather than use another provider due to the laptop's software configuration).

Removing content control was a little tricky, as you can't do it yourself through your online account as that relies on a mobile device being registered (i.e. purchased from Vodafone I think), so I had to call customer services and get them to do it. Once I'd made that call, however, content control went away and has never come back.

During the trial, however, I don't think it's possible to remove content control because Vodafone's systems and processes are based on you having an account with them. During the trial period you don't have an account so they can't remove the content control.

As stated above, however, it's quite possible to do once you have an account (i.e. if you subscribe).

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On T-Mobile, I was able to remove the content control through my account screen on the web site.

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On T-Mobile, I was able to remove the content control through my account screen on the web site.

That's essentially how it works with Voda if you have purchased a phone or 3G dongle from them. However, with factory fitted embedded mobile broadband where the laptop is not purchased through Voda (if they do that kind of deal) then there is no hardware registered with them to unlock, as stated in my post above.

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Hmmm, it is but should be fairly easy to remove. I went in to the local vodafone shop and it was done quickly.

I purchased a vodaphone pay as you go dongle.

It's very easy to remove if you take the dongle to any vodaphone shop.

Before you take it to the shop though, you have to put the sim card in the dongle and plug it into your laptop and then let your laptop recognise the stick. If you dont do that, the vodaphone shop can't unlock it for you.

I have not found that my content lock comes back on after the vodaphone shop have unlocked it. I have also found vodaphone very fast for a pay as you go dongle.

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Beware of mobile broadband - I took up vodafone's offer of a free laptop and MB for 2 years at 25 quid a month.

It shocked me when i could not get onto punternet and was shown a vodafone screen explaing that content control is set up as standard and you have to phone vodafone to have it removed.

Well i phoned them and it seems the whole vodafone mobile broadband is set up for content control and some technical problem prevents this from being removed.

Ive just moved to Virgin ( I like the Irony of it) and my new account was blocked as I discovered when I tried to check my website wap redirection.

I had to open an internet account and adjust " parental controls"

I suppose they think theyre being responsible but I was a little annoyed at the censorship until I thougth of other people.

As for dongles I have an orange one and had no probs except for a very very poor customer care experience. So much so sIm withdrawing 4 accounts worth 120 per month.

I imagine Vody does the same parental option somewhere somehow.

Have a good google about it.

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I purchased a vodaphone pay as you go dongle.

It's very easy to remove if you take the dongle to any vodaphone shop.

Before you take it to the shop though, you have to put the sim card in the dongle and plug it into your laptop and then let your laptop recognise the stick. If you dont do that, the vodaphone shop can't unlock it for you.

I have not found that my content lock comes back on after the vodaphone shop have unlocked it. I have also found vodaphone very fast for a pay as you go dongle.

Read my posts above. Now read them again.

Content control can be removed via your online account in the case of phone or dongle, but requires a call to customer services if it's embedded.

There is no need to take your phone, dongle or laptop with embedded mobile broadband into a Voda shop.

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