Vodacom Customer Service
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Vodacom is an African telecommunications company, it operates primarily on mobile market and was the first cellular network (GSM) in South Africa.
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Vodacom offers many packages, private and business plans, phones.
On the list below you find all the contacts, Vodacom Customer Care is available 24 hours a day, if you want more information you can go on Vodacom Official Site (vodacom.co.za).
Vodacom Email adress firstname.lastname@example.org
155 from your Vodacom cellphone
082 155 from any other phone
111 – General questions
114 – Vodago questions
155 – Data helpdesk
From Telkom phone
082 111 – General queries
082 114 – Vodago queries
082 155 – Data helpdesk
0860 082 082.
Prepaid Information Line
Black list and stolen phone
111, free from Vodacom cellphone
082 111 from any other phone
There is also an alternative support, a community service helpline, number is 199 form Vodacom cellphone.
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59 Comments posted on "Vodacom Customer Service"
JAPHET on ottobre 24th, 2010 at 20:54 #
How can I activate my sim card for internet?
tpa on gennaio 20th, 2011 at 13:51 #
Any idea how to contact the customer services from a landline overseas? +2782111 does not work on physical landline or skype
M.A Nel on febbraio 10th, 2011 at 14:10 #
I just want to know from vodacom. What happend to my problem: my phone was damage at the vodacom centre in TZN MALL. I want to know where to can a e-mail my photos of my damage phone that I received back from Vodacom. There was no External damage on my phone when I handed it in. At this moment I pay for a phone that is damage by one of the Vodacom shops!!!!!
Unhappy on febbraio 16th, 2011 at 18:17 #
I have loaded R275-00 via Absa Internet banking on my Vodacom pre-paid Sim. The money is debited from my bank account, but i have no Airtime. Vodacom says it is Absa, Absa says it is Vodacom…….Onbudsman get ready!
i want to block my simcard, not to be using the interner/wap/chatrooms
C.P.COETZER on maggio 11th, 2011 at 16:17 #
In June 2009 I took out a contract for my son, and the monthly payment went off via debit order. Ten days after receiveing the phone, it was stolen. I blocked the sim card and blacklisted the handset and had a police case number. In August 2010 the debit payment did not go through but I was unaware of this. In May 2011 I received a note informing me that I was R 1435- in arrears!! WHY DID YOU TAKE SO LONG?? THE PERSON TO WHOM I SPOKE SAID THEY SENT AN SMS, TO THE NUMBER THAT WAS STOLEN AND BLACKLISTED! HOW STUPID! AND WHY DID I NEVER RECEIVE A TAX INVOICE OR STATEMENT, NOT EVEN SINCE INCEPTION OF THIS CONTRACT DID I EVER RECEIVE ANY COMMUNICATION, BUT MY MONEY WAS GOOD ENOUGH! NOW THEY TELL ME THAT I HAVE ALSO LOST ALL THE AIRTIME, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CONTRACT!! NEVER AGAIN WILL I DEAL WITH VODACOM! I HAVE 2 CONTRACTS WITH MTN AND 1 WITH CELL C, AND I RECEIVE A STATEMENT EACH MONTH FROM THEM!! THE PERSON TO WHOM I SPOKE AT VODACOM DID NOT EVEN HAVE THE DECENCY TO EXPLAIN OR APOLOGISE – AT ALL! DISGUSTED AND DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!
sanele on maggio 12th, 2011 at 12:13 #
I had error in my phone the vodacoms members they fail to asist me this is the second week. Secondly I was got vodacom bursary form that had no returning adress why?
my contract expired in March already do you know contact clients to let them know – I was paying R358.00 per month for only 130 minutes – Vodacom service is pathetic
Hein Grobler on giugno 8th, 2011 at 10:42 #
Recently the mobile phone reception in the Wonderboom, Pretoria area has deteriorated. We get a call, but after five or 15 seconds the call just cuts off. This is a repetative problem for some months now. Attend to this urgently please. It is most frustrating.
André Viviers on giugno 12th, 2011 at 19:33 #
I upgraded about a month ago but haven’t received my new phone yet.I tried to find out by dailing 111 from my cell without any success.Can you please let me know what’s going on.
Raygana Carriem on giugno 13th, 2011 at 09:02 #
i had a vodacom contract that expired in March no notification was sent to let me know the contract has expired. I paid R350.00 for 130 any time minutes – rip off – they dont notifiy you so u can carry on paying.
Shan Laljith on giugno 13th, 2011 at 14:20 #
I am extremly upset regarding a contract that I took out in December. I used the phone for less than two months and the screen went white. i was told that the LCD was damaged and I had to pay R700 to have it repaired of which I refused and had to pay R120 to have them check it and collected my phone. I then handed it back for repairs as that was the only way to retain my warranty on the rest of that phone and now they charge R800. The phone has been with them for a while and they say that they are waiting for spares which confirms my thoughts that there is a general problem with that phone and they refuse to admit or assist.
I am waiting to be contacted by management of vodacom to resolve this matter.
Johan B.G Modise on giugno 14th, 2011 at 12:15 #
i stay in Botswana but use vodacom sim when in S.A.How do i register my sim?
Marion M on giugno 20th, 2011 at 13:58 #
All I can say is Vodacom Customer Care Service is ONE BIG JOKE!!!!!!!!!!
Ledile Mashangwane on giugno 28th, 2011 at 08:26 #
I am very disappointed in Vodacom`s service.I applied for a contract phone in April 2o11 and given a reference number to shower that my application was succesful,but I am still waiting for the cellphone even now.What is happening?
VISHANI SIDHLALL on giugno 28th, 2011 at 13:20 #
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO OBTAIN AUTHORISATION TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL CALLS.I DIALED 082111-NO RESPONSE.I TRIED THIS MORNING AGAIN-MANAGED TO GET THROUGH,COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHICH OPTION TO USE-CHOSE ONE-WAS TOLD I WAS GOING THROUGH TO AN OPERATOR AND THE LINE WENT DEAD.I WENT TO A VODACOM SHOP-THEY WERE UNABLE TO HELP IETHER.THIS IS TOTALLY USELESS CUSTOMER CARE.
I am with Nashua Mobile. I have been charged R203.62 with VAT for a service I do not even know what for. Called my service provider and referred me to WASPA. Even went to the store and was told cannot help me as they are off line. How do I find out what I am being charged for and how can I stop it with immediate effect.
unhappy on luglio 20th, 2011 at 11:38 #
Dear CEO vodacom
I herewith want to express my sincerest disappointment in the Vodacom service.
We were in Europe. While in SA we did everything to the book to roam our cell (take note – not an old one). However NOWHERE in EUROPE and UK could we use the cell. We could see there networks bud could not connect. Attached, we emailed email@example.com to ask for assistance – and they just ignored us. We asked for assistance in Switserland and Swisscom just assured us that it’s a problem from our service provider.
In one of the countries a school group from SA shared the Hotel with us – all of them with Vodacom pay as you go’s could not sms home.
Vodacom really gave us as clients unacceptable poor service and was a disgrace for South Africa. What’s more – on internet it was advertised that we could roam our pay as you go with the “travel on” – thus also false advertisement form Vodacom!!!
We need an explanation urgently!!!
Vincent Naude on luglio 25th, 2011 at 09:50 #
HI Vodacom, I had my sim card registered in Jan. 2010 as per the goverment regulations. This year a day after the cut off time my cell was blocked as my sim card was deemed to be unregistered. I went into the vodacom shop to enquire as to why this had happened. The consultant barely spoke to me, it was as if he was doing us a favour to check on his sytem to see if my sim was registered.
He then told me yes it has been registered and did not no why it had been blocked. He duly did some typing on his key board and told me it should be okay now,not even an apology on behalf of vodacom. On Thursday 21st July the same thing occured, dialed 111 one, the consultant duly did some work on his side and told me that the reason for my sim being locked as unregistered
was that I do not let my cellphone’s battery discharge completely. I have to use till it is dead then recharge it. This is utter bull as I have been using the phone for 2 years and these problems only started occurring after the rikka cut off date. I also have a contract with vodacom which is due for renewal at the end of this month but I am now seriously considering switching to another service provider
Joyce Taunyane on agosto 8th, 2011 at 15:41 #
I would like to find out if can qualify for another contract phone
deon de jager on agosto 23rd, 2011 at 22:16 #
ia vodfone mobile broadband but the signal were i stay is poor is there a way for me to get better signal i stay on a farm between louis trichardt and levubu in limpopo iam paying more at this moment to conect than what iam surfing the net it took me one and a half hour just to connect to your homepage please i need help
Joe Kilian on settembre 6th, 2011 at 15:13 #
My opinion of Vodacom customer service is that it is probably the worst I have ever encountered. Your Midrand Customer service hardly exists. Regrettably I have to go to this center for assistance, and each time my blood boils at the lack of interest, arrogance and FU attitude. I was at the customer center today at 13h00, only 5 out 12 service counters were operational (and this during business persons lunchbreak)All I wanted was a dual sim card for my new iPad.
As a business person I cannot afford over an hour for this simple request (plus the travel time to get to the center – allow 2 hours)
Vodacom need to realise that we as customers expect better than this – your profits are astronomical – try to spend some of it on bettering your service (082 454 1002)
I walked out in disgust, and still do not have my sim card
nozipho Mabumo on ottobre 2nd, 2011 at 16:33 #
I have a talk 100 contract which I pay an average of R1500 a month, my bank account has just been deducted with whooping R5300 yesterday and attempts to get to your customer service to find out what has happened failed.I need assistance and explaination very fast. part of my contract indicates that my maximum limit is R1500 per month otherwise the phone get soft locked, how did this come about?
on ottobre 6th, 2011 at 20:04 #
I was phoned by a lady on 15th septmb,said i had won a blackbery torch.So she asked my phisical addres,then i gave her.but is almost a month now.i never receive anything.
So i just want to know is lady a croock or how? I just got the number she called me with.(012 8042437)i forgot her name.
sonja vosloo on ottobre 12th, 2011 at 10:11 #
i payed my account in full this month and my services was blocked this morning!! i called accounts 082 1946 and after holding the line for an hour and being cut off many times, i got through to a consultant informing me that my account has been payed in full!! she was going to put me through to speak to someone, and i got cut off again!!! i do not have the time to go to the vodacom shop!!
Byron Parmenter on ottobre 12th, 2011 at 11:36 #
My phoned has been soft locked and I am on a top up contract. I’m not the only VC user I know who has this problem. Please let me know when my service will resume?
Veronica on marzo 1st, 2012 at 11:55 #
Scams on my cellphone bill. I did not subscribe to any kind of games, competitions or ringtones what I am charged for, I want an immediate credit as well as somebody to see if there isnt a virus on my cellphone.
khosa T.J on aprile 4th, 2012 at 09:48 #
i foned vodacom to check if they can be able to give me my fone new sim no. using serial no.in oder to help the police to investigate my lost phone they told me that they cant give me or the police the only thing i can do is block the fone which is going to be difficult to track if .is that fair for poor south african to get that service.
siphokazi mlotana on aprile 16th, 2012 at 00:33 #
i have a vodacom modem that i cannot use due to signal problems. im in one of the locations near king williams town and the signal is very bad. tell me whats the use of having a cell phone if u cant use it and now ny work is suffering as i am working from home and i have to travel 20km to town for me to be able to get a signal on a vodacom modem i spent R400 on. im really not impressed, who do i talk to?
I Bought AIRTIME today at your shop in VODACOM VEREENIGING.Tel 016 4232081.I Asked,explained I just want airtime in case I want to buy on line etc.She gave me 250mb instead.I stay at the Vaaldam and on arrival I checked and this was not done as asked.Pse Help me,
Emelia on maggio 28th, 2012 at 09:33 #
i had a balance of R62 on my account,but i could’nt purchase my blackberry buddles,i phoned the customer service and the agent told me that i need to have a balane of R63, in order for me to be able to purchase the buddle, why in hell do i have to have that much if the buddles only cost me R59, I FIND THIS VERY RIDICULOUS!!!!!
Thenj on giugno 5th, 2012 at 07:04 #
HTC wildfire 8 months on contract, battery not charging, although the phone works but the battery is running low. What could be the problem? Kindly assist
Isabel McLaren on luglio 9th, 2012 at 08:04 #
My Vodafone Mobile Connect Modem does not work. I cannot access internet.
Karin Schwarz on agosto 2nd, 2012 at 08:54 #
I have now sat on the phone for 52 minutes before being politely cut off. Now I have been on the phone another 15 minutes and still no assistance. this is completely ridiculous. i will be cancelling my contract at the end of the 24 months and i will never ever deal with vodacom again.
Tarryn on ottobre 12th, 2012 at 14:29 #
Can someone please tell me what the difference is between Vodacoms Contracts and the activation forms which actually hold the most important information. Is the activation form a legally binding document and if the details within were not explained, can its rules be inforced?
I AM VERY ANGRY WITH VODACOM SERVICE. MY ROAMING DOES NOT WORK AND BELIEVE ME IS NOT MY VOLT. THE SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE NOT GOOD AT ALL. I AM IN DRC STUGLING. THE OTHER STARTER PACK DOES THE SAME. MY FAMIMLY BOUGHT THE OTHER ONE AND SEND IT TO ME, STILL THE PROBLEM EXIST…I NEED ANSWERS NOW
thembi Vilakazi on febbraio 8th, 2013 at 12:31 #
Still awaiting for standard bank account to pay. i phoned in the morning the consultant sais she will sms me on my cell
Andries Laufs on febbraio 22nd, 2013 at 09:26 #
Who it may concern.
In the beginning of Dec 2012 i decide to expired my Contract at MTN an suport Vodacom, because the Vodacom signals are better in the surounding areas of De Aar. I go to PDK the Vodacom shop in De Aar to organize for a contract (BlackBerry worth of R169 per month. Firts MTN give me authority and a pin number to go to Vodacom with my current. Then MTN said my contract expired on the 21 February 2113. On midnight 00:01 21/02/2013 MTN let me know my SIM not provisioned. I visit the Lady in the shop (PDK De Aar 21/02/2013) she said I must wait. She said Vodacom must give her the green light to go ahead. She said later on Vodacom suffered with the number. I dont no further what to do, because Im in a business and need the phone urgent. I am really not satisfied with your service. Please do the nessasary arangements, because I cant wait even a half day further. Regards: A.H.Laufs
Solomzi Marwanqana on maggio 19th, 2013 at 16:52 #
I have a Vodacom prepaid simcard, its not registered in my name. I would like to keep this number for my self.Can I change this simcard into my name?
Beauty on luglio 29th, 2013 at 08:46 #
I am not satisfied with the call centre agents of vodacom. I was given a phone in 2012August with this and did not like it. so they only took it back in October and was told I will be refunded till this day I have not been refunded and when I enquire I’m told that the funds were credited to me of which that never happended. I have been calling every second day since June and was told I will be refunde after the 5th of July.
I need urgent attention to this matter as vodacom did not hesitate to deduct money from my account and as a loyal vodacom client I deserve better as I still love being a vodacom client.
If such treatment is not stopped, vodacom will end up losing clients.
Pls lets work together.
William Barnes on gennaio 6th, 2014 at 13:17 #
My experience of Vodacom is that they are only interested in my money. Their after sales service is pathetic. I am having a Vodacom contract now for more than 14 years but when you have a problem they look for reasons to turn you down rather than to be of assistance. Black Berry phones are highly problematic phones and cause endless frustrations and problems. I had enough of Vodacom and will definitely not renew my contract with them. I am particularly unhappy with the service I got from the Bloemfontein Vodacom repair centre.
Sammy Gallant on febbraio 4th, 2014 at 08:44 #
Public be warn. I took out a light package contract of R180 on 10 December and on 12 December it was activated. To my surprise I was debited an additional R210 for the period endiong December. Upon my investigation it transpired it is Mira and Smart Call who are providers of additional service. These services are downloads,whats-up etc. My Whatts-up and Internet are not even activiated up to this day so why would I subscribe? Why take out services that are more than my primary subscription? Vodfacom is part and parcel of this unscrupulous service where the unsus[pecting public gets rip off. Their own agent admitted taht it gets done at times unknowing to clients. I want my money refunded.Candicve Petersen’s service stinks !!!
Given on marzo 1st, 2014 at 08:39 #
I bought a cell-phone battery @ a Vodacom-shop in Norwood for a blackberry 9300 worth R379.00 and later realised that the phone is the problem. So when I returned the battery for a refund, the manager refused telling me it is company policy not to do so but nowhere in the slip that is written. I was not even told so and I returned the battery after a week or two reason being it lasted only for a day. A six months guarantee came with the product. I am now sitting with a battery new and not using it. Vodacom – big as it is why is difficult to refund me? I do not understand and extremely unhappy!
HAROON RASHID KURTHA on marzo 13th, 2014 at 15:52 #
I WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION ABOUT THE SERVICE I AM GETTING FROM VODACOM AS I AM A BUSINESS CUSTOMER WITH 14 CONTRACTS.I NEEDED TO DOWNGRADE TWO OF MY CONTRACTS AS MY SON HAS IMMIGRATING AND I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND HOW IS IT THAT I HAVE TO PAY SUCH HIGH MIGRATION FIGURES TO GET A DOWNGRADE.DOES VODACOM NOT VALUE THEIR CUSTOMERS.RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE TAKING MY CONTRACTS SOMEWHERE ELSE.I WOULD APPRECIATE A RESPONSE TO MY MAIL AS I CANNOT BELIEVE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SO POOR IN ASSISTING A CLIENT OF VODACOM.
Ajay on maggio 8th, 2014 at 08:34 #
Once again , Poor service from Vodacom.Loading BIS should be an easy and pain-free thing.Today,once again, its a mission to activate my BIS.We tried to activate BIS once and nothing happened , so we tried once again..but on the second attempt , our airtime was deducted again.This is daylight robbery…and i have a good mind to report this to the Consumer Watch people and maybe they can sort this out on our behalf.It makes we wonder how many other people’s airtime was deducted and they didnt even follow up..and if they can do it like this , what stops them from overcharging on calls on prepaid phones ? Vodacom , please sort this out !!!! Pathetic Service as i have emailed them earlier and still no reply..Tried contacting customer care and stayed on the line for half an hour , but still no help…Extremely Dissatisfied !!!!
Sune on maggio 10th, 2014 at 12:08 #
I have been wating 24h nou for my bis actv and stil haven’t got the messag I have cald the call senter almost 6 times now and still nothing is happening pleas help I cant wait eni longer
Kobus on maggio 12th, 2014 at 04:50 #
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH VODACOM…..YOUR NETWORK IS …SUPER….SUPER….SUPER SLOW……I CAN’T DO MY WORK….WHAT AM I PAYING FOR….NO SERVICE….???????????????????????????????????????????????
After 16 years of being a loyal customer and patiently accepting all Vodacom’s mistakes and bad service, I was barred this week for non in time payment of R10 advance. Therefore you assholes has now lost a loyal customer. Shovitt!!!
Aubrey de Meyer on giugno 18th, 2014 at 18:33 #
I need a email adress of vodacoms legal department for non compliance to contact commitment
i am having a problem with my phone i’cant check my emails with my phone,it gave error massage error connections.is says i must contact my service provider.please help
Edith Theron on agosto 21st, 2014 at 13:52 #
Please send me some info of the new bank card from Vodacom and will it help me quality for a Vodacom contract because I am a state pensioner and received my pension thru my SASSA bank account and does not allow me to make a payment from this account. what I see I can do is draw my pension and put it in the new App from Vodacom and will then the payment can be made. Please assist as I have found a contract for R99 and it is afforable. I have been with Vodacom for 20years and cannot afford to pay R1000 and still be on prepaid
zakhele gumede on settembre 2nd, 2014 at 13:53 #
I recharge with R20 to pay the R11 I owe Vodacom airtime advance but they took my money from my account and say I never pay nothing and really nothing appeared on my phone like balance of R9 I really do not now how?
Nosipho M. Mbuyisa on settembre 7th, 2014 at 17:45 #
Vodacom has the best customer service!!! Special mention to Mzie!!!!!!
sinethemba on settembre 24th, 2014 at 16:22 #
my phone problem is not fix till 2 day so ill say ur service is pooooooooooor nx
I sent SMS to 31109 only number on statement to confirm E-mail statements on 09.06.2014 to advise change of bank details for Debit order and have been to new Branch opened in Oudtshoorn and did change details of address change and also informed staff of new Banking details for debit order and were told I will receive SMS confirm all details as discussed but still waiting. Had phone calls from Vodacom not very informative or helpful, just rude. All I wanted was an e-mail address to confirm detail of all changes. I just think your service is pathetic compared to my current cell provider. Do the treat all customers like trash or criminals. make your customers king and you will be king. Just let me have e-mail details to address any further communication. And yes I have received e-mail of legal action and Thread of Black listing. Pathetic is all I can say. Lets see if I will receive informative info wit this comment. Thank you Vodacom only your 1st Call was very friendly.
Francois du Plessis Oudtshoorn
Madeleine on ottobre 14th, 2014 at 12:26 #
I don’t know if Vodacom is looking for Christmas bonuses, but I was just notified that my 3G contract, a set debit order of R207, is soft locked and the reason being…I have exceeded my credit and the outstanding amount is R3,070.
On the first of every month a debit order goes off, R207. When I originally signed up for the contract, the agent told me that my bill will not exceed the R207 per month as I specifically asked for ‘n limit on my account and haven’t experience any problems in the past 4 years with my contract. Now all of a sudden my account goes over and above the limit and I have to pay up. After receiving pathetic service and phoning head office 5 times from the 1st of October, holding on for over 30 minutes only to be cut-off again (I really don’t know why there is a customer service line if they don’t help you at all). My only choice was to take time off work too visit the Canal Walk store where I originally signed up for the contract so that they can explain to me why my account is in the red with R3,070. They logged my concerned and Customer Service just notified me today that I am liable for the outstanding amount. Consumers Act, here I come!
Minette Williams on ottobre 20th, 2014 at 14:44 #
I have a debit order with Vodacom, whereas they deduct the money from my bank account. I unfortunately did not have enough money in my account and I was told I will be charge a hundred rand because of that, how ridiculous is that, but listen to this if I do before the end of the month I will still be charge or even a day after the debit order is suppose to go off. I am so disappointed in Vodacom. how can you really charge a R100.00
What happen to customer service?
Billy Crawford on ottobre 22nd, 2014 at 16:39 #
I am on a Smart M package with Vodacom. In June 2014 I used more than the 120 minutes that I am allowed on the Smart M package and I was subsequently charged for this. I added up the zero charge usage from my itemized billing and this came to 82 minutes. I had then made a call for 23 minutes and 28 seconds for which I was charged R1.92. Now 82 minutes plus 23.47 is 105.47, somewhat short of 120 don’t you think?
I was charged for all calls made after this.
I have tried to get answers from Vodacom for more than 3 and a half months now without success. I have been given 7 different reference numbers so far and the issue has still not been attended to. They sent me an sms’s saying that the feedback from the billing department is that the charges are true and correct. Am I missing something?
I received a phone call from a lady at Vodacom attempting to explain my fraudulent billing.
I asked her to send me the breakdown of where they added up my usage as per my repeated e-mail requests. She then told me that she has been instructed by her supervisor not to send me anything. This is as good as an admission of guilt.
She then went on to explain the billing saying that If for instance I make a phone call for 4 and a half minutes I will be charged for 5 minutes. That is not per second billing!! That is per minute billing!!
The Vodacom website does not have anything relating to the way in which per second billing is done.
I contacted a couple of Vodacom outlets and they all told me that per second billing is charged per second of usage, not taken to the next whole minute.
If per second billing is done in some strange way I think it would be very important that all their customers and all their consultants are very clear on how this works?
I urge all Vodacom customers that are on any of their Smart packages or any package for that matter to check their previous and current billing if they were ever charged for using more that their allocation, you may have been charged fraudulently as I have.
Their billing software is clearly flawed, or perhaps done like this purposefully to rip people off.
THIS IS FRAUD!!
Please pass this on to as many people as you possibly can because I feel that it is important that people are made aware about this and start checking their billing from Vodacom.
Lynette on ottobre 22nd, 2014 at 23:04 #
I have a Nokia cellphone and uses Vodacom as my host. I have a long contact list on my cell. About 6wks ago Facebook and Google was installed as internet services. Im on pay as u go. My major problem is that at some stage while Im on internet, some of my phone contact names and telnrs have been wiped off. Half of my phonebook is gone!! Big problem. Can u PLSE help me finding the cause of the problem and rectify it asap?thx