on 14-03-2019 11:14
This is typical of Anova. You need to ask for the phone back. State the IMEI and ask them to ensure they send your phone back immediately.
You can the sell it at CEX or Mazuma Mobile and get a far better price for it.
We have had so many complaints about this scam of a company, whose only 'job' is to rob people of the true value of their phones.
on 14-03-2019 11:16
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
on 14-03-2019 11:24
on 14-03-2019 11:30
There are also numerous posts where Anova have returned the phone as it was sent and then the customer have sold it on to the places I mentioned and got the true resale price back
Also if they are threatened, you could find they increase their offer. They have a legal responsibility to return your device.
on 14-03-2019 12:20
Thanks for the mention @Cleoriff .
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15-03-2019 11:30 - edited 15-03-2019 11:34
I had exactly the same issue as you state here. If my phone and yours has "screen burn" when it looked and worked like a new phone when I sent it, and many others have had similar experience with this company, then I'd say all Samsung Galaxy S8's must have screen burn by now in under 2 years of moderate use. So why offer around 170 beforehand (+ another 100 in the deal) then offer 34 quid (!) 34 quid ? got to be kidding. I'd hate to see what they offer someone who sends a tatty phone.
Either Samsung make terrible phones that can't last 2 years or this company's tests are too extreme, or the whole thing is dodgy in my opinion.
Definitely needs someone from O2 offocially to look into this and compensate customers.
This will be the last O2 phone I buy and last one I recycle with them.
on 15-03-2019 22:02
I would say dodgy in the extreme!!
We hear of peope who have the offer increased when they complain....why is that?
It's not just Samsung. Screen burn is the fault of choice for all mobiles sent to them.
Apparently they are better when recycled instore. Obviously you are with a customer service rep whilst they are checking your device. Sending it off means dealing with faceless employees who appear to be making money out of the whole recycling business.