I could write a book regarding the utter shambles of the so- called customer service at o2 I have never experienced anything like this in all my life.
I have been with o2 for ever since I have had a mobile phone (years) always on paygo also my Husband has been with o2 for Years. I will try to condense this but it has been ongoing for 4 weeks and I think we have spoken to every member of staff employed. My Husband has had an old phone for years and I decided to buy him a new one for a very special birthday. He liked his old phone due to the fact it was a small one, he doesn't use the internet and rarely txts so is a very basic user, (£7 per mth) . Now, when he got his new phone I told him to go to the shop and ask for a new sim and request that they transfer his data to his own phone number as he wanted to keep that number. I don't know what happened but he returned and said he was given a contract for one year £15 per month !!! This is where the horror starts to unfold, chatline: explained to at least 8 people, waited until they "read the notes" then disappeared until one said they would charge him £158.00 + to cancel. NOT EVEN A MENTION OF A COOLING OFF PERIOD. I think they had totally confused him over the phone, he certainly did not want or need this and that's why we thought they would cancel without a problem. For the last four weeks we have since called every day, spoke to numerous staff, at least five of them have said (it is cancelled and his new sim and old number will change over in 2 days) although he was charged straight away, he has been in a shop in Newcastle and two members of staff have tried to sort it out and get his old number on his new phone. A customer service complaint has been emailed yesterday but I am not holding my breath for a response. One last try and then it is the finish with o2 and me too we are going elsewhere. Not to mention the number of staff told us they were going to transfer us to someone else then cut us off. Absolute disgrace.
I'll ask one of our account advisors to help you tomorrow. @O2Lisa will be on at 8am in the morning. You need to come back to this thread as @O2Lisa will need some personal information so will send you a private message. You will see the private message in the envelope icon top right hand side of page
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Just something for you to bear in mind. If you use your PAC, you're still liable for any charges on your account. O2 are ruthless when it comes to non-payment, and they have no qualms about putting negative markers on your credit rating, which will affect more than just your mobile phone bill. You should let @O2Lisa try to get this resolved for you.