on 04-12-2017 22:50
Solved! Go to Solution.
on 04-12-2017 22:55
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
on 04-12-2017 22:55
on 05-12-2017 09:22 - last edited on 05-12-2017 11:17 by Marjo
Not bad for a number NO ONE has except o2, and my marketing preferences are set correctly..
Maybe someone can tell me how a 3rd party has my number, my account info and my personal details yet o2 settings set to o2 NOT sharing my info with trusted (by no-one) partners?
I'll be very interested to hear.
on 05-12-2017 09:36
Hells teeth @viridis they were very persistent!!
Apart from them having your details, which they most certainly should NOT have...they have no consideration for the fact people are actually at work and probably in an environment where calls on personal mobiles are NOT allowed unless you are on an official break....
on 05-12-2017 12:36
Unfortunately this is all too common.
Even though as you say only O2 has your number for marketing believe me there are many organisations that have your number and this is how and why.
When you complete a form online and enter your phone number, which many do in all innocence, as many sites won't process orders, registrations etc without it the company concerned will then sell your information including your telephone number!.
It is only marketing organisations or organisations that want to sell you PPI reclaim, injury compensation, or a micky tablet etc that buy this information.
The simple way around this is do not give your number to anyone outside of your family and freinds or trusted circles.
If you are asked for your number in an online form and you have to give it to continue simply enter the first 5 digits of the code EG 07806 etc and then 6 zeros. The form is looking for a string length not specific digits. This way no one gets your number unless YOU want them to have it.
I have been doing this for a number of years and never get any marketing calls on my mobile.
on 05-12-2017 12:45
@jezza1234Everything you say is correct. However O2 already have our number so that's the first problem. Secondly in your My O2, (contact preferences) you have the option to OPT OUT of all marketing calls. We have all done this and are still getting calls from companies who have acquired our number from O2 by fair means or foul....