on 17-07-2019 12:45
Today I passed my driving test. Literally two hours later, after texting and calling a few people to let them know, O2 emailed me an offer for car insurance.
I have never been offered this before, or any other car-related service from O2.
I am deeply suspicious. Is O2 monitoring the content of our calls and texts for marketing or is this just the biggest coincidence ever?
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on 17-07-2019 12:56
Congratulations on passing
It's just a coincidence as it is illegal to moniter calls and texts without a court order.
You can change your marketing preferences in your MyO2 if you don't wish to receive communications like this from O2 or 3rd party companies.
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
on 17-07-2019 15:28
That's taking coincidence a little too far in my opinion. I wonder if this has happened to anyone else. But yes, change your preferences in My O2.
on 17-07-2019 21:23
More likely to have come from 2 angles:
You e-mailed or face booked your news to someone, or
Details were harvested from your browser cookies where you accessed the on-line Driver Licensing site.
As pointed out above, harvesting from your SMS and tapping your phone are strictly forbidden, much red tape for this to happen.