Received my upgrade phone from Mobile Phones Direct yesterday. Followed the directions on the new sim rather than the instructions from MPD - which means that I did a sim-swap rather than waiting for the service to come on-line by itself. This appears to have swapped my current contract onto the new sim, which isn't what I wanted.
Contacted o2 via chat - who advised me that I need to get the mobile number for my new sim so that they can swap everything for me. Is this right? I gave them the Sim number, but still told that they need the mobile number.
Can anyone advise, or has anyone had a similar issue?
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Yes, O2 can give you a new SIM.
Easiest way to ensure you get the correct account details on it would be to go in store and do it face to face.
Yeah, you've right messed that up
Yes, you will need the mobile number that MPD allocated to your new contract and I would advise that you call o2 cust service, rather than using chat, when you get it.
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Don't worry. It's not the end of the world !
Hey @AJMacKay , welcome to our community! Sorry to hear you were having an issue with your upgrade. I hope everything gets sorted with customer service in the end, but don't hesitate to come back to let us know how you're getting on, and in case you get stuck with anything.
Thanks for the advice @MI5 !
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Bit of an update:
Got an email from MPD asking me to return my new phone. When I asked if there was any other way of sorting, they suggested asking O2 to reverse the sim swap. Called O2 and they did that almost immediately, so I now have my old phone working again (which is "a good thing").
MPD are supposedly trying to reconnect my new phone/sim, but the phone is telling me that the sim isn't provisioned, which I assume means that it's not being recognised as an active sim on the O2 network. Will MPD be able to sort this out, or is there anything I should do with O2 to help resolve this?
@MI5Since you've been so helpful.....
My upgrade appears to have gone through, i.e my account is showing the new allowances etc, but my new phone still isn't connected, and it's still showing the Sim not provisioned message. Suspect that reversing the sim-swap has probably disabled the SIM in my new phone.
MPD are now saying that I need to get a replacement SIM from O2, then (ironically) do a sim-swap. Will O2 just give me a new SIM? Or should MPD be giving me the new SIM? I want to avoid going back and forward with MPD (who have been pretty helpful tbh) and O2 (who have also been helpful), so any advice/experience that anyone here could offer would be gtratefully received.
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