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RandAlThor
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Hi, guys and girls,

 

I have the following issue. I requested an eSIM (for an existing physical SIM) on Saturday, but 2h after the request the eSIM activation apparently failed as I got a notification on the iPhone. Now neither the eSIM nor the physical SIM is working.

 

I've been to two different stores, but because the order for "Deactivation, SIM Swap" is still "processing", the O2 system wouldn't allow them to generate a new eSIM or physical SIM as the number is marked as "Reserved". The issue has been escalated to the backend technical team, but I am seeing a lot of messages that they are not very proactive.

 

I've also spoken to a number of Customer Service Agents via the phone who have been extremely unhelpful repeating "we are sorry for this", but not actually offering a solution, but waiting, so I've escalated this as a complaint. In addition, I am also chasing O2 on Twitter.

 

While I understand that there are unforeseen tech issues, it is really unfathomable that nothing can be done and nobody can simply cancel the order to request a new eSIM or physical SIM. I am getting stressed as this number is linked to a number of 2FA and I will also be travelling outside the UK for a prolonged period of time from Friday.

 

Any idea, how to get this resolved faster or at least get to the backend team in time? How long can an order be marked as processing before it is automatically cancelled? 

 

I would really appreciate any help and support at this time.

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Afternoon @RandAlThor 

 

Can you please drop me a PM with some further details and I'll take a closer look.

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@RandAlThor 

If you can't install from your MyO2 you have no choice but to keep pestering O2 Guide: How to find help & contact O2 

Try them on social media.

 

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@MI5 I cannot do it via the MyO2 as it won't allow me to generate any orders (I would assume for the same reason as the people in-store).

 

I am constantly calling them and chasing on social media, but this is a really poor experience =( and it's such a simple task.

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Hi @Dave-O2 ,

 

I am terribly sorry to tag you like this and bother you, but I saw that you were mentioned in similar threads and also managed to help some people out.

 

Do you think that something can be done about this?

 

Thank you very much in advance 🙏

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Afternoon @RandAlThor 

 

Can you please drop me a PM with some further details and I'll take a closer look.

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Good afternoon @Dave-O2,

 

Thank you very much. I've sent you a message. Please do let me know if there is anything else that you need as info.

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Morning @RandAlThor 

 

I have your PM and I'll be back in touch as soon as I can.

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Hi. I am in the same situation and just wondering how long it’ll likely take? I’ve been told 10 days possibly and that I’ll be contacted. Just wondering how as I don’t have a working number 

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@ZooMoo wrote:

Hi. I am in the same situation and just wondering how long it’ll likely take? I’ve been told 10 days possibly and that I’ll be contacted. Just wondering how as I don’t have a working number 


Send a PM about the problem you have, here on the forum to @Kei-M_O2 on Monday, as Dave-O2 is off for a few months, @ZooMoo.

Good luck!

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Hi, there,

Well, it took them about a week, but this was with constant chasing on all possible channels - call, Twitter, chat.

 

Finally, the elusive backend team started working on this and the card started working on its own.

 

So I guess really the only thing you can do is simply follow-up with everybody.

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