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Misinformed when took out contract

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Before i ordered my phone online i asked the advisor i was speaking to to find out if i get a notification or an alert when i get close to my minutes allowance, i even saved the transcript of the conversation, he said yes you do get an alert or a notification. O2 then allowed me to go well over my allowance without prior alert or notice, i then went online to complain, i spoke to an advisor who informed me i was "misinformed" and it would be dealt with accordingly but half through our conversation he "conveniently" had technical issues, so another advisor came online with me and was about as much use a chocolate fire guard, who then told me its not o2's policy to alert or notify me when im close to my minutes allowance, talk about serious misinformation and truely abmissal customer services, i will soon be paying off my contract and going to a provider who looks after its customers. I ve been with o2 for years as a pay as you go customer and never had any problems, as soon as i become a pay monthly customer it seems to give them a right to treat me differently. Stay away from a company that doesnt look after its customers and gives out false information!!!!!. 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Feel free to send me a PM with the link below and we can have a chat to make sure that misinformation does not continue.

 

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/notes/privatenotespage/tab/compose/note-to-user-id/60444

 

 

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jonsie
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O2 have never given out alerts when getting close to minutes or texts allowances. They do for data but expect people who are mature enough to have a contract are also responsible enough to be aware of their usage. There are many ways to keep a daily check on remaining allowances. My O2, texting BALANCE to 21202, customer service etc.

Giving out incorrect information though is completely unacceptable.

Some networks may send alerts and some do allow you to cap your minutes and texts to prevent you going over though O2 have never implemented it.

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Hi @Anonymous ,

 

Feel free to send me a PM with the link below and we can have a chat to make sure that misinformation does not continue.

 

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/notes/privatenotespage/tab/compose/note-to-user-id/60444

 

 

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It's easy for us to be critical of people who are not showing responsibility for their own usage...it is completely different  if they have been misinformed by O2.

I hope if the OP has kept the transcript of this conversation, steps can be taken to reimburse them...and definitely have a 'little word' with the advisor involved slight_frown

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jonsie
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Surely a modicum of common sense comes into it....?

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I'll get to the bottom of it guys. If anyone has been unfortunately misinformed, I'll raise it with the rest of the team

 

@Anonymous , send me a message whenever it is convenient and we'll have a chat slight_smile

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@jonsie wrote:

Surely a modicum of common sense comes into it....?


It certainly does. It's like when I stay at a hotel, ask the receptionist whether they can wake me up at 6AM and get a "sure, no probs, will definitely do" response. Any mature person with a bit of common sense would probably set an alarm on his phone, his tablet and also buy an alarm clock from a convenience store accross the road, just in case, but I've decided to ask at the hotel reception instead, why not? And as far as my relatonship with the hotel goes, they should  provide me with a 100% accurate information on their services - what's available and what isn't.

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I never trust hotel receptionists for early morning calls. One let me down very badly and I missed a plane because of it. Sadly I had to rely on them as I had no other means, at the time, to set any alarm myself...Smiley Mad

That aside, I am used to looking after my own affairs and rarely rely on anyone else. Madam Independent LOL

 

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