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KFC
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My phone has been taken by the police after I was arrested. They say I will get it back in about two weeks. Am I allowed to get a new SIM in the meantime (I have a spare handset) - that will deactivate the SIM in the phone the police have.

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You need to ask a lawyer or the police that question. 

 

As technically yes, whether legally you can is another question.   

If they say then the easiest way will be to nip into an o2 shop with ID, and they will be able to do it there and then.

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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madasaf1sh
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@KFC 


You need to ask a lawyer or the police that question. 

 

As technically yes, whether legally you can is another question.   

If they say then the easiest way will be to nip into an o2 shop with ID, and they will be able to do it there and then.

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

--
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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Yes, the legal position is the problem. I will try and get advice. Thank you.

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@KFC 

You need to contact O2 customer service as they have a policy in place to deal with such instances.

If you message O2 on Facebook (https://o2uk.co/O2CFB) , Twitter (https://o2uk.co/O2CTW) or Instagram (https://o2uk.co/O2CIG) , they should be able to help you with this.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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