O2 asking for proof of ID. Again.

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  1. cmellis macrumors newbie

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    I just received an email from them:

    But I've already done all of that. The number in the email doesn't appear to have anyone on the other end, and the normal 0800 number for iPhone enquiries said that it should be fine.

    Anyone else had this?
     
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  3. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    I got this yesterday (though for the Simplicity account I set up, not for an iPhone). It does eventually go through on that number, but it rang for about 30 minutes first. I just let it ring while I was sitting at my desk. Annoying nonetheless that there's any indication you're on hold or how long you will be!

    Another success for O2 then! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    i got that email even though they have taken my £59 from my account and am already an o2 customer with a pay monthly tariff

    i've had the phone ringing for more than 1hr! still hanging on though...will give up soon

    i spoke to normal o2 customer service and they say ring that number as you're told to and then they will ask for your ID number and address details - you will then have to fax them a copy of it or go into a local o2 store

    only then will you be allocated an iPhone - but even then we all know they are out of stock

    im pretty soon going to cancel the order - ask for a refund and just take friday off and stand in the queue!

    im so pissed off!!!
     
  5. mingletron macrumors newbie

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    I got this too

    I phoned the number and it rang and rang. I emailed O2 to complain that I had to phone a 0870 number which costs money and wait ages for nobody to answer etc etc. Then I sent an email asking what was going on.
    I phoned O2 customer services who didn't recognise the number my said mycare is the online part of O2 and put me through to the number anyway, after 10 minutes a guy answered and took a debit card number security code and expiry date and my driving license number and said it all checks out.

    I got this reply from my email to O2:

    Thanks for emailing us to find out why you're receiving email asking for proof of identity.

    It is compulsory to provide proof of identity to our credit check team only then your order will be passed through. I'm sorry you're having problems contacting our credit check team on the phone number given in our previous email.

    Our records show that your identity proof matter has been cleared and the order for your new iPhone has been passed through. You're order is now in process and will be delivered to you shortly.
     
  6. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    I have to say in their favour (and I was surprised to find) that they did everything over the phone. They checked one credit card for address verification, and then took my passport number for verification of residency. No need to fax anything or visit a store.
     
  7. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

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    I havent had any Proof Of ID emails, although they said my credit checks and everything went through ok :confused: Strange
     
  8. cmellis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've done it all already and received the three previous emails though, so surely I shouldn't have to do it again.
     
  9. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    I think you only get this if you're a 'special' circumstance and didn't go through the initial credit check - in my case I'm not on the electoral register which usually flags up an issue.
     
  10. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

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    Good point, as I am on the voters roll so that would make sense :)
     
  11. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    Wohooo!

    finally got through

    yeah no need to fax anything or visit and o2 store - the CS person was BSing

    to let you guys now, this is a security check, not a credit check. Security check is done randomly.

    if you pass the security check before 5pm today, you WILL get your iPhone on friday


    my status on o2 still says in progress, but hopefully that will change very soon!
     
  12. cmellis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Over half an hour now. Is there another number I can ring?
     
  13. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    Don't hang up - you'll just keep losing your place in the queue! I did this morning and regretted it! :eek:
     
  14. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    when i ended the call

    it showed as 01:38:57
     
  15. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    O2 should be able to do the credit check using only a credit or debit card!
     
  16. cmellis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I rang 08009777793 and they claimed it should be okay and to ring back on Friday if I haven't received it, but I'd rather know for sure if there's something wrong. Still ringing :(
     
  17. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love to know the rates on these 0870 lines - they're probably making a fortune just on that! :rolleyes:
     
  18. AnonymousOne macrumors regular

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    I Just got back from my local O2 store and they said all I need is my debit card...
     
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    ok, well I got that same exact email - unfortunately I'm working late tonight and I don't have time to hold that long on the phone! I'm going to call first thing tomorrow morning though, is there any chance it will still get posted to arrive for Friday??
     
  21. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    It really is criminal what they're getting away with! :mad:
     
  22. cmellis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I gave up after over an hour. Rang O2 again, they said that nothing had appeared on my account and that they couldn't check anything and wouldn't know about it until tomorrow. So stupid.
     
  23. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    hi guys I'm down in Yorkshire on holiday. Going to an 02 store on Friday to upgrade. I only have my visa debit card with me. I take that's all I need ????
    I ain't been following all the threads this week as my wife is nearly close to killing me about this. !!!!
     
  24. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    yeah should be enough

    take your driving license just in case...mine is always in my wallet anyway...
     
  25. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    mine ain't. S**t.
    Christ they didn't need anything when I signed up last November online???
     

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