All EE will say is an ‘isolated technical error’ is to blame
I bought a mobile phone for emergency use only from Orange, now EE, in 2011 and retained my old phone number. In January this year a message claimed the sim card was invalid. A new one was fitted, but the same problem occurred. I was told the phone was faulty and bought a new handset. Within days messages warned the sim card was invalid and simultaneously showed my credit as being £62.50 and 40p. Again the problem was fixed and again it recurred. Then, when my wife called my phone, it was answered by a stranger who said the number had been allocated to her when she bought a phone in February. After numerous complaints we were promised that I would be given a new number and my credit would be restored but two weeks on we are still waiting, I’ve received a call for the stranger and my credit is now 1p. JS, Ashreigny, Devon
EE blames an “isolated technical error” which left you “without service”. Quite how this allocated your number and, presumably, your credit to someone else, as well as invalidating four sim cards, it can’t explain. Nor does it clarify why it took media intervention to rescue you but it’s decided to give you £250 for the inconvenience.
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