10-10-2018 07:31 PM
Hi I bought a new phone directly from the manufacturer and therefore did not purchase the phone through EE. I have a sim only contract and insure my phone through third party providers as EE can only insure devices bought directly from them.
I have been reading the terms and conditions of my insurance and it states that I would require a proof of usage in the event of a claim with the IMEI number on it. I called EE however they were only able to leave a note on my account. I have connected to EE multiple times through cellular so EE can recognise the device I am using but I have had no luck. What do I need to do to add the IMEI and the device I am using which I bought directly from the manufacturer on my account ?
10-10-2018 07:48 PM - edited 10-10-2018 07:52 PM
@rpatel: That MyEE Mange Device display is purely cosmetic & does not affect the use of your phone in any way. It will eventually show the device's model after you connect to it enough but it'll never show the IMEI. Doubt EE even knows it or cares as it's not theirs & they are only supplying you with a SIM..
10-10-2018 07:57 PM
Yeahh im just a bit confused considering that the insurer would want a proof of usage with the IMEI on it. But I can’t seem to add my IMEI on the account. Paying 25 a month for insurance I don’t want to waste that money if I’m not able to get the correct documentation in the event of a claim from the third party insurer
10-10-2018 08:03 PM
You'll need to discuss that with your insurance co. on how they expect proof of usage of a phone from a network that only knows the usage of your SIM.
10-10-2018 09:05 PM
Proof of usage tied into the IMEI isn't an enforceable term under the mobile phone insurance contract. Your insurers know this but they use this term as a barrier to settlement. The FCA have criticised this term and approach in their thematic review on mobile phone insurance. The FOS will not find in their favour should this be their only reason to decline. Not everyone uses their device as a phone as that's not it's sole purpose.
The easiest way to verify usage is to set up a three way call with your carrier and insurer, they can then ask whatever questions they want. They however hate this as it's "off script".
As you purchased your device separately the receipt should be sufficient.