05-04-2020 08:42 AM
I’m getting very frustrated trying to get a replacement PAYG sim for my damaged sim. I have created an EE account and verified it. To get my SIM, I have to register my device, but it wants to send a verification text code, but as my SIM and phone are damaged, how do I get that text. There isn’t a method to allow for this. Due to coronavirus and being in the vulnerable category, as well as shops closed, I can’t go to the EE shop, let alone the buses are no longer running. The PAYG chat isn’t an option and I don’t have a phone to ring via landline. How do I get a replacement SIM to carry on with my current number ? The SIM packs seem to be PAYM in disguise. Appreciate any help possible, I just need a replacement SIM.
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05-04-2020 09:01 AM
Welcome to the community.
Do you have another phone that you could borrow to give us a call?
Do you have a number that you can receive calls on?
Getting a replacement SIM card needs some kind of verification for security reasons.
05-04-2020 10:56 AM
I sent you a PM, giving details of my son-in-law who deals with these things for me, especially as i don't have another phone, forbidden on contact with us due to health concerns for myself and my S-I-L, plus my S-I-L says that EE have sent text messages saying not to phone as your too busy. My S-I-L tried to order a replacement SIM with no PAYG packs for my mobile number, but it insisted that a pack has to be selected, which isn't what i want. I can only communicate using email, so i need to get this sorted ASAP, in case either me or my wife have an emergency and need to contact my daughter and S-I-L. EE Shops are closed so can't go there.
My S-I-L could phone on my behalf, but as we both can't leave our own homes, I'm not certain how you can do the verification.
I feel that I'm being left stranded, with no way of this being sorted whilst we're in lockdown.
This is my first experience of asking for support to help and I'm not enjoying it.
All i want is a replacement SIM for my number on PAYG, with my current number and remaining balance from the damaged SIM carried across. We're vulnerable pensioners with health issues and need to get this addressed ASAP.
Please, please, please, please help.
05-04-2020 11:08 AM - edited 05-04-2020 11:11 AM
@Badger46 : A replacement SIM is one that has your existing no,, PAYG plan & credit on it. You are not forced to have what you don't already have. You are only forced to have a Pack when ordering a new PAYG SIM. Your S-I-L must have tried to order a new PAYG SIM.
You need to phone EE to order a replacement SIM however busy it is. It's the only way in the present crisis.
05-04-2020 11:21 AM
Thanks. He did try to order a new one as the EE system is very limited for PAYG when requesting a replacement sims, especially if you don't have a SIM that works and no other way of contacting them for help. It's very frustrating.
05-04-2020 11:22 AM
Thanks! You're welcome 🙂 ! Glad I could be of assistance.
06-04-2020 12:23 PM
Had a email from my S-I-L. I'm not aware of any password other than the one used to create MyEE account. I had alreadty given him that information, so there was probably a misunderstanding which password you were asking for. If it isn't this password, then I'm afraid I don't know the answer.
I understand you will be calling him later this evening, so hopefully you'll be able to proceed. Jon_K
07-04-2020 03:24 PM
😬Is anyone at EE actually going to sort this for me ?
I'm a vulnerable pensioner, who's S-I-L is trying to get the matter resolved for me, but nothing is happening, as no-one has called him back yet, since 11:30 yesterday, to continue with what was started.
Without my replacement SIM from EE and handset from my S-I-L, I have to rely on email and whilst we deal with the coronavirus, how do i get help with just email.
Please ring my S-I-L as promised to sort it.
I'm not happy, it's very frustrating for both myself and my S-I-L.
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