Re: how do i remove old mobile number from my account
15-12-201501:29 - edited 15-12-201501:30
THIS IS RUBBISH!!!
I have a number on my Virgin Mobile account which is from a Virgin SIM card I bought in ASDA, which came pre-loaded with £5 credit. It has never worked, so I bought another cheap Virgin PAYG phone and used that instead. Looking at my account tonight I see that the £5 credit on the Virgin SIM card I bought in ASDA is now £0.01, so someone else has been using the number. I have tried to remove it from my account but cannot do so.
Seeing as my Virgin Mobile account had my bank card details attached for ease of top ups (I have 3 other mobiles with Virgin) I was concerned that whoever was using that number could apply top ups to it via my bank card, so I have just deleted the card details from the account. It's a nuisance but I'd rather be safe than sorry!
I then called the Virgin Customer Support number given above and spoke to a call handler, who told me that a number cannot be removed from a Virgin account! She said it's just not possible. She even went to check with her line manager and came back and repeated, not possible. She did say that she could suspend the number so it could not be used, and that I needed to agree a password with her to do that. I have done this and she tells me that the number will now be suspended from use. So whoever is using it will no doubt be cursing tomorrow.
What worried me particularly was that, before I called Customer Service, I could do nothing with the account for that number, as any edits were rejected on the basis that there was a business order in place for the number. Any such business order is not one made by me!
Having a flash of inspiration I used Google to search for the mobile number and I found that it is being used by a charity in London (I am in Cumbria and am not a charity!) so something clearly is VERY WRONG here. How this charity can be using a mobile number from a SIM card that I bought in ASDA in the north of England is a question that I would like to know the answer to!
I am so concerned at this matter that I am going to speak to OFCOM in the morning, as I am quite sure this should not be happening. Meanwhile, all my mobiles are going to be switched from Virgin Mobile at the earliest opportunity, as this sort of incompetance is unacceptable.