My elderly mum has received her new SIM, it's been fitted to her phone as she is not technically savvy and has no home computer, and now has no service on her phone. I have the SIM card number. Is the SIM defective or not compatible with her phone, in which case can Virgin send her a compatible phone? She is on a SIM-only monthly package
Hello Zak, It is a Samsung C3050 slider phone, sorry I have no idea how old it is but it does not have wifi capability.... I suspect that it is around 10 years old. Mum is 88 and cannot operate a smart phone, and in the past has refused offers to buy a more modern phone. She struggles with technology and can just about read text messages but has not worked out how to send them, even when shown what to do
EDIT: A google search shows that the phone was launched in 2009, so yes it will be around 9 or 10 years old
Issue is now resolved. I travelled 20 miles to see mum today and we have got the phone working, VirginMedia FORGOT to activate the new SIM.
One frustrating phone call later, after being kept on hold yet again for several minutes, after trying the new SIM in a spare old smartphone that I had brought with me showed it was not working. A call to VM resulted in them checking and finding that the new SIM had not been activated and was not activating automatically when in a new phone despite the old SIM having been turned off by VM... new SIM activated during the p[hone call today, replaced in the old C3050 phone and mum now has her phone back in a working condition.
The level of incompetence show by VirginMedia is astounding, coupled with an an ability to apologise and no offer of compensation for distress or inconvenience.... I really wonder how they stay in business.
The true test of a company is not how they carry on when things are going well, but how they react when things go wrong, and in the csae of VM, it is absolutely dire.