i worked at this place....
it is a real place in uk.
data protection act is stupid, it should rather ask to confirm the last 4 digits of the mobile number.
i hated asking for first line of address and post code.

it is not a scam, there really is such a place and you can even go into the office and see the place for yourselves.
it is merely a stupid security question that puts people in a tough spot.
 Jul 23rd, 2008
oh and also the reason people ask for your details is for the data protection act and if they dont ask for this, they personally are liable for a massive fine, i mean come on, they ask for address, they could get that out of the phone book if they really need it.
 Mar 24th, 2008
This is an o2 number, i 100% guarentee you, they phone you either at the beginning of your contract to Welcome you to the network, make sure everything is ok, yes some of the call includes selling products but they are only products that may benefit you, during your contract, again as a courtesy call to make sure things are running smoothly and to see if there is a better deal available for you with your tariff, Or at the end of your contract in regards to giving you a handset upgrade to renew your contract,

Some of the things im reading on here make me laugh, "its a scam" bla bla, most people probably didnt even listen to the caller to see what it was about as 90% of people hang up these calls within the first 20 seconds, everybody has a job to do, cant you just respect that this is theirs.
 Mar 24th, 2008
I've called O2 and they have said it is actually thier number from the sales team. I'm sick of thier calls this is highly unprofessional, and that message you get when you try and call back is pathetic!
 Aug 09th, 2007
I am with many of the others on this page get called by this number a few times a day and have done for a while, called it back from another line only to have recorded message saying sorry we missed you.

I don't answer unknown numbers as I figure if it was important a message would be left.
 Aug 08th, 2007
My contract is not new, and the number i am using is 4 years old, so why are these wankers trying to call me?

I have never answered or called back, i simply reject the call.
 Apr 17th, 2007
Phoned me twice this afternoon and once a few days ago. I didn't answer but why don't they just leave a message if it's so important? So everyone on here who is saying it is o2 cause they know are in on it too? Ahhh don't know what to believe. I'll phone o2.
 Apr 14th, 2007
This number called me 3times in the space of an hour one day...when they do this it makes it seem important...i still haven't answered them(6 calls in total) im glad ive found this site so i know they are just wasting time and im not missing out on anything!! :o)
 Apr 04th, 2007
they keep ringing me asking me if i want £100 cashback or anew phone only got phone in december! what is going on?
 Mar 31st, 2007
phone Bill was due. got a call from this number. said they were from O2. called O2 customer service. they confirmed this number is from their billing department.
 Mar 31st, 2007
Just called O2 customer service. They confirmed that this number is from their Billing department. Its a Genuine O2 number
 Mar 31st, 2007
call the number back !

it says thanks for calling o2 back but you can tell its a blag by the message and the voice
 Mar 29th, 2007
Keep getting calls from this number - figured it was a scam because I don't know anyone who would call from an 0845 number.
 Mar 21st, 2007
I get alot of calls from this number once they said they are from02 and need details to register i said im driving and hung up. Ive only had this contract for 2weeks i don't understand how this could happen.
What is more annoying is when i pick up now there is nothing there but my phone shows im on the line to this number.
 Mar 19th, 2007
this number keeps calling me around 2-3 times a day, i answered it once, but there was no one there, it's really annoying! i wouldnt mind if someone was on the line, because then i could make fun of them, ah well.
 Mar 12th, 2007
Have been called on average x 3 to 4 per day for the last week but today and I guess they were bored x6 times. Do not answer but am angry and now feel as if I'm being "harrassed" I will be seeking legal advice.
 Mar 06th, 2007
Been getting calls from this number at least once a day for the past week.
Googled it and found this site. Defo not answering it. Now in my phone as 'HANG UP'
 Feb 22nd, 2007
Say they are from 02, dunno whether they are, ask for details, just hang up as i did!
 Feb 16th, 2007
I got a call saying it was a sales representative from O2, however when she asked for my details, I asked her why she needed them and she promptly ended the conversation and hung up.
 Feb 12th, 2007
Apparently, 02 and all the other mobile companies publish the first 5 digits of numbers that they release in certain months eg. 07921 & 07922 were released in Jan 2006. What these marketing companies then do is randomly generate the last 6 numbers on an auto dialler and then try and sell you an upgrade when you answer. They do not hold any details about you but they will try and make out that they are calling from one of the main providers, when infact they are a backstreet 3rd party. Do not waste your time with them.
 Feb 02nd, 2007
 Jan 29th, 2007
Spoken to O2 customer services, they deny this number's got anything to do with them. Sounds to me like you're in on the scam "Tom".......if indeed that's your real name. ps, paranoid? us?
 Jan 22nd, 2007
Look I work at o2

This number is our welcome team line where we check that your latest order has arrived, eveything is ok and to ensure you do not want to port in your number or add insurance as you have a limmeted time to make these changes

the reason we ask to do a security check is because do you really want us to have gotten the number wrong, speak to some randomer who wants to add everything changed on your account to services you dont need,

I think not

Stop being paranoid
 Jan 20th, 2007
Just checked this number with o2 customer services and it IS an official o2 cutomer services who call to ensure your contract details are up to date.
 Jan 19th, 2007
Rang three times in one day no answer, most annoying!
Kev B
 Jan 17th, 2007
been gettin about 4 calls a day, every day and weekends since i got my new 02 contact. no one on the other end. real 02 cannot do anything. becoming a right pain. might cancel my contract if it carries on.
 Jan 15th, 2007
this numbers been ringin me about twice a day for the past week, dont bother answering numbers like this
 Jan 11th, 2007
Just got a call from this number but ignored it as I know 0845 numbers are always sales people and they'll leave a message if it was important
 Dec 01st, 2006
Been getting calls at least 7 times a week from this number since I got my contract phone on o2. I don't answer coz I know its a sales person. It annoys me coz it's a new number so where the hell have they got it from?!!!!
 Nov 22nd, 2006
Been getting calls from this number twice a day for the last week. I won't answer unknown numbers so have ignored til so far. If it's important they should leave a message! Saved the number into my phone under 'do not answer'. Makes me so angry.
 Nov 22nd, 2006
Annoying caller, keeps ringing me been happening for 3 days.
 Nov 18th, 2006
No idea. Receieved call from this number, typed the number into Google and found this website. Nobody on the other end of the phone - though have left my mobile off-hook on speaker phone for 5 minutes. That'll teach them!
 Nov 13th, 2006
Apparently some scam trying to get your mobile details. Pretending they are from o2.
 Nov 10th, 2006
Sales Marketing crap, ignor this waste of time
 Oct 12th, 2006