Credit Checks

NETWORK CREDIT CHECKS

Q. What is a network credit check?Click to Expand
A.

It’s a check the network carries out when you apply for a pay monthly phone plan, to protect you from identify fraud, and to help prevent you from running up unmanageable bills.

Network Declines

Q. Why has my application been declined?Click to Expand
A.

Please contact your network directly to find out. We’re not given specific details about the decision.

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

You can ask EE to review its decision by contacting the network via email at crdecisiondisputes@ee.co.uk, or via post at the address below:

Credit Referrals

EE

6 Camberwell Way

Doxford Park

Sunderland

SR3 3XN

Q. What do I do if my application declined?Click to Expand
A.

You don't need to do anything. Your order will be cancelled and any payments returned to you. You could then buy the mobile you want SIM free - there's no credit check! Plus, you may still be able to get a SIM only deal on Three, for all your minutes, texts and data.

If you'd like to find out more about why your application was declined, please contact the network.

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

You can ask EE to review its decision by contacting the network via email at crdecisiondisputes@ee.co.uk, or via post at the address below:

Credit Referrals

EE

6 Camberwell Way

Doxford Park

Sunderland

SR3 3XN

Q. Will I be refunded if my application is declined?Click to Expand
A.

Yes, we’ll immediately refund any payments you’ve made. This could take up to seven days to appear on your available bank balance, although some banks may take up to 30 days. Please contact your bank for any updates.

Network Deposits

Q. What is a network deposit?Click to Expand
A.

The network may ask you to pay a deposit as a result of your credit check. This may be in addition to the upfront payment of your device. The network then returns the deposit after you establish a good payment history with them.

Q. Why have I been asked for a deposit?Click to Expand
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Deposit requests are prompted by your credit check results, although the network doesn’t give us specific details. Please contact the network for more information.

Q. How do I pay the deposit?Click to Expand
A.

Please contact your network directly.

EE: 0800 956 6000

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

Once you’ve paid your deposit, please contact us on 0345 413 6238 or care@buymobiles.net so we can process your order as quickly as possible.

Q. When will I get my deposit back?Click to Expand
A.

The networks refund a deposit after a period of clear billing. The timeframe can vary per network, so please contact them directly to find out.

EE: 0800 956 6000

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

Q. Can I cancel if I don’t want to pay a deposit?Click to Expand
A.

Yes, please contact us at care@buymobiles.net to let us know.

UPDATING THE NETWORK

Q. How do I contact the network?Click to Expand
A.

EE: 0800 956 6000

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

Q. Why do I have an outstanding network balance?Click to Expand
A.

This usually means your last network bill hasn’t been paid, although the network doesn’t give us specific details. Please contact the network for more information.

EE: 0800 956 6000

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

Q. I’ve updated my details with the network. What next?Click to Expand
A.

Please contact us on 0345 413 6238 or care@buymobiles.net, so we can process your order as quickly as possible.

Q. Why have I received a message to contact the network?Click to Expand
A.

Your network probably wants to clarify or update your account details. Please get in touch with them directly.

EE: 0800 956 6000

O2: 0344 809 0202

Three: 0333 338 1001

Vodafone: 0333 304 0191

Once you’ve updated your details with the network, please contact us on 0345 413 6238 or care@buymobiles.net, so we can process your order as quickly as possible.