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Replacement deliveries for lost or stolen devices

Replacement deliveries for lost or stolen devices

If your device has been lost or stolen and your claim has been accepted, we will arrange for a courier to deliver your replacement. The replacement will be from refurbished stock that has been tested and is fully functional.

Your replacement will be sent direct to your account address. You can request for your delivery to be made to another address (your work address, for example), however some high-value devices can only be sent to your account address.

Next-day delivery is subject to geographical restrictions, Bank Holidays and exceptional circumstances. If you are abroad at the time of the loss or theft, we will deliver your replacement when you return to the UK.

Our normal delivery service is DPD and the details of this can be found below. We may use different methods in exceptional circumstances, however we will inform you of this during your claim call.

Once your claim has been accepted and replacement ordered, you should receive a text message to confirm the date you’ll receive the replacement. We will request an alternative mobile number to contact you on.

The link will also provide you the option to:

  1.  

    choose a one-hour delivery slot

  2.  

    change the delivery date

  3.  

    change the delivery to a DPD Pickup Shop

  4.  

    leave the delivery with a nominated neighbour

On the morning of delivery, DPD will send another text to confirm:

  1.  

    the one-hour scheduled delivery time (e.g. between 12.24 and 13.24)

  2.  

    the name of the DPD driver

  3.  

    a link to the DPD website to track your parcel’s progress

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    an option to rearrange your delivery, if required

What happens if I'm not home when DPD try to deliver?

If you are not in, the courier will attempt to deliver your parcel to a neighbour. If successful, the delivery driver will post a card through your door and you will be sent a text to confirm your parcel has been delivered to a neighbour. If you have no neighbours nearby, or your neighbours are not in, then the delivery driver will post a card through your door to let you know they have taken your parcel back to the depot.

Delivery is automatically attempted again the following day. If you are not in again, any neighbours will also be attempted. If no one is available then, providing a mobile number has been provided, your parcel will be taken to your nearest DPD Pickup Shop and you will be sent a text to advise where it is and how to collect/arrange redelivery.

If there is no mobile number on the delivery, the driver will return your parcel to the depot. This is then held for five days before being returned to EE, unless you contact DPD to arrange a redelivery.

If you miss the delivery, we may apply a charge to your Service Plan bill. 

> Check the latest charges

How do I use the DPD Pickup Shop option?

If you choose to redirect your delivery to a Pickup Shop you will need to provide an appropriate photo ID, separate document with proof of address and also present the text message you received confirming the delivery to a Pickup Shop. The text message will include the reference number of the delivery for the Pickup Shop to locate your replacement.

You can find your closest Pickup Shop by following the link in the text message, which will direct you to the DPD website.

Acceptable forms of photo ID are:

  1.  

    current passport

  2.  

    driving licence photo card

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    police or military ID card

  4.  

    disability ID card

Replacement deliveries for faulty or damaged devices

Replacement deliveries for faulty or damaged devices

If your device has developed a fault or is damaged and your claim has been accepted, we will arrange for a courier to collect your damaged or faulty device and deliver your replacement at the same time. The replacement will be from refurbished stock that has been tested and is fully functional.

We recommend you back up any contacts and other personal data before the courier arrives as they won’t be able to wait if your device is not ready to hand over. Once they've left the address, the courier can't return for any reason.

If you have an Apple device, you must also make sure it has been unlinked to your iCloud account and Find My iPhone is turned off. We also recommend you restore the device back to its factory settings. This is to protect your device and personal information.

> Find out how to restore your Apple device to factory settings

Sometimes this can be switched back on, or re-linked if you set up your device again. You can log in to your iCloud account on another device or a computer to double check that it isn’t re-linked. 

> Find out how to manage to manage your devices in iCloud settings

You must remove your SIM card and any external memory cards, as you will need these to put into your replacement device. You should also remove accessories, such as cases or screen protectors from your device; the courier will not accept the device if it has any accessories attached to it.

If the courier can’t deliver the replacement because no one is available, or the damaged or faulty device is not ready to exchange, we may apply a charge to your Service Plan bill.

> Check the latest charges

Your swap will be arranged to take place at your account address. You can request for your swap to be made to another address (your work address, for example), however some high-value devices can only be sent to your account address.

Next-day delivery is subject to geographical restrictions, Bank Holidays and exceptional circumstances. If you are abroad at the time of the loss or theft, we will arrange for your swap to take place when you return to the UK.

Our normal delivery service is DPD and the details of this can be found below. We may use different methods in exceptional circumstances, however we will inform you of this during your claim call.

Once your claim has been accepted, you should receive a text message to let you know the date of your swap and a link to the DPD website to track your parcel progress.

The link will also provide you the option to:

  1.  

    choose a one-hour swap slot

  2.  

    change the swap date

On the morning of delivery, DPD will send another text to confirm:

  1.  

    the one-hour scheduled swap time, (e.g. between 12.24 and 13.24)

  2.  

    the name of the DPD driver

  3.  

    a link to the DPD website to track your parcel’s progress

  4.  

    an option to rearrange your swap, if required

What happens if I'm not home when DPD try to deliver?

If you are not in, the courier will post a card through your door to let you know they visited. You can then rearrange your swap on the DPD website.

How do I make a complaint about insurance?

How do I make a complaint about insurance?

Our aim is to get it right first time, every time. If you have a complaint we will try to resolve it straight away. If we are unable to, we will confirm we have received your complaint within five working days and do our best to resolve the problem within four weeks. If we cannot, we will let you know when an answer may be expected.

If we have not resolved the situation within eight weeks, we will issue you with information about the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), which offers a free, independent complaint resolution service.

If you have a complaint:
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    call 150 from your EE phone

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    call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

  3.  

    or write to:

    Customer Relations
    EE Care Services
    PO Box 374
    Southampton
    SO30 2PT

You have the right to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman, free of charge – but you must do so within six months of the date of the final response letter.

If you do not refer your complaint in time, the Ombudsman will not have our permission to consider your complaint and therefore will only be able to do so in very limited circumstances. For example, if the Ombudsman believes that the delay was as a result of exceptional circumstances.

You can contact the Financial Ombudsman Service in the following ways:

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    website: financial-ombudsman.org.uk

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    phone: 0800 023 4567 / 0300 123 9123

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    email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk

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    post: Financial Ombudsman Service
             Exchange Tower
             London
             E14 9SR

Using our complaints procedure or contacting the Financial Ombudsman Service does not affect your legal rights.

The European Commission has an online dispute resolution service for consumers who have a complaint about a product or service bought online. If you choose to submit your complaint this way, it will be forwarded to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

To access the Online Dispute Resolution Service:
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    visit ec.europa.eu/odr

  2.  

    and quote our e-mail address: CustomerResolutionTeam@eecareservices.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact the Financial Ombudsman Service directly.

 
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