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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to give you my bank details?

We need your bank details, so that we can pay you when your sims get topped up.

You won’t ever have to pay us anything and all payments are safe and secure.

What are the trader tiers?

There are four main Star Trader tiers. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

As a new trader, you'll start on the Bronze tier and will move up and down tiers depending on your activation rate and number of activations you receive.

An activation is when a sim is topped up for the first time with £10 or more.

Your activation rate shows the percentage of your activated sims against the sims you order. You can find your activation rate on your dashboard.

Your account and tier status will be reviewed 4 times a year. To do this, we’ll take an average of your activation rate each month and will review it every 3 months:

Quarterly Reviews

Quarter 1: January, February, March

Quarter 2: April, May, June

Quarter 3: July, August, September

Quarter 4: October, November, December

If your average activation rate and activation volumes for that quarter fall above or below the following requirements, we’ll move you up or down tiers at the end of each quarter.

Tier

Activation rate

(move down if below)

Activation rate

(move up if above)

Bronze - 10%
Silver 10% 15%
Gold 15% 25%
Platinum 25% -

 

Please note, you cannot move up more than one trader tier at a time.

We’ll take a record of your activation rate on the last day of each month and carry out the tier upgrades and downgrades on the last day of each quarter.

If you join Star Trader after the first monthly activation rate is taken, we’ll review your tier status in the next quarter.

Do I have to buy sims from O2?

No, you can order sims free of charge on your Star Trader account.

What is an activation rate?

Your activation rate shows what percentage of your sims has become activated. The percentage is also based on the amount of sims you order. 

For example, if you ordered 10 sims and 2 of these was activated, your activation rate would be 20%.

You can find your activation rate on your dashboard. Your rate is likely to change when you place sim orders and when you receive activations.


How much can I earn?

You'll earn £5 for every activated sim that's topped up for the first time with £10 or more. 

Work your way through the trader tiers and you'll be able to order more sims, which means you'll have the opportunity to earn more money. 

Find out more about the trader tiers here: https://www.o2startrader.co.uk/faqs/4/21