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Frequently asked questions

How do I get o2 bolt ons?

To get basic bolt ons for your device, you can go to My o2 on the o2 website, call 2202 free from an o2 phone, or you can text BASICS to 21300 free of charge.

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

 

Quarterly Check

Quarterly Check Date

Review Period

1 Mid-January September-November
2 Mid-April December-February
3 Mid-July March-May
4 Mid-October June-August


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 a combi sim?

Micro SIM cards come attached within a standard sim card size, which can then be removed. It is also known as a combi sim as when in its larger casing can be used for both. They fit in any phone except iPhone 5 & 6.


I've forgotten my email address, what should I do?

Get in touch with us via email on support@o2startrader.co.uk and we'll help you to recover your email address.