How to enjoy O2 Priority moments on other networks
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How to enjoy O2 Priority moments on other networks

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Found 9th Jun 2015
How to get O2 Priority moments... when not on O2?

What is O2 Priority?
First off, just what is O2 Priority? Well if you don’t already know, O2 Priority is a pretty awesome rewards programme for O2 customers, offering everything from freebies to discounts, VIP and pre-sale gig tickets to awesome deals.

How to get O2 Priority
If you’re already using an O2 phone, simply download the O2 Priority app or sign in to your account online.

If you’re not on O2 and instead on another network you can still enjoy O2 Priority’s deals – you just need to get an O2 Number. It’s as simple as grabbing a 1p sim on Amazon, or even picking one up for free at an O2 store.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you select the appropriate SIM size for your phone!

When you’ve got your free O2 sim, simply swap it for the current sim in your phone, download the O2 priority app and register, using the O2 Mobile number from the free sim.

Once this is complete you can then remove the free sim and replace it with your old one from your current network.

You’re then left enjoying O2 Priority moments while sticking with your current contract – Hurrah!

Will it keep working?
As it stands, yes, the ‘loophole’ means you can continue to use the O2 app with your current network. However, we suggest keeping your sim handy in case you ever need to re-register again.

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21 Comments

OP, it is working as designed. It is not a hack. The business model of O2 priority moments is not a reward for O2 usage, it is a business model to increase foot fall of customers into listed shops.

I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 customers only. I don't think it's wise to encourage people on other networks to use this. Sometimes, certain offers are limited to a certain amount of numbers. I would be very annoyed if I missed out on some offers knowing that people who are not even O2 customers have managed to obtain it.

Sweet thanks

query once activated would that all copy to another phone and remain activated or would it not

ollie13239

query once activated would that all copy to another phone and remain … query once activated would that all copy to another phone and remain activated or would it not

the apk I mean so if I registered on a sim free phone but transfered the apk to my main phone

daifey

I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 customers only. I … I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 customers only. I don't think it's wise to encourage people on other networks to use this. Sometimes, certain offers are limited to a certain amount of numbers. I would be very annoyed if I missed out on some offers knowing that people who are not even O2 customers have managed to obtain it.


Should it happen, near impossible for you to find any evidence anyway, in order to prevent you bursting your artery by being annoyed, spend a few quid to buy the alternatives. There is no need to savage yourself over a few quid. E.g. The Halfords GT85 for £4, but plenty available at Wilkinson for £3. Or coffee at Nero for £2 as there is a flood of other coffee shops near any Nero.

daifey

I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 customers only. I … I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 customers only. I don't think it's wise to encourage people on other networks to use this. Sometimes, certain offers are limited to a certain amount of numbers. I would be very annoyed if I missed out on some offers knowing that people who are not even O2 customers have managed to obtain it.



You might well think that,but the business that make these offers certainly don't.

You are under this misguided belief that this is a rewards programme for O2 users. It is not. This is an advertising platform for SMEs and in turn a tool to expand O2's marketability.

O2 does not want it restricted to O2 devices strictly, because out would limit the number of people receiving the offers and that would make it less attractive to business making the offers. Actually, you need to consider that if you had it your way, you would actually lose out because there would be less offers and freebies on there.

AGrumpyDad

You might well think that,but the business that make these offers … You might well think that,but the business that make these offers certainly don't.You are under this misguided belief that this is a rewards programme for O2 users. It is not. This is an advertising platform for SMEs and in turn a tool to expand O2's marketability.O2 does not want it restricted to O2 devices strictly, because out would limit the number of people receiving the offers and that would make it less attractive to business making the offers. Actually, you need to consider that if you had it your way, you would actually lose out because there would be less offers and freebies on there.


Interesting point u raised there? .. never thought of it that way ..... lol thats cool. :-)

AGrumpyDad

You might well think that,but the business that make these offers … You might well think that,but the business that make these offers certainly don't.You are under this misguided belief that this is a rewards programme for O2 users. It is not. This is an advertising platform for SMEs and in turn a tool to expand O2's marketability.O2 does not want it restricted to O2 devices strictly, because out would limit the number of people receiving the offers and that would make it less attractive to business making the offers. Actually, you need to consider that if you had it your way, you would actually lose out because there would be less offers and freebies on there.



If that's the case, then why do you need to confirm your O2 number when downloading the app? If it was intended for everyone, then surely they wouldn't need you to have an O2 number!!!!!!

AGrumpyDad

[quote=daifey]I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 … [quote=daifey]I think O2 priority offers should be restricted to o2 customers only. I don't think it's wise to encourage people on other networks to use this. Sometimes, certain offers are limited to a certain amount of numbers. I would be very annoyed if I missed out on some offers knowing that people who are not even O2 customers have managed to obtain it.



If you have an o2 sim and number then you are a customer of o2, whether you use that number or not. So you get the perks without the inconvenience of moving to o2 and the hassle it entails

daifey

If that's the case, then why do you need to confirm your O2 number when … If that's the case, then why do you need to confirm your O2 number when downloading the app? If it was intended for everyone, then surely they wouldn't need you to have an O2 number!!!!!!



I appreciate what you are saying, butI did answer this issue. O2 use this for marketing purposes. For every person who does this 'trick' several will actually sign up with O2 either as PAYG or Contact because O2 advertise that their customers get freebies from various businesses. That is what O2 get out of this.

However, the deals are not arranged by O2 in most cases. WH Smith and Halfords etc probably have a dedicated promotions manager because of their size. But most business manage their own promotions through the O2 online portal. They chose to use Moments to promote their business through offers and freebies.

So, now ask yourself if THEY want O2 to restrict usage only to active O2 customers (approx 1.5m at the end of Q4 2012, I estimate closer to 2m currently) or, would They prefer access to the much larger active and inactive base of 4m end of Q4 2012 (probably closer to 5m now).

If the advertisers were restricted to about 30% of the available market, they would stop making the promotions, given that the thing they get out of this is increased footfall. If the promoters stop making offers O2 lose the tool they use to drive new customers and you lose the freebies/discounts.

It is a no brainer here. It would be easy for O2 to check the active SIM is an O2 network SIM. Which means that O2 chose not to close this 'loophole', because it would be bad for them and bad for the companies that promote themselves on Moments.

Why insist you have an O2 SIM to download? Because it increases the number of customers they have. This was exactly as the Moments service was pitched to shareholders. A tool to increase O2's customer base. It also generates them extra revenue (according to figures to Q4 2012 Moments have O2 an ROI of £9.60 for every £1 invested.

martinm1

If you have an o2 sim and number then you are a customer of o2, whether … If you have an o2 sim and number then you are a customer of o2, whether you use that number or not. So you get the perks without the inconvenience of moving to o2 and the hassle it entails


As AGrumpyDad and I have written, these are strictly speaking not perks but are advertising promotions for the purposes of increasing sales and specifically "foot fall" into the shops. It is wrong to think of them perks because perks is short for perquisites. These are various types of non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries. (There is another meaning but that's related to a right especially a hereditary or official right.)
Edited by: "splender" 10th Jun 2015

splender

As AGrumpyDad and I have written, these are strictly speaking not perks … As AGrumpyDad and I have written, these are strictly speaking not perks but are advertising promotions for the purposes of increasing sales and specifically "foot fall" into the shops. It is wrong to think of them perks because perks is short for perquisites. These are various types of non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries. (There is another meaning but that's related to a right especially a hereditary or official right.)


What about Orange Wednesdays then, how comes not everybody can take advantage of them?

daifey

What about Orange Wednesdays then, how comes not everybody can take … What about Orange Wednesdays then, how comes not everybody can take advantage of them?



Technically nobody can take advantage of them now, being as it no longer exists. But Orange customers paid for that 2-for-1 promotion in the form of a 35p charge to get the code. That said, you did not have to be an active user for that either. just needed to put the SIM in to text for a code.

But the Orange Wednesday promotion differed greatly from Moments. With moments absolutely anyone can create a promotion and share it. Orange Wednesdays was very specific.

The problem here is your fixed viewpoint that these companies offer these promotions as a benefit, or token of gratitude for your custom. That is not the case at all.

You have to understand that when a business hits multinational enterprise level, they no longer care about customer loyalty. It is all about the figures for the shareholders. This is why the networks all carry two sets of figures for their customer base. There is the active customer count and the total customer base. The profit margin on services like text messages, phone calls etc is huge. Which is why they don't care much about charging for them, and offer bundles and packages.

What really counts to them is market share. A promotion gets more customers, increasing market share,in turn making the company more attractive and having a positive effect on the share price. That is worth more to them than having all of the customers using the promotion being active customers.

When O2 started with Priority and Moments, they were very open about it being a tool to increase market share. I don't have the time to track down the shareholder documents, but I'm sure they are online somewhere. Inactive customers are almost as valuable as active.

Active customers may help generate significant profit, but if they can demonstrate greater market share by tallying the total Priority and Moments app downloads, ignoring network activity of the user after the download, that makes their business more valuable, and that is key.

So Orange Wednesdays didn't need you to be active, just to text or call for a code. You could get a PAYG SIM, have the initial £10 credit from when you bought it, shove it in an old phone and just turn it on when you wanted tickets.

Moments is a little bit like Facebook. You need to stop seeing yourself as a customer and realise that you are actually the product being sold.

Regardless of the semantics it isn't a freebie you have as far as I am aware to top up £10 to activate the sim (_;)

thewongwing101

Regardless of the semantics it isn't a freebie you have as far as I am … Regardless of the semantics it isn't a freebie you have as far as I am aware to top up £10 to activate the sim (_;)



No, you can order a free SIM and just put it in the phone,no top up required.

AGrumpyDad

Technically nobody can take advantage of them now, being as it no longer … Technically nobody can take advantage of them now, being as it no longer exists. But Orange customers paid for that 2-for-1 promotion in the form of a 35p charge to get the code. That said, you did not have to be an active user for that either. just needed to put the SIM in to text for a code.But the Orange Wednesday promotion differed greatly from Moments. With moments absolutely anyone can create a promotion and share it. Orange Wednesdays was very specific.The problem here is your fixed viewpoint that these companies offer these promotions as a benefit, or token of gratitude for your custom. That is not the case at all.You have to understand that when a business hits multinational enterprise level, they no longer care about customer loyalty. It is all about the figures for the shareholders. This is why the networks all carry two sets of figures for their customer base. There is the active customer count and the total customer base. The profit margin on services like text messages, phone calls etc is huge. Which is why they don't care much about charging for them, and offer bundles and packages.What really counts to them is market share. A promotion gets more customers, increasing market share,in turn making the company more attractive and having a positive effect on the share price. That is worth more to them than having all of the customers using the promotion being active customers.When O2 started with Priority and Moments, they were very open about it being a tool to increase market share. I don't have the time to track down the shareholder documents, but I'm sure they are online somewhere. Inactive customers are almost as valuable as active.Active customers may help generate significant profit, but if they can demonstrate greater market share by tallying the total Priority and Moments app downloads, ignoring network activity of the user after the download, that makes their business more valuable, and that is key.So Orange Wednesdays didn't need you to be active, just to text or call for a code. You could get a PAYG SIM, have the initial £10 credit from when you bought it, shove it in an old phone and just turn it on when you wanted tickets.Moments is a little bit like Facebook. You need to stop seeing yourself as a customer and realise that you are actually the product being sold.


In a perverse way and extreme way, this sales and promotional technique is used to promote Islamic phobia and floods of immigrants. A tiniest number of extreme active Muslims is combined as one group with huge number of inactive and never will be active "customers". Likewise 600 million could potentially come to Britain from the EU. Yes, temptation to fear from a few, temptation to a few trinkets, are similar merchandising techniques. One is to increase foot fall, the other is to increase consent, a kind of foot fall into a political camp.

anyway priority moments is something for nothing so must be a good deal - I have had buckets, sponges, car shampoo and now screenwash all for zero. I dont even need to go out of my way - just when passing the out of town halfords when on my way home from work. Zero cost to me and Halfords/o2 must be paying in some way.

according to Cambridge dictionary - one meaning is:
an advantage:
Having such easy access to some of the best cinema and theatre is one of the perks of living in Sydney.


So o2 priority is an advantage.

daifey

What about Orange Wednesdays then, how comes not everybody can take … What about Orange Wednesdays then, how comes not everybody can take advantage of them?


Yes, they could - you could just get an Orange customer to forward the code.
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