Voicemail number change and lots of other updates

Voicemail number change and lots of other updates

by vincent on ‎07-07-2010 12:33 - last edited on ‎22-11-2012 16:19 by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg

Hi all,

 

This will be a blog with lots of different little updates, so something for everyone I hope.

 

As most of you are aware our voicemail number is going to change from 111 to 443. At the moment you can use both 111 and 443 (this has been possible for a while now) but soon we will actually turn 111 off.

 

So please be aware that from the 12th of July 111 will no longer be accessible as a voicemail number.

 

The government in its infinite wisdom has decided that they will use 111 as a number for non-emergency healthcare services. The voicemail number 443, which coincidently spells 'gif' has been chosen by the community as our new number in a discussion we opened a while ago. So there you go, a shiny new number chosen by you.

 

Should you want to program the new voicemail number as a hotkey, then please note that the first 4 numbers on your sim are already pre-programmed, so you will have to program your handset to speed dial 443 from number 5 onwards. Each handset does this differently, so you will have to check your manual on how to do that.

 

All new sims we send out will of course have 443 pre-programmed on the number 1 hotkey.

 

The second announcement is the fact that you can now access a mobile version of our forums.

 

This was a much requested feature which is now live. So please enjoy giffgaff on your mobile. The link is the same as always, it's just that the default page it opens is now optimised for mobile browsing, although the full version is still available should you prefer that.

 

As we're talking about much requested features, I'm pleased to announce you can now also activate your sim by buying an unlimited internet goodybag. So you no longer need to activate your sim by buying a top up and then using that credit to buy a goodybag (still possible of course), but you can simply activate by buying an unlimited internet goodybag straight away.

 

You are also now able to remove your stored credit card details. This was previously not possible but this has now been updated.

 

The new data pricing for roaming in the EU has also gone live which means making calls remains at 35p, receiving calls goes from 18p to 15p, and sending texts goes from 11p to 10p.

 

So there we go, lots of little updates which I hope will please everyone.

 

As always, any feedback is greatly appreciated and have fun with giffgaff.

 

Cheers,

 

Vincent

Comments
by jack17938 on ‎07-07-2010 12:36

That is all fantastic news...

by mary_r_t on ‎07-07-2010 12:37

Cheers Vincent. Fantastic news about mobile forums - I've been waiting for that one!

by jack17938 on ‎07-07-2010 12:38

Can I ask what is the address for the WAP friendly version of the forums?

by tobyriding on ‎07-07-2010 12:42

http://community.giffgaff.com - and it looks well swishy on my iPhone, well done chaps & chapesses!

 

 

by tobyriding on ‎07-07-2010 12:48
Oh I'm loving this, it was such a pain posting before from the iPhone but this is a winner! It also means that I will be bothered to reply when I'm on the park and ride bus or in the pub, or worse ;-)
by danielscott on ‎07-07-2010 12:49

One important update there-The Voicemail number

 

But instead of the rest of those unimportant updates how about an update on when giff gaff plans to implement the most important item which is turning off balance pop ups.

 

Now the voicemail is sorted this should go to the top of the list. 

by cgf on ‎07-07-2010 12:59

Should you want to program the new voicemail number as a hotkey, then please note that the first 4 numbers on your sim are already pre-programmed, so you will have to program your handset to speed dial 443 from number 5 onwards. Each handset does this differently, so you will have to check your manual on how to do that.

 

I can set my speed dials to any number I choose. But I couldnt edit the sim contact 111 so I set up a new contact in my phone with number 443. Then set speed dial 1 to that contact. But I have debranded my phone, a sony erricson. Maybe useful to some :smileyhappy:

by vincent on ‎07-07-2010 13:00

 


tobyriding wrote:

 

Oh I'm loving this, it was such a pain posting before from the iPhone but this is a winner! It also means that I will be bothered to reply when I'm on the park and ride bus or in the pub, or worse ;-)


Also note this bit: Posted From Apple iPhone

 

Whoohoo! Was hoping that would work. Which would be funny if someone posts from an iPad. Oh how we laughed.... (evil smiley)

 


danielscott wrote:

 

One important update there-The Voicemail number

 

But instead of the rest of those unimportant updates how about an update on when giff gaff plans to implement the most important item which is turning off balance pop ups.

 

Now the voicemail is sorted this should go to the top of the list.


Oi oi! Unimportant updates.... What are you trying to do daniel, trample on my heart? :smileywink: The mobile version of the forum has been a massive pain and I for one am proud it's live :smileyhappy:

 

As for the balance pop ups, you'll be pleased to know this is going into test next week. Which means we will have some sort of functionality to turn it on or off by the beginning of the next Month.

 

Cheers,

 

Vincent

by tobyriding on ‎07-07-2010 13:08

Oh that's reeeealy smart vincent, haha!!

 

 Posted From Apple iPad

 

 

 

I'm JOKING, I just c&p'ed then edited it don't have heart failure!! ;-)

by simon69c motivator on ‎07-07-2010 13:23

 


vincent wrote:

The new data pricing for roaming in the EU has also gone live


When I read that I thought you might have meant that data roaming was now possible, but from looking at the prices page I'm guessing that was just supposed to read "The new pricing for roaming..."?  Any news on when data roaming might actually be possible and what the prices might be?

 

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