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thomasj
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎27-05-2010
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Activate Sim Without Topping Up

Evenin' gaffers!

 

I am not ready to top-up my giffgaff card, but want to activate it, is this possible?

 

Cheers :smileyhappy:

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andy0
Posts: 8,225
Registered: ‎18-10-2009

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

unfortunately not, the first top-up is part of the activation process

 

 

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peeter
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Registered: ‎17-01-2010

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

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No, unfortunately not.

 

Part of the activation process is topping up the SIM with the initial £10.

 

EDIT: andy answered your question while I was typing:smileyhappy:

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thomasj
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎27-05-2010

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

Thanks guys, +1 added :smileyhappy: Can I use the £10 towards a goody bag?

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peeter
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Registered: ‎17-01-2010

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

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Yes, just buy the goodybag from your £10 credit.

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention it's useful to have a little additional credit to cover things like 0845, 0870, picture messages etc. that aren't included in the goodybag.

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jack17938
Posts: 3,645
Registered: ‎16-05-2010
Mobile Phone: Nokia E7

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

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Yes, the £10 you buy can go either way, keep it is credit or use it to buy a £10 goodybag.

 

You may be able to buy a £10 goodybag straight away without needing to go as credit first then purchase the goodybag, but don't take my word for it.

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thomasj
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎27-05-2010

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

I text, I call and I browse, i'll be fine!

 

Leaving you all kudos, thanks!

mr_mitch
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Registered: ‎25-05-2010

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up


jack17938 wrote:

Yes, the £10 you buy can go either way, keep it is credit or use it to buy a £10 goodybag.

 

You may be able to buy a £10 goodybag straight away without needing to go as credit first then purchase the goodybag, but don't take my word for it.


I'm not too sure that's possible, actually?

 

don't think it was when I activated.

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jack17938
Posts: 3,645
Registered: ‎16-05-2010
Mobile Phone: Nokia E7

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

I think it was in my options but I didn't pay that much attention BECAUSE I don't use goodybags. Although, I try to answer any question that comes my way, correctly.....

 

If I am not sure I will admit it......

simon69c
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Registered: ‎26-11-2009

Re: Activate Sim Without Topping Up

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Unfortunately you are unable to purchase a goodybag until your SIM is activated, so initially the only option available is to Buy credit (Buy goodybag and Buy both are greyed out and unselectable).  However as others have said, once your SIM is activated and your balance is correctly showing in My giffgaff you can go back to the Top-up page and select Buy goodybag and then choose to use your existing balance to purchase it.

 

I would echo what peeter said though - it is a good idea to leave an extra (say) £5 as your PAYG balance to cover any MMS, calls to 0870/0845 etc., or any calls you might need to make if you use up all your goodybag minutes for the month.   Remember the next goodybag can only take effect once the previous one has run its full month - you can't replace a goodybag early just because you've used up all the minutes.

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