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emmajeeves
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Registered: ‎10-08-2012

How long does it take for a sim to activate?

Says half hour for the sim card to be activated (its a new one) and over 2 hours later im still sitting here with an inactive sim card?! How long does it actually take? The money was taken straight away but havent recieved an email or anything

rhort
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Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

The processes of activation and/or porting can take as little as half an hour, but at busy times, or whilst there are any network issues, it could take as long as 24 hours. You'll know when it's completed as you'll be able to see your balance and your phone number on your 'My GiffGaff' page, and from then on, you should be able to use your handset as normal.

If you find it takes any longer than 24 hours for everything to be complete, then it's possible there has been a problem, so you should then contact an agent at http://giffgaff.com/rightnow/ask who should come back to you within a further 24 hours, and if you find that's taking too long, try contacting an Educator: http://bit.ly/giffgaffcontacts

There's a more complete guide to activation at http://bit.ly/giffgaffactivate
harry58
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Registered: ‎02-01-2012

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

it can take up two 24 hrs

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theloveablegiffgaffer
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Registered: ‎21-05-2012

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

can take up to 24 hours.
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ryan_damon
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Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

Up to 24 hours hang in there
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emmajeeves
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Registered: ‎10-08-2012

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

Thank you. 24 hours is a bit of a joke though.
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andi21
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Registered: ‎25-12-2011

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

yea long, but da norm go thru straight away
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breslev1
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Registered: ‎09-08-2012

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

I have topped up yesterday a new sim card more then 18 hours and still not active
sam1128
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Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

Sim activations :


Sim activations can take upto 24 hours to complete but yes mostly they go though instantly or within 30 minutes !

If possible please take your sim out now and put back after couple of minutes  later so  that it can look for fresh signal that's will make process quicker !

Thanks !
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andi21
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Registered: ‎25-12-2011

Re: How long does it take for a sim to activate?

breslev mate give it 24 dem message an agent if ya ant hook up
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