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om2
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Registered: ‎04-03-2011

How long does it take to activate my SIM?

I need to activate my SIM and start transfer of my existing number on the 27th (that's a Sunday... so I'll have to do 28th)

 

WHEN should I activate the SIM?

Is it instantaneous?

Can I then imemdiately start the transfer of my existing number?

 

Thanks

 

 

Omar

johnnylager
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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

activation can take up to 24 hours.

 

When you transfer your number you have to give at least 2 days notice, not including weekends. so if you want to port on the monday you should put in the request any time before the preceding wednesday and specify the 28th

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mary_r_t
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Registered: ‎24-01-2010

Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

Your sim should take less than 30 mins to activate although it can take up to 24hours in extreme cases.

 

The activation back end is offline between 10pm and around 6am so you could do it now and wait for it to go online in the morning.

 

You can submit your PAC to giffgaff for your port as soon as your sim is active (with what will be a temporary phone number) but it will take giffgaff 2 working days to procecss your port. Once you submit your PAC giffgaff will send you a confirmation email with your port date.

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aphex
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Registered: ‎23-11-2010

Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

I would activate now and port at the beginning of next week.
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nathan6
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Registered: ‎10-07-2010

Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

Yeah I agree best to activate now and port next week :smileyhappy:

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carlos292
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Registered: ‎17-12-2010

Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

It can take up to 24 hours for a sim to fully activate , usually it only takes a few hours but there has been a few issues in the past , I suggest give it 24 hours and if not happening get in touch with an agent to see if they can get it sorted asap , hope this helps
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jslaterb
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Registered: ‎09-03-2011

Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

Mine took about 8 hours to activate.
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Re: How long does it take to activate my SIM?

And you get to choose when you want giffgaff to port your number in, as long as you give two days' notice.
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