If the "problem" with your previous account was only that you did not use it for 6 months ... then I'm sure others have found that it's possible to revive such an account by activating a new sim on the account. However, if giffgaff has intentionally closed your account that may not be possible.
So, first, check to see if you can still log in to the old account. You may need to do a lost password reset if you don't remember the password you last used on the account, in which case:
If you can now long in to the old account:
I asked the same question Shabaz. But it is not possible I am afraid. 😔😔😔
You can register a new sim to a new account, but it will not be possible to transfer your goodybags or credit to it.
If you also need to keep your phone number, you will need to do that by an indirectprocess which will take several working days:
as the new platform can be customised to giffgaffs needs can the member name change be implemented in full for new a existing members in the new platform?
It's a really good question, and it'll definitely be a step towards it, but it's not the only thing that needs to be in place for that to happen from what I remember. Member names are shared both across the community platform and the main site, so development needs to be done on both before this feature can be implemented fully. However, moving to a community platform we can fully customise ourselves makes it a lot closer to reality than it was before, yes