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[RESOLVED] giffgaff transactional services unavailable & my giffgaff app login - 19 May 19 (update)

Started by: dez_d
On: 19/05/2019 | 19:30
Replies: 41

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by: dez_d
community giff-staffer

on: 21/05/2019 | 10:15

Most Recent Update

10:05 - 21st of May 2019


Hello folks,


We have been monitoring this situation very closely and we are happy to let you know that this issue is now fully resolved and the fault identified and a fix implemented.


Should you have an individual case and you think it could be related to this then please post it in our help section and our community members with help you resolve it and give you the best advice.

To create a help request to discuss then click this link -


Best regards


giffgaff Educator

Message 31 of 42
by: jazz51uk
on: 21/05/2019 | 10:37
can not log in to app on my windows lumia 650 phone
Message 32 of 42
by: 2006oltion
on: 21/05/2019 | 12:53

Hi. Sorry but does this means my situation it’s solved as my number still not working?. 


Message 33 of 42
by: keithr71
on: 21/05/2019 | 17:12

The app still doesn't work. I've tried clearing the cache, deleting all data, uninstalling it and reinstalling. It didn't solve the problem. 

Message 34 of 42
by: lillias271
on: 21/05/2019 | 23:59

I'm still getting the "Request failed : Forbidden (403) " message on my iphone app. I've uninstalled and installed the app again many times and still the same error message. It's almost two months now, when can we get a proper fix to this please?

Message 35 of 42
by: harrrrrry
on: 22/05/2019 | 06:24



my number still not working?.

The app is not needed to have a working phone number, so if your number isn't working it's unlikely to be the fault of the app. Anything that the app can do can also be done via a browser.


I see you've already posted a Help request for that at which is the best place to get help and I'd suggest you continue to resolve the problem there because the members already in that thread have more experience at solving giffgaff problems than the rest of the world put together.


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Message 36 of 42
by: surin10
on: 24/05/2019 | 15:12
I am still unable to activate a new sim card. When I enter the card details for payment there is an error.
Message 37 of 42
by: harrrrrry
on: 24/05/2019 | 18:36



Card payments are likely to fail if you try to make the payment using the unactivated sim, if the card is enrolled in Verified by Visa or its equivalent for other card processors. This is because the verification server is not reachable from a sim without credit.


There's no need for the sim to be in a phone when you activate it, so if verification might be the problem, then try to activate the sim using a desktop computer or a phone that already has full internet access.


See also which provides a bit more information about this problem.


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Message 38 of 42
by: jaymailsays
on: 26/05/2019 | 22:08 edited: 26/05/2019 | 22:12

To create a help request to discuss your giffgaff app problem @colin_77 then click this link -


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Message 39 of 42
by: h_henna
community giff-staffer

on: 11/06/2019 | 17:30 edited: 11/06/2019 | 18:01

Most Recent Update

17:30 - 11th June 2019


Hi everyone. For those members who had a different experience to normal because of this issue, we’re now going to be sending a few messages to address that experience.


For those members who attempted to buy a goodybag, but had to use credit instead because they weren't able to, we’ll be reimbursing them directly to their credit balance.


For members who tried to buy credit, and ended up with multiple top ups, we’re inviting them to talk to the agent team if they would like to have it reimbursed to their card. We’re not doing a blanket reimbursement in that case because we know some people would prefer to keep it on their account to use in future.


In either case, these members will get a text message directly to their giffgaff phone to let them know in more detail what’s directly relevant to them.



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