This will be a blog with lots of different little updates, so something for everyone I hope.
As most of you are aware our voicemail number is going to change from 111 to 443. At the moment you can use both 111 and 443 (this has been possible for a while now) but soon we will actually turn 111 off.
So please be aware that from the 12th of July 111 will no longer be accessible as a voicemail number.
The government in its infinite wisdom has decided that they will use 111 as a number for non-emergency healthcare services. The voicemail number 443, which coincidently spells 'gif' has been chosen by the community as our new number in a discussion we opened a while ago. So there you go, a shiny new number chosen by you.
Should you want to program the new voicemail number as a hotkey, then please note that the first 4 numbers on your sim are already pre-programmed, so you will have to program your handset to speed dial 443 from number 5 onwards. Each handset does this differently, so you will have to check your manual on how to do that.
All new sims we send out will of course have 443 pre-programmed on the number 1 hotkey.
The second announcement is the fact that you can now access a mobile version of our forums.
This was a much requested feature which is now live. So please enjoy giffgaff on your mobile. The link is the same as always, it's just that the default page it opens is now optimised for mobile browsing, although the full version is still available should you prefer that.
As we're talking about much requested features, I'm pleased to announce you can now also activate your sim by buying an unlimited internet goodybag. So you no longer need to activate your sim by buying a top up and then using that credit to buy a goodybag (still possible of course), but you can simply activate by buying an unlimited internet goodybag straight away.
You are also now able to remove your stored credit card details. This was previously not possible but this has now been updated.
The new data pricing for roaming in the EU has also gone live which means making calls remains at 35p, receiving calls goes from 18p to 15p, and sending texts goes from 11p to 10p.
So there we go, lots of little updates which I hope will please everyone.
As always, any feedback is greatly appreciated and have fun with giffgaff.