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Activate Sim Without Topping Up

Started by: thomasj
On: 14/06/2010 | 20:37
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by: thomasj
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:37

Evenin' gaffers!

 

I am not ready to top-up my giffgaff card, but want to activate it, is this possible?

 

Cheers Smiley Happy

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by: andy0
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:40
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‎21-08-2015 01:01

unfortunately not, the first top-up is part of the activation process

 

 

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by: andy0
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:40
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‎21-08-2015 01:01

unfortunately not, the first top-up is part of the activation process

 

 

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by: peeter
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:40 edited: 14/06/2010 | 20:44

No, unfortunately not.

 

Part of the activation process is topping up the SIM with the initial £10.

 

EDIT: andy answered your question while I was typingSmiley Happy

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by: thomasj
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:46

Thanks guys, +1 added Smiley Happy Can I use the £10 towards a goody bag?

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by: peeter
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:49 edited: 14/06/2010 | 20:52

Yes, just buy the goodybag from your £10 credit.

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention it's useful to have a little additional credit to cover things like 0845, 0870, picture messages etc. that aren't included in the goodybag.

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by: jack17938
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:49

Yes, the £10 you buy can go either way, keep it is credit or use it to buy a £10 goodybag.

 

You may be able to buy a £10 goodybag straight away without needing to go as credit first then purchase the goodybag, but don't take my word for it.

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by: thomasj
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:53

I text, I call and I browse, i'll be fine!

 

Leaving you all kudos, thanks!

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by: mr_mitch
on: 14/06/2010 | 20:58

jack17938 wrote:

Yes, the £10 you buy can go either way, keep it is credit or use it to buy a £10 goodybag.

 

You may be able to buy a £10 goodybag straight away without needing to go as credit first then purchase the goodybag, but don't take my word for it.


I'm not too sure that's possible, actually?

 

don't think it was when I activated.

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by: jack17938
on: 14/06/2010 | 21:56

I think it was in my options but I didn't pay that much attention BECAUSE I don't use goodybags. Although, I try to answer any question that comes my way, correctly.....

 

If I am not sure I will admit it......

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by: simon69c
on: 14/06/2010 | 23:01 edited: 14/06/2010 | 23:03

Unfortunately you are unable to purchase a goodybag until your SIM is activated, so initially the only option available is to Buy credit (Buy goodybag and Buy both are greyed out and unselectable).  However as others have said, once your SIM is activated and your balance is correctly showing in My giffgaff you can go back to the Top-up page and select Buy goodybag and then choose to use your existing balance to purchase it.

 

I would echo what peeter said though - it is a good idea to leave an extra (say) £5 as your PAYG balance to cover any MMS, calls to 0870/0845 etc., or any calls you might need to make if you use up all your goodybag minutes for the month.   Remember the next goodybag can only take effect once the previous one has run its full month - you can't replace a goodybag early just because you've used up all the minutes.

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