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Can I swap my gift gaff sim in an android to an iPhone?

Started by: beans4
On: 08/08/2016 | 13:14
Replies: 8

by: beans4
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:14
We are using a gift gaff sim in an android mobile at the moment. Tomorrow we're getting an iPhone. Can we just swap the sim over? Thank you.
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by: lynda1962
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:15
@beans4, hi there, yes you can if it fits use that if not you can order a sim and do a sim swap you will keep your number and goodybags etc.
giffgaff sims are 3in1 will fit most phones just pop out the bit you need.

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by: 4128334
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:16
Yes you can, with no problem.
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by: bigjohnhall
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:17
Hi, yes if its the same size sim. If not you will need to get a new sim from
(if your buying the phone from giffgaff a sim will be supplied with it to use)
then do a sim swap at
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by: antonio75
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:18
Hi....yes of course if the sim fits.
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by: alggff
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:18
Absolutely. You can switch sim any time you want.
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by: mysticalmianderer
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:18

yes just put sim in.


if sim gets damaged or need different size click here.


number will remain and credit etc

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You will get an extra £5 credit when activating a sim from an existing giffgaff member so you will have £15 not £10
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by: mcilwraith
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:19

no problem @beans4 you might have to sync the iphone in itunes with the giffgaff sim in though

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by: terencedaly
on: 08/08/2016 | 13:24

Hi @beans4


Yes of course you can providing the sim card is the corrct size.


If the sim card is not the correct size you will need to do a SIM SWAP you will need a spare sim to do this.


SIM Swap allows you to transfer your giffgaff number to a brand new SIM card including existing goodybags/gigabags and airtime credit.



To perform a SIM Swap:


  • Back-up any contacts, texts and other data saved on your current SIM to your phone memory or PC, as this cannot be transferred through SIM Swap.
  • Go to the Replace your SIM section of My giffgaff and click on 'Activate your SIM'.

If you have an active PAC code on your account then the link above will not work for you. Instead follow this link to perform a SIM swap and proceed from point 3.


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  • Enter the 6 digit activation code of the new SIM card, and click 'Continue'.


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  • This is where SIM Swap starts. It will ask you to confirm that you want to swap SIMs. (You'll need to double check the SIM Serial Numbers (SSN) to confirm you've logged into the correct account.)


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  • After choosing "Yes, I want to replace my SIM" then "Yes, I'm sure", your old SIM will be deactivated and activation of the new SIM will begin. This may take anything from a few minutes to 24 hours - the 'norm' is around 30 minutes.


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  • Once you have pressed 'Yes I'm sure' click the button to take you back to My giffgaff where your dashboard will look like this. Once the SIM is activated your goodybag/gigabag and airtime credit will show.


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  • Put the new SIM into your device. Turn the device OFF/ON at 30 minute intervals until you get a signal and the SIM starts working.


  • You have completed SIM Swap! Enjoy.
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