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Do sim cards expire?

Started by: babazub
On: 26/10/2013 | 11:12
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by: babazub
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:12
If a sim has not been used for a while does it get de-activated?
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by: lnb1996
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:19

Hi Babzub,  if you mean a previous activated card, then in order to keep your SIM / account active, you need to do at least one of the following every 6 months...

Make a least one call, text or MMS to another number.
**N.B.** Calls to the emergency services (999/ & 112) and texts or calls to giffgaff services (2020, 43430 etc) do not count.
Make at least one connection to the internet.
Receive at least 4 calls lasting more than 10 seconds.
Make a least one credit top-up or goodybag purchase.
Receive Payback points for recruiting new members or helping in the community.

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by: babazub
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:13
Oh sorry, also should have asked, if they get incoming things like texts, does that keep them active?
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by: dalan
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:13
Hi
Not anymore. As long as its never been activated.
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by: dalan
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:16
Hi,
You need to make a call or send a text at least once in 6 months to keep your sim active.
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by: lnb1996
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:19

Hi Babzub,  if you mean a previous activated card, then in order to keep your SIM / account active, you need to do at least one of the following every 6 months...

Make a least one call, text or MMS to another number.
**N.B.** Calls to the emergency services (999/ & 112) and texts or calls to giffgaff services (2020, 43430 etc) do not count.
Make at least one connection to the internet.
Receive at least 4 calls lasting more than 10 seconds.
Make a least one credit top-up or goodybag purchase.
Receive Payback points for recruiting new members or helping in the community.

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by: pwcho
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:32

You need to make a call or send a text at least once in 6 months to keep your sim active. Or earn some payback point will also keep it active

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by: giffgaff_vinnie
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:49

All I can add is what has been said really. Yes if activated then you need to use a least once every 6 months to keep it going. But if NOT activated then no it will not run out.

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by: andysilvester
on: 26/10/2013 | 11:58

As far as I recall, that doesn't happen providing its been used to send txt/make a call within last 6 months

Andy Silvester
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by: babazub
on: 09/11/2013 | 10:43
What about activity to gain the GG points?
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by: babazub
on: 09/11/2013 | 10:46
I mean does the sim need to be used every 6 months, to get the GG points added on as credit?
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