Says half hour for the sim card to be activated (its a new one) and over 2 hours later im still sitting here with an inactive sim card?! How long does it actually take? The money was taken straight away but havent recieved an email or anything
The processes of activation and/or porting can take as little as half an hour, but at busy times, or whilst there are any network issues, it could take as long as 24 hours. You'll know when it's completed as you'll be able to see your balance and your phone number on your 'My GiffGaff' page, and from then on, you should be able to use your handset as normal.
If you find it takes any longer than 24 hours for everything to be complete, then it's possible there has been a problem, so you should then contact an agent at http://giffgaff.com/rightnow/ask who should come back to you within a further 24 hours, and if you find that's taking too long, try contacting an Educator: http://bit.ly/giffgaffcontacts