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New to Giff gaff, so new havent got a sim (yet)!

Started by: richard_x12
On: 09/12/2018 | 10:51
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by: richard_x12
on: 09/12/2018 | 10:51

Im thinking of joining Giff Gaff, as i need a secondary network to use on an on/off basis, where my main network operator (three) has no signal , only 02 and Vodafone in those locations.

A local phone shop has some pre loaded Giff Gaff soms for sale fo £15 with 6GB data, 1,00 minutes and unlimited texts, if i buy one of thes,  is it just a case of popping it in, and off you go??

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by: bobrobinson
on: 09/12/2018 | 11:01

Hiya @richard_x12

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To our amazing network.

Please dont buy those sims.

You can buy one from most supermarkets  pound shops and many other outlets.

For no more than £1

When you get your sim you can activete it with a minimum of £10. when its fully activeted you will recieve a £5 bonus within a couple of days.

If you decide to stay with us you can change your credit for a goodybag. please see the prices below.

https://giffgaff.com/sim-only-plans

All the best Bob

 

 

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by: natty88
on: 09/12/2018 | 11:10

@richard_x12 a very warm ezgif-2-65380fa88e07(1).png

We hope you enjoy your stay with us please have a nose around the many fun filled forums like General and games here's a handy guide to the forum index https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/ForumIndex

 

As for getting a sim make sure phone is unlocked from old network then simply order a sim via here http://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm once have it get a top up voucher even an 02 one then click on activate by voucher here http://giffgaff.com/activate

 

Here's a few other handy links of interest

 

New goody bags that started on the 11th July https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Announcements/Say-hello-to-more-data-on-our-5-amp-7-50-goodybags-a...

 

guide to voicemail Remember it costs 8p per call from top up credit or one minute from goody bags minutes number to call is 443 for giffgaff voicemail services 

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/Your-voicemail/ta-p/3521085#section3  

 

using giffgaff overseas https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Announcements/Take-your-goodybag-on-holiday-with-inclusive-EU-roam...

 

buy goody bags from credit http://bit.ly/kbggbagfromcredit

or call 43430 option two to buy goody bags and follow prompts given to exchange your airtime credit for goody bag 

 

also if your using recurring goody bags switch of here firstly http://giffgaff.com/profile/payment-details  

 

And how to earn payback 

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/Guide-to-Payback-points/ta-p/3521553#section7 

 

I hope these help out 

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by: richard_x12
on: 09/12/2018 | 11:26
[quote]Please dont buy those sims.[/quote]
Whats the issue with the £15 pre loaded sims? there being sold from a small newsagents/shop ( that also sells a few phone bits)
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by: jt_21
on: 09/12/2018 | 11:30

@richard_x12 wrote:

Im thinking of joining Giff Gaff, as i need a secondary network to use on an on/off basis, where my main network operator (three) has no signal , only 02 and Vodafone in those locations.

A local phone shop has some pre loaded Giff Gaff soms for sale fo £15 with 6GB data, 1,00 minutes and unlimited texts, if i buy one of thes,  is it just a case of popping it in, and off you go??

@richard_x12 Don't bother with the local phone shop .... You can order a free sim here http://giffgaff.com/orders/free-sim or pop to the newsagents/supermarket/garage and Poundland/post office/Pound shops and pick one up for £1 or less, then see https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Getting-started/Joining-giffgaff/ta-p/9179750 you'll need an unlocked phone or phone locked to o2 for the sim to work straight away (otherwise need to get the handset unlocked) ignore the part about keeping/transferring number (that's only if you are on another network and wish to port over to giffgaff) you will be given a new giffgaff number, all I will say is that as you are using as 'occasional' back up use, you probably don't want a goodybag every month, there's goodybags or classic pay as you go (just add money and pay the prices as shown here http://giffgaff.com/index/pricing all you need to do is keep the sim active by not leaving it dormant for 6 months, a simple text, call or brief connection to mobile data or top up/goodybag will be enough to keep the sim active and avoid losing your credit or number .  You only need to do ONE small action once every 6 months , see https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Getting-started/What-s-the-best-plan-for-me/ta-p/6573520 about the two tariffs offered by giffgaff. Hope this helps. 

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by: jt_21
on: 09/12/2018 | 11:31 edited: 09/12/2018 | 11:33

@richard_x12 wrote:

[quote]Please dont buy those sims.[/quote]
Whats the issue with the £15 pre loaded sims? there being sold from a small newsagents/shop ( that also sells a few phone bits)

@richard_x12 You said you only wanted to use occasionally on/off it's up to you, 🙂

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by: mcilwraith
on: 09/12/2018 | 12:01 edited: 09/12/2018 | 12:04

a pre laoded sim i only for a month @richard_x12

best just sending for one or better order one from a members banner if you can see it on your device for rewards then you can add credit from £10 which will last till you use it

if you are going to be in an area where you would need a lot of data then you could buy a goodybag from your credit

most of the sims only show what you can get for £15.they are not pre loaded

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by: bacc
on: 09/12/2018 | 12:07
Hiya @richard_x12 the pre loaded sims will have a goodybag on which only lasts for a month. As you are only using it occasionally you will be better off with credit which lasts until used
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by: allan1954
on: 09/12/2018 | 12:11
@richard_x12 a very warm welcome to giffgaff click any banner free £5 credit when you activate the sim card with £10.
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by: joolzian
on: 09/12/2018 | 12:12

If you order from a random members banner and activate with £10 you get £5 bonus credit. Credit can remain indefinately subject to use once every 6 months. Goodybags last one month.

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