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Postponing the activation of the sim

Started by: cinzia7
On: 26/01/2018 | 14:55
Replies: 7

by: cinzia7
on: 26/01/2018 | 14:55

Hi, I received a GiffGaff's SIM few days ago, but I'm going to use it in a couple of months. Do I have to activate now the sim or can I activate it after a couple of months? Does the sim expire? If yes, after how long does the sim expire?

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by: themzbiker
on: 26/01/2018 | 14:58

Activate sim card when you need it @cinzia7 don't have to activate it now 

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by: solid247
on: 26/01/2018 | 15:02
sims remain active as the number is not allocated to the sim until activation
Get a free Giffgaff Sim
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by: cinzia7
on: 26/01/2018 | 15:03
Ok thanks! So, isn't there a limited time to activate it?
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by: alexandra_mg
community giff-staffer

on: 26/01/2018 | 15:43
Hi there @cinzia7,

I just wanted to let you know that I have moved your thread into our super Help section, so that our fantastic members can pop along and assist you.

Hi there folks!

I am currently out of the Office on Maternity Leave, if you need a hand with anything community related, please reach out to one of our fantastic fellow Educators for further assistance. For general help, please reach out to the fab community over in Help & Support.

See you soon!


giffgaff Educator | WFH Team
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by: discoandrew
on: 26/01/2018 | 15:49

Hi there


Awesome to hear that you want to join Giffgaff.  No worries @cinzia7, there's no expiry date on an unactivated Giffgaff SIM card, therefore you can activate your new Giffgaff SIM at a time that's right for you.  There's no rush, just when you are ready Smiley Happy.  When you do activate your SIM card, a purchase is required


Guide - Activating Your Giffgaff SIM card


Minimum payment activation amount



If activating by topping up credit only, the minimum payment is £10.

If activating a SIM by the direct purchase of a goodybag / gigabag with a debit / credit card, there are two different minimum payments.


A) For a "referral" SIM, the minimum payment is £10. Referral SIMs (with £5 free credit bonus) are received from an existing member's "spread giffgaff" page, forum banner or other personalised link.
B) For a "free" SIM, the minimum payment is £5. Free SIMs are ordered from the giffgaff main page. Please note that free SIMs do not have a credit bonus.
For further information regarding joining Giffgaff and what to do, please click HERE for further details.

 Thank you.

discoandrew is inviting you to join Giffgaff and take advantage of their great value SIM Only Deals.

Order a free Giffgaff SIM through My Referral Link (click or tap here) and you'll also receive £ 5.00 FREE WELCOME CREDIT within 24 hours of SIM card activation. Thank you.

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