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On: 12/07/2019 | 16:04
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by: pawdud
on: 12/07/2019 | 16:04

Hi,

 

I am going abroad. I'd like to know please if I can order a replacement sim card before I even go abroad, just in case I loos the phone. Is it possible?

 

thanks,

Pawel

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by: sheppola
on: 12/07/2019 | 16:09

@pawdud 

@pawdudwrote:

Hi,

 

I am going abroad. I'd like to know please if I can order a replacement sim card before I even go abroad, just in case I loos the phone. Is it possible?

 

thanks,

Pawel

Just order another free Sim but if you can't wait or want to be sure it doesn't get lost in the post buy one for under a pound and then you can use it for a,"Sim Swap" should you need to.See below,

 

I always take Spare unsued GiffGaff Sim card with me when I work abroad in the EU Smiley Happy

 

 

giff-gaff-sim-card-10.jpg

 

 

 

 


buy one for less than a pound at B&M/Poundshop/Tesco/Argos/Iceland/Heron Foods and even my Corner shop sells them now and do a,"Sim Swap".Do NOT activate the New Sim e.g put any money on it as a Blank unused Sim is needed for a Sim swap and the Sim-Swap process will activate the new Sim.

A lot of these shops are open Sundays until 4pm and 8pm weekdays(Heron Foods open until 5pm Sundays)

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

and here's an easy to follow video,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1QoXIl6xEM

 

you can only do a SIM swap between 4.30am and 9.30pm and it can be like when you first join GiffGaff e.g shut the phone down for a few mins and or keep restarting the phone over a few hours after the Sim Swap.

 

This will transfer your number and allowances across.

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by: gizmo420
on: 12/07/2019 | 16:06 edited: 12/07/2019 | 16:07

@pawdud

Hi Order a new sims here https://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm

 

Giffgaff sims are posted out 1st Class, so should arrive within 1-3 working days by post, When it arrives or you get a new sim / you are ready to change after a sim lose, do a SIM swap to keep your old sims number, The SIM Swap can be performed any time between 4.30am and 9.30pm

 

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/Wh​​at-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

 

You will then keep your current number, credits and/or goodybag. The swap should take no more than 30 minutes but can take up to 24 hours

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: natty88
on: 12/07/2019 | 16:08

@pawdud  order one here 

 

http://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm 

 

Or buy one in likes of pound land Tesco asda Sainsbury Argos Iceland herons foods Co up pound stretchers or Mc colls from around 75p

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: sheppola
on: 12/07/2019 | 16:09

@pawdud 

@pawdudwrote:

Hi,

 

I am going abroad. I'd like to know please if I can order a replacement sim card before I even go abroad, just in case I loos the phone. Is it possible?

 

thanks,

Pawel

Just order another free Sim but if you can't wait or want to be sure it doesn't get lost in the post buy one for under a pound and then you can use it for a,"Sim Swap" should you need to.See below,

 

I always take Spare unsued GiffGaff Sim card with me when I work abroad in the EU Smiley Happy

 

 

giff-gaff-sim-card-10.jpg

 

 

 

 


buy one for less than a pound at B&M/Poundshop/Tesco/Argos/Iceland/Heron Foods and even my Corner shop sells them now and do a,"Sim Swap".Do NOT activate the New Sim e.g put any money on it as a Blank unused Sim is needed for a Sim swap and the Sim-Swap process will activate the new Sim.

A lot of these shops are open Sundays until 4pm and 8pm weekdays(Heron Foods open until 5pm Sundays)

 

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

and here's an easy to follow video,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1QoXIl6xEM

 

you can only do a SIM swap between 4.30am and 9.30pm and it can be like when you first join GiffGaff e.g shut the phone down for a few mins and or keep restarting the phone over a few hours after the Sim Swap.

 

This will transfer your number and allowances across.

If forum posts help please click the Kudos Button and or,"Best Answer"
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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