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Started by: jasman01
On: 07/01/2019 | 19:21
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by: jasman01
on: 07/01/2019 | 19:21

Hi Giffgaff Community, Texts to family in Australia are being ‘not delivered’. Are international texts barred? What can I do?

 

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by: figment_uk
on: 07/01/2019 | 19:33 edited: 17/03/2019 | 14:19

@jasman01

 

International numbers are not blocked by giffgaff, but there is a setting in your account that does (they are 'on' by default)

https://giffgaff.com/profile/details

 

UK or Australian numbers?

 

UK numbers would use your free to giffgaff, goodybag or airtime credit (in that order)

AUS numbers require airtime credit.

 

If you have the requisite payment method available, try restarting your phone.

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by: natty88
on: 07/01/2019 | 19:27

@jasman01 you need top up credit for international texts price is shown by entering the location in search bar here 

 

http://giffgaff.com/international

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: figment_uk
on: 07/01/2019 | 19:33 edited: 17/03/2019 | 14:19

@jasman01

 

International numbers are not blocked by giffgaff, but there is a setting in your account that does (they are 'on' by default)

https://giffgaff.com/profile/details

 

UK or Australian numbers?

 

UK numbers would use your free to giffgaff, goodybag or airtime credit (in that order)

AUS numbers require airtime credit.

 

If you have the requisite payment method available, try restarting your phone.

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by: dazoo
on: 07/01/2019 | 19:33 edited: 07/01/2019 | 19:34

Hi  @jasman01

 

To call/text out side the uk then will credit to account to connect to the call or if send a text.

Will say the cost to the country on drop down on the country select to the cost to that country >> https://giffgaff.com/international

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: jsmni42
on: 07/01/2019 | 20:08
Thanks natty88 much appreciated
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by: sheppola
on: 07/01/2019 | 20:21

@jasman01

@jasman01 wrote:

Hi Giffgaff Community, Texts to family in Australia are being ‘not delivered’. Are international texts barred? What can I do?

 

For International messaging and calls and even Video Chat WhatsApp is way better,

 

If you get your friends/family/business on an app like,"WhatsApp".


https://www.whatsapp.com


You can use WhatsApp on WiFi and at free WiFi spots as well and contact all around the World


Then you can use the data from your GoodyBag.You can call/send pictures/message and even video chat(watch data usage).It has very few limits for Calls and Texts/Pictures.

Calls on WhatsApp use around 1meg of Data for a 5 min call so even a £5.00 GoodyBag would give you
around 2,500 mins Smiley Very Happy


WhatsApp is more secure than calling and texting the normal way as well.
Since using WhatsApp I barely use normal Calls and Text.

 

HTH Smiley Happy

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by: jsmni42
on: 07/01/2019 | 20:50
Thanks sheppola much appreciated. I'll try WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Thanks
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