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Started by: talos7
On: 18/02/2019 | 12:56
Replies: 12
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by: talos7
on: 18/02/2019 | 12:56

Hi,

Next month I'll travel to paris for 4 days and I got a new sim (didn't activat yet).

I just want to use it there what should I do to activat it right?

What kind of plan will be enough, and I need to cancel it when i'm leaving or the plan are per use and it will and automatically when I finish all the call/text/data? 

I'm asking cause im not sure if it will charge me every month after.....

Thanks Smiley Happy.

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by: danhamman
on: 18/02/2019 | 12:57

@talos7 wrote:

Hi,

Next month I'll travel to paris for 4 days and I got a new sim (didn't activat yet).

I just want to use it there what should I do to activat it right?

What kind of plan will be enough, and I need to cancel it when i'm leaving or the plan are per use and it will and automatically when I finish all the call/text/data? 

I'm asking cause im not sure if it will charge me every month after.....

Thanks Smiley Happy.

I'm wondering if giffgaff is the correct option for you.

 

If only using it in France, then might be wiser to get a French SIM?

.:.
Message 2 of 13
by: mrjeeves
on: 18/02/2019 | 12:58
Hi @talos7

You'll need to activate it before you leave for Paris.

You can either buy a goodybag (an allowance for 1 month) or some Airtime Credit.

Depending on usage, goodybags are often cheaper overall compared to credit.

Goodybags do not recur to the next month unless you specifically tell them to and your SIM will be deactivated after 6 months without usage.

If you still need help, feel free to reply to my message and mention me @mrjeeves

Thanks,
David
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Message 3 of 13
by: flaxvert
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:01

Activate the SIM at least 24 hours before you go, that will give it time to fully activate and we can address any issues that may arise.

 

You can use any of the goodybags over there to call and text other UK mobiles, you can also use your data allowance. 

 

Ensure you select not to recur your goodybag. Or, simply remove your payment details, which will also cancel further goodybags. From here https://giffgaff.com/profile/payment-details

 

Here are the goodybags to choose from, if you run out of allowance you can start a new goodybag right away. https://giffgaff.com/buy

 

 

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Message 4 of 13
by: talos7
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:02
I'm traveling alot in EU so this is the best option I'v heard about, Don't realy know about others...
Message 5 of 13
by: danhamman
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:03

@talos7 wrote:

I'm traveling alot in EU so this is the best option I'v heard about, Don't realy know about others...

You can only use the goodybag for 60 days in any 4 month period, so depends how long you're travelling for.

.:.
Message 6 of 13
by: talos7
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:10
Ok so the goodybag is what I need, About "your SIM will be deactivated after 6 months without usage", Let say the sim deactivated can I reactivate it again in the future?
Thanks.
Message 7 of 13
by: danhamman
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:11

@talos7 wrote:

Ok so the goodybag is what I need, About "your SIM will be deactivated after 6 months without usage", Let say the sim deactivated can I reactivate it again in the future?
Thanks.

No, you would need a new SIM and phone number if that were to occur.

.:.
Message 8 of 13
by: talos7
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:13
Thank you very much for the details answer Smiley Happy.
Message 9 of 13
by: flaxvert
on: 18/02/2019 | 13:17

@talos7 To keep your SIM active, all you have to do is one or more of the following once every 6 months:

 

  • a) make at least one call, SMS or MMS to another number (not including calls to emergency services or Member Services);
  • b) make at least one connection to the Internet;
  • c) make at least one airtime credit or Bundle purchase
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