Please note this is a guide and for those seeking further help, please post a question on the Help board here http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Help-Ask-the-comm
I thought it might be useful to have a guide on responding to posts with the 'Ask an agent' and when this is not the answer.
The whole purpose of the forums is to be helpful and resolve issues without unnecessary involvement of agents. This is how users get a speedy service and giffgaff keep their costs down so we can all benefit.
Firstly for less experienced members it is better to wait until more experienced members have had a chance to respond as they may have an answer avoiding the need to contact an agent or seek further information from OP. The OP can then be confused by the conflicting advice (not helpful) or even waste time by asking an agent who will refer them back to the community (not helpful).
When it's account related (seemingly unexplained loss of credit) then try to check if they have a live goodybag etc that could explain the issue. Always worth checking the Notice Board to see if there are known issues with further advice on what to do,
When you know that the issue can only be resolved by an agent then explain why and how to contact an agent (helpful). It's bad manners and unhelpful to just respond 'Ask an agent'.
Common problems that cannot be resolved by an agent:
Common problems that can be resolved without asking an agent.
I need help big time, im getting realy frustrated now, I bought a goodybag 2 weeks ago, they said id recieve it on the 14th when my old goodybag expired, its now 21 hours and 26 minutes in and I have recieved nothing, I realy need my calls and texts and dont want to be told theres nothing I can do and that ive just wasted £20 on nothing.
From the sounds of it you bought a goodybag that queued because you already had a live one. Your current one will expire later tonight and the new one should kick in around about midnight. You can dial *100*7# - to give you the amount of minutes, so zero now but loads when the new goodybag has gone live (which should be soon so don't despair). No need to contact an agent by the way.
I am on the giffgaff Network, I hv an iPhone 4s but is it possible to play YouTube videos on your network without being connected up to a wi-fi server?
Yes that is possible but maybe you need these settings. http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-To
in future it is better create a new message in the Help section and then you will get instant support.