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Topup via PayPal

By: peter | 19-04-2010 22:55


There was the problem with the topups and it has made me think, why not introduce Topups by PayPal?

What do you think?

Kudos if you like.



by: daveiyf
on: 28-08-2015 10:08

a great idea,,it would be much better,,,,,,,,,,,,gets my vote

by: karenyates
on: 28-08-2015 09:59
I totally agree,if giffgaff are happy to use Paypal to pay you then surely they should be happy to be paid that way.
by: xollobru
on: 28-08-2015 05:05

Like this idea which is being considered by giffgaff?:


Add your support to the original idea!

by: dazoo
on: 19-08-2015 09:42

Did see some where on site that are looking how to do this it said in 2015 hopefully sometime

by: redisblue
on: 18-08-2015 19:54
This has been discussed many a time and giffgaff seem a little unsure - my concern would be the charge made payable to the customer for the service as paypal charge you.
by: notxn85
on: 18-08-2015 18:36

This idea was suggested in 2012 https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Archive-Ideas/Easier-Ways-to-Top-Up/idi-p/4927018

I have suggested it a couple of times before.

Other people have suggested it.

Giffgaff said they were considering it in May, so I suppose it does take a time to investigate costings / volumes etc. .... a long time.

by: notxn85
on: 18-08-2015 18:35

Surely the comments about the extra cost are red herrings, only when one pays using paypal should one incurr an extra cost. Paying by credit / debit card would stay as it is. It would be the choice of the member which payment method to use, the cost would not be spread across other members.

I shall re-iterate one of the major advantages, to me, of allowing paypal.

 I use Giffgaff, I don't make many phone calls so I only have my giffgaff number even though I am abroad most of the time.

I have both UK and foreign bank accounts. My UK bank account is registered to a foreign address. I can not top up because the method used currently will only allow a UK address. I could use my paypal account to pay, and I could also choose which bank account the payment comes from.

A minor advantage, which may appeal to others, is that when I pay by card I have to have the card with me (or remember which cv code for the registered card), I can remember my paypal log-in details far more easily and I do not have to hunt about in another room for the registered card.

It would be useful if someone loses a card - they could use paypal to top up their phone so they can tell the bank of the loss!

This is a simple idea, it would make giffgaff more flexible, the cost would be born by the paypal user. So far I have seen no comments to make this idea less than excellent.


by: pinkcalculator
on: 18-08-2015 15:17

I did hear of the words paypal coming at the last open day but I think ythat was more for phones and its not even happened for that  

by: premierphotosuk
on: 18-08-2015 07:42

As you seem to know it has been suggested, so to all new members please show your further support here https://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/11124

by: talisker35
on: 17-08-2015 22:59

As you know this is an already existing idea : https://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/11124 giffgaff have already updated the status to show that they are considering this idea. Im sure you appreciate that this can take some time to investigate costings / volumes etc. Please feel free to lend your support to the original idea to show that it is something that you support. If you have voted already then you can post a comment asking for any updates that may be available from the giffgaff team.