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Allow goodybags to recur from credit

By: ski_31 | 25-04-2014 19:50

Hi all :smileyvery-happy:


I did some searching to see if this idea has been submitted before and I couldn't find anything. Please forgive me if my searching wasn't thorough enough and there has been this idea before.


The idea


 The recurring goodybag feature is great because it gives people a feeling that you would have with a contract - without the boundaries. However, you can only recur a goodybag from a credit/debit card and I (and I'm sure many others) think that it's time to allow goodybags to recur from airtime credit.




This shouldn't be hard to implement is there anything that I have missed that makes this not possible?



Here are some benefits of this idea being implemented:

  • Some people (like myself) will never use a credit/debit card on giffgaff for different reasons and to have the possibility of having a goodybag recur from airtime credit will make the usage of goodybag bundles so much easier.
  • People will get a real good feeling of being able to directly use their payback points that they worked hard to earn over the course of the 6 month period as money for goodybags.
  • It will save people the trouble of logging into their giffgaff account monthly just to activate a goodybag that is the same every time.

Hope you like this idea and if you do please kudos and comment to support. I know that a lot of you don't use airtime credit for goodybags but this is honestly something that is missing from giffgaff and really needs to be implemented.





Sami :smileyhappy:


Edit: Including one of  my comments below in the idea post because I think it is a valid thing to put in:



Not really @hasan249 the recurring goodybag feature is great many people use it and it is of course optional :smileyhappy:


If goodybags can be recurred from credit/debit card payment then they should be able to be recurred from airtime credit, I am honestly quite surprised that this is not a possibility at the moment and if there is a valid reason why this cannot happen then I would like to be educated about it :smileyhappy:


Of course if there is not enough credit left to purchase another goodybag in the month that follows then a goodybag won't be purchased, and maybe giffgaff can send a reminder to people to top-up if their balance is low so they can continue to enjoy the bundle in giffgaff goodybags :smileyhappy:



by: xollobru
on: 22-12-2015 20:00


etc etc

To vote for an Idea is more powerful than posting the same Idea again (you can search to see if your Idea is already out there here)

by: s_pat
on: 11-12-2015 14:36

Great idea. Supported.

by: quorlia
on: 02-12-2015 18:05

I would like this because then I could just pay quarterly.

by: katie_harvey
on: 30-11-2015 20:39

I have also thought of this in the past, I understand not everyone / every month will have enough air time credit but to have the option would be good. Or give another pay back option as I cant remember how to use my pay pal account & I dont give to large charities I choose my own local animal charities. 

by: alix81
on: 21-11-2015 19:27

Great idea.

by: janny27
on: 20-11-2015 14:52

I think it's a great idea, I never did quite understand why it would automatically default to collect card payment rather than ask if you to pay from credit.

by: haynes1064
on: 12-11-2015 23:08

An excellent idea. Problems with running out of airtime credit could be solved quite easily, either by doing as has aleady been suggested and sending a reminder message that there is insufficient credit for a goodbag to recur, or by allowing each giffgaffer to set their own limit of how much airtime credit (above the cost of the next goodybag) should trigger the alert. So if someone wants a recurring £5 goodybag, and they want at least £3 in their airtime credit to cover excess data costs or calls to overseas etc, they would set a limit of £8 and when their airtime credit became £8 or less they would get an alert.

If the problem is instead that a system error prevented a recurring goodybag, then that can be solved by alert saying the previous goodybag has expired and a new one has not been activated.

I think this is eminently do-able and I strongly suuport this.

by: happybat
on: 10-11-2015 19:18

This would lead to people expecting it to recur then having no idea it had failed until they had used up all their credit.

by: geo_bandit
on: 01-11-2015 10:52

This would be a great idea. If there is not enough airtime credit this can be set up to recur, and then I could just forget about it totally and just let it run on 'autopilot".

by: navvy
on: 29-10-2015 11:31
If this idea was implemented, people would complain about not getting the free gg-gg.