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Apple Sim - iPad Mini 3, iPad air 2 and WIFI Calling - giffgaff an option?

By: diwatty | 31-10-2014 14:15

So it has been annouced the new iPads which have come from the valley which have cellular capabilites will have a new sim which is pre-installed allowing you:

" The flexibility to choose from a variety of short and long term cellular data plans from select carriers, right from your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3."

 

Now currently in the UK, EE is the only partner Apple has which is working with it so far. 

 

And now that giffgaff is recoginised i think its time giffgaff starts talking to Apple to bring these devices to the best mobile network in the UK.

 

That brings me on to my next point WIFI calling, Would it be possible for giffgaff to work with Apple to bring this to our network? WIFI calling only currently works on (you guessed it) EE. If we could get this working on our network this would be a huge leap forward in the Apple world and could make us a game changer in the UK Mobile Carrier market for Apple Devices. 

 

Comments

by: ungourin
on: 11-05-2016 23:34

use facetime or whats app then ?

by: premierphotosuk
on: 11-05-2016 12:56

It's something o2 and 3 already do, they then run it through any wifi, and it will use you're goody bag or credit minutes via the said app. I think it would make sense if giffgaff could adopt this as I have had to use mine on 3 in the past..

if you're not referring to my info above, then to make voip calls you need as others have suggested above, like viber, Skype ect.

If you can clarify what you're wanting from you're Idea. Thanks.

Edited
by: mij_sky
on: 11-05-2016 10:40

Use an app 

by: donnie
on: 10-05-2016 19:28

This is available if you install an app to make voip calls so I don't think its a priority for giffgaff or even on their radar.

by: pixel_rainbow
on: 10-05-2016 10:44

You could do this through apps such as Viber and Whatsapp, they all use WiFi, or mobile data. 

by: foolish
on: 24-03-2016 20:00

I'm sure there are some apps available that can give you that function without giffgaff needing too.

by: ironsgooey
on: 15-10-2015 20:43

Other commentators - please note that asking for the development of 3rd party app like O2 TU Go is fundamentally different from supporting built in wifi calling feature on iPhone / Blackberry / Windows phone. I wouldn't recommend "Adding your support to the original idea" because original idea of giffgaff providing and maintaining yet another 3rd party app that duplicates the functionality of existing top grossing apps from app store is for obvious reasons a non starter.

Lending your support for native wifi calling feature idea however has more merit.

by: xollobru
on: 24-09-2015 20:45

Like this idea posted by you?

http://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/16245332/tu-go

by: xollobru
on: 24-09-2015 19:31

This was giffgaff's response to the original idea for WiFi calling:

Status: Under Consideration

19th May 2015 - Good Afternoon folks, this idea is currently on the backburner. It's something we love the concept of, but with how saturated the market is with Whatsapp Calls, Skype, Viber and others, we can't see the argument for supporting the resources it would take to create and maintain this feature. We'd need a strong case that people would use giffgaff's feature over the popular apps like Skype, Facetime and Whatsapp. 

Adding your support to the original idea to try and persuade gg to re-consider  will be more effective than posting yet another duplicate!:

http://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/9525810

and/or:

http://labs.giffgaff.com/browse?sc=Wifi+calling&yt0=

http://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/16140477

http://labs.giffgaff.com/browse?sc=Tu+go&yt0=

 

 

 

 

 

by: archierhodes
on: 24-09-2015 18:10

O2 mobile hotspot? ????