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"Don't show this again" option for "Woohoo" notifications

By: silvercentral | 01-08-2015 18:57

There are still requests in the forum on how to switch off the irritating giffgaff to giffgaff "Woohoo! That phone call or text was free!" message.

To do that, users have to go to their profile page and turn off notifications from the phone settings, which may sound complicated to do for someone who's new or not tech-minded.

I was wondering if it wouldn't be easier to have an option to switch these off there and then, as a link from the message itself. As an example, apps can sometimes pop up a notification to prompt for a rating in the AppStore and usually you have a "Don't ask me again" option. Perhaps there could be something similar.

I apologise if there has already been a similar suggestion before.

Update 27/08/15

Hi, thank you for your comments. Sorry I haven't been able to reply before.

My idea is meant mainly to help new or occasional users, who have not become familiar with the settings page. The "Woohoo" message seems to be a peculiarity of our super-firendly network and it seems to be an irritant for many people. I myself got rid of it within two days of joining giffgaff. To do that I had to consult the community database, something that not all inexperienced users would have the time, skill or patience for.

Therefore, I think my idea still has some value.

Thank you.

Comments

by: sutty03
on: 12-05-2018 18:13

good idea ????

by: izabe31
on: 11-05-2018 16:31

good i

by: doricom
on: 09-05-2018 20:56

Good idea, thanks for implementing.

by: jodfoss1977
on: 07-05-2018 18:16

good idea

by: maximus_6
on: 30-04-2018 19:26

hats off you've got my vote.

by: kiki57
on: 07-05-2018 06:42

Replay

by: prescilla_g giffgaff Staffer
on: 25-04-2018 13:21

Hi everyone,

A quick update today to say this idea has now been implemented.

Big congrats to silvercentral and to all our lovely members who supported this idea.

Have a great day, giffgaffers.

Prescilla

by: kiki57
on: 07-05-2018 06:42

Replay

by: silvercentral
on: 24-08-2015 14:42

Hi, thank you for your comments. Sorry I haven't been able to reply before.

My idea is meant mainly to help new or occasional users, who have not become familiar with the settings page. The "Woohoo" message seems to be a peculiarity of our super-firendly network and it seems to be an irritant for many people, I myself got rid of it within two days of joining giffgaff. To do that I had to consult the community database, something that not all inexperienced users would have the time, skill or patience for.

Therefore, I think my idea still has some value. 

by: navvy
on: 05-08-2015 20:02

The notification goes away easily at the moment.  If it needed a response then it would be even more of a nuisance if you didn't want to get rid of it permanently.

by: c55amg2005
on: 17-04-2018 18:52

You've got my vote.