Divert SIM telephone number remotely and giffgaff provided VOIP SIP
By: bazzav2 | 24-11-2015 01:19
When you forget you mobile phone with a giffgaff SIM installed it would be very useful if you could log onto the giffgaff website and remotely divert the SIM to wherever you wanted in the world. Obviously this would incur cost to the subscriber if it was outside their current service offering.
When I go away at present I divert my mobile phone number to a localphone.com (LP) "incoming number" that costs me 75p/month plus diverted calls cost. I can then divert my LP number (remotely over the internet) to wherever I want. I obviously pay for calls from LP to "wherever". This works fine when I have my mobile with me. Mostly I then divert my LP incoming number to a SIP or voicemail and can then use a VOIP App to get my calls wherever I want (providing I have Wi-Fi connectivity). In the USA recently I brought a USA SIM from simcorner.com and then diverted my LP incoming number to that. Because it was a calls/data SIM, I was also able to use my Android Bria Sip App for this purpose. (ps it is worth looking at the localphone.com service offering).
It would be cool if giffgaff could provide this service and give a choice of remotely diverting you giffgaff SIM number to wherever you wanted in the world or to a newly provided giffgaff SIP service similar to the localphone.com offering. This would be a pay service which you could probably roll into a special divert goodybag for the divert facility and/or SIP goodybag for the SIP service. This could be a similar service offering to the Blackberry service model. This would bring you in some revenue and would give users flexibility for paying for the services. I think adding the divert facility as an add on service would go down very well with the giffgaff community. The SIP service could also be used for SIP to SIP calls using an App similar to Bria.
I think keep it simple would be best and then let people do other things like me if they wish.
If anyone would like to discuss/brainstorm please do so.