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Stop auto-sending SIM card to new members

By: lcx1992 | 02-08-2017 21:38

We can save our planet if there is a secret option to switch off sending SIM card to new members.

As new students or travellers do not know how to top up, I help them activate their giffgaff SIM cards by using my debit card. Therefore, I receive a lot of free SIM cards regularly. The worst thing is that I have to put them in the bin as I have nothing to do with it.

Add an option for us SR to stop the free SIM card auto-sending service please, so that giffgaff can save some money and I can save my mail box.


by: richmc563
on: 06-09-2017 11:01

As there's loads of space under the address on the sim package, why not just print the return address so they can painlessly be sent back to giffgaff by crossing out the original address and returning to sender.

by: keril1
on: 21-09-2017 04:31

true fact i agree

by: turzynskig29
on: 23-09-2017 06:02


by: belazir
on: 02-10-2017 11:13

I suspect the cost of a return via Royal Mail would be more expensive than generating a new SIM pack, not to mention the manhours required to strip and re-process the packs as they're received back in (bearing in mind the pack envelope is customised and the SIM activation code is printed on an ad-hoc basis) -- we'd basically be costing giffgaff more money, as all they'd do is..... Yup, stick them in the bin ^^ I do however advocate this action for any and all junk mail received through the post regardless of which company it came from.

by: bertiebat
on: 03-08-2017 12:20

I'm certainly up for saving the planet and I know a while ago there was an idea to stop sending the cheeky SIM out automatically but giffgaff responded that these were actually cost effective so they continued.

However I do think that it would be a better idea to make the sending optional but not sure how you have proposed the idea is the most effective way of doing this but it has prompted me with thoughts on how I think this could best be done.

I will support this idea though but hopefully giffgaff will expand it to be more effective on cutting down the waste.

by: steve8921
on: 05-09-2017 15:55

Good idea...

by: vario
on: 10-09-2017 00:25

Good idea

by: monika8485
on: 13-09-2017 13:00

Good idea

by: sherbit33
on: 18-09-2017 11:06


by: joeybear5
on: 29-09-2017 16:09

A saving all round

by: emmalouisep93
on: 16-11-2018 14:06

Good idea

by: giffer23
on: 06-09-2017 12:19

Voting up this idea, I like it :)

Good luck !

by: iteenthomas1
on: 08-09-2017 03:51

yes stop

by: priit
on: 06-09-2017 16:38

would be great if you can add to existing valid goodybag an extra gigabags at any time? happens that you run out your GB allowance but still have plenty of mesasages and calls left before the goodybag expires

by: akstah
on: 08-09-2017 01:08

I totally agree with this as you feel like it's money worth spending on which ever good bag you choose

by: ainerice
on: 16-09-2017 16:30

I agree too. My daughter uses all her data every month but has loads of calls an texts left.

by: buttercup1964
on: 23-09-2017 22:07

I agree as I always have unused days and texts over , a roll over would be a great idea ,

by: jayk31
on: 06-09-2017 08:33


by: snus1
on: 27-06-2020 06:05

Voted and supporting

by: mr09
on: 24-05-2020 15:08

Great idea

by: ungourin
on: 18-05-2020 21:29

we can apply when we need

by: mij_sky
on: 13-05-2020 13:27

suppose its a waste