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Ratesetter soft check for 18+ content unlock

By: timwilliams25 | 21-01-2018 11:23

For many years now, giffgaff have only accepted driving license or passport check for 18+ content unlock. There has been talk on many occasions to allow other forms of ID, but nothing seems to have come from it.

Each day, there are queires on the forum on how to lift 18+ barr, with many members frustrated but the lack of ways to do this.

My suggestion:

Now we have Ratesetter soft credit checks linked to members accounts, why don't giffgaff look into utilising this check as another method of unlocked 18+ content. The soft credit check will check age etc. and the member's credit score is not impacted on.

Benefits of implementing this:

  1. Easier for members to lift 18+ barr if they do not have documents that are currently required
  2. The check would automaitically be linked to the giffgaff members account and would not impact on any future credit score.
  3. giffgaff members are made aware of their potential to gain a loan (even if they had not thought of a new phone). A positive soft credit check may also influence a decision for a new phone purchase - therefore potentially increasing giffgaff phone sales.... Ka-Ching!



by: jackjohnjoseph
on: 07-03-2020 12:10

this would help a lot of users

by: anth006
on: 07-03-2020 08:46

Excellent idea which I would support.

Unfortunately giffgaff rather seem to have their heads in the sand when it comes to introducing new ways to confirm age but here's hoping.

by: bryntwrog2
on: 18-02-2020 12:11

I think this is an excellent idea.

MyMum has neither passport, nor driving license (she's never driven). Whilst she is unlikely to want to access adult content, she should not be discriminated against due to not having a passport or driving license.

by: muddycalhoun
on: 29-01-2020 15:09

I like it, certainly needs to be a few more ways to remove that content lock, and this might be one.

Certainly a contender for the best suggestion made by this member

by: haseebhejazi
on: 17-01-2020 07:28

not a great idea

by: elli87
on: 28-12-2019 06:25


by: racha27269
on: 17-12-2019 00:07

excellent idea fully supported.

by: bing5582
on: 13-06-2019 19:53

Nice idea

by: blueleather
on: 27-04-2019 10:52

Sounds like a way to make life of some users easier. Good idea.

by: helen_starkey
on: 11-04-2019 00:22

yeah ok good