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Support older users: consolidate short dial codes

By: checkincherry | 07-06-2018 16:24

Much is written on the forums about the target gg user being young and tech savvy. I've just read/replied to a query in community about helping older parents enjoy the benefits of gg. As I was writing had a thought that would make life easier for older users who want things as simple as possible.

Having just moved my parent to gg, I have helped them by entering all the different gg short dial codes into their contacts. They use these numbers as they don't check their account online without me sitting next to them and showing them how to do that. Why does there have to be a different code to find out outstanding balance, outstanding goodybag minutes, outstanding goodybag texts, time left for free gg to gg calls?

If there could be one call number and one standard reply SMS setting out all these things on one screen , it would make my parent's life a whole lot easier (and mine 'cause they wouldn't call me to check something they can easily check themselves.!)

I think it would help make gg more accessible to older users which can then be used to help market gg as a "friendly to technophobes" network not to mention simplifying the gg experience of those users who rely on NOT using the internet to manage their gg account.


by: emmalouisep93
on: 13-10-2018 21:06

good idea

by: nickyheywood
on: 13-10-2018 11:46


by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:37

Even even if they don't want to do a separate SIM you can always add a few stickers andermatt apart from the order of the cards used to get them cards used to get lost I've lost loads of them but stickers won't stay on your phone that on your phone went there you take your phone to the shop

by: jason1973tess
on: 03-10-2018 19:13

Whywhy can't you just post a QR code on a barcode to him with the amount of top up they want on it for a sticker on back of the phone bobs your uncle phone is topup have it linked to there account sorted no messing about

by: shakira8
on: 30-09-2018 13:21


by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:24

Thank you

by: drkarter
on: 25-02-2019 20:54

Count my vote too.

by: tokyobuta
on: 28-09-2018 15:15

While it would be great to make GG more accessible to the technically challenged, I'm not sure if I'm totally comfortable with the implicit ageism - older means technically inept. If I'm spared until next spring I'll reach my three score and ten years. Use the net as part of my everyday life, use mobile connected devices of various kinds and build and host web sites for fun. Have enjoyed teaching myself and others to write HTML and current project is learning som Java scripting. No big deal, but definitely not technically challenged.

by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:26

I see what you're saying but a lot of people are a lot of people are bits worth a look

by: nickyheywood
on: 26-09-2018 13:05

this is great idea

by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:26

Thanks nicky

by: ellieclarke1989
on: 24-09-2018 15:56

this is a good idea

Giffgaff should be suitable for all ages

by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:27

It's all about moving forward why not have a SIM for students for adults for elderly it's all about the future now that's moving forward

by: venusversa
on: 23-09-2018 20:45

All in on this one ????????

by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:28

Ok everybody has their own opinion but why not have a SIM for all ages more options more money for the business

by: getcarter7
on: 14-03-2019 09:06

Ok has long as it is cheaper for us old age pensioners

by: jaymailsays
on: 23-09-2018 02:01

At the time of writing Tim Berners-Lee is 63! He would possibly qualify as an older user?

If he were using giffgaff I would gently suggest that he call 43430 option 2 to hear all his balances apart from free gg2gg call allowances that are less relevant these days, what with unlimited calls and texts on most goodybags.

by: jason1973tess
on: 04-10-2018 22:30

I agree but most helpful it don't want to spend that much £5 enough for anybody at that age and remote same I have to go and sort my mum's top up to her and she's always thinking there must be an easier way and that's easy what's at shop scan your barcode you topped up end of