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Countdown timer for 6 month sim de-activation

By: 0alexscott | 05-05-2019 08:25

After 6 months of unuse, giffgaff sims deactivate and the number is re-assigned. For me, travelling abroad long term, I need to keep this number and use it with all my 2fa accounts etc.. so I don't officially use it for messaging/calling unless back in the UK for some reason.

It would be great if there was a countdown timer somewhere in the giffgaff dashboard that I could check how long I have left before the sim de-activates and I lose the number associated with it



by: tokyobuta
on: 19-05-2019 19:38

I think that this would be genuinely useful.

by: kim_x
on: 19-05-2019 19:16

I like it, it sounds like a natural extension of the dashboard information we already have that would be easy and relatively inexpensive to implement. One would hope that with this information provided, giffgaff would then end up sending less emails warning of disconnections, plus it would be better for members in that they wouldn’t end up losing their number if the email wasn’t seen for whatever reason (limited internet, non-delivery or whatever.)

by: danny56767
on: 24-01-2020 18:33

great idea

by: muddycalhoun
on: 20-01-2020 09:16

This is certainly one of the best suggestions related to the inactivity disconnection after six months. Most others are unrealistically asking for never ending SIM cards (once activated always on no matter if used or not)

I know giffgaff give us a warning but I only got one when a SIM got close to six months without use the first time when it happened for the second time I wasn't informed that the time was running out. Luckily I was keeping it in mind.

by: johndfoster7
on: 17-01-2020 16:14

I like this idea

by: emmalouisep93
on: 18-12-2019 20:50

Agreed. Good luck.

by: peterg92
on: 18-12-2019 20:32


by: c55amg2005
on: 25-11-2019 16:17

You've got my vote.

by: broxiebear
on: 24-11-2019 10:39


by: elli87
on: 23-11-2019 17:49