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Consider ALL usage before closing an Account

By: dawragg | 09-08-2019 14:21

I am a very low user in terms of making calls, texts and mobile data. But, I receive a number of calls and many texts every month. With the introduction of extra authentacation for Banks, every login causes a One time passcode to be texted to me to enter. So it's vital that I have a working phone. I also use my phone for emails and browsing but use my home WiFi and not mobile data.

I get an email from you most months asking - where are you? I tell you I am a low user but you keep asking, The latest one says that if I don't use it, you will take all my credit and close my Account.

It seems that you assess a customers usage soly based on calls, texts and mobile data that I make BUT the calls and texts that I receive are ignored.

Can you please consider including calls and texts received when assessing a low user.

I am a retired person and take my phone when out and about to use in an emergency - fortuneatly, I have not had to use it - yet.



When GiffGaff scared me by saying they might close my Account because I wasn't using the phone enough (according to the current rules).


by: nigelbrooks
on: 02-09-2019 15:13

Really cannot support this.

It only takes one 5p text every six months to keep a SIM active.

Any less usage than this and giffgaff have every right to consider a SIM and account as unused.

They do send two warnings before termination and it is down to you to decide to spend 5p or not to keep the account active.

by: danny56767
on: 24-01-2020 18:12

I agree

by: giffg54805
on: 27-01-2020 23:19

Surely it costs GiffGaff nothing to keep a number active? Elderly users have a different phone use culture, but that one call they make might be a life saver.

I'd like a number for life option however it would work.

Do Giffgaff have a 'receive' text number that people can send a "keep alive" text to?

by: giffg54805
on: 27-01-2020 23:21

It's a different suggestion but perhaps the company should think about some kind of specific "elderly package" including phones to suit, eg easier to read numbers and emergency dial button?.

by: adventure17
on: 27-01-2020 15:58

I don't think this is needed or deserved. Sorry.

by: muddycalhoun
on: 26-01-2020 14:20

I am sort of behind your suggestion, however I don't think it is much to connect with the internet or call/ text once every six months.

by: danny56767
on: 24-01-2020 18:12

sorry not for me

by: leah244
on: 15-01-2020 02:13

good idea

by: erzse49
on: 14-01-2020 22:38

good idea

by: fabiyes
on: 07-01-2020 20:05

Wonderful idea

by: mijthebarber
on: 05-01-2020 19:44

Very true

by: datdad
on: 28-12-2019 16:07

One can keep the account open by making one text every 6 months, surely thats not too much?

Stick the renewal date in the diary & bobs yer uncle.