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Handling multiple SIMs from a single company/family account

By: ivida | 14-02-2010 02:10

This idea was brought up by several posts earlier (see 1,2) and Vincent has even posted

a partial solution, but apparently it hasn't yet made it to this page.


The proposal is to have the possiblity to handle more than one SIMs from

a single account. This would be useful for companies, families, couples

and any other groups, if handling of the SIMs' administration/finances

is performed by one person.


The point is not necessarily to have only a single account for the SIMs,

i understand that at the moment the system requires the creation of an

account for each SIM.


The point is much more to have the possibility to define a master account from

which you can access relevant settings of all the SIMs within the associated pool.

Not only to top-up (this is not a problem as you can top-up any number through

the giffgaff pages) but also to activate/inactivate  auto top-up or set speding limits, etc.


Another important aspect of a company/family pool os SIMs would be to handle the

credits more flexibly: to have the possibility to transfer credit from one SIM to

the other.  Tthere was some discussion about  implementing some form  of credit

transfere on giffgaff (1,2) - in my opinion company/family SIM pools would be a good

argument to push such a feature and also an excellent context for the development

and testing.



by: ajg865
on: 09-03-2017 14:45

Would really like to see this implemented as I currently manage all the family Sims and logging in and out of accounts is a pain. I love the idea of transferring unused call time, sms or data to another SIM in the family, this would be a brilliant addition to this concept, as one SIM never uses data and the rest of us run out of it constantly. Please " make it so". I have been waiting patiently for this since I joined 18 months ago.

by: gibraltar45
on: 06-09-2017 20:13

I totally agree with this it would be brilliant.

by: lauren_amy
on: 17-09-2017 12:07

Great idea

by: gazsoulman
on: 18-09-2017 11:28

brilliant idea

by: 18050170
on: 21-09-2017 13:18

Good idea

by: shalomprincess
on: 28-09-2017 15:36

Wonderful idea.... Many of us fit into this category... (Constantly having unused credit, while others have out)...

by: markjoanie
on: 12-10-2017 11:39

Brilliant idea

by: persco
on: 29-11-2016 05:29

It's been suggested a gazillion times and being looked into. It would be good as I have a family of five all on giffgaff that I manage their accounts and sometimes it can be a pain. I forget my passwords at times and I refuse to write them down somewhere. Hoping giffgaff implements this sometime. 

by: srehman
on: 27-10-2016 21:05

This is very good idea and itwould be very helpful! :) 1+

by: clare_louiseq
on: 19-10-2017 16:23

Definitely beneficial! Would guarantee 6 new customers straight away with this

by: oldman21
on: 18-10-2017 12:57

Having one account to control multiple sims is a good idea and not sure why it is not on offer already. The accounts need to be seperate in terms of when looking at bills and payments like the way "Three" offer and not in a mixed single bill format like the way "T-mobile, EE" offer where everything is on one bill and everything is mixed making it confusing to view and manage.

by: kellyharris925
on: 18-10-2017 12:51


by: peacybee
on: 14-10-2017 23:40

Absolutely top idea, when you have time, nip over to NZ's '2degrees' website for lots of useful ways manage credit and family sims etc.

by: giffer23
on: 14-10-2017 18:47

I'm supporting this idea but don't think it will get implemented, in my opinion this is so much work and very complex work, giffgaff does good with as it is at the moment and might not want for them to commit to carry out these changes. I would not be surprised to see this idea in the 'we're looking into it' section in one year time. But hopefully I'm wrong.

by: wdbeest
on: 12-10-2017 09:08

This is a great idea and prove a very useful facility for a household to manage a number of Giffgaff accounts.

by: deevee8
on: 11-10-2017 17:51

Since moving to GiffGaff all our family have now moved over two and we are having to always login/off. One account with one set of settings and would be great.