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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.

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Comments

by: dennisbowen
on: 16-09-2019 14:52

Hope this idea will implement soon

by: joshpt
on: 05-09-2019 00:41

Fully support

by: msmon55
on: 04-09-2019 22:07

This could be so useful to many families.

by: elli87
on: 27-08-2019 10:11

Supported this idea

by: garethwinstone
on: 27-08-2019 10:08

This would be a most welcome addition and would make life so much easier managing the kids accounts.

Hopefully this isn’t too far away ????

by: jamaica1962 giffgaff Staffer
on: 24-07-2019 10:47

A thought from myself. We have lots of demand and a lot of insight saying that this is the right thing to do. Quote me on it.

The reason we're going to do this is because this will help Family SIMS and Business SIMS and it will also help in the MGM and super recruiter spheres.

The reason that it's not already done is that it's hard to do and why we're still looking into it is that it's going to take a lot of work and resources to implement. In the meantime please keep sharing your thoughts and support.

by: premgenius
on: 15-07-2019 10:58

This is a great idea to see it come to life even TfL allows multiple Oyster Card per account ;)

by: lynnegorman
on: 04-07-2019 13:50

I agree wholeheartedly

by: muttleyberks
on: 22-05-2019 08:57

I'm surprised that giffgaff didn't design their system to allow a single account to control multiple SIMs. I have two children, I don't want to create separate accounts and manage them independently. EE have the ability to do this. This is getting a lot of votes, please get this on sprint and sort it out. You'll lose customers over it. Still pondering whether I can be bothered to have another account.

by: makke72
on: 12-05-2019 21:34

This is very good idea and itwould be very helpful!