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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: 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!

by: tml001
on: 12-05-2019 16:22

I use 4 different GG Sims for IOT devices in the field, and having to access each account to check credit etc is a PITA, so I would welcome this idea.

Your competitors at 1NCE are already offering this service, and with the predicted growth in IOT over the next few years GG will be left behind if they dont address this important market.

by: andysmobile
on: 12-05-2019 08:51

Good suggestion.

by: nrgchannel
on: 11-05-2019 10:39

This is exactly what I am looking for. I have 2 teens with phones and want them both on Giffgaff, I don't live with them so being able to control their funds from my account would be invaluable. Right now they have to wait to see me as I won't give them the password, for obvious reasons.

by: chrisladley
on: 02-05-2019 20:17

yep 3 sims in our house at the min and a fourth when its my sons birthday. a free net nanny kinda software for young peoples phones that works on wifi too.

by: wainw59
on: 13-04-2019 22:06

[GIFFGAFFY] FAMILY SIM AND [GIFFYKIDDIES] SIM BUNDLES.

THE ADULTS CAN PICK WHATEVER BUNDLE OF THERE CHOOSING FOR THERE CHILD AND THEMSELVES.

THEY CAN COME IN CHOICE OF THREE [GIFFYKIDDIES] BUNDLES EACH ONE WITH DIFFERENT MINUTES AND DATA ALLOWANCE.

HOPEFULLY GIFFGAFF HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO PUT SOMEKIND OF BLOCK ON CERTAIN NUMBERS OR CALLS.

[GIFFYKIDDIES} SIM CARDS COULD HAVE A TELEPHONE SERVICE BLOCK THAT'S DESIGNED TO HELP CHILDREN AGAINST ONLINE WEBSITES THAT ARE NOT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

PARENTS CAN HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAYBE IF GIFFGAFF HAVE THE SOFTWARE TO BUILD A PLATFORM SO THE PARENTS CAN READ TEXTS LOOK AT INCOMING AND OUTGOING CALL LISTS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HAVE THE POWER TO LIMIT INTERNET ACCESS THOUGH A GIFFGAFF ONLINE PORTAL.

THE SERVICE COULD WORK IN THE SAME WAY AS A SIM CARD AND PROVIDES MANY IMPORTANT SAFETY BENEFITS FOR THERE CHILDREN'S PARAMOUNT SAFETY SO THEY CAN NOT ACCESS WEBSITE WE'RE THEY DON'T KNOW WHO They ARE TALKING TOO.

A WEBSITE INTEGRATED WITH THE ONE WE HAVE ALREADY OR A SEPARATE FAMILY SIM PAGE WITH SEPARATE BUNDLES FOR THE ADULT AND SEPARATE SIM PACKS FOR THE [GIFFYKIDDIES]

[GIFFYGAFFY] FAMILY SIM WITH ADULTS BUNDLES PLUS A [GIFFYKIDDIES] SIM WITH MAYBE THREE CHOICES OF WHAT MINS AND DATA THEY WOULD LIKE THERE CHILDREN'S TO HAVE.

I BELIVE THAT GIFFGAFF COULD MAKE REVENUE OF THE SIM CARDS AND OF THE PLATFORM IN THE WAY OF A SUBSCRIPTION OR INCLUDE THE SUBSCRIPTION WITHIN BOTH GOODYBAGS.

CHILDREN'S ONLINE GROOMING IS A HOT TOPIC AND OUR CHILDREN ARE AT RISK.

NSPCC AGREE THAT DITES LIKE FB, INSTERGRAM TWITTER, SNAPCHAT ARE NOT SUTIBLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OLD.

THIS COULD CHANGE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN BY PROVIDING A SERVICE AGAINST DIFFERENT FORMS OF ABUSE

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SIMON WAINWRIGHT

by: poppymae14
on: 15-04-2019 09:12

Love this idea

by: claire1uk
on: 28-02-2019 18:08

Great idea. Would definitely make life easier for managing multiple SIM cards.