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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: clarioncall
on: 07-08-2015 19:19

This is a great idea. I was disappointed to find giffgaff don't already do this. I have a giffgaff SIM which is now in my mother's phone. I'm considering activating another one for my own use but I'd want to be able to manage both together as I pay all the bills.

Logging in and out of different accounts is a pain. I can see it would be very annoying for anyone managing a whole family's accounts. Combining under one managing account might also encourage members to bring the whole family's phone use under giffgaff, if they haven't already.

by: mij_sky
on: 07-08-2015 16:17

Option 2 is a great idea ,,,,, just to give basic acess to another account is for kids ,,, just to control what they spend etc .... 

by: 3axis
on: 07-08-2015 13:14

Def would use. Would need to be able to add accounts to a current one.

by: slime_uk
on: 05-08-2015 11:59

Yep - good idea as I have 3 different accounts :(

by: klmwong
on: 04-08-2015 23:09

A good idea and handy for families. Would make life a bit easier and be an extra incentive to get friends and families on gg.

by: xollobru
on: 03-08-2015 21:42
by: cheryltoy
on: 03-08-2015 21:18

I suggested a similar idea although yours is much more eloquent. If this gets me my multi SIM you have my vote 

by: premierphotosuk
on: 02-08-2015 11:34

Hiya, yes it would be a good one, but this has been mentioned many times before as far as i'am aware gg are looking into it.

by: jjb58
on: 02-08-2015 11:02

I think this would be a good idea. I have 3 accounts already (with a 4th coming soon) and it would be easier if they could be pooled together. 

by: ohrna
on: 29-07-2015 13:04

This is a great idea.  It would also be great if it included billing for multiple SIM cards, so potentially only a single payment gets taken each month for all the phones on the account.