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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: wardjodie
on: 26-06-2015 10:49

agree, this is a nightmare - have 5 people in house on giffgaff all with different goodybags and different usage but I manage all of them - have to keep logging off and on again and have 5 different accounts and passwords to remember. 

by: mrandmo
on: 21-06-2015 10:13

Definitely would add to the ease of use.

i have recently got my 2 elderly parents Giff Gaff sims, and had to open 2 new accounts, when i wanted to manage the payments and the goody bags.

Can see the same need for parents and children, too.

by: tezza3670
on: 20-06-2015 15:23

brillant idea , having the same problems as you 

by: enchantedsun
on: 19-06-2015 20:28

Yes please, this would be very helpful. :)

You have my vote. :)

by: grantsutherland
on: 16-06-2015 14:24


by: grantsutherland
on: 16-06-2015 14:24

I think thats a good idea.I look after 3 accounts and i have to log in three times to check each account.grantsutherland.

by: navvy
on: 09-06-2015 14:38

People sometimes accidentally topup the wrong account, or an old account.  If all their accounts could be linked and shown on a single dashboard that might help - or maybe cause more confusion?  

On Google Chrome browser, if you let it store your passwords, the login page will show a list of your usernames so you can easily choose the right one.  Best to change the avatar on your dashboard, so that you can see more easily which account you are currently logged into.


by: tcmuffin1
on: 06-06-2015 13:49

Great suggestion...having four separate accounts for two mobiles and two cars is the one thing about giff gaff that really irritates.

by: littlemisszoe
on: 02-06-2015 19:34

This is a good idea.


However, as mentioned by Macphee70, this idea has been suggested many times before. You should search for an idea before submitting your own and show support. 

by: kath72
on: 02-06-2015 14:18

My 2 children are on giffgaff, i have their log in details and keep an eye on their accounts (in fact my son at 12 has no access at all).  They never loose the ability to call me as they have their free giffgaff calls.  giff gaff is a great network for families for this reason.  

Unfortunatley despite many people asking gg can't merge accounts together.  I view it in the longer term, my 16 year old will soon take over control of hers and start helping in the forums to earn payback, it would be inconvenient to now unlink it but this way she and I can have equal access