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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: foolish
on: 27-05-2016 21:05

As you may have gathered from previous comment this idea is a duplicate.

by: sarahbanahnah
on: 27-05-2016 20:34

This idea already exists

by: djones6922
on: 27-05-2016 14:21

it's a good idea

by: flaxvert
on: 27-05-2016 12:46

Status: Under Consideration

Hi guys, a few years ago we set this idea as 'Not For Us' because the financial and technical impact was too much. Due to our 'Not for Us' series, it's clear this is an idea you wanted us to reconsider. This is being updated to 'future review' as at the moment, this is still too difficult for us to implement - but we are happy to put it in a position where we will review this at points in the future, for the moment where we're capable of implementing it. The members have spoken and this idea is 'active' again, Kind regards, Hazel. See here:


by: gog666
on: 27-05-2016 11:30


1112 votes, being looked into and even featured on the Lab's home page:


and many many more ideas!

by: zahmed2010
on: 26-05-2016 07:13

Good idea.????

by: kathyturner17
on: 16-05-2016 12:05

In principle, I like this idea.

I haven't read all 146 comments but a thought I had after reading kath72's 2/6/15 comment, an added complexity to this would be to have the ability to link the family member sims that already exist at gg under separate accounts, under one master account.  Then, also be able to unlink sims once the child is capable of looking after the account themselves.  It probably gets too complicated!

by: leshin
on: 12-05-2016 17:35

Useful feature but been suggested many times 

by: dee2495
on: 11-05-2016 18:00

it's not going to happen

by: gsklb04
on: 11-05-2016 16:10

Sorry it's going to be a none starter as its been suggested before