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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: stenglehorse
on: 21-09-2020 11:29

Hi there,

I read this and thought WOOO Great as I manage my family's accounts and having to use multiple account sign in, is a pain.

So I was reading the comments and noted the dates on the posts and they go back 4 years.

Are you any further forward with this?

One of the reasons for asking is because SMARTY has recently started exactly this type of group/family account handling and I already have 1 account with SMARTY for data.

Changing my phone sims to Smarty would also save me money.

Apologies for my Laptop submitting this twice.

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by: stenglehorse
on: 21-09-2020 11:29

Hi there,

I read this and thought WOOO Great as I manage my family's accounts and having to use multiple account sign in, is a pain.

So I was reading the comments and noted the dates on the posts and they go back 4 years.

Are you any further forward with this?

One of the reasons for asking is because SMARTY has recently started exactly this type of group/family account handling and I already have 1 account with SMARTY for data.

Changing my phone sims to Smarty would also save me money.

by: zealousbeloved123
on: 19-09-2020 17:11

Good idea very useful if its accepted

by: scott170189
on: 17-09-2020 01:44

brilliant idea

by: scott170189
on: 17-09-2020 01:43

brilliant idea

by: marksark
on: 16-09-2020 10:34

I could see a little challenge coming in the apportioning of data to be used between account users but if it allows limits it could be really useful.

by: jesi23
on: 16-09-2020 16:49

I think giffgaff are not considering apportioning data between SIMs; just the management of ALL family SIMs from one login (I believe this already operates to a limited extent with the new giffgaff app)!

by: thorburn1234
on: 16-09-2020 08:50

Great thinking.

by: howie01700
on: 12-09-2020 22:15

good

by: zclem26
on: 10-09-2020 15:37

particularly beneficial idea for managing sims for teenagers in the same household who wouldn’t be financially responsible for ensuring monthly payments are made. Look forward to hearing about progress made relating to this suggestion

by: jesi23
on: 10-09-2020 23:36

If you want to keep up with progress on this, go to the Community and post in Contribute asking to be kept up to date on progress on this idea. I will also pass on your interest to the Educators.

by: dacri09
on: 21-10-2020 20:00

10 years ago this was suggested and still waiting for it. Great idea and should be easy to do at least partially before evolving in to full arrangements

But maybe it would reduce your profits??

by: mtlaf55
on: 10-09-2020 14:43

Yes a great idea but I would much prefer being able to have a facility where I could have an app that would allow multiple sim/numbers

by: jesi23
on: 10-09-2020 23:30

The current giffgaff app does allow you to login to multiple sim numbers, as I understand it. I cannot use the app, so I cannot confirm this.