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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: jackjamieson767
on: 14-08-2018 14:37

Great idea!

by: sparkymarcopolo4
on: 14-08-2018 08:45

Great idea but I'd recommend not only the defaults suggested but expanding somewhat.

1. Monitoring and applying limits, e.g. define data/minutes and texts so it can be moved around. Just having monitoring is no good if you cannot adjust usage.

2. Create master/slave access account logins so parents can add credit and children cannot tamper with payment settings, etc

by: chubo99
on: 11-08-2018 21:25

tots agree,frustrating having to open another account apparentlyfor my tablet,lotsa good ideas in your piece ivida,thnx

by: laurenbear92
on: 08-08-2018 18:16

This sounds like a great idea! ????

by: angi1971
on: 08-08-2018 16:28

good idea

by: angi1971
on: 08-08-2018 16:28

good idea

by: silverpython
on: 07-08-2018 20:29

good idea

by: susanforster67
on: 02-08-2018 07:46

A great idea for families! keeping an eye on spending and transferring unused data, result, definitely the way forward as other providers already offer this

by: chris50300
on: 31-07-2018 20:06

As I have six children, I REALLY NEED THIS!

by: kcoll50
on: 27-07-2018 16:14

Multi account is a yes from me 3accounts 3different phones would be a great help!