Do I have to top up to activate my giffgaff SIM?

Do I have to top up to activate my giffgaff SIM?

Head to ‘Activate my SIM’ – you will be asked to top-up or buy a goodybag, unless you have pre-paid for a plan upfront. After this step, your new giffgaff SIM will activate – simple as that (see this guide for more info).

How do I get my giffgaff number without topping up?

You can find your giffgaff number in your dashboard. Or by texting “Number” to 43430.

How can I activate my giffgaff SIM for free?

The steps are the following:

  1. ACTIVATE SIM. Click the following button to access giffgaff’s secure activate page.
  2. ACTIVATION CODE. Enter the 6-digit code printed on your giffgaff SIM card and click “Activate your SIM”.
  5. OFFERS.

How do I activate my old giffgaff SIM?

Once a SIM card has been deactivated, it’s not possible to reactivate it. Moreover, deactivating the SIM card returns the phone number associated with it to the pool of available phone numbers. It is therefore impossible to keep the phone number associated with a deactivated SIM.

How long does it take to activate SIM giffgaff?

Most SIM activations take a few minutes. But it can take a bit longer sometimes. Even up to 24 hours in some situations.

What’s the minimum you can top up on EE?

Overview of Minimum Top-Up & Available Top-Up Methods

Pay As You Go Network Minimum Top-Up Available Top-Up Methods
By Text
ASDA Mobile £1
EE £5
giffgaff £10

Can I change to giffgaff and keep my number?

It’s super easy to bring your number over. You just need a PAC code from your old network.

How do I top up my giffgaff SIM?

How do I add credit over the phone?

  1. For starters, you’ll need a giffgaff top up voucher. You can buy these from most supermarkets and corner stores.
  2. Then, dial 43430. This is an interactive service where you can redeem vouchers to add credit to your account and buy goodybags over the phone.

Do I need to register my SIM card?

If you’re a new customer, purchasing an iD Mobile sim for the first time, just insert the SIM card. But if you’re an existing customer, switching to a new SIM, you’ll need to activate your new SIM card. You will have to register an account if you haven’t already, then follow the instructions on screen.

Why does my giffgaff SIM not work?

Pop over to my giffgaff to check your goodybag or credit balance. Check the network status and coverage in your area. There could be issues with a mast or poor coverage affecting your data. If calls and texts are working for you then there might be an issue with your internet APN settings.

What is the least you can top up on giffgaff?

The minimum amount you can add is £10. You can then buy credit in £5 increments up to a maximum of £30. You can also set up auto top up, which adds credit automatically when you run low.

How to activate Giffgaff Sim?

To activate giffgaff SIM, go to or click the button below. 2. Activation code Enter the 6-character activation code printed on the SIM card. 3. Member registration Enter your email and choose a password to sign up. The password must contain at least 8 characters, an upper/lower case letter and a number.

Is it possible to activate a SIM card without topping up?

You have been correctly informed that, in common with other mobile providers, giffgaff will not allow you to activate a sim card without topping up. Aggression to other giffgaff customers will not change this simple fact I’m afraid.

How long do I get Free Giffgaff?

Once fully activated, you will receive free giffgaff to giffgaff calls, texts, video calling and call forwarding for 3 months, or until you next top up (at which time your 3 month period will be reset). Note: Be aware that goodybags are totally separate from topping up are not a free allowance just for topping.

How long does it take to Activate my Sim?

Sim activation is fully complete after you have topped up with the minimum of £10. Sim activation usually takes 5 to 30 minutes but can be up to 24 hours. Please be patient and keep checking your ‘My Giffgaff’ page, you new giffgaff number will appear on the top left had side of your dashboard.

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