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Useful Network Shortcodes

We thought you may want to know some network shortcodes used by giffgaff. Before using them, make sure you really want those changes.

Besides the shortcodes below, you can text to 43430 for specific queries. Here is a guide on how to do it.

  • Check remaining airtime credit: *100#
  • Check giffgaff to giffgaff calls/texts expiry date: *100*1#
  • Check remaining text balance: *100*5# (Only useful for members using the £6 goodybag.All others will show '0' as all other goodybags are unlimited text allowances.)
  • Check remaining minutes in goodybag: *100*7#
  • Shows your member name and affiliate link: Text "name" or "membername" to 43430
  • Sends you a link to reset the password + your member name: Text "pass" or "forgotten" to 43430

  • Divert all calls when no answer/reply

Activate: **61*{NUMBER}#

{NUMBER} = phone number where calls are to be forwarded

Cancel: #61#

Status: *#61#

  • Divert all calls if unreachable

Activate: **62*{NUMBER}#

{NUMBER} = phone number where calls are to be forwarded

Cancel: #62#

Status: *#62#

  • Divert calls if busy

Activate: **67*{NUMBER}#

{NUMBER} = phone number where calls are to be forwarded

Cancel: #67#

Status: *#67#

  • Divert all calls all time

Activate: **21*{NUMBER}#

{NUMBER} = phone number where calls are to be forwarded

Cancel: #21#

Status: *#21#

  • All call diverts

Cancel: ##002#

Reactivate (If previous clearing/cancelling using ##): *002#

Reactivate: *002*{NUMBER}#

{NUMBER} = phone number where calls are to be forwarded

Note: You can control all of the conditional diverts together using *004*number# where "number" is the one you want to divert to, e.g. *004*443# for giffgaff voicemail. The conditional diverts can then be switched off and on using #004# and *004# provided that the last number has not been cleared by using a version starting with double #, like the ##002# in the list above.

  • Call waiting

Activate: *43#

Cancel: #43#

Status: *#43#

  • Calling line identity

Hide: #31#{NUMBER}

{NUMBER} = phone number you are calling

Show: *31#{NUMBER}

{NUMBER} = phone number you are calling

Status: *#31#

Incoming CLI check: *#30#

  • IMEI & Own Phone number

Show handset identity: *#06#

Discover own number: Text "number" to 2020

  • PIN

Change SIM PIN code: **04*{OLD}*{NEW}*{NEW}#

{OLD} = old PIN {NEW} = new PIN

Change SIM PIN2 code: **042*{OLD}*{NEW}*{NEW}#

{OLD} = old PIN {NEW} = new PIN

  • SMS

Delivery receipt: Prefix the text message number with *0#

Service Centre number: *#5005*7672#

  • Voicemail

Change time before call diverts to voicemail: **61*443*10*{SECONDS}# [SEND]

{SECONDS} = one of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 [SEND] = press the 'CALL' button

Turn voicemail: ON1616

Turn voicemail: OFF1626

Retrieve voicemail messages: 443

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