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In this article you will read everything about giffgaff voicemail and how to use it.
Your voicemail is automatically switched ON when you activate your Giffgaff SIM card.
You can access your giffgaff voicemail by dialing 443 from your mobile phone.
With your giffgaff Voicemail, as well as checking messages, you can:
Note: Only iPhones running iOS 7 or above can install the giffgaff carrier profile which is needed to enable the voicemail button on the phone application. You can still dial 443 to access voicemail.
When you first dial 443, you´ll need to set up a PIN, this can be between 4 and 10 digits long followed by the hash symbol (#). You´ll need to confirm this and press hash symbol (#) again. Now press star (*) to go to the main menu.
Here you have four options. Each section has a series of key presses to carry out the options you want to perform.
To change your giffgaff voicemail settings, you need to use a few Network Shortcodes that you simply dial on your mobile phone and hit the SEND key (they do not cost anything to use).
Note: Switching voicemail OFF disables it. This changes the way the network deals with call diverts. When you switch voicemail OFF, it stops all calls going to your voicemail. This covers all call situations which are normally diverted to voicemail (i.e. when you don't answer a call, when you have your phone switched OFF or when you're on another call).
Alternatively you can use the codes below too:
- If switching ON, try to switch it OFF with #004# and then back on again with *004#.
- If the above did not work, then dial *61*443# or *61*443*10*30# for no reply after 30 seconds. You could also try:
If your giffgaff voicemail is currently diverted to another phone number, you should first divert to giffgaff voicemail by dialling *004*443# then hit the SEND key and you can then STOP or RE-ENABLE voicemail using the codes above.
You're charged differently for calls to voicemail depending on whether your calls come from airtime credit or from a goodybag allowance.
When you are out of the UK, EU and select countries, instead of the UK per call rate (above), you will be charged according to the roaming rate of the country you are in for a call to voicemail.
There are two ways to access your voicemail, you can use either of these methods.
If you use the second method you will then need to
Note: You may want to disable your voicemail so callers can't leave a message - remember to switch it back ON when you get back.
Some people prefer to divert all calls to voicemail - remember to set up your voicemail PIN before you leave; that way, when you dial your mobile number, You will not have to waste credit listening to set-up instructions as you'll be charged per minute while roaming.
While you are overseas, it does not cost anything when someone leaves a voicemail message.. It'll only cost if you retrieve it while you're away. Instead of the "per call" rate that you would pay in the UK, you'll be charged the roaming at a "per minute" rate.
Please Note - In the EU and selected destinations, ringing voicemail will be charged like it is in the UK:
Just dial 443 from your giffgaff handset and press star key (*), followed by keys 4 - 4 - 1. You'll be prompted to enter your old PIN and then you can enter your new one.
If you have not set up a PIN previously, when you first call 443, you will be asked to enter a PIN.
This means that if you ever need to access your giffgaff voicemail from another handset, then you will be able to enter this PIN and your voicemail will be protected from other people accessing it.
You can reset your voicemail PIN by texting the word RESET (case sensitive) to 802443. This will not work if you have your PIN protection switched ON.
Note: Resetting your PIN may not work if you´re out of UK, as some networks will not allow this operation. However, you should try it first or do this change while in the UK.
Due to government regulatory changes, we have changed the voicemail to "443" which spells "GIF" on your device.
If you´ve an older giffgaff SIM card then prior to the change the number was "111", which is what will be stored in the SIM settings. If you order a new Giffgaff SIM card (with the new voicemail settings) and do a SIM Swap, it will solve this problem.
If you want to know a bit more background, check out the Voicemail number change blog.
If your PIN confirmation is not accepted, go to "Settings" (On your mobile phone) and disable "touch tones", this will solve this issue.
If you have any problems with voicemail then you can always post in Help & Support from giffgaff's official website or ask a giffgaff agent.
Once you've set up your PIN, it is easy to check your voicemail from any other phone.
Dial your giffgaff mobile number, wait for it to go to voicemail and hit the star key (*). A prompt will ask you to enter your giffgaff Voicemail PIN that you set up previously, followed by the hash (#) key. Now press star (*) to go to the main menu.
You can change the way you are notified when you get new voicemail messages. You can either receive a text message (SMS) or receive on-screen notifications.