Global Gossip Mobile
Yes. If your old number is not locked to a contract, and you are the owner of the previous mobile account, you will be able to port your old number into your new Global Gossip SIM. Just let our staff know when you purchase the SIM.
No, all incoming calls and text messages in Australia are free.
The different ways you can recharge your Global Gossip mobile are:
1) Online through www.globalgossip.com with VISA, Mastercard or American Express
2) Over the phone with VISA, Mastercard or American Express through Customer Service by dialling 126789 from your mobile.
3) By texting “topup” followed by a whole dollar amount and the last 4 digits of the registered credit card to 0410 467 747, for example ‘topup XX YYYY’, where XX is the recharge amount and YYYY is the last four digits of the credit card number. You must register your credit card online or by calling up Customer Service to use this option.
4) At any Global Gossip location, go to www.globalgossip.com/locations for a complete list of locations
5) Through any epay location (available at most petrol stations and convenience stores, lookout for the epay logo)
The different ways you can check your remaining credit are:
1) Online through www.globalgossip.com. Just sign in using your account details and follow the links.
2) By texting “balance” to 0410 467 747.
3) Over the phone by dialling 126789 and speaking to Customer Service.
Dial '+' or 0011 followed by the country code, area code and local number.
To dial a landline in Australia, you will need to start with the area code;
NSW and ACT – 02
VIC and TAS – 03
QLD – 07
SA, WA and NT – 08
Followed by the eight digit number. When dialling a mobile simply dial starting with 04.
The first thing you need to do is contact Global Gossip Customer Care (1300 73 83 53) to get your account locked to prevent misuse. You can then go into any Global Gossip retail store and request a SIM swap and your details and credit will be transferred to your new SIM and you can keep your original mobile number. Charges may apply for this.
Your Global Gossip mobile will only work within Australia. However, you can continue using your Global Gossip card (included in your SIM pack at time of purchase) to make calls, on Global Gossip PCs and Wifi.
To send a text with Australia, enter the number starting with 04. For international texts, type + in front of the country code then the mobile number. For example, to send a text to the UK dial +44 followed by the mobile number without the first zero.
Yes. Our rates for doing this are on the website. The internet and other data services are only available on “data capable” handsets. To set up internet leave username and password blank and change the APN to purtona.net. If you need any further assistance please call Customer Service on 126789
You can use any phone locked to the Vodafone Australia network or an unlocked phone which is not currently under any contract both internationally as well as with an Australian mobile carrier. If you are using an international phone please check with the company you purchased the phone from to make sure there are not any restrictions.
The last 25 call records on your account will be displayed on www.globalgossip.com. Sign in and follow the links.
Mobile rates can be found at globalgossip.com/mobile. For international rates go to globalgossip.com/mobile/searchrates.aspx.
Locked handsets can only be used with a SIM from the network they were purchased from. If you purchase a locked handset through Global Gossip you will only be able to use a Global Gossip SIM in that phone.
Unlocked phones can use a SIM card from any network in them.
You will need to contact the manufacturer of your handset directly and you will need to provide them with a copy of the receipt that was given to you at the time of purchase.
Any BlackBerry branded software (ie: software created by BlackBerry, licensed by BlackBerry such as BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry Email and BlackBerry Browser) can only be used with a BlackBerry data plan with a direct link to BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) and BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service). At this point of time Global Gossip does not sell any BlackBerry data plans therefore any BlackBerry branded software will not be compatible with Global Gossip mobile data.
We recommend customers wishing to use mobile internet to download Opera Mobile due to its availability and relative similarity to the Blackberry browser. Please note that any costs or damages incurred by attempting to install or having installed a third party application are not the responsibility of Global Gossip. Any installations are to be done at the customers own risk.
Customers are able to make standard voice calls and send text messages without any issues.
Please click here
, and follow the instructions for setting up data on your mobile.
There are two ways to add your gossip.
1. Go to the home page. If you are logged in you can write your gossip in the top bar. You can also add an image and click post. Your gossip will then be shown on our map as well as in your profile.
2. Log into your account (if you are logged out) and go to your profile. In the Latest gossip section click on New Post.
In your profile find the post you’d like to delete, click the post link above your photo and select ‘Delete Post’.
You can upload your photos as follows:
-Click My Profile
-Click the Upload Files and Photo Albums link in the Latest Albums box. If you'd like to upload to an existing album select Existing albums and pick which album you'd like your new photos to go into. If you'd like to create a new album select new album and then name your album. By selecting make my album private only you will be able to see your photos when you are logged into the Global Gossip site. They will not show up anywhere else on globalgossip.com
-On the next screen you will now be able to upload your images. You can upload multiple images by clicking browse and holding the control key.
If you’d like to upload photos only visible to you, in your profile section select Upload files and photos. By selecting make my album private, only you will be able to see your photos when you are logged into the site. They will not show up anywhere else on globalgossip.com.
-Log into to your Global Gossip account.
-Click on My Profile, then Change Picture
-Click browse and find the location of the image you would like to use. You might have to use a separate photo editing software to resize. If you are on a Global Gossip PC you can use Microsoft Picture Manager to resize or crop your photo.
To change your password:
Click on Account, then the Change password tab.
By clicking on Account, then the Edit privacy options tab you’ll be able to specify whether or not you’d like things like your age, location, favorite members or profiles items be shown to other members.
By unselecting an item it will only be shown to you when you are logged in.
Click on the persons name, this will bring you to their profile page. Now select Add to favourite profile.
You can click on their name which will bring you to their profile. Now click on Send message.
You can contact us and we'll do our best to help.
To post a new notice you will need to be a globalgossip.com member. Once you're signed in go to www.globalgossip.com/noticeboard and click the post new notice button and follow the instructions.
To post events you will need to become a noticeboard partner. Please see an area manager at a Global Gossip location or contact us at www.globalgossip.com/about/contact.aspx
Access numbers and surcharges for these countries can be found by clicking on the below link
If you know your PIN you can continue to use your credit however you may wish to call Customer Care to get your card disabled to stop other people using your credit. When you are next at a Global Gossip site pick up a new card and your details and credit can be transferred to a new card if your previous card was registered.
Credit is valid for six months from the last recharge or last use, whichever is later. Therefore, so long as you use your card once every six months the credit will never expire.
You will need to send a fax with the following information:
The fax number is +61 2 9263 0404. A charge of $10 for up to two cards and $5 for each additional card will also be deducted from your phonecard.
Send an email with your postal address to customer enquiries and a card will be posted out to you.
The phonecard can be used from a mobile phone but your mobile carrier will charge you to dial the access number so you will need to check these charges with them.
The call rate from your phonecard will also be higher if you are using the 1300 access number in Australia or the 0800 number in NZ. For full details of these surcharges click on the phonecard link and then search rates.
Wirless / Laptop Access
Just disconnect your device from the network and you should automatically be logged off within a couple of minutes. You can disconnect by either turning off your laptop or disabling your network adapter.
We provide a service that allows you to use your normal SMTP server settings without the need to add in our SMTP server. Any emails you send are automatically redirected through our server, so your normal SMTP server settings should work as long as you use standard SMTP ports.