Data only gigabags are here

Data only gigabags are here

by handy giff-staffer tom on ‎20-10-2011 11:04 - last edited on ‎18-03-2014 01:18 by handy giff-staffer zobia22



This morning I am pleased to announce the launch of our data only gigabags.


If you are a regular community member or pop by the blog frequently, you would have hopefully seen Vincent discussing all things data in the forum and I posted a blog on data only ‘gigabag’ prices a few weeks back.


For a bit of fun :smileyhappy: and to maybe help you think about what gigabag you should buy, we have compiled a list of what you could do with your data. These are approx volumes.


  • With 1gb, you can listen to 16 hours of radio, that’s a lot of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.
  • 3gb will enable you to send 3 million basic/text e-mails.  Which is a lot.

So that’s it. Welcome the gigbags into the giffgaff product family and enjoy.


Have a great Thursday.



by handy giff-staffer tom on ‎20-10-2011 11:13

Thanks for letting me know and sorry you are having a problem, I'll flag it to the Tech team.

by giffgaff head-scratcher darrenpainter on ‎20-10-2011 11:14

Thanks, I believe Cameron is aware as we have been discussing it on his thread

by ma1kie on ‎20-10-2011 11:19
How come when I try to add a Gigabag it doesn't start for a month?, I'd like to tether today.
by giffgaff head-scratcher darrenpainter on ‎20-10-2011 11:20

ma1kie, do you already have a goodybag on your account. If so, then that is why, because a goodybag and a gigabag cannot co-exist during the same month.

by oracle pinkcalculator on ‎20-10-2011 11:20
Probably as you already have a goodybag ? You can't have a sim with both you'd need another sim. Is that what's happened with you
by ma1kie on ‎20-10-2011 11:22
Must be, can I swap plans or do I need another sim card?
by rhinoman ‎20-10-2011 21:53 - edited ‎20-10-2011 21:55

darrenpainter: "All previous terms and conditions relating to the use of payg credit in devices other than phones have now been removed from the T&Cs , therefore standard payg use in such devices is now permitted."


It still has (now in 5.13):


5.13. In addition to our standard terms and conditions, all usage must be for your private, personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use your SIM Card: a) In, or connected to, any other device including modems, dongles or any other way to connect to a PC (unless you are on a gigabag plan)


I know it doesn't specifically mention tablets, but I can't remember whether it did before.

by giffgaff head-scratcher darrenpainter ‎20-10-2011 22:24 - edited ‎20-10-2011 22:25
Rhinoman, section 5 relates to goodybags section 4 relates to PAYG which now no longer has any reference to permitted devices/tethering? I was very particular to mention PAYG in my statement to avoid that confusion :smileyhappy:
by handy giff-staffer kimatgiffgaff on ‎21-10-2011 08:49

@darrenni, your comment on making it clearer that you can't tether on iPhones was uploaded yesterday.


@darrenpainter, @rhinoman, yes there have been changes on the T&Cs. Essentially you can tether, plug in dongles, go wild on tablet PCs, with both our standard rates (20p/MB) or with our Data only goodybags (gigabags). This however is not permited with our phone use goodyabgs where data is unlimited. We can't afford to go Unlimited and allow tethering, dongle use, etc. 


I hope this makes sense guys. Keep fireing those sugestions on copy if things aren't clear enough for you.

by victor1990 on ‎24-10-2011 17:11

Excellent news on the launch of the gigabags. To add to what's been said above, once the industry makes some serious investment in 3G and the upcoming 4G, I can see gigabags replacing wired broadband. This can only be a good thing for giffgaff!

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