More Hokey Cokey

More Hokey Cokey

by handy giff-staffer kimatgiffgaff on ‎27-04-2011 17:56 - last edited on ‎29-10-2014 18:18 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

It's been almost 5 months since we launched Hokey Cokey, probably giffgaff's craziest goodybag. Hokey Cokey gives you 60 UK minutes, 300 texts, and a free minute for every minute you get called. A very unusual approach to a goodybag product, as to understand its total value you first need to know if you tend to receive more calls than the ones you make.


As this product was completely different from our standard goodybags, we launched it under giffgaff labs and waited to see for reactions and conversations around it. The feedback so far has been promising and we can already see in our new our offer section that Hokey Cokey is the second most ‘liked’ goodybag.


Given its popularity, we’ve had no other option than to extend Hokey Cokey‘s expiry date; so for all of you doing the Hokey Cokey, you will be able to continue purchasing this goodybag until 30 JUN 2011. These 2 months will allow us to study the possibility of making this product permanent and to replace our current labs offering with something new and exciting.


Changes in the site reflecting the new end date for Hokey Cokey will take place this am, a few hours after Barcelona beats Real Madrid in Champions League. For all Hokey Cokey fans, please continue telling us those amazing stories on how you manage to receive more calls and get those extra free minutes.


by jack17938 on ‎27-04-2011 18:02

That is very good news...

by yaakov1 on ‎27-04-2011 18:04


kimatgiffgaff wrote:

a few hours after Barcelona beats Real Madrid in Champions League


come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


by diamond222 on ‎27-04-2011 18:16

Fantastic :smileyhappy:


 For all Hokey Cokey fans, please continue telling us those amazing stories on how you manage to receive more calls and get those extra free minutes.



when someone calls me I just keep talking and refresh all those old stories, all those past memories:smileywink:, I just keep talking one of my relatives said oh you have become so talkative a days :smileyvery-happy: :smileyhappy: when i hung up i notice that i have recieved 50 minutes :smileyhappy:

loving hokey cokey

by handy giff-staffer kimatgiffgaff on ‎27-04-2011 18:17

@thewordsmith, No worries, we will be in consultation with you with the new products we are planning to put under labs.


@yaaakov1 I'm from Barcelona. I have no other option :smileywink:

by mwalim on ‎03-05-2011 17:30

looking forward to use hokey cokey goody bag and see how long it'll take me, this month!! well done giff gaff for thinking about us lot within credit crunch!!!

by starry_rainbows ‎02-06-2011 17:07 - edited ‎02-06-2011 17:11

Love the Hokey Cokey! I tend to use up my minutes quickly, but at the same time have loads of people call me so Im never out of credit :smileyhappy: My dad's glad I dont have overflowing bill now!

GG should make this Lab into a proper goodbag seeing as theres soo many of us who love it

 Shame theres no data included. I hope the giffgaff fail to get the charging system for data working LOL :smileywink: 


by turkeyphant on ‎03-06-2011 01:36
Please please please make this permanent. And please allow a £1 top-up for 100 MiB internet a day! We'd love it!
by paul_siviter on ‎08-06-2011 10:05

please keep hokey cokey goodybag.i switched from orange payg to giff gaff and save £5 a month now being a low user this is ideal.My wife phones me more than i phone her and my 6 kids .I have converted my 14 year old daughter to giff gaff and my 17 year old son .They love the £10 unlimited tex and internet and 250 mins. this month i started with 60 mins on hokey cokey and now have 135, wow ,more than i started with.iI hope you keep it or improve if you can, so i can continue with free calls when my family call me.Unbelievable value for £5 a month.Not interested in internet, but if was free then even better value.

by groovemaneuver on ‎02-08-2011 18:51

Hey yeah offer the option of a txt or minute for receiving calls - except make it 2 txts and (via shortcode call / txt to GiffGaff's network) make it switchable between txts and minutes up to 4 times a day so people don't put too much load on the servers. It's not a heavy, expensive or technically challenging thing to implement is it? Hopefully not; the systems design seems fairly reasonable so far.


Good systems design like this is what REALLY can make it efficient, powerful for the people and fairest spend vs. actual use. If it continues to be a shared thing, I can support it. I used to waste loads of minutes sometimes on another network's package, but this is a good approach and looks like it's worked fairly well on a business level, too.

by clackerz on ‎02-12-2011 22:31

hockey cockey is a good idea i use to have for every miniute some one called me i got one back and when my gf got unlimited calls on weekend she use to call me for a hour so i would have loads of miniutes its a great idea

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