The best UK Internet allowance with giffgaff

The best UK Internet allowance with giffgaff

by handy giff-staffer kimatgiffgaff on ‎19-01-2010 18:20 - last edited on ‎05-12-2014 20:12 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

Many giffgaffers have posted comments on our forums, blog and twitter talking about how happy they are to have free Internet with us until the end of May.Yes, we are quite proud of being the only mobile network offering free Internet but best value is sometimes not enough. What about our fair usage?


To help put things into context I thought it was important to understand what we mean by "fair usage". I’ve been through the T&Cs of all our competitors (so you don't have to...) and tried to check their limits for free or unlimited Internet:


  • Vodafone is not offering a free Internet bundle or reward. They charge it at 50p per day up to a maximum of 25MB.
  • Orange allows you 500MB per month with their Dolphin plan.
  • T-Mobile gives you 40MB per day with their “free texts and Internet for life” top-up reward.
  • Virgin goes up to 1GB per month.
  • 3-Mobile gives you 150MB for every top-up until it runs out.
  • O2 does not specify what their fair usage is.  

So what's giffgaff's limit? 100MB per day! Yuhhuuuu! This roughly equates to:


  • Visiting 2.000 websites a day.
  • Checking your facebook home page 6.000 times a day.
  • Tweeting 96.000 times a day. That is more than a Tweet per second for 24 hours!

Just watch out with your downloads, YouTube and Spotify usage and you're unlikely to reach that daily 100MB limit. Happy surfing giffgaffers.

by handy giff-staffer kimatgiffgaff on ‎22-01-2010 14:54

Thanks for all your comments. t3chy, we're happy to hear you're enjoying the 100MB allowance. rb30inside, please be aware with your usage or else we'll have to bar you from data usage. Check out Robbie's post on data fair use for more detail.


bigfatball2's, we're still defining our price/allowance proposal for after the 25th of May. All suggestions are more than welcome. Please continue giving us your POV at the following thread.


With regards to bennistan's point, within the UK giffgaff is offering 8p/min calls and 4p texts, free calls to giffgaff and free Internet until May. The companies you mention offer the following tariffs:

- Lebara: 10p/min calls and 10p texts, browsing at 60p per MB

- Lyca: 10p/min calls and 9p texts, Internet browsing is not available

- Talk mobile: 10p/min calls to Talk mobile, 20p/min calls to other networks, 5p texts to Talk mobile, 10p/min to other networks. Browsing at 30p per day.

- Nomi mobile: 10p/min calls and 10p texts. Internet browsing is not available.


Please continue giving us your POV on our pricing at the following thread.

by chennaprateep on ‎14-02-2010 22:00

what happens if u browse more then 100mb in a day?


its impossible to do tat but i was wodering wot the rate will be if u exceed it?


fave fun :smileyhappy:

by ollieben12 on ‎31-05-2013 16:09

every day i get a txt message saying i ave reached my mobile providers limit of 200 tweets how do i change this as it says on twitter website everyone is intitled to 1000 a day 


kind regards 


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