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Lower PAYG data pricing

Status: Implemented
by kaz dabbler on ‎15-04-2010 18:39

I propose that giffgaff look again at the PAYG data pricing - I just can't believe they cannot do better than £2/MB capped to 50p.   Do they really not want PAYG customers?    For starters, I suggest flat fee of 1p/MB.


Hopefully it was all an oversight and Vincent will soon be along to mark this implemented.

Status: Implemented
We will charge 20p per MB up to a maximum of 50p (which works out at 2.5MB) after which you get up to 30MB for free. Should you go over 30MB, we will then start charging at a rate of 20p per MB. Which means you now get your slow incline of 20p per MB initially, up to a cap of 50p, which gives you up to 30MB, after which the rate returns to 20p per MB.
by sausageandbun ‎15-04-2010 19:19 - edited ‎15-04-2010 19:20

Yeah, I think 1p/MB is perhaps too optimistic. After all gg will want to have some sort of incentive for topping up.But it's tricky to get the right balance I guess.


At the minute I think the 50p/day doesn't seem to strike it, and is not as attractive as the standard call and text rates to the typical light PAYG user who likes to know exactly how much they're paying and what for so they can budget themselves and not pay for things they don't use.





by kaz dabbler on ‎15-04-2010 19:36

I realise 1p/MB is rather (very) optimistic - but I had to put something!  I would just like giffgaff to take another look at this and see if they can move the price downwards - at least to pricematch asda


by ragnorak motivator on ‎15-04-2010 19:51

I think the best we can hope for is for giffgaff to price match Asda. It would be logical after all as they did the same with call and text prices. The £2 per MB rate is far from official yet and was probably just mentioned as a guide.

by mirfan cicerone ‎15-04-2010 20:56 - edited ‎15-04-2010 21:02

GiffGaff gives other benefits that Asda does not. Asda pricing exactly is:


1) No 50p per day data cap. All data charged, potentially unlimited data charges, even by mistake!

2) No free giffgaff to giffgaff calls & texts.

3) No paypack points.


I can see that if you are a very low user of data, and would be likely to spend < £10 a month making the bundle not worthwhile, and you also don't make use of the free giffgaff calls, then Asda will look more attractive.


However, if you do benefit from the GiffGaff extras, you do have to consider what they are worth, or what they would cost you to replace on Asda.

by jonmd on ‎15-04-2010 23:34

Even Tesco mobile offfer a 7 day browsing pass for £2.which is better value.  Couple this with their "triple credit" deal when you top up every month and even allowing for the expensive calls (20p/min) things look quite good. If you work for them, they offer better deals still.

by redux cicerone on ‎15-04-2010 23:43

1p per megabyte seems to be much too expensive for the people who want several gigabytes a month and have just been handed it

by adaley on ‎30-10-2011 02:00

Compared to other networks, paticularly Three, giffgaffs PAYG data pricing isn't actually that cheap. Three offer internet per day for 50p (upto 130Mb). If Three can offer that pricing then I don't see why giffgaff can't as they should have less operating costs due to the community provided support, etc.



by ouaisne on ‎30-10-2011 20:09

All the info in this thread is way out of date - It should be marked as such and people should not pic it up an post 10 months on either.

by adaley on ‎30-10-2011 21:15

@ouaisne If another idea like this had been posted it would have been marked a duplicate, if I'm not mistaken it's best to update and kudo an existing idea.



by ouaisne on ‎30-10-2011 21:50

Yes I agree but not here. This is so old the pricing quoted under 'Implemented' are completely wrong and this will mislead many people. There are enough confused people about without highlighting pricing that is a year out of date.


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