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£5 Top-ups

Status: We’re Looking Into It
by oslingsby virtuoso on ‎30-03-2010 20:16

Kudos this idea if you want £5 top ups available

Status: We’re Looking Into It
6th August 2014 - this Idea was recently brought up again and we are going to explore whether the previous situation is still true, that the cost per transaction for us wouldn't cover the overheads. We'll keep you updated on progress.
by scotpeach on ‎02-05-2010 11:14
i think the £5 top up would be good especially for younger people £10 top up is a lot for kids to find or parents who are topping up 2 or 3 kids phones a month!
by skinnyminny on ‎03-09-2010 12:06

i agree would be lot easier for me to budget for as whole family on giffgaff. boo lol

by jonnyl on ‎22-08-2011 13:14

cost effective how this is a no brainer if ive ever seen it, why can every single mobile operator in Ireland (even small networks) allow you to top up a fiver, i seriously suggest you look into this again, think of the amount of people who may be in a situation similar to mine who have a fiver and need credit but cant top up


I find this totally bizzare business practice from GG, there is money to be made here and your effectively saying no

by jonnyl on ‎22-08-2011 13:16

Judging by the overwhelming response on this thread looking for £5 minimum top ups surely GG have to implement this.

by hsn953 on ‎11-10-2011 16:06

Cost factor for each transaction? How can Orange offer mini top ups from up to 10p? 

by hunter99999 on ‎20-11-2011 17:55

So, do I have to top up then just to get my £5 free credit??? All advertisments say free sim card = free £5. I went to activate it but...card details...confused!!

by giffgaff Educator on ‎06-05-2012 18:20
Status changed to: Not For Us
06/05/2012 - At the moment this idea is still Not Suitable. The cost per transaction for giffgaff on any top up made still doesn't cover the overheads to make this idea implementable at this moment in time. (92)
by aandms on ‎06-05-2012 18:24
@hazel i dont get this reason, you can buy a bag by card for £5, top up a non recruit sim by £5 so why not a normal top up? People may top up more if they can bang a fiver on so surly its good for giffgaff? Plus you make more from payg rates than you do a goodybag so it should be more cost effective for giffgaff than a bag purchase at a fiver.
by navvy on ‎23-05-2012 01:42

If £5 topups aren't allowed, SIMs shouldn't expire after 6 months.


by pcmchamp on ‎24-10-2013 19:53
I honestly think there should be a £5 credit  only option as this would be useful for small things like going over your internet but still wanting to use it or wanting to message a friend abroad. Also more options such as 5/7 GB for gigabags would be nice.

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