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Boosters - 6 months internet access

Status: New Idea
by salah_ud_deen on ‎14-09-2014 12:34

Hello members,


Newbie at giffgaff, trying to spread giffgaff to my family. They are all happy to join giffgaff but due to only one thing giffgaff does not provide; they are reluctant to join :smileyindifferent:


They are currently on T-mobile network and they have a great deal called "6-month internet Plus Booster"

More details here:


It provides them with 1GB internet usage per month for total of 6 months just for £20 only.

(6GB for £20 = £3.33 each month for 1GB internet usage per month)

It beats the closest giffgaffs gigabag offer of 500MB for 1 month cost £5

(6 month will cost £30 for 3GB only).


I hope in the near future giffgaff can add 6 month booster packages like T-mobile; so i can get more of my family members to join giffgaff :smileywink:


Will be nice if giffgaff can reply here and let me know if they will have similar boosters available soon to their network :smileyhappy:






Low Minute, Low Text & High Data

Status: New Idea
by russq on ‎12-09-2014 10:54

I and many others use low minutes, low text but high(ish) data.


From £7.50 goodbag that I currently buy, I use less that 50 minutes and less than 100 text but always use my allowance of 250mb and could use well over 500mb.


Therefore my solution would be alternative low mins & text but data heavy googybags -

- £5.00 goodybag with - 30 mins, 75 text & 500MB

- £7.50 goodybag with - 100 mins, 200 text & 750 MB 


or any economically viable number of mins & text but with the higher data.








Status: New Idea
by samuelsparrow on ‎05-09-2014 16:51
It would be great to 'Gift' a goodybag to friends and family.

We could call it a 'GIFT BAG'

What do you think?

queued goodybags to start at midnight

Status: New Idea
by simonefaye78 on ‎26-08-2014 23:46
I don't know about you but if I pay for a full months usage, I expect to get a full months usage. However, when you queue a goodybag this doesn't happen.

Goodybags are supposed to last from the day of purchase to midnight on the day of expiry. However, if you queue a goodybag, the queued bag can start any time between 10pm and midnight on the day of expiry, meaning you can lose up to 2hours of goodybag allowance, from both the expiring bag and the queued bag.

For example, if I have 30 minutes left in my current bag and make a call at 21.45 that lasts for 25 minutes, I would expect to have all 25 minutes to come from my current bag. Unfortunately, if my queued bag starts at 22.00 I will use 10 minutes from the new bag. This means I'm now effectively 10minutes down on my new bag.

My idea is simply to have queued goodybags start at midnight so you don't accidentally eat into next months allowances

Unlimited : Time to go capped ??

Status: New Idea
by kathleen414 ‎24-08-2014 01:44 - edited ‎27-08-2014 08:54

Idea.. to remove the unlimited goodybags and replace with capped allowances.
If you agree please support the idea


Original idea posted here for discussion and after great support

After reading many posts on the subject of the unlimited goodybags do you think it may be time to just call it a day ?

Giffgaff seems to be fighting  a losing battle with data chompers and have had to manage the data we have available for the members .

This has had the effect of slowing the available data to the members and after reading many many members complaints about very slow Internet speeds ( assuming it's giffgaffs traffic management) maybe we should just bite the bullet and have realistic capped allowance goodybags.

Yes I understand it's a thorny issue but surely it's better to have say the £10 1g / £12 3g bag and £15 5 gig bag etc with usable data as the new deal well it's just a patch up that won't fix the underlying issues and will come to a head again..
I think let's just remove the unlimited now and we can get on with a realistic capped data allowance that all users can use and not abuse


giffgaff is making an offer of 5GB for £15 which is £3 per GB.


This does not sit well where people are using unlimited at £15 and  then consuming 15 GB  for which they  are only paying £1 per GB.


That makes giffgaff a two teir service as all the low users pay the price of £3 or £4 per GB and so subsidise the heavy users who are only paying £1 per GB.


This is a good reason to get rid of "unlimited" and redistribute the data previously used by the heavy downloaders  to increase the capacity of the lower priced limited goodybags.


Pay for what you use is the only fair way to treat all giffgaf customers.


My worry is that we could lose giffgaff unless we have a realistic profit to product and losing the unlimited seems the best option to me





original-1.pngAfter the recent consultation over goodybags the new ones are above.
I think although I'm happy with the new £15 unlimited data goodybag it should be open to everyone not just existing members as this will deter new members joining and separate members which is not what giffgaff are about

No segregation of the membership


If you agree please support this idea



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£15 &£18 goodybag

Status: New Idea
by khalil337 on ‎06-09-2014 11:40
The difference is 1500 mins oñly £3 difference
I think £15 goodybag should at least offer 1000 mins

Improving the customer experience

Status: New Idea
by mitchellcampion on ‎10-09-2014 08:02

I purchased the Nexus 5 handset along with my GiffGaff bundle.  When the package arrived there was some really useful information in the Giffgaff welcome leaflet.  However, when I set up my phone I was unable to connect data services.  While there is some really useful information on the website that details how to set this up I had to go through the process of thinking I has a duff handset and all the angst that goes with it.  Would it be a good idea to have a device specific welcome pack for those selecting a new hand set just to improve that initial customer experience?  You may also consider extending this to sim only orders if you ask them what handset they intend to use the sim in.

Hope this helps improve your service.


free voicemail with or without credit

Status: New Idea
by lawarcbur79 on ‎31-07-2014 11:14

i think we should receive our voicemails free with or without credit as long as you have topped up in the last 3 months, there is nothing more frustrating than missing a call and you have used up all your mins, i think this could give giffgaff another edge again in the market.


Tethering goody bag

Status: New Idea
by kjeranearth on ‎05-09-2014 16:42
I think that it would be a good idea to add onto one of the existing goody bags a tethering option for an extra charge, rather than just the packs with data I think you should have an unlimited one for a certain amount of time, I used to tether on my phone daily now im with giffgaff I can't use my unlimited data on my other devices!

Currently 2 days before your goodybag expires you get the following text message:


"Hi, your goodybag is about to expire on 18/07/2014. Go to to set your goodybag to recure before 10pm on your expiry day, Cheers"


This message is quite usefull however I feel that you should recive another text once your goodybag has expired, if no new goodybag has been activated saying:


"Hi, your goodybag has just expired. Head over to now to purchase another goodybag, Cheers"


I feel this would be usefull for the giffgaff customer that doesnt have reacuring goodybags setup and is abit forgetfull!


I know I am that type of customer!


Kudos if this would be usefull for you! :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:


Update: As suggested by @navvy giffgaff could incorportate the prices for texts, calls and data in the text much like when you are going abroad. An example text would be:

"Hi, your goodybag has just expired. Until you get a new goodybag you will be charged 10p per minute for calls, 6p per text and Mobile Internet is charged at no more than 20p a day (up to 20MB), Cheers"


4G trial bag with bigger allowance

Status: We’re Looking Into It
by bluemoonbaz ‎07-06-2014 10:19 - edited ‎07-06-2014 10:23

Good morning

As I opted for the 4G trial goody bag I feel the 1 g allowance available to test the service is woefully inadequate .

We need around 4g to be able to fully test the service and then report back our finding to giffgaff.

If giffgaff carry on with only 1g trial bags the feedback will be not be a  true test as members cannot fully use the service due  to the  limitations in data available and thus the feeback will be of little use to giffgaff.


I understand giffgaff may have set plans in mind for full rollout but to test the service with only 1g is impossibly hard just doing speed test eats the data so if you agree please support this idea

Status: We’re Looking Into It
Originally we went for the £10 to mimic the 3G goodybag, so members wouldn't be paying any more for the trial (and what could be a bad experience as it's in beta) and the £12 goodybag is unlimited. However we're compelled by the high support of this Idea to look again into early releasing the £12/2GB and will keep you updated on the conversations around this.

top up £5

Status: We’re Looking Into It
by saadiyahk on ‎06-05-2014 14:47
Hi, this is a little idea.
The minimum top up is £10 so maybe giffgaff should let us top up £5. I'm a light user and don't need much of anything. So being able to top up £5 would be nice.
Status: We’re Looking Into It
We're going to look into this Idea and check if the same financial constraints which stopped us from doing this before are still a blocker for this. Thanks for re-raising and the amazing support this Idea has received.

Goodybag clarification on price list page

Status: New Idea
by ian011 ‎20-08-2014 18:31 - edited ‎22-08-2014 22:31

Some of the most common questions in the help forum are:


"I bought a Goodybag. Why is my call credit balance depleting?"


"I bought a Goodybag. Why can't I call 084 and/or 087 numbers?"



One of the most common answers posted in response to these questions is:


"Have a look at the price list page to see what is and is not included in goodybag allowances."



Upon looking at the price list page it rapidly becomes apparent that there is no such explanation of what is and is not included in goodybag allowances.


Can I suggest adding on the price list page a large "g" (for goodybag) or a miniature goodybag icon next to each of the items that goodybag allowances can cover? Furthermore, code it such that clicking this icon also takes you through to the goodybags page itself.



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tethering add on

Status: New Idea
by mizan337 on ‎03-08-2014 19:21
There should be a option where you can add a tethering add on like BB add on for extra cost with a goodybag
Example (£12Goodybag+ 500mb tethering add on= 15)


Have all of the new goodybag options!

Status: New Idea
by laurence22 on ‎08-08-2014 09:40

Recently giffgaff have proposed the change of the higher teer goodybags to its members, giving 3 options to choose from. I think that giffgaff should make all of these goodybags available, and you can choose any of them. Many other networks have a few contracts you can choose from for a certain price so why cant giffgaff?


Kudos if you like the idea!

Good Morning,
My idea is to have the option available to select &purchase a goodybag on the 43430 top up online.

This idea become apparent to me when my Mum did not have any internet data & could not purchase her own goddybag. Besides internet access is not always accessible.

Gods of giffgaff  Why cant you make this possible, so if someone has a 4G phone it uses 4g where 4g is available, and those with a 3g phone get 3g as normal, it will make life easier am sure for many users 


4G at no extra cost

Status: Under Consideration
by erikslom on ‎13-10-2013 13:04

Hello all,


As many of us are excited as 4G is finally rolling out in the uk. Has it not occured to you that it could cost extra, much like EE are charging loads more for the service.


Well as giffgaff is know as the 'affordable'  network I belive that it should be implemented free or at very very little extra cost.


The network 3 (THREE) are not charging user anymore so it would be just like connecting to 3g everyday. This is a massive selling point and my friend has moved to three due to this news, so to stop users from moving we shouls annoce that there would be no major price differance if any on the new 4G network.


Thanks, please support me with a kudo if you feel its a good idea (only if you want to, Im not asking you to, but feel free to do so)  

Status: Under Consideration
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bit more internet on hokey kokey

Status: New Idea
by lulurules on ‎20-08-2014 08:00
We need a slight increase on hokey goodie bag im not a heavy user but most of internet is used up waiting for pages to turn so slightly more would be great and yes it is great value

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