I've thought of a novel way to spread Giffgaff... When GG send you out new sims to share they can also send some Giffagff balloons. You pop the sim card into an envelope and attach it to the balloon (once you've filled it with helium). A note in the envelope says something along the lines of,
"This is part of a social experiment. Please register your details on www.giffgaff.com and let us know where you are and how you got this balloon and who the users name is. As thanks for doing this, register the attached sim card and recieve £5 worth of airtime credit!".
And then you release the balloon from your house. We will see how far the balloons got and maybe a prize could be offered to the user who gets the furthest away from home.
Giffgaff are being very coy about when 4G will be rolled out exactly. This is frustrating for anyone not in the 4G trial but whose goodybag expires at the beginning of November, and might wonder whether to get a 3G goodybag or hold out for a 4G one.
So it would be really great if Giffgaff could offer a free 4G upgrade to anyone with a 3G goodybag, during the initial month of permenant 4G rollout. This is a short term idea but I think worthwhile - it will give people greater certainty to people, especially given the lack of answers we are getting on when exactly 4G wil happen.
Please kudos if you agree. This would need to happen relatively quickly if it's going to work. Thanks for reading
Ok, we all know that Giffgaff and most of it's features and offers are to an extent 'unique' to this brand. Well, then as providers, and seeing as we have an influence, lets customise the 'net work run by US'.
In terms of Goodybags, I think we'll all agree we need MORE data, so my idea is
£5 for 50 minutes, 200 texts, 500mb data
£7 for 100 minutes, 500 texts, 1GB data
£10 for 200 minutes, Unlimited texts, 3GB data
£12 for 500 minutes, Unlimited texts, 5GB Data
£15 for unlimited minutes, texts AND Data.
PLUS we should ask for cashback OR roll on for unused data, minutes and texts, so that if we dont use up all that we paid for that month, we can use it next month.
GIFFGAFF - THIS WOULD BE A GREAT INCENTIVE TO NEW CUSTOMERS! Plus keep us who are already here.
Also, I have improvements for the DATA ONLY options -
£5 for 5GB, £10 for 10GB, £15 for Unlimited Data. Again I think this would be great, especially for those who tether, or are unable to access wifi regularly.
Perhaps Giffgaff could introduce Minute only plans, for those who prioritise minutes over data and texts. Or maybe, they could create a Customisable package, where we would use sliders to select how many minutes, texts and data we need.
Come on guys, lets get these ideas noticed! Thanks for reading, Happy giffgaffing!
i have had a look in the FAQ section and also a quick search of the site and cant find any obvious published guide on buying, and returning phones.
offers no details on what garentee comes with the phone, or what to do if its faulty or distance selling laws
if you click on 'get your phone the giff gaff way' it takes you here:
again nothing about what support you will get
if you click on ask a agent there is no option about new phones that i can see again this might be a issue with a faulty phone or late delivery
it would be good if the website could be updated to include clear links to this infomation
I have just been looking at the article below and loved it particuarly at the table outlining the fact that buying outright is cheaper, its an excersise i do before making a phone purchase.
I thought it would be great for GG to produce a calculator, so that cusotmers can key in their current or top 3 packages they are researching such as initial phone cost, Mins, Texts and Data and automatically calculates the tarrif cost and 12 & 24 month total cost, it can then automatically include the equvalent purchase of a giffgaff phone and goodybag.
A link or button called "Is GiffGaff Cheaper?" or similar could be included on every phone detail page or a simple static table with 3-4 illustrations
We kind of do this for the PAYG side of things with comparisons to the other major networks but maybe also be put on the goodybag pages too.
I was just thinking, i'd love to purchase one through giffgaff and i'm sure others would too!
The handset has a premium edge to edge look but a down to earth cost. I think it would be perfect for the budget concious giffgaffers out there, and people who just want something different.
Sharp haven't announced plans to release it outside of Japan or the US yet, but maybe giffgaff could strike up a relationship with Sharp in order to bring the phone over to the UK. Possibly it could even become a giffgaff exclusive!
Aquos Crystal on the official Sharp US website:
As a website and graphic designer I have to create a variety of banners for clients. Quite recenctly I've started designing some for the giffgaff community (see here) and will continue to do so to assist my fellow users.
It would be ideal if giffgaff could create a section on the community to allow users to add they're designs for others to use. It would also be ideal if giffgaff could produce/provide some resources such as logos and psd files.
Hope i can gain some backing,
Why not check out my other ideas?
Thanks for having the time to check out my idea,
We know they are charged for traffic, line rental etc and then there's upkeep costs and also people have to be paid.
We all know that people need to make a living, there's no shame in that, we are happy to pay those people through our contribution.
So, how about we use the power and skill of this community to advance this network and service provision as a whole.
We already get money off for contributing here....