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A nice surprise!

former giff-staffer

Hi all,


We have a nice surprise for you in store!


As you know we have given everyone who signed up to giffgaff free internet browsing from when we launched until May the 25th of this year.


Some of you, who were our early adaptors, got yourselves more than 6 Months of free internet browsing that way. Which is pretty amazing in itself, but now the period of free internet is coming to a close.


*Awwww!* *sniff*


Yes, I know, it’s a sad day in all our lives…


And so we announced the price for internet on giffgaff PAYG if you’re not using one of our goodybags. Here it is again:


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.


This means you get a 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.


Again we collaborated with the community to get the price just right for everyone and I would just like to thank everyone for their fantastic input and the time everyone took to give us their feedback and especially:


englishbeer, andydeakin, jonmd, alternative, zuberb, sausageandbun, trick202, gobelge, paul_shirley, jadsie, ragnorak, vandeen, kaz and phil58.


Thank you all guys for sticking with it and staying constructive!


So as a thank you and because O2 can’t actually deliver the technical solution in time, we will continue to give away free data for another Month and will only start charging from the end of June!


(exact date when data charging will start will be confirmed later)


So have another Month of free internet browsing on us and have a great May!







Does this mean that data roaming will also not work until then?




How does this compare with vodafone? They are offering 50p per day, but is there a limit to their usage?! I can't see a coherrent pricing policy regarding their data and FUP...


Is this better than Asda?!


Nice to have the extra month though!


Excellent, that'll save a tenner. Smiley Happy Cheers


Vodaphone Simply -  50p/day 25Mb FUP. Between 2.5Mb&25Mb they cost the same, gg wins outside that range.

Asda - 20p/Mb - same price up to 2.5Mb, then gg beats it.



Despite experimentally turning off mobile data and discovering I can happily live on just WiFi, another month's data is a nice treat. Just need O2 to actually build some more towers now the outdoor drinking season is open!


...and the most important bit I missed. Use 1 byte on Vodaphone and pay the full 50p, the revised gg tariff is a lot better for very low use or background sync than most other offers.


Shame you could not be giving away something I will actually use. I will never use data on my phone.


@danielscott If you get your mates/ family on GG then you can call, txt each other for free. How about giving you mates a free sim and get 500points for it? Then you can use the money on credit to tempt your other friends over to GG. 


I'll be honest: this is very good pricing, nonetheless I was expecting some little bit more to help those who like me are internet users but not heavy phone users.


For example, some free data allowance, wherever small (e.g.: 10MB free per day).


Or the possibility of a £5 data-only goodybag (and I believe this is commercially interesting: if I have free internet, I end up overusing the phone and spend money for text/mobiles, etc...).


Or the possibility of longer-lasting goodybags. E.g. £10 for two months of data-only.


Or, if technically possible: something like Oyster auto-cap. That is, the possibility of setting up a cap that triggers the purchase of a goodybag. For example, should I approach £9 of expense for data in a given period, I would then buy a goodybag that includes those £9.


What do you think? :-)




PS: Don't take me wrong, though Smiley Happy This is _really_ good pricing compared to all the other companies (I will never go back to vodafone or three!), and I love the transparency of the process. It's just that I feel giffgaff as something 'mine' :-) Hence, I'm saying how I'd like it to be...


That is a nice surprise Vincent, thank you.  Also thanks to O2, whose customary tardiness made it possible :-)




Cheers for the info pal!