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Data only goodybags

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We have been working on delivering a data only goodybag and I can happily confirm that it these products will go live on the 10th October. In fact we are not launching one data only product but three. These are;


£5 for 500MB

£7.50 for 1GB

£12.50 for 3GB


Vincent has been discussing Data only goodybags in the Forum.  These products are to use with tablets, like iPads, dongles and other data devices.  If you wanted to tether with these data products, unlike our goodybags, you can.  These data only bags last for one month and can be bought from balance or with a debit or credit card (much like our goodybags). 


If you run over your allowance (e.g. 1GB), we’ll give you an extra 50MB for free.  If you then use all of this we have a special data goodybag rate of 2p per MB until the data goodybag expires.  We are planning to send you messages to let you know if you have used your allowance, when you start using the free 50MB and again when the 50MB is used up.


And this is what the data only goodybags looks like. 



We looked at data usage, went through lots of excel spreadsheets and double checked the fine details and we’ve squeezed as much data as we can into each of these goodybags, in fact if you use every bit of data in these products, giffgaff will lose money.  However we predict that not everyone who buys them is going to use all the data, so the overall data usage on these goodybags will balance out meaning that these really are the best value we can give to you.


Accompanying the launch of these lovely data only products is a new giffgaff App.  Vincent is discussing it in the Forum, so pop over if you want to take a sneak preview of features or contribute any ideas.


A data only product has been a popular idea on the Ideas Board, with over 100 Kudos, so it is great to be able to deliver and launch these products.



@iceqntrider - Lol - looks like I grossly misunderstood chezborg Smiley Very Happy

@chezborg - It will be cheaper for you to buy an unlocked dongle and use a separate giffgaff SIM in it, as opposed to paying the cost of another provide who facilitates calls, texts and tethered data on one SIM.

@supertara76 - There is an eBay seller who can provide you with an 'unlock code' for your Vodafone dongle - see . You will need to provide the seller with your dongle's 'IMEI number' which can be found on the box.

@jumpedup - Giffgaff are aware that the option to tether with an iPhone is restricted by O2 and are looking into a solution. Which phone are you using?
@ashtonbb - There doesn't appear to be any restriction preventing one from using Virgin's data package for tethering or in a dongle.

Nice news on the new data only goodybags sadly i wont be using them as i benfit more from the orignal goodybags on offer. I might if i need to use for data only then i would buy one of them but i would like to see more data allowance for the money you pay for thease as i dont think there quite value for money


a great idea! should prove popular, but, anyone using itunes, bbc iplayer, or sky go, would use their allowance up pretty quickly i think, no unlimited option?


will there be an unlimited gigabag too eventually?

will there be an option of ordering a "microsim" or is it going to be the case of cutting a normal sim down to size?


@khairul I'm using an HP Pre 3 and getting the 'no tethering' message from O2



not bad price £2.50 cheaper than your nearest competitor, and yes that data will be eaten up quickly as 3gb does,nt last 2wks using a laptop.

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