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handy giff-staffer tom
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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.

 

Thanks

361 Comments
aspirant
nice to c this goodybag cumin soon..many gg'ers will b delighted Smiley Happy
newcomer

great news for the tablet community now please sort out blackberry services so i can get bbm? :L

novice

Yupie.. Data only bags.. new sim card for my Dongle.. Sounds interesting..

 

But, Can we include data only Goody bags with existing goody bags and tether?

 

Much like Iphone 4 inbuilt personal hotspot when in emergency?

big cheese

No - you can't use 2 goodybags at once. This has already asked. You would have to have 2 sims in this case to keep in line with the rules.

WOO! Perfect as my parents are going on holiday soon and would love a way to keep in touch with my brother and I using one of their phones. Great news giffgaff! Smiley Happy

newcomer
I need to get a micro sim ready for my iPad
newcomer

totally agree about blackberry but i av one an its a bit of ball ache downloadin opera from pc to phone but after that i browse on my blackberry no prob usin giffgaff, if any1 wants more info just ask x

 

professor
Hmm. Don't like the fact that 3GB is the top - I use more than that on my phone! About 4gb last month. I think they should have a 10GB 1 for extra heavy users :-)
newcomer

I love the honesty in that opening post. It's refreshing.

 

You know how Talk Mobile do their £1 a month sim. I'd like to see maybe a 100mb a month data only package for a couple of quid.

 

I use a spare android phone as a tracker for my motorcycle ;-)

newcomer

I know normally we are not able to use more than one goodybag at once. But do we know for sure that we can't use a databag with an ordinary one? I don't see the point in being able to tether a phone so you can use the internet, but not use it for calls cheap calls (10p pay as you go calls aren't cheap). Shouldn't the data goodbag just unlock the tethering function?

 

I just want to reitterate my question - does anyone know for sure that we can't use 2 goodbags. All I am seeing on this thread are people speculating and quoting potentially old info. I know normally we can't but it doesn't seem logical that we can't with this goodybag. Has anyone heard from GG?