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Data only goodybags

handy giff-staffer tom
handy giff-staffer

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.



handy giff-staffer tom
handy giff-staffer

Hi folks


@wilson1973, you will indeed and Claire, who looks after Points will be adding a little more in yours for the smart thinking.


@shotgun25, it is a red-ish orange.  The hex value is #FF4E05. The image in my blog does look a little more orange than it does on our test site.


@ado16, one of our members green65 created a Micro site, which provides a cutting down SIM service.  We'll be adding this link in various places on the site.  I'll catch up with the team and get them to add it to Spread the word, if it was not already on the list.


@mark2410, the gigabags last for 30 days.



There is a grammatical error on this news feed, "Do you have you got an iPad or tablet?" Too many, "you" s. Poor language sends out poor communication signals in such adverts. [25-09-2011 @ 15:11]

I like the iodea of a data only GoodyBag - makes perfect sense.


However, I currently use a £10 goodybag for my HTC Desire.  This has unlimited data.  Why would be go for a data only goody bag with 3Gb of data for £12.50 for a month.


Am I missing something??


giff gaff dongle ? can we use an o2 dongle with a giff gaff sim


Hi, this is probably a stupid question, but is it possible to use one of these data only sims/goodybags in a dongle that I can plug into my netbook? 


And if so, where do I get one?


Thanks and please no shouting if it's a dumb question lol

big cheese

Yes, you can use a data only goodybag on a sim in a dongle. You can pick up a dongle on eBay or can get one at phone shops.


Thanks Mary,


Is there any particular providers dongle I should get?  Is it like with the phones where a giffgaff sim will work in an O2 phone without being unlocked?

@ian yeah it would need to be o2 or unlocked.

Thanks aandms Smiley Happy


Can you tell I'm not that knowledgeable about dongles? lol


Can a dongle be unlocked klike a phone and if so can the normal unlocking shops etc do these as well?


Thanks again for all your help


bye bye three! My ipad is getting giffgaffed! Smiley Happy