Data only goodybags

Data only goodybags

by handy giff-staffer tom on ‎23-09-2011 11:45 - last edited on ‎28-10-2014 19:08 by zobia22 (48,882 Views)

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.



by giffgaff head-scratcher darrenpainter
on ‎23-09-2011 11:48
Technically the £5 bag will only be a half-a-gigabag Smiley Happy but that wouldn't fit on the icon would it.......
by wilky
on ‎23-09-2011 11:51
U predict not everyone will use all the data? I predict u will be wrong and will eat those very words... Data like that can be eaten very quickly in a laptop using torrents, YouTube or any catch up iplayer type thing... Even iTunes can soak up that in no time
by handy giff-staffer tom
on ‎23-09-2011 11:52
That's right. We will list out the product details under the icon, as we do for our goodybags, so members know what they are getting. We had been thinking of names for a while and thought 'gigabag was nice and it was then suggested in Vincent's Forum discussions as well....great minds!
by nuttymoo
on ‎23-09-2011 11:52
Excellent! I myself won't be using these bags, however I'm sure there will be A LOT of happy giffgaffers when these go live Smiley Very Happy
by padath
on ‎23-09-2011 12:00
Glad to finally see these. Shame that they have a 1 month time-limit on them though...
by khairul
on ‎23-09-2011 12:06
@wilky The key word is EVERYONE. Although it is quite easy to use a lot of data, EVERYONE isn't interested in streaming and downloads etc., thus giffgaff hope to cash in on the overall AVERAGE usage.
by khairul
on ‎23-09-2011 12:08
I haven't failed to notice that the £7.50 gigabag has been given the colour of the former £30 goodybag Smiley Happy
by cinami
on ‎23-09-2011 12:21
Most people will only use their data for online shopping and worthwhile pursuits such as facebook and the like. For myself, I use more than 3 gig a month just on my phone. Anyhoo, time to try figuring out how to unlock my old 3 dongle.
by kristian17
on ‎23-09-2011 12:25
hello Smiley Happy
by syorksdeano
on ‎23-09-2011 12:45
Now we have the data goodybag sorted, how about an update on the Blackberry situation as quite a lot of people on the community are getting annoyed
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