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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
newcomer

This is not economical priced, three have unlimited data packages from £8, you are shooting yourself in the foot don’t spoil a competitively  priced service. Which muppet came up with this idea!  

phenomenon
@weston wheres that deal from 3? Iv seen 25 quid for 7gb with them.
cicerone
@westonborn1 Not including tether or use in a dongle, they don't. I think these data only goodybags are more aimed at people using it for that.
augur
Three do not offer unlimited internet for £8 (unless you already have a specially-discounted £5-per-month handset-inclusive deal, in which case you can now add unlimited data for an extra £3 per month).
newcomer

would the dongle need to be an O2 dongle for it to work ?

newcomer

I only used my old dongle for emergencies so for me I don't want them expiring in a month. I only want  things to expire when I've finished using them! Good luck anyway.

trainee

Hmm. Five pounds on 3 data only gets you 2GB....

 

novice

Can I just ask how these gigabags will work in an O2 dongle?  According to O2 only the ZTE ones are locked to the network, so no problem there as I have a Huawai.  However, will the giffgaff gigabags work with the O2 Connection Manager software that the dongles use to connect?  I currently have an O2 dongle and I have never been happy since O2 dropped the limit to 2GB without dropping the price so am interested, although I do usually use up all of the data by the end of the month.  Thanks.

augur
@rccowboy73 - These gigabags will work in an unlocked or O2-locked dongle.

@oxmale1981 - I would assume that there is somewhere for you to change the access point settings according to that which is laid down at http://bit.ly/giffgaffAPN
scholar

Now thats real value! Impressed that they're honest enough to provide us with gigabags they make a loss on if used up. Thanks guys, this is good of you Smiley Happy