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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.




I have a 3 network dongle will it take a giffgaff gigabag sim ???

If not how do i unlock it to take this sim ??

Many thanks stubru61...............

The 3 dongle probably won't work without unlocking it, unfortunately.
Do you know what make and model it is?



Thanks for quick reply -

Its 3 network ZTE model MF112.

Thanks stubru61..............


can i just point out to all those gigabyte hunters - gigabags have been put together to please almost everyone, while  - fingers crossed! - making some giffgaff profit too.


i don't have a use for a gigabag atm, but the're perfect for anyone with a SIM device that's not primarily a phone, or people who use internet on their phone more than network calls/texts.


let's keep in mind that 500MB is currenly a very standard inclusive allowance for contracts in the range of £10-15 goodybags, then it goes up to 750MB or 1GB. 


after a while, i find it a bit funny when people say: i use this and this per month, why can't a gigabag have this much too?

or - i am on this deal with this provider -  why is gigabag different?

it's really entertaining!


if you can't afford to pay 2p per MB here and there, you possibly need to go and get a broadband, or your time is too cheap ;-)


>by mkossew on 17-10-2011 17:00 
>I think if they offered all the same databags, but there was NO TIME LIMIT it would make them much more appealing


that's an interesting idea, probably been suggested before. does competition often offer this as alternative? it might just make giffgaff appealing in a different way.



i am curious how the gigabags work out for gg!


Hello there,

I purchased a £5 gigabag (31 Oct 2011), I have used it 3 days on my smartphone and now on My Account it shows "Your gigabag allowance has run out" but on the side it says 494.65 MB which I suppose is what you got left to use.

I am sure the "Your gigabag allowance has run out" message is a mistake as I only used it on my MSN messenger for a few hours and surfed the web 5 minutes. 500MB should last much more than that...


Anyone experienced the same?

@asphyx There are a couple of threads on this if you search the community. Yes, the message is an error - I've had one too.

thought so. Thank you for your reply.


@ asphyx, yes same here still getting my 500Mb fix though.Smiley Happy


what dongle do you need to put a giffgaff sim card into is it like a phone thats blocked to 1 network or will any dongle take giff gaff




O2 or any unlocked I believe.