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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.




YES YES YES ... i want one for my ipad....




I think the data only plans offer good value on the whole, I know there are going to be some people who don't agree which is fair enough I guess. I do how ever have a couple of quick questions and I am sorry if they have already been asked. Q1, If I use all the allowance within the month (until I find which gigabag best suits me), will I still be able to use the SIM to make calls and to send texts? I fully understand they would be at the std gg rates. Q2. Will we still get free gg to gg calls and texts?

@darren - Yes and yes.

so can i use this for a blackberry

@leigh32 - Yes, you can use it in a BlackBerry. However, you will need to first read and follow the advice given at
Great! how about unlimited data goodybag and how much does it cost.

could this be used in a blackberry inorder to get BBM as that it internet bassed? and also if i want this can i also buy a goody bag say for example the hocky cokey or unlimited texts as these dont come with data ?


Thanks for this, however the major downer for me will be the fact I have another username and password for the data only SIM. 

It would be very difficult for giffgaff to offer unlimited tetherable data, when considering the amount it costs giffgaff to buy the data wholesale.

- Unfortunately giffgaff do not yet offer access to BBM and other BlackBerry-exclusive services. They hope to implement BBS functionality within the coming few months.
- Sadly, it will not be possible to use a databag in conjunction with a standard goodybag at the same time on one SIM.