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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 am not happy, I think the gigabags are expensive. 3 may have awful customer service but at least they offer better prices.

id like to complain as i have recomended this several times to the comunity and have not recived any form of kudos for this idea but it is a good one still.

when i recomended this i got told and i quote "this idea is not vaible"

i dont find that in anyway fair

@neostar the prices are better than 3, but unlike 3 you cant buy another bundle as soon as it runs out, and the 3g is better at 3 which i dont think these prices reflect that.



I expect your suggestions were actually marked as duplicate like this one:


Or it was not viable because you were suggesting more than 3Gb of data or unlimited data.


Don't worry about kudos too much anyway, it doesn't have that much effect on payback.


when will we have blackberry servives like bbm Smiley Happy


If I'm already using giffgaff on my mobile can I link the new data account with the existing online account; or I need to sign up for a new account... Thanks.

Fairly sure you need to run it as a separate data account with a different SIM.


If you want to connect your tablet to the Internet you just need to buy one of these data only sims.

Apparently if you buy a normal sim this will not work on your tablet.

Haven't test it yet as I need to cut my sim to fit in (tablets usually need microsims)

Can somebody who tried can confirm this?



@iamsteveroberts I was thinking if you need another online account with a different username.


I had in the past 2 Virgin Mobile SIMs under one user name...

@simipopa @iamsteveroberts You do not need a separate SIM for the new databags, unless you want to use a normal goodybag at the same time.