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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 would love for GiffGaff to start working with BlackBerry.

As a University student, you don't understand how much I would be saving yearly!! Honestly. 

But good work so far GG.


Not sure I fully understand the logic in the tethering arguement... perhaps some kind person can elucidate...


Yes I can understand why GG would want to block tethered data usage on the *unlimited* goody bags to prevent abuse and for this, the introduction of data Gbags makes sense but...


... why can one not use a tethered SIM with PAYG (non-Gbags). The data charges are levied according to usage (20p/MB) and unless the tariffs are loss leaders they should pay for the bandwidth. As someone mentioned elsewhere the Vodafone £15 non-time limited 1gig dongles were very useful until they scrapped them. I still have one and use it intermittently on a netbook and it is useful to know the credit stays there for a year. I would have liked to change it (if poss) the GG PAYG data.


Hello all,

Whats going on? I have used a "dongle" ( I hate that word, a dongle was a bit if hardware back in the 80's that, when plugged in your computer allowed you to run a program from your 8 inch floppy,,,, it's a MODEM.... please)

OK, I get about and like to take my notebook with me when away from home, for a couple of year I was on "3" and for £80 I could have 12 month and up to 12GB of usage, ( dont be fooled by 3's renew email when they want £120 for the next 12 month, go to Argos and get another new one for £ 80 and another free dongle/ MODEM.....) but when your 12GB run out , sorry thats it,

I had a go at T-mobile who offer 3 month unlimited for £40, now must admit, due to fair usage you will get blocked from things like utube if you like video's very soon, but you can always log on and read your email and browse the web for the lenght of your time with them,

What GG needs to do is get rid of the month time limit and expand the usage limit over a longer period, I for one will buy a years credit with them if the price is right !!!!

Regards from the old one...


PS, MODEM is short for modulator/demodulator ( but you already knew that )    



Will we be able to use these in a 3 MiFi wireless dongle anyone know?



Where do i order the sim cards from for the data goodybags? and will my 02 dongle work with a data sim?

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yea can we use these in a 3 mifi we have one at home ?

giffgaff head-scratcher

@robert_ashbrook1234,  you just order a normal sim card. When the data only gigabags are available to buy (17th Oct) then you add one to the account that the sim is registered to, and yes an o2 dongle should work fine. You will just have to put the giffgaff APN details into the dongle's connection manager software

darrenpainter, thanks for that, and it should work in my mobile dongle which is on 02 network at the momment?


I've had data enabled on my O2 SIMs for about 8 years now, only ditching my 5Mb (rolled over for 3 months too!) and 25p/min calls for £8+VAT about a year ago to come to giffgaff.


Where I live the landline broadband is just over 200kbps, but disappears occasionally (upto a couple of months has been known), so mobile "broadband" as a backup is a must.  I have a Pay Monthly Three SIM giving me 2.5G and 300 mins for £6/month, and despite being the only network that can provide 3G, the signal is marginal so you can't rely on it for voice calls.


A tetherable data goodybag that could be added to voice goodybags would be ideal, but until that happens the £5/500Mb gigabag with PAYG tariff rates will do just fine.


Its accessable, arouses interest and once you've started you'll want to use it more.  Perhaps it should be called the "gigabag SEMI" Smiley Wink



Please - do a gigabag for data that does not expire for those that want True Pay-As-You-Go data....  


Like the Vodafone deal used to be.  I just need it as a back up for when my landline goes down so I can read email and send some and look at the webpages to find if it is a BT or my broadband supplier that is giving me the trouble.  I don't feel it is fair to buy a gigabag just for that and then have it expire.  


Why do they do this monthly expiry on data as they dont with voice.....