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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.



Though, your calls will be paid via PAYG, and come out of your credit, which will be the same with texts as well. Hope that help.

will i be able to get a micro sim from giffgaff?


Not directly but go to


vodaphone have pi**ed me off by lowering there limit from 3GB to 2GB without letting on! cheeky! how would i go about "unlocking" my voda dongle for use with GiffGaff gigabags?


To set up an iPad to work with the GiffGaff (not used on any network previously) will the network settings be the same as they are for the iPhone?


Internet Settings


Username - giffgaff

Password - password

I presume there would be no other set up for gigabags on an iPad?


Yes, they will be the same.

Awesome, cheers.


if you run out of data why cant you buy another bundle in tht month like other networks let you for dongles i have an o2 dongle and am thinking of puting giffgaff into it but not sure as cant retop the data up with a set amount G which would be more useful




If you read the first post, it says if all the data in a gigabag is used then giffgaff actually lose money so allowing users to buy another bundle straight away would just allow them to lose money quicker. The 2p a MB run on rate will let them recover some of the cost and is still much less than some other networks charge when you go over allowance. Certainly, not all networks let you buy another bundle straight away and most contracts don't let you - Three is a pleasing exception to this, but they don't have to buy their data from another company like giffgaff do.