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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.




@ 1m0hm4d have you set up the data settings on your phone? if you search for your handset on the forum, there is usually a guide out there, but you could start off with this page:


edit: doh

Very pleased to c that tethering is allowed but i was hoping to be able to ditch my tmob dongle 2gb for a £10 per month ! But i cant c this happening shame u didn't tie up a tethering text n calls bag !! So lets add it up £12.50 for data £10 goodybag erm thats erm £22 per month hmmm So thats £2 extra for 1gb is it worth it ... Or do i just do the hokey cokey that makes it £17.50 but not enuf mins there so thats out . Sorry to be a pain but is there any chance off a goody bag that allows 3gb tethering and has 200 min calls n 250 texts n all for around £17.50 or its ditch my dongle n stick to the £10 googy bags with its 'unlimted data' texts n 250mins . Yeah il just stick i think ....shame a good opertunity missed to wipe the floor with other providers wasted .

Please Note:


There is now a delay of one week for these Gigabags. They will now be available from the 17th of October 2011. Hopefully... Smiley Sad





The reason you can't have a gigabag and a goodybag simultaneous is because giffgaff don't know if you are checking scores on your phone or downloading torrents so which bag should they "charge", get me?

I seriously can't Believe the amount of people Who moan on these forums. The data bag is revolutionary. The custom i hope they get will project giffgaff to a new level. I for one have always had a 3G ipad and now i can use it outside!

The likes of other providers giving you the equivalent on a monthly (24 month) contract for 3 times as much. Thats why we are all here ? Right.

My SIM is loaded and awaiting activation 10th october. Now to me, the iPhones dead

Keep up the good work!

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can i orded my data sim now ready for the 17th ? if so can i have a link to it thanks  

mad scientist

macfoot, the sims are normal giffgaff sims which you can order anytime. Or you can use your existing sim for this service. All you need to do is buy the gigabag when it becomes available Smiley Happy


do giffgaff do micro sims then as i need one for my ipad  ?


mad scientist

giffgaff dont directly supply microsims but you can order one from here


thanks just done that