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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.




not enough on those giffgaff will lose money on this

I clicked through from the mail where it suggested I order a new data sim but for the life of me I cannot find it on the site? Is it me?
giffgaff head-scratcher

It is not a new sim, the new range of gigabags can be added to a standard giffgaff sim (although not at the same time as a normal goodybag)

In any case the gigabags won't be on sale until October 17th

Can't find the answer to this but can I add a gigabag my current sim I use in my iPhone with it's goodybag so I can tether using it?
giffgaff head-scratcher

As I said above, you can't have a gigabag and a goodybag on the same sim/account at the same time

You can add it to your sim, but you would have to use payg credit to make calls and texts


This is really good news as it's an affordable option for using a tablet - thanks giffgaff you're awesome!!


The email I received today says the gigabags are for iPad/dongle only. Can I put it in a iPhone 4 and use Personal Hotspot to tether?

giffgaff head-scratcher
The email is poorly worded as the gigabag allows tethering which means it can be put in a phone, however the iPhone tethering option may not be possible to enable due to limitations imposed by apple because giffgaff do not have it's own carrier configuration file to enable the function

Ok, thanks a lot for your help. Hopefully it will be enabled in the future Smiley Happy


Not sure if it's been mentioned (as there are 24 pages of replies...), but bear in mind that some tablets (eg. the iPad) cannot receive SMS, so any notifications will need to be sent by email, or an option for another number!