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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.

 

Thanks

361 Comments
phenomenon

@ all those asking about sims. there are no special data sims. these data goodybags will be able to be bought just like any other goodybag on a standard sim

 

so if you already have a sim, you can just buy one.

 

if you are new to giffgaff, then see here for ordering a sim from a random member (which means you get £5 for free when you activate with £10)

 

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Join-Considering-giffgaff/Want-someone-to-send-you-a-SIM-card-Look-...
http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Join-Considering-giffgaff/Want-someone-to-send-you-a-Micro-SIM-card...

 

also the data goodybags have been delayed by a week, see this thread

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Service-Updates-Notice-board/gigabag-release-date-moved-by-one-week...

newcomer

WHERE ARE THEY? its says there going live on the 10th Smiley Frustrated but i just tried to buy one and there not there Smiley Frustrated !!!

newcomer

lo sorry didnt read the post above, thanks 

nvm
newcomer

just curious, 

I'm using an Orange SIM on my iPad (pay & go) and I've started by putting £10 on it. No data plan, no nothing, just using it when I need internet access and there is no wi-fi arround. Just curious if I could do the same with GG or would I need to buy a gigabag? 

 

Thanks! 

phenomenon

@nvm, you would need to buy one of the data gigabags.

 

it is against the terms and conditions for standard PAYG use and for the existing/'normal' goodybags for a sim to be used in something other than a phone

 

so depending on how much you spend with Orange per month, it might be cheaper  for you to stay with them, rather than paying £5/£7.50/£12.50 a month

nvm
newcomer

@rong42 

 

it is much cheaper then, I've topped up three months ago and still have credit

novice
Will it be including free text too?

I think these are going to be a great idea, after a few initial teething problems with MMS, I am now very happy with giffgaff and be only too willing to switch my PAYG ISP. I do agree with some previous posters though, that an echelon above 3gb would be nice (if competitively priced obviously!)

novice

Surely, one future no-brainer would be have one fused gigagoodbybag where you combine the £5 one with 60min of calls and 300 texts with the 500mb tetherable gigabag, and charge £10?

beginner

do we need a dongle I have Vodafone dongle will I have to purchase another one