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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

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@tom wrote:

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



I Think the new Data Gigabag is an excellent idea, perfect for people with ipads etc.

It will certainly draw lots of new customers we hope!

I use very little data but it's good to know it's for sale at a sensible price when needed.

Well done to all involved.

trainee

Pity there isn't a simple 5GB of data only, pre-paid, that runs until the data expires or X months have passed.

newcomer

Looking forward to using these - don't normally talk or text much, so the £7.50 gigabag is closer to what I need most of the time.  Thank you giffgaff team :-)

consultant
as long as mobile internet stays unlimited im happy
newcomer

Will GiffGaff also be launching Micro SIM's?

rookie

This is great news, BUT I'm not to sure it's of use to me, Which is a shame.

 

I'm currently using a £10 goodybag and this works well for me. BUT I'd like to be able to tether my laptop to mobile and use the data. Having to buy 2 sims and swap them around isn't going to work.

 

Why can't we have these as a GoodyBag AddOn ??  and have them run until the data is used, not the end of the month ??

 

Just my random thoughts !!

newcomer

Just a few thoughts.

 

The £7.50 data goodybag is the same price as the Three plan for iPad.  In my experience, I have found the Three 3G network to be better than O2 (better coverage and faster).

 

It's a shame that I can't add a tethering plan to my handset goodybag.

phenomenon
'as long as mobile internet stays unlimited im happy'. Its not unlimited now, the 'truely unlimited' isnt as 'truely unlimited' as 3's unlimited(or 86gb). No network offers truely unlimited.
trainee
I've just spent 20 minutes reading through the 12 pages of blog comments and cannot believe how many people have asked 'can I have 2 goodybags at the same time'. That was answered several times in the first couple of pages. It really annoys me that many people are too lazy to look. We need to give kudos to those more tolerant than me that answer the same question time after time after time, All respect to you - the always helpful giffgaff community members (and staff). Rant over... And I'll probably go for the £5 data-only plan rather than pay ~20p/day for my internet goodness. The usage limit will probably be OK, and the 2p/Mb for extra usage seems very good value, I might even tether my new Touchpad too.
augur
@ashtonbb -
I stand corrected. You are right. 3 do not permit use of the One Plan in dongles, although they do allow tethering (a bit of a strange policy in my opinion - there's nothing stopping from buying a cheap Android purely for tethering purposes).
Source: comments at http://blog.three.co.uk/2010/12/15/new-all-you-can-eat-data-on-the-one-plan/

@adrianuk
The new databags allow you to use your giffgaff SIM to access the internet on your computer or tablet - something which isn't permitted in the standard goodybags.

@Ianm39
You can buy brand new unlocked dongles from eBay for about £15. And I heard (but cannot confirm) that all O2-branded dongles are unlocked anyway.

@jakkii
Giffgaff still have a large number of normal SIMs at their warehouse, so they are not ready to order a new batch of SIMs yet.

@madpanther
As mentioned in the blog post, giffgaff are selling these gigabags to us at either cost price or at a loss. The only way that giffgaff can make a profit out of these bags is to make the bags expire at the end of one month whilst there is still some allowance remaining.