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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.



looking forward to getting one

@iceqntrider - mobile data is generally billed as the sum of uploaded and downloaded data.

Was hoping they would add it as an addon to the good bags as well, I will have to buy a data only good bag with another sim and account to use it on my iPhone as to use it to tether on my iPad Wifi only, then I would have to remove my iPhone goodgybag sim and then have no phone to use. I only would use that when on long runs or holiday over here In uk.

I'm disappointed with the poor data to cost ratio for these new goodybags. For me it has no advantage over buying sims from a well known internet auction site that already come with preloaded data at costs of £5 for 1GB 30 days, or £12-£13 for 3GB for 90 days . For that reason I'm out.


@cim – Thanks for that! Smiley Happy


Just the job!!!

Great news! Infact I know an iPad uaer who this will suit petfectly! Have to agree with the BlackBerry situation too though, I've had quite a few people really interested in joining GiffGaff only to find out they gave a Blackberry and have been put off because of it Smiley Sad time for BerryBags? !
whats stopping people tethering more than 3gb on a normal goodybag, but under say 10gb(so it shouldnt be flagged up)

Looks great! Good options.

@Scottmanc After the gigabags are implemented, I'm sure it won't be long before the BerryBags are out. giffgaff are simply waiting on O2.