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handy giff-staffer tom
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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
pathfinder
cinami "Most people will only use their data for online shopping and worthwhile pursuits such as facebook and the like. For myself, I use more than 3 gig a month just on my phone. Anyhoo, time to try figuring out how to unlock my old 3 dongle." If you pm me with the dongle model number i have free dongle unlocker program which may work.
novice
Not really very good I was hopping to move from 3 but for 15 quid I get 10gb. This is a 1 month rolling contract but that's not really a big issue also they do a 3gb tariff on Payg for 20 quid I know it's more expensive but you get 3months to use this up. So I'm afraid I won't be moving yet. Come on giffgaff I'm sure you can do better..... Oh the phone thing giffgaff is top not faulting that.
beginner
Can you buy a normal goodybag and a data goodybag on the same sim so you can tether via your phone? Thanks
novice
No tethering not allowed
novice
Oh sorry don't know about that lol
navigator

tom wrote:

If you wanted to tether with these data products, unlike our goodybags, you can. 


Hi tom,

 

Do you how that will work when it comes to an iPhone because at present, when you try and set it up, it says go to o2's website to activate an internet tethering bolt-on?

 

Will this be altered to re-direct to another giffgaff-owned website, or will I have to jailbreak my iPhone to get this feature to work?

 

Thanks,

andy

consultant

dose anyone find it a bit worrying when GG say ( in fact if you use every bit of data in these products, giffgaff will lose money?)

navigator

It is a bit weird. It is a bit like saying, "Here is a cake. You can have as much as you want, as long as I get half!" Smiley Indifferent

EPIC lol
pupil
Can they be bought for use on an iPhone or is it only for tablets? I am interested because I make a low number of texts/ calls and would like to tether.

Will it need a new SIM?