So.... why dont you just advertise it as a 20gb data bag at £25. Because while it is always on. No-one is going to want to use it after they’ve mashed through 20gb due to the fact your speed is then restricted to something like the modern day equivalent of dial up. Just a thought
It’s fine after 20 gb if you just want to get to end of month without buying new goodybag early it does most things just videos are likely to buffer ,
we turn all apps off when speed is reduced helps maintain speed ,
bear in mind upto last month you only got 9gb at full speed the new always on is a big improvement with 20gb
A large number of members prefer to always have a data connection for basic browsing, checking emails etc. Then there are those that work nights etc that get unrestricted speeds between midnight and 07:59.
If you don't want/use the "Always on" bit, save yourself £5 per month and buy the £20 goodybag which has 20GB of data (21GB with the data boost included)
Hi @the_bear_uk there are people who will quite happily/easily use 20+GB with the Always On goodybag even with the reduced speeds (which are adequate for emails, social media (sans videos), and light browsing). Also there are I'd imagine a few night shift workers who would be unaffected by the reduced speeds.
Also the £20 goodybag provides a fixed 20GB of data so advertising the £25 as the same would lead to confusion.
Giffgaff probably feel 20gb is sufficient for most users.
@otbc11 If that were remotely true why would giffgaff even offer the always on £25 goodybag? With off peak use there is the potential to use 50GB+ of data per product.
Why too, would they give +1GB Extra to the £20 goodybag, effectively giving potentially 21 GB of data.
Many of the UK's population have work and leisure patterns that fall within midnight and 07.59 timelines and they may use their devices for data whether it be, Whatsapp, Navigation or data hungry Apps like YouTube.
I guess the always on is classed as a emegency backup, it will replicate your emails and bring in whatsapp. BUT slowly so not to impact others
@amg_x A lot depends on your location and transmitter proximity. I have used the 'always on' in the recent past when my wifi was down and I never noticed any difference in the service, once the initial allowance had been used up.
That is just my experience and others will vary from one location to another and the area's latent data demand at peak times. Most Networks can vary from magnificent to downright poor.