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Another serious competitor for giffgaff, Voxi by Vodafone

Started by: cyrillic_guy
On: 31/08/2017 | 11:40
Replies: 221
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by: k89bpa
on: 08/07/2018 | 02:48 edited: 08/07/2018 | 02:52

It's highly unlikely that giffgaff will do something similar in the short term. 

 

If and when it is introduced, (which I believe it probably will be at some point), expect it to be a chargeable extra, like Vodafone do it because that's the only way it's really sustainable, and it'll likely only be available via higher cost packages. 

 

Three, when they did similar absolutely wrecked their network performance by making it available to people paying as little as ~£10/mo which meant they had huge numbers using huge amounts of data and paying very little money for the privilege and trust me, it was noticeable. Locally before "go binge" launched I'd get 40-60Mbps, by the time I left I was struggling to get 5Mbps some days. 

 

giffgaff would similarly grind to a halt if they made it free and available to pretty much everyone, which would be commercial suicide now they've finally sorted their network issues after many years of waiting. 

 

The Voxi package you mentioned is good value at the price point but be aware of the caveats, (the terms and conditions), because there are many ways in which you can come unstuck unless you read them and stay within them. 

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by: weelesleymc
on: 09/07/2018 | 21:12

raagequiit wrote:

The date usage with Vox networks £10 units texts now mins and 4GB usage comes with social media browsing and messenger messaging free from usage data.

 

Will giffgaff be doing something similar ¿

don`t hold your breath Smiley LOL

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by: lgl20
on: 10/07/2018 | 15:51

I can't see it happening - giffgaff already offer some great data packages for pay and go. Also correct me if I am wrong, but VOX limits what age group can use their network

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by: imrankhan193
on: 10/08/2018 | 15:49 edited: 10/08/2018 | 15:51

Hi all

 

Anyone aware of the voxi data  plans:

 

https://www.voxi.co.uk

 

£10 for 6GB

£15 for 45GB

 

Giffgaff not even close, so thinking of leaving after 5 yrs......any thoughts on giffgaff giving more data?

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by: extreme_one
on: 10/08/2018 | 16:10

VOXI is for under 30s. Smiley Indifferent

 

???

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by: imrankhan193
on: 10/08/2018 | 16:12
Yes true, but the data plans are better....
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by: williamwalker
on: 10/08/2018 | 16:13

Hi @imrankhan193

Just looked from your link.

That's a really good offer just for 24 months though.

It's a bit of a no brainer for 2 years then change again.

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by: williamwalker
on: 10/08/2018 | 16:18

Hi @extreme_one

They aim it at under 30s however there's no age restrictions.

You just have to be alive and kicking.

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by: imrankhan193
on: 10/08/2018 | 16:20
Exactly. I don't really want to leave though. How do you get the powers that be @ giffgaff to review there plans? I'm on £10/m so give me 2 extra GB and I stay put......
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by: extreme_one
on: 10/08/2018 | 16:27

@williamwalker wrote:

Hi @extreme_one

They aim it at under 30s however there's no age restrictions.

You just have to be alive and kicking.

@williamwalker I tried to order a sim and when I clicked on the box that said I'm over 30 they refused to send it:

 

 "Nothing personal, but it's designed for people under 30."

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