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Family goodybags?

Started by: engel83
On: 08/10/2018 | 14:34
Replies: 20

by: dihqgo
on: 09/10/2018 | 18:28

@kath72 wrote:

I have friends who have a package like this in USA ... they share 2gb data between 5 of them plus their calls / texts but it costs them 70 dollars a month 😮.

So they're paying for 400 MB for $14 (£10.66) per month per individual. Giffgaff has 500 MB for £5 ($6.57) per month per individual, which for 5 people is £25 ($32.83) per month, plus an extra 100 MB each. Each of them having the £10 3 GB (+1) goodybag works even out less (£50 = $65.66).


So it's costing them more than twice than what it would if they were in the UK on individual plans, or they could get 10x the data for the same price here. Are they getting ripped off, or is the US an insanely expensive place to have a phone?

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by: kath72
on: 09/10/2018 | 18:33

@dihqgo It is indeed insanely expensive 

And I don’t know if that’s the norm but they are pretty financially savvy so I suspect it’s competitive.  Deals may depend where you live there of course 


I used it as an example to show how if you combine lots of people into one package it may be more expensive, especially for low users ... with my friends 2 of them are young teens and hardly use their phones so here I probably wouldn’t even buy them a bag, payg should be fine 

Message 12 of 21
by: various_mm
on: 09/10/2018 | 18:58

having multiple sims under one GG account might be a better way around this as otherwise family members will be blaming each other for taking more then their share of the goodybag allowances. plus they will then have to share the same number!

having one account would make things so much easier and this ideas has been knocking about for ages but GG have still to bring this out, so no chance of your idea comming about anytime soon

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Message 13 of 21
by: dihqgo
on: 09/10/2018 | 20:04

@kath72 wrote:

I used it as an example to show how if you combine lots of people into one package it may be more expensive, especially for low users

Great for profits, if there's the demand of course, but I don't think there any mobile networks here that do anything similar and giffgaff don't seem interested.

Message 14 of 21
by: sha_shah1
on: 10/10/2018 | 00:43


This is good idea for giffgaff members but i think its not good for giffgaff 

.this way they cant make any profit 

Good luck 

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Message 15 of 21
by: bill720
on: 10/10/2018 | 09:10



That's a brilliant idea and looking at the about posts very liked😃

Message 16 of 21
by: davidevans0000
on: 10/10/2018 | 09:18
@engel83 well done you got the members attention and its a yes from me.
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Message 17 of 21
by: tradertall
on: 10/10/2018 | 11:16
this has been suggested before
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Message 18 of 21
by: janny27
on: 10/10/2018 | 22:42
That sounds a good idea for families.
Message 19 of 21
by: hdavey17
on: 13/10/2018 | 20:21

I like this idea. GiffGaff would have to look into a competive costing system for it to make it worth while to then as a business and is the user, but overall I think it would be very popular. 


The only downside I would have personally is my 12 year old, without a doubt, would use most of the data 😡😂😡😂😡

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