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Giffgaff v Plusnet

Started by: jimandjane116
On: 12/02/2019 | 15:25
Replies: 16

by: jimandjane116
on: 12/02/2019 | 15:25

I have been a happy Giffgaff user for some time now but my Broadband and Phone are provided by Plusnet. Plusnet are now offering me a 12 month plan for £7 per month which would give me unlimited calls and texts with 3 Gb of data. At the moment I am just getting by on the £5 Goodybag but I would be tempted to increase that to £7 per month to get the Plusnet offer. The one thing which might hold me back is that I am not certain that I would get a good signal at home with Plusnet having had previous issues with other suppliers. Wish Giffgaff would offer a similar package.

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by: kath72
on: 12/02/2019 | 17:29
Well that package is only for plusnet customers (talktalk, bt and most other broadband suppliers offer similar to their customers)

Gg don’t offer broadband, nor do they do contracts so you’ll not get that deal here .. you need to choose what works for you
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by: timwilliams25
on: 12/02/2019 | 19:18

£7.50 goodybag with 2gb is very good for a month rolling option.  Tie into a 12 month deal and you have little flexibility.  On giffgaff, each month you can change. 


There 8s also something called payback on Giffgaff, from what I understand.  This could help subsidise too 

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by: musiclis123
on: 12/02/2019 | 19:46
I believe Plusnet uses the EE network. Maybe worth checking the signal in your area before making the switch. I mean £7 can be a lot of money if you don't get signal.
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by: c_lockett
on: 13/02/2019 | 16:20
Thing is would you use all the extra calls texts GBs being as you only have the £5 goody bag? What's the point in paying more for something you can't use anyway. I've been tempted as I only have the £5 goody bag myself but there's no point. I'll never use even close to what they offer.
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by: wyvernred
on: 14/02/2019 | 03:22

Hi @jimandjane116


Might be an idea for you to test the Plusnet signal in your current phone by buying a cheap EE pay as you go Sim card, or you might be able to order a free one direct from EE itself? If you're phone is 4g then there's a chance that the coverage may be even better? Probably better safe than sorry in doing this to avoid taking out a Plusnet contract for nothing if the Plusnet signal should happen to be poor.

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by: wyvernred
on: 14/02/2019 | 03:28
Hi, agreed - I've barely used my £5 goody bag this month, and it's a shame Giffgaff don't do a pay as you go tariff like 02 or 3 - with their 3p a call, 2p a text, and 1p for mb of internet data. Hate wasting my credit for nothing. I've also seen 1p mobile do the 1p tariff - only problem being that you have to top up £10 compulsory every 4 months to keep your service active.
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by: jimandjane116
on: 14/02/2019 | 06:22
I think that I will stay with Giffgaff. My son is with EE and he struggles to get a signal in my home.
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by: mountainstosea
on: 14/02/2019 | 11:14
I keep my mum on GG pay and go, it makes it easier to admin for me and top her up BUT wish they offered o2/3 321 tarrifs
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by: tradertall
on: 14/02/2019 | 16:34
plusnet is ok but it's still BT behind it so a lot of incompetence in the company...
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