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Started by: mjw1987
On: 17/09/2015 | 16:50
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by: mjw1987
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:50
I've just transferred my number over from EE and although expected Giffgaffs 4G to be slower I wasn't quite prepared for how slow the data actually is! The speeds in central London aren't even fast enough to use Spotify. Not sure how this can be advertised as '4G'.

So after 48 hours on GG, I'm porting back to EE.

Bit disappointed really
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by: johnrooney80
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:52
Sorry to hear this. Its 43431 for your pac buddySmiley Wink
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by: johnrooney80
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:52
Sorry to hear this. Its 43431 for your pac buddySmiley Wink
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by: stephen1972
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:53
but you get all more data for less on giffgaff. spotify works fine on 3g
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by: vineri13
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:53
Giffgaff runs on o2 network wich is the slowest, embarrassing for 2015 Internet speed ever!! Unbelievable!
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by: mjw1987
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:53
Thanks, already got that and arranged!
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by: mjw1987
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:54
My work phone is O2 and the 4G (albeit not as fast as EE) is still faster than GG though
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by: mjw1987
on: 17/09/2015 | 16:55
That's why I left but was tempted back for £12.99 for 10GB of real 4G data - so not in my case
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by: niqq
on: 18/09/2015 | 22:21

stephen1972 wrote:

but you get all more data for less on giffgaff. spotify works fine on 3g

You might get more data, but its unuseable most of the time. And as for the the less comment... its not the cheapest no more. Only reason I am with giffgaff is the 2g service, its all its good for

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by: mjw1987
on: 19/09/2015 | 10:41
I agree, I don't think it's very competitive and with a shoddy internet service I can't see the attraction to this network.
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by: mrrlee
on: 19/09/2015 | 15:09

This is, sadly, my experience, too, except when at work where I get a passable speed. I forget mostly because at home the wi-fi takes the strain (well as much as crapp old Plusnet can or will) but on holiday the week before last it became apparent.

 

We struggled to get decent internet and in the absence or wi-fi and aided by the slow speed burned through a goodybag and had to bring one on early to avoid losing all internet. It has always been slow for me but I have got used to it to some degree. If it doesn't improve and also phone coverage I guess I would look around to see what other optiosn there are now but I would rather GG stepped up and I'm not going down the contract route again. 

 

I guess I may end up down the supermarket PAYG route eventually.

 

Regards

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