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Time giffgaff give up offering data

Started by: exmember-2018-356361
On: 15/08/2016 | 17:22
Replies: 67
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by: exmember-2018-356361
on: 15/08/2016 | 17:22

The reaon I say this. Theres numerous complaints on here. Its a poor experience, Giffgaff don't seem to care about the data experience so maybe its time they give up offering data and offered a core calls and texts package.

 

Anyway I did some testing. The test location was Manchester Piccadilly (Fairfield street lift entrance near the metrolink bus replacement), All same test server (Broadband 4 the rurural 

 

Test subjects

 

Virgin Trains Wifi

Stagecoach bus free Wifi

Three UK

giffgaff

 

Now I must be honest. I didn't get a screenshot of the Virgin Trains wifi but the download was 5mb down and 3mb up. (Platform 9 was the closest train to Fairfield street)

 

So Stagecoach bus here are there results.

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Which isn't bad for a bus

 

Three UK

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and finally giffgaff

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Message 1 of 68
by: peasy2
on: 15/08/2016 | 17:29
What's new everybody knows gg are not good on data off you need data you have a separate sim in a dual sim phone if you've any sense
Message 2 of 68
by: 33gpsas
on: 15/08/2016 | 17:32
In my area gg are good with data speed. Are you on the £20 goodybag? If so, and you have used over 6Gb, then your speed will be limited.
Message 3 of 68
by: germansheppard234
on: 15/08/2016 | 17:39
We r all aware of slow speed but like me just browsing web it's ok, have u thought of buying house near station, would save u a fortune, do that test by me and 3network is slower than giffgaff so it does not mean much .all tests in world and different places will be different
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 4 of 68
by: exmember-2018-356361
on: 15/08/2016 | 17:40

33gpsas wrote:

In my area gg are good with data speed. Are you on the £20 goodybag? If so, and you have used over 6Gb, then your speed will be limited.

Im not @33gpsas this isn't for help and support

 

@peasy2 I know I think giffgaff should give up on the data

Message 5 of 68
by: exmember-2018-356361
on: 15/08/2016 | 17:43

germansheppard234 wrote:

We r all aware of slow speed but like me just browsing web it's ok, have u thought of buying house near station, would save u a fortune, do that test by me and 3network is slower than giffgaff so it does not mean much .all tests in world and different places will be different

a stagecoach bus is better than giffgaff

 

As for living near the station I practically do!

Message 6 of 68
by: gsklb04
on: 15/08/2016 | 21:12

@exmember-2018-356361

 

The reason you see so many complaints is simple. No one puts a post up to say thanks for all the great data speed I have been getting. 

 

More happy customers than sad ones. Proof 

 

giffgaff are still in business. 

 

And yes I am one of 24 in my family who are happy with the data speed we get. 

https://giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/gsklb04
Message 7 of 68
by: kath72
on: 15/08/2016 | 21:19
Just what I was going to say @gkslb04 the forum is full of complaints and issues because this is where those with complaints and issues come. Those with no complaints and issues do not come and complain about it.

I'm not saying GG data is great for everyone by any means but limited bandwidth means that in busy places (like stations) speeds will be slow
Message 8 of 68
by: exmember-2018-356361
on: 15/08/2016 | 21:26 edited: 16/08/2016 | 10:21

kath72 wrote:

Just what I was going to say @gkslb04 the forum is full of complaints and issues because this is where those with complaints and issues come. Those with no complaints and issues do not come and complain about it.

I'm not saying GG data is great for everyone by any means but limited bandwidth means that in busy places (like stations) speeds will be slow

 

 

1.2mbps is not even 3G!

 

http://www.4g.co.uk/how-fast-is-4g/

 

Until the fans figure out they are the ones damaging giffgaff and an actual director (Fairham isn't a director according to companies house) sits up and goes hang on paying customers want what they are paying for. 4G

Message 9 of 68
by: kath72
on: 15/08/2016 | 21:54
I know many people who get an excellent 4g data speed with giffgaff, in fact it is far better than 3 in my area and I get no EE signal at all.
O2 is technically faster but not so you would notice!

If giffgaff doesn't work for you then find a network that does ... But just because it is not suitable for you doesn't mean that those of us with a good service should be criticised for saying so!
Message 10 of 68