At the moment if you just top-up with credit, you can access the internet for free with a fair use policy of 100MB per day.
This promotional offer now expires on *1st December 2010, after which you will be charged from your available credit at a rate of 50p if you use between 2.5MB and 30MB in one day. If you exceed 30MB you will be charged at a rate of 20p per additional MB.
I think giffgaff is well aware that we would rather not start paying for something that it gives us at the moment. However, it has always had a published end date (although some choose not to believe it because of the number of times it has been extended) and I can't see giving away away data being a sustainable business option in the long term. Someone will have to pay for it some time.
I know we are still short of 2 month from 1st december, but I am too wondering what is going to happen to free internet after 1st december, will it be extended once again or not?
I wish giffgaff can do longer duration data-only godybag like T-mobile 6 month web costing £20 or something similar.