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20 October 20115 Comments by Jon M

Gigabags arrive at Giffgaff

Giffgaff have finally launched their long-awaited data-only goodybag (they call it a “Gigabag”). Promised for months, the new goodybags are designed specially for data devices such as dongles, mobile Wifi hotsopts, iPads and other tablets. Previously, Giffgaff had given unlimited data for anyone on a goodybag costing at least £10 but customers were not permitted to use SIMs in anything other than a phone to access the internet. This meant that it was impossible for internet tablet users to get the fantastic Giffgaff value nor to use their Giffgaff SIMs for tethering. Thankfully, this situation has now been well and truly rectified 🙂

On 23 September, Giffgaff finally officially announced that the much-requested data-only goodybags were coming soon. They also announced the various plans available as well as all the details of the pricing. There are three goodybags being introduced in total:

£5.00 – 500MB data
£7.50 – 1GB data
£12.50 – 3GB data

All the goodybags last for one month and can be bought from your credit balance or with a debit or credit card. You can’t use it in combination with any other Giffgaff goodybag and if it runs out you must wait until the next month but they do give you 50MB free in case you run over your allowance. And overage is charged at just 2p/MB after that.

We’ve had a look around and have to admit that, like their PAYG services, the value offered by these data-only goodybags is pretty much as good as it’s possible to get. In fact, Giffgaff have even admitted that if you use every last drop of data in the goodybags, they’ll actually end up losing money on them. Not a bad deal, eh?

The launch of these new products is a breath of fresh air for anyone in the UK looking for a cheap and simple, no frills PAYG SIM for mobile data. The £12.50 goodybag offering 3GB of data is probably the best deal currently going for mobile broadband on a laptop, dongle or tablet device. If you want to take advantage of this great news, order a free Giffgaff SIM right now or if you want to use it in an iPad, get a free pre-cut micro-SIM instead. And don’t forget, their fantastic offer for £5 free credit is still running if you order it through us.

5 Responses to “Gigabags arrive at Giffgaff”

  1. Chris Spiers 22 February 2012 at 12:36 Permalink

    Not too bad for pay and go but I thought GiffGaff was more than pay and go! defo give the best deals right now when it comes to data. Both on pay and go and rolling contract. For £25 a month they give you 2000 mins, 5000 texts, 5000 3-3 minuits, and of course all you can eat data which is truly unlimited which you can tether all day long. That can’t be beaten right now and I very much doubt it will be. For people just wanting data 3 is offering 15GB for £15! Just wish GiffGaff could match this as it would give customers a great deal on pay and go.

  2. Bruce 3 January 2012 at 09:17 Permalink

    The idea that these are the best data plans going is fantasy. 3 will sell you 5GB for £15 per month on a rolling monthly contract. How exactly is 3GB for £12.50 cheaper than that?

    And 3’s network is by all accounts faster and more reliable.

    I’m not a 3 ambassador – on the contrary, would welcome a genuine alternative – but like everyone else Gg falls short.

    Talk up your products, sure, but this sort of deceitful spin just undermines your credibility.

    • Mobile Network Comparison 3 January 2012 at 10:49 Permalink

      Thanks for pointing that out. Can you give us a link to that deal? We couldn’t find anything like that available when we made this post…

  3. Jonathan 12 November 2011 at 15:14 Permalink

    Ok! B-)

    Do you sell unlocked dongles & how much are they? Is there a link I can look at? 🙂

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