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giffgaff have increased the minutes on their £20 goodybag, it used to be 600 now it is 800 minutes. you still get the unlimited text & data as before

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#1
I keep putting off transferring to these because I'm concerned that in 12 months their deals might not be so hot. I know at the moment they keep adding to the goodybags, but there's nothing to say they'll trim them back once they've got their member base up. Have they said anything to counter this?
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Valad
I keep putting off transferring to these because I'm concerned that in 12 months their deals might not be so hot. I know at the moment they keep adding to the goodybags, but there's nothing to say they'll trim them back once they've got their member base up. Have they said anything to counter this?


Just move elsewhere if they change things
#3
Is this Internet truly unlimited?
Also how is the 3G/Phone signal? around surrey area if being specific ;D
#4
Internet is truly unlimited but no tethering allowed. I think the upper limit for download is sth like 80GB but you'd have to be crazy to hit that without tethering. Hot as I am planning to use the SGS2 on this although a good talk-mobile deal has emerged today.
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OP I take it the deal link isn't your own specific one for you to get credit? I think it is. Sneaky!
I changed it to the goodybag page.


Edit: Apparently I can't change the deal link. Can someone more senior do it? I added it to the description meanwhile.

Edited By: williamj1 on May 18, 2011 01:01
3 Likes #6
Full goodybag offer if anyone is interested.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2i9qby9.jpg
#7
thats really good but wouldnt move over to them i dont think they will survive
#8
Video calling is supposed to be free for GIffgaff to Giffgaff. Three other people I know cannot connect to each other or myself whilst displaying 3g+ but can connect to and from other networks for video calls from the same location.
Asking a question outside of the norm on the GG forum gets you no sensible response just peeps trying to up their posts by posting totally stupid comments eg " Is your phone unlocked? "
and this was from someone with Guru Status on the forum.
Apart from this little rant & rave I still think Giffgaff are the best value for money you can get.


Edited By: Robert_Mugabe on May 18, 2011 05:36
#9
grim_reaper
thats really good but wouldnt move over to them i dont think they will survive

The only reason giffgaff will not survive is if O2 decided to end their experiment. Giffgaff is not just run on O2's network, it is owned by O2.

Still cold, @ £20 most other operators will offer similar deals on cancelling. I pay £10.28 on a Virgin 30 day rolling contract 800mins,300txt,1GB data. Although I do have to keep phoning to get the discount applied.
1 Like #10
williamj1
OP I take it the deal link isn't your own specific one for you to get credit? I think it is. Sneaky!
I changed it to the goodybag page.


Edit: Apparently I can't change the deal link. Can someone more senior do it? I added it to the description meanwhile.


when i posted the link to the home page i was logged in to giffgaff at the time, but even though i copy and pasted the home page link into my original post for some reason it took me to another page. i wasn't aware of this until i already posted the deal, that's why i added a link again.

i can assure you there was no intention on my part to try and get referals, but if people don't want to beleive me then there is nothing i can do about it. if someone can change the go to deal link for me i would most appreciate it

just noticed that someone changed the link on the go to deal tab, thanks

Edited By: illy1965 on May 18, 2011 08:29
#11
limegreenzx
grim_reaper
thats really good but wouldnt move over to them i dont think they will survive

The only reason giffgaff will not survive is if O2 decided to end their experiment. Giffgaff is not just run on O2's network, it is owned by O2.

Still cold, @ £20 most other operators will offer similar deals on cancelling. I pay £10.28 on a Virgin 30 day rolling contract 800mins,300txt,1GB data. Although I do have to keep phoning to get the discount applied.


but the virgin deal is a contract, even though it is only 30 days rolling, giffgaff is a payg deal so not horses for courses. also anyone can get this deal, i bet if i went to any other provider as a new customer they couldn't give me a deal as good as this
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Both my daughter and my OH are on GiffGaff SIM's. I really can't fault them. Around my area, O2 have the stronger signal so this is a result since I refuse to pay £15 for an iphone tariff when their "smartphone" tariff is only £10.

I love the no fuss community driven approach and wish them every success. If they remove their data bundle or start going southwards, since we're not tied to a contract, it's simple to move.
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grim_reaper
thats really good but wouldnt move over to them i dont think they will survive


It's just PAYG, no contract. If they fold, move on.
1 Like #14
jogon
Is this Internet truly unlimited?
Also how is the 3G/Phone signal? around surrey area if being specific ;D


Check on the O2 website http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker and you can get very specific :)
4 Likes #15
Couple of advantages to giffgaff over similar offers elsewhere on "rolling contracts":

1. As noted there is no rolling contract, if like me you are sometimes out of the country for periods with giffgaff this simple to manage - just don't buy a goodybag til you get back.
2. If you go over your allowance on giffgaff you only pay 8p a minute, I think Virgin for example charges 31p a minute.

A lot of people end up on contracts where they pay too much because they don't use all the free minutes, but if you go for a cheaper contract you might end up paying the punitive rates for minutes above the allowance.

On the other hand Giffgaff say on their website "giffgaff was built around the single principle of Mutuality." which is misleading, to say the least. They are actually built around the principle of "crowdsourcing" ie getting their own customers to do most of the work unpaid (or very badly paid in the odd free phone call), and so far as I know try to make a profit for their owners (O2). Mutuality means a business owned by its customers and/or workers, and trying to benefit those customers and/or workers rather than the shareholders of a parent company.

Perhaps because they employ so few people and employ no customer service, my attempts to ask them why misleadingly they use the word "mutuality" have received no reply whatsoever.

So - they may be cheap, but don't believe their attempts to brand themselves as some kind of "mutual".

A dishonest company imo.
2 Likes #16
giffgaff is brilliant, no complaints at all. i transfered to the £10 deal, got £5 credit free, didn't get a goody bag this month so using the £5 as pay go. If i want more minutes or less, just select a different goody bag each month. it's all done online.

if you want you pac code, request it online. no having to phone us, listen to the sales team drone on trying to get you to sign up for more than you want. this is simple and quick.
#17
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.
#18
I've been with them 6 months now and the service has been faultless, cut my old mobile bill by over 75% and the truly unlimited data is just icing on the cake
#19
*Does this work on iPhone 3G?

*Does picture messages come out from texts like with O2 or do they charge seperately?
#20
Remember you get £5 extra credit if someone refers you. Most of the posters in this thread will be on GiffGaff already.
#21
paulcarthy
giffgaff is brilliant, no complaints at all. i transfered to the £10 deal, got £5 credit free, didn't get a goody bag this month so using the £5 as pay go. If i want more minutes or less, just select a different goody bag each month. it's all done online.

if you want you pac code, request it online. no having to phone us, listen to the sales team drone on trying to get you to sign up for more than you want. this is simple and quick.

Who or what is "us" in your last sentance?

Do you work for O2 or Giffgaff?
#22
Xrayday
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.


Along with being able to obtain a 3G signal, unless you live in a large town or city. Love giffgaff, hate O2's dire 3G network.
#23
I'll be moving to giffgaff when my orange rolling monthly contract expires in a few weeks time and I'll be using the £10 goodybag.

Sick of orange. useless support, always getting stuff wrong. I was on payg until a few weeks ago... asked for PAC... persuaded me to stick around and move to a monthly rolling contract sim for £10 month... they ballsed pretty much everything up.

giffgaff goodybag sorts out lots of issues for me, particularly data allowance. I don't need unlimited but I also don't want to be charged when I go over my allowance - ie I want internet access to just stop. Nobody else seems to offer that, but with a goodybag you're sorted and you can stack them so that when your current goodybag ends the next one starts... so you can buy your next goodybag at any time... you don't have to wait for it to expire. I won't be relying on mobile internet, but it's o2 so I'm sure it'll be fine; the coverage checker tells me I'll be ok in all the areas it's likely to be used. If it isn't I'll just leave... it's payg so no contract to cancel... just stop using it.

If they go bust I'll just hunt down some other deal even if it means loss of mobile internet.
#24
RichLeck
paulcarthy
giffgaff is brilliant, no complaints at all. i transfered to the £10 deal, got £5 credit free, didn't get a goody bag this month so using the £5 as pay go. If i want more minutes or less, just select a different goody bag each month. it's all done online.

if you want you pac code, request it online. no having to phone us, listen to the sales team drone on trying to get you to sign up for more than you want. this is simple and quick.

Who or what is "us" in your last sentance?

Do you work for O2 or Giffgaff?

Possibly should've been "up" instead of "us"?
#25
beetlebum
Xrayday
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.

Along with being able to obtain a 3G signal, unless you live in a large town or city. Love giffgaff, hate O2's dire 3G network.

Well, I'm not sure I'll be too bothered. My phone isn't even 3G. But internet on Orange is usable. Used it the other day in Tesco. But if it proves too painful then I'll just leave. Won't be getting involved in any type of contract from now on. mothly or otherwise.

Edited By: MrCarbo on May 18, 2011 10:38
#26
Xrayday
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.


**** sakes... i used to use their mobile internet a lot until they said they cancelled the free internet without a goodybag at the start of last month.
Now thanks to your post i checked their site and see it's been extended to the 31st of May without me knowing :(
Slightly irritating.
#27
really excellent network highly recommended.
#28
MrCarbo
beetlebum
Xrayday
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.

Along with being able to obtain a 3G signal, unless you live in a large town or city. Love giffgaff, hate O2's dire 3G network.

MrCarbo
RichLeck
paulcarthy
giffgaff is brilliant, no complaints at all. i transfered to the £10 deal, got £5 credit free, didn't get a goody bag this month so using the £5 as pay go. If i want more minutes or less, just select a different goody bag each month. it's all done online.

if you want you pac code, request it online. no having to phone us, listen to the sales team drone on trying to get you to sign up for more than you want. this is simple and quick.

Who or what is "us" in your last sentance?

Do you work for O2 or Giffgaff?

Possibly should've been "up" instead of "us"?

Yes I did wonder if that was the case but P is on top row extreme right of QUERTY and S is on
row below on extreme left.
He or she could have been using voice recognition software instead of Key board,possibly.
#29
RichLeck
MrCarbo
beetlebum
Xrayday
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.

Along with being able to obtain a 3G signal, unless you live in a large town or city. Love giffgaff, hate O2's dire 3G network.

MrCarbo
RichLeck
paulcarthy
giffgaff is brilliant, no complaints at all. i transfered to the £10 deal, got £5 credit free, didn't get a goody bag this month so using the £5 as pay go. If i want more minutes or less, just select a different goody bag each month. it's all done online.

if you want you pac code, request it online. no having to phone us, listen to the sales team drone on trying to get you to sign up for more than you want. this is simple and quick.

Who or what is "us" in your last sentance?

Do you work for O2 or Giffgaff?

Possibly should've been "up" instead of "us"?

Yes I did wonder if that was the case but P is on top row extreme right of QUERTY and S is on
row below on extreme left.
He or she could have been using voice recognition software instead of Key board,possibly.

or just typed the wrong word.

either way, doesn't bother me as I'll be giving them a try anyway and I'll know what they're like for myself soon enough.
#30
It has its good and bad points. You need to top up extra credit to use mms. Doesnt come out of your standard text message allowance. Having big problems with data there at the minute which they have been working on for months.. There is no phone support if you have problems, you have to ask for help on the forum or email in for help.

But if you dont have problems, they are super cheap. Also, if you give help on their forums to people or recommend people you can get massive payback. Not sure where i earned it, but i have £26 pay back coming to me, which i turn into phone credit. Unlimited data really is unlimited.

Edited By: Tones on May 18, 2011 10:50
#31
hamkam
On the other hand Giffgaff say on their website "giffgaff was built around the single principle of Mutuality." which is misleading, to say the least.


There are many definitions of "Mutuality", one of which is two parties giving each other something. It applies excellently to GiffGaff:

The company gives us favourable rates for phone calls, text messaging, and so on, and the customers give back by offering support to other customers.

Mutuality is the perfect word for what they do, so I don't know what dictionary you're reading.
#32
they are not using qwerty. It's more likely to be 3x4 keypad with predictive text.
2 Likes #33
Very good company IMO... actually allowing people to have good usage of a phone without paying rediculous amounts.

Good Points:
Massive allowance for very little money
NO Contract
Coverage same as O2 (though could be a bad thing depending on location)
Truely Unlimited Internet (it IS possible to tether, but it goes against the T&Cs)
Auto Top-Up for PAYG
Free Calls/Texts to other Giffgaff Users

Bad Points:
No Auto Purchase for goody Bags (You must buy them online)
Internet Speeds/Reliability Questionable
No MMS allowance with goody bags
No Telephone Support (ALL Email/Forum)

Overall, i can overlook the negatives and i am a happy user of the giffgaff network. Had no problems so far and pleased with the service.
#34
Don't they share O2's network? Yesterday large areas of London and the South-East went down.
#35
Eldini
Xrayday
Hold back on paying for anything internet related until June 1st. Intenet is free until then due to the abysmal speeds they are currently providing. 30kbps is typical at the moment, not worth paying for.


**** sakes... i used to use their mobile internet a lot until they said they cancelled the free internet without a goodybag at the start of last month.
Now thanks to your post i checked their site and see it's been extended to the 31st of May without me knowing :(
Slightly irritating.


Follow/like them on facebook.... they update there and it'll show in your feed. Also looks like the Free Data is extended again until July 1st!
1 Like #36
ahobday
hamkam
On the other hand Giffgaff say on their website "giffgaff was built around the single principle of Mutuality." which is misleading, to say the least.


There are many definitions of "Mutuality", one of which is two parties giving each other something. It applies excellently to GiffGaff:

The company gives us favourable rates for phone calls, text messaging, and so on, and the customers give back by offering support to other customers.

Mutuality is the perfect word for what they do, so I don't know what dictionary you're reading.


Of course you can define "Mutuality" to mean "two parties giving each other something", but this is true of all businesses so is completely meaningless. It also has no connection to "ethics" which is the heading under which they put this misleading statement, unless they mean that their ethics will stop them from simply taking your money without providing anything in return at all.

Usually "Mutuality" is understood to mean something like this, from Wikipedia (not a dictionary, i know)
A mutual, mutual organization, or mutual society is an organization (which is often, but not always, a company or business) based on the principle of mutuality. Unlike a true cooperative, members usually do not contribute to the capital of the company by direct investment, but derive their right to profits and votes through their customer relationship.[dubious – discuss] A mutual organization or society is often simply referred to as a mutual.

A mutual exists with the purpose of raising funds from its membership or customers (collectively called its members), which can then be used to provide common services to all members of the organization or society. A mutual is therefore owned by, and run for the benefit of, its members - it has no external shareholders to pay in the form of dividends, and as such does not usually seek to maximize and make large profits or capital gains. Mutuals exist for the members to benefit from the services they provide and often do not pay income tax.
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Edited By: hamkam on May 18, 2011 11:16
#37
RichLeck
paulcarthy
giffgaff is brilliant, no complaints at all. i transfered to the £10 deal, got £5 credit free, didn't get a goody bag this month so using the £5 as pay go. If i want more minutes or less, just select a different goody bag each month. it's all done online.

if you want you pac code, request it online. no having to phone us, listen to the sales team drone on trying to get you to sign up for more than you want. this is simple and quick.


Who or what is "us" in your last sentance?

Do you work for O2 or Giffgaff?


I read that as phoning us, as in "them" - being the company - phoning us - being the customer - as most of the phone companies do when you want to leave. But it could also be that they posted on their mobile, which (when you use keyboards like swype) predicts the word and sometimes gets it wrong. i.e you swype up but it selects us as it is the most used word (_;)

Then again we should always be suspicious of our fellow humans and their motives shouldnt we, that IS what the governments of the world all want isnt it :p
#38
JamalFatty
I've been with them 6 months now and the service has been faultless, cut my old mobile bill by over 75% and the truly unlimited data is just icing on the cake

Totally agree.
I don't use my mobile much. I put £10 PAYG credit on two months ago and still have £7.80 credit. Think it is 8p for one minute calls and 4p for texts. Much cheaper than vodafone etc.



Edited By: annedawso on May 18, 2011 11:24
#39
GG rock! I have made plenty of money/credit by advising people to use GG as a second simcard.
#40
"Mobile Internet:
Mobile Internet is free until 31 MAY (with a fair use of 100MB a day). After that date it will be charged at 20p a day. If you use less than 1MB/day you'll pay less than 20p and if you go over 20MB you'll be charged extra at 20p/MB."

That can get expensive after a while...

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