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Just had a email through from giffgaff saying they are increasing my data in the £12 bundle to 3gb and just looked and it seems like they've made a few more changes to other goody bags. £5 bundle -… Read More
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Just had a email through from giffgaff saying they are increasing my data in the £12 bundle to 3gb and just looked and it seems like they've made a few more changes to other goody bags.

£5 bundle - extra 25 mins

£7.50 bundle - extra 250mb

£10 bundle - extra 1gb or 400 mins

£12 bundle(s) - extra 250 mins & extra 1gb data

£15 bundle - extra 1gb

These deals aren't active until the 22nd February.
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Giffgaff customer are crying out for better data speeds so while this is good reality is they need to do much more. 4g speeds are less than 2Mb when other companies are giving 15+ on 3G. Tesco mobile part owned by the same company gives their customers 25Mb. Giffgaff simply don't care and have been losing customers all year because of the speeds plus special deals by the likes of plusnet
27 Likes
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.

not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....
10 Likes
this is great. i have no issues with giff gaff, they do exactly what i need.
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stuartc74
Giffgaff is still the number 1 choice if you don't want or need a contract. You can also change your 'goody bag' each month. I hardly use mobile data as wifi is everywhere and 125 minutes is more than enough for me so find me a better deal for £5 a month?

If you use less than 125 minutes ( and hardly use data ) , then even 3's standard pay as you go tariff would be cheaper ( 3p per minute , 2p per text and 1p per Mb data - plus you get 150Mb free when you top up = so just do £5 top ups ).
Unlike a goodybag you would only be paying for what you use, so if you only made 100 minutes of calls you would only pay £3
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GiffGaff used to be great value. I had my kids on it aswell as my self on GiffGaff but we have all left due to it being uncompetitive with the other companies out there regarding pricing and speed.


Edited By: Pavers on Feb 14, 2017 12:31

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31 Likes #1
Giffgaff customer are crying out for better data speeds so while this is good reality is they need to do much more. 4g speeds are less than 2Mb when other companies are giving 15+ on 3G. Tesco mobile part owned by the same company gives their customers 25Mb. Giffgaff simply don't care and have been losing customers all year because of the speeds plus special deals by the likes of plusnet
#2
there prices are high compared to other so it's not really a surprise there is it
4 Likes #3
GiffGaff data speed was woeful the last time I tried it, about 12 months ago. So bad that I have given up on GiffGaff, it was unusuable IMO.
27 Likes #4
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.

not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....
5 Likes #5
GiffGaff used to be great value. I had my kids on it aswell as my self on GiffGaff but we have all left due to it being uncompetitive with the other companies out there regarding pricing and speed.


Edited By: Pavers on Feb 14, 2017 12:31
4 Likes #6
been with guff gaff for years but have finally given up due to crappy speeds.
3 Likes #7
Niffnaff
4 Likes #8
For me "it's too little too late", just switched to Virgin
#9
I use giffgaff for my mum to keep her on o2 (for signal where she is) but wish they or another provider did a good amount of minutes without the data. she has an android phone but doesn't use data.

she's currently on the 7.50 tariff.
10 Likes #10
this is great. i have no issues with giff gaff, they do exactly what i need.
1 Like #11
what a good "pay as you go" sim, as I been with giff gaff for a few years now and hate there speeds but only stuck with them as I can't get a good payg sim deal. I don't like the idea of being stuck in contract so payg. I'd be happy with about 500mins unlimited text and about 6GB data, I only pay £12 to giff gaff so anything up to about £15 would be ok
1 Like #12
feckineejit
what a good "pay as you go" sim, as I been with giff gaff for a few years now and hate there speeds but only stuck with them as I can't get a good payg sim deal. I don't like the idea of being stuck in contract so payg. I'd be happy with about 500mins unlimited text and about 6GB data, I only pay £12 to giff gaff so anything up to about £15 would be ok

Virgin media have some great deals at the moment working off the EE network
1 Like #13
Uridium
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.
not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....

Can you show me one of these great sin only deals
#14
Excellent! I keep running out of 2gb data on the 12 quid a month plan do having 3gb is gonna be perfect.
I'd been thinking of going for a 30 day contract with plusnet as get 4gb data for tenner but never been on contract and have hesitation. I like that freedom of not being tied in and of course no nasty bills.
But my goodbye is due for renewal today so how do I delay it a week haha I've no credit or data
1 Like #15
doncoop
I use giffgaff for my mum to keep her on o2 (for signal where she is) but wish they or another provider did a good amount of minutes without the data. she has an android phone but doesn't use data.
she's currently on the 7.50 tariff.
Tesco Mobile use O2 and they give 500 mins for £7.50 on a 12 month contract.
1 Like #16
Just tested my 4G on giffgaff. 1.4mb down .5mb up
Not great is it but then again works for me and my needs so hot from me
1 Like #17
I got my daughter a GiffGaff sim few years ago and have been paying for £12 goodybag.

She has been complaining about data speeds but I assumed she was being fussy.

Will need to look into this.

Is there any other "faster" options for a 13 year old that I dont end up with a massive bill?
2 Likes #18
spinks
Just tested my 4G on giffgaff. 1.4mb down .5mb up
Not great is it but then again works for me and my needs so hot from me
Makes me thankful I'm with EE 80MB speed most of the time and sometimes even higher in many city's
2 Likes #19
callum84
I got my daughter a GiffGaff sim few years ago and have been paying for £12 goodybag.

She has been complaining about data speeds but I assumed she was being fussy.

Will need to look into this.

Is there any other "faster" options for a 13 year old that I dont end up with a massive bill?


probably yes depends were u are and how much data is needed look into plusnet I'd mobile and 3 network also there's lyca and vectone mobile on the first 3 in sure u can set up a limit so no nasty bills but on the latter I think u can get a good bit of data on pay as u go aswell.
2 Likes #20
not voting because yes it's a better deal but they are way behind other mobile phone providers now, especially in terms of data speed
1 Like #21
We have been with GiffGaff for about 12 months now, don't want to be tied into a contact, thought about PlusNet as we have our Broadband and phone with them but decided against it, I agree that the speed of GiffGaff 4G is SLOW but if all you need is emails and web browsing then it's ok.

Have just done a speed test and my results were
http://www.speedtest.net/android/2625753469.png

But I have had far better speeds but it has to be later at night (_;)
http://www.speedtest.net/android/2613217658.png


Edited By: 28081947 on Feb 14, 2017 17:50: More info
#22
Everyone saying these are slow, but I don't think they are noticeably slow. When I browse the web or watch YouTube seems to load fast enough
#23
little_green
Excellent! I keep running out of 2gb data on the 12 quid a month plan do having 3gb is gonna be perfect.
I'd been thinking of going for a 30 day contract with plusnet as get 4gb data for tenner but never been on contract and have hesitation. I like that freedom of not being tied in and of course no nasty bills.
But my goodbye is due for renewal today so how do I delay it a week haha I've no credit or data


i was on life (now plus net ) but went to bt at black Friday. my dad and mum now on plusnet though. they have a limit of 1 or 2 quid so you cannot overspend by more than that. speeds were almost faster in central london at lunch time vs giffgaff. 0.1mb/s giffgaff vs 12mb on ee via plusnet life.
3 Likes #24
I pay £20 a month (12 month) with EE for Unlimited calls/texts and 20gb data - the speed difference between them and when I was on GiffGaff is insane. I genuinely thought mobile data was just crap and slow everywhere but turns out it's just that on GG/o2.

not for a moment do I regret changing.
#25
callum84
I got my daughter a GiffGaff sim few years ago and have been paying for £12 goodybag.

She has been complaining about data speeds but I assumed she was being fussy.

Will need to look into this.

Is there any other "faster" options for a 13 year old that I dont end up with a massive bill?


i can't speak with other networks, but the SIM only plans on EE just send you a message when you run out of data and require you to buy more (so the bills don't sneak up on you).

I think most networks have safety plans where you can lock it down so you know how much you are paying each month.
1 Like #26
very cold - f***ing freezing deal, true sucks network

Edited By: alex_uk on Feb 14, 2017 18:08
2 Likes #27
i left giffgaff and moved to plusnet im glad i did speeds on giffgaff are woeful and very poor value for money also can put a cap of £1 on it, wonderful why people are still on giffgaff this offer is little too late and they still far of from beng competitive again
#28
moved from them last year. they kept squeezing data out of plans. moved to EE, more than happy with data, coverage and speeds. cold from an ex customer.
#29
djt100
Uridium
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.
not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....
Can you show me one of these great sin only deals

just one example...you can pay less than half this If you don't need as much data though
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-mobile-5000-minutes-unlimited-texts-20gb-data-30-day-contract-15-back-again-2614073
1 Like #30
Uridium
djt100
Uridium
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.
not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....
Can you show me one of these great sin only deals
just one example...you can pay less than half this If you don't need as much data thoughhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-mobile-5000-minutes-unlimited-texts-20gb-data-30-day-contract-15-back-again-2614073

No good for me. Only O2 and Vodafone in my area. If you're constrained by network you'll find that this is pretty much the cheapest 30 day rolling contract for around a tenner.
#31
Wow, talk about screwing your highest spenders over!
1 Like #32
honestsam
Uridium
djt100
Uridium
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.
not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....
Can you show me one of these great sin only deals
just one example...you can pay less than half this If you don't need as much data thoughhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-mobile-5000-minutes-unlimited-texts-20gb-data-30-day-contract-15-back-again-2614073
No good for me. Only O2 and Vodafone in my area. If you're constrained by network you'll find that this is pretty much the cheapest 30 day rolling contract for around a tenner.

In which case I'm pretty sure you can find a better deal from Talkmobile or Tesco mobile that use the vodafone and O2 networks respectively.

Also are you dead certain that you can;t use Three or EE networks? things change regularly, when did you last check...You can always get a free sim from the networks to test signal.
#33
Cold from me. Check uswitch the prices aren't very competitive.
4 Likes #34
Giffgaff is still the number 1 choice if you don't want or need a contract. You can also change your 'goody bag' each month. I hardly use mobile data as wifi is everywhere and 125 minutes is more than enough for me so find me a better deal for £5 a month?
2 Likes #35
cold from me steer well clear of this 02 cheap brand.if you use to much data they cut you off also if you tether they send you a warning then suspend your data alltogether.
#36
djt100
Uridium
Once upon a time GiffGaff were a breath of fresh air in a world of 18/24mth contracts...nowadays they really are bad value compared to the 30 day rolling sim only contracts out there.
not really sure why anyone stays with GiffGaff now.....
Can you show me one of these great sin only deals
Think you need to look yourself ,really not that hard
1 Like #37
stuartc74
Giffgaff is still the number 1 choice if you don't want or need a contract. You can also change your 'goody bag' each month. I hardly use mobile data as wifi is everywhere and 125 minutes is more than enough for me so find me a better deal for £5 a month?

Not everyone is "Billy no mates "though buddy ,so would need more than your allowance.
1 Like #38
stuartc74
Giffgaff is still the number 1 choice if you don't want or need a contract. You can also change your 'goody bag' each month. I hardly use mobile data as wifi is everywhere and 125 minutes is more than enough for me so find me a better deal for £5 a month?

How about 3 better deals

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/deal/?id=332318157786
http://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/deal/?id=304285093330
http://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/deal/?id=321173537142

Edited By: jb66 on Feb 14, 2017 22:51
4 Likes #39
stuartc74
Giffgaff is still the number 1 choice if you don't want or need a contract. You can also change your 'goody bag' each month. I hardly use mobile data as wifi is everywhere and 125 minutes is more than enough for me so find me a better deal for £5 a month?

totally agree, I am on the fiver a month, no direct debit from my bank, and no hassle to cancel..
#40
jb66
stuartc74
Giffgaff is still the number 1 choice if you don't want or need a contract. You can also change your 'goody bag' each month. I hardly use mobile data as wifi is everywhere and 125 minutes is more than enough for me so find me a better deal for £5 a month?
How about 3 better dealshttp://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/deal/?id=332318157786http://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/deal/?id=304285093330http://www.moneysupermarket.com/mobile-phones/deal/?id=321173537142
They are contracts though, yes 30 day but still contracts

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