PAYG - 300 Texts, 60 Mins & 1 Free Min For Every Minute Someone Calls You Plus Unlimited Internet until 31th May - £5 Per Month @ Giff Gaff - HotUKDeals
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Labs goodybag

great deal for the light user who like to go online :)

For £5 a month, you can have 300 UK texts and 60 UK minutes (to standard UK mobiles and landlines).

In addition, for every full minute of inbound calls received you will receive a credit of one minute to use to call any UK mobile or landline number (the "free minutes").

The free minutes will be credited to you after your inbound call has completed. Maximum free minute credit per call is limited to 60 minutes.

UNLIMITED INTERNET until 31th MAY (100MB a day)

**PLEASE NOTE, REFERRALS ARE NOT PERMITTED>**
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#1
Unless I'm missing something the £5 option doesn't come with unlimited internet as far as I'm aware?
#2
Ah - it looks like internet is free for all still at the moment - till the end of May. No need to buy a goody bag...

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/Free-data-for-giffgaff-members-whilst-we-improve-our-data/ba-p/728697

Edited By: Eiteews on Apr 30, 2011 11:23
#3
Eiteews
Ah - it looks like internet is free for all still at the moment - till the end of May. No need to buy a goody bag...


Yes apparently they are having technical issue by trying to charge for internet and it was slowing down the service, so they have decided to have free internet until the 31th may. So lets make the most of it whilst it last :-)
#4
Hear hear :D
#5
i bought this goody bay recently im gettting the txt messages but calls are still coming of my credit and not off of the goody bag any advice or does giffgaff have a contact number tried emailing but no response yet??
#6
the badger
i bought this goody bay recently im gettting the txt messages but calls are still coming of my credit and not off of the goody bag any advice or does giffgaff have a contact number tried emailing but no response yet??


Check your account online if is showing the name of the lab goodybag then they should not be charging you. It could be that you still have a "unlimited text" goodybag active and the lab goodybag on the queue. You can only have one goody bag active at any time.
#7
Did you use the ask a giffgaff system? Response might be in your inbox there:

http://giffgaff.com/support
1 Like #8
Giffgaff's internet service is rubbish at the moment in a lot of areas. Last week i started google navigation on my phone in Great Yarmouth, and it didn't load any maps until i got past Kings Lyn ( over an hour later). During that drive i went thought 3G areas and GPRS areas, but still no internet at all.
Your phone will show you have a data signal, but the actual speed is slow or even nothing at all. Had really slow speeds in Scarborough a few weeks ago too - so slow that i gave up and used my partner's phone on the 3 network ( which always seems to have broadband-like speed).

If it doesn't improve by the time they start charging again, i will have to move networks.
#9
asandino
the badger
i bought this goody bay recently im gettting the txt messages but calls are still coming of my credit and not off of the goody bag any advice or does giffgaff have a contact number tried emailing but no response yet??


Check your account online if is showing the name of the lab goodybag then they should not be charging you. It could be that you still have a "unlimited text" goodybag active and the lab goodybag on the queue. You can only have one goody bag active at any time.


its says its live and show a lab goodybag symbol like i said getting the txt they show 222 now from 300 but the minutes dont come down but my money credit does thanks for your advice ill get it sorted
#10
This goodybag is actually available to buy until 30/6 per website; it's the free Internet bit that (allegedly) only lasts until end of May.
MKD
#11
Even without the free internet, this is great deal. Bought this goodybag last month and it expires today - I have 70+ minutes left as i've spent longer on calls i've received than calls i've made! Ideal for light/non data users when the free internet expires, because i think they were just charging 20p a day for data connection for the goodybags without free internet.
#12
This is my favourite one so far
#13
I'm on this goodybag and I've been charged for internet usage over the past 2 weeks. When did they decide to go back to unlimited?
#14
They didn't go back to unlimited - they went back to free 100mb per day. They made the change on Thurs 28/04/2011
#15
simes
Giffgaff's internet service is rubbish at the moment in a lot of areas. Last week i started google navigation on my phone in Great Yarmouth, and it didn't load any maps until i got past Kings Lyn ( over an hour later). During that drive i went thought 3G areas and GPRS areas, but still no internet at all.
Your phone will show you have a data signal, but the actual speed is slow or even nothing at all. Had really slow speeds in Scarborough a few weeks ago too - so slow that i gave up and used my partner's phone on the 3 network ( which always seems to have broadband-like speed).

If it doesn't improve by the time they start charging again, i will have to move networks.

I wasn under the impression the company is something to do with o2
#16
I did without a goody bag when internet was free earlier this year, and it cost me pennies per month as I don't text or phone much, so a better deal for a light user is no goody bag.
#17
bojangles
simes
Giffgaff's internet service is rubbish at the moment in a lot of areas. Last week i started google navigation on my phone in Great Yarmouth, and it didn't load any maps until i got past Kings Lyn ( over an hour later). During that drive i went thought 3G areas and GPRS areas, but still no internet at all.
Your phone will show you have a data signal, but the actual speed is slow or even nothing at all. Had really slow speeds in Scarborough a few weeks ago too - so slow that i gave up and used my partner's phone on the 3 network ( which always seems to have broadband-like speed).

If it doesn't improve by the time they start charging again, i will have to move networks.

I wasn under the impression the company is something to do with o2


it's an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) piggybacking the O2 network so it uses there masts but when they started charging for internet usage they had problems with the system which caused some giffgaff uses to have poor 3G speeds



Edited By: dreamsofubuntu on Apr 30, 2011 19:10
#18
In addition, for every full minute of inbound calls received you will receive a credit of one minute to use to call any UK mobile or landline number (the "free minutes").

will that offer be on for the duration of the card or just a short term promotion?
#19
marko4ever24
In addition, for every full minute of inbound calls received you will receive a credit of one minute to use to call any UK mobile or landline number (the "free minutes").

will that offer be on for the duration of the card or just a short term promotion?


Goodybag's are bought on a monthly basis so you pick which one you want (if any) each month this particular goodybag is experimental and is due to expire on the 30th June however if it becomes popular it could well become a regular goodybag
5 Likes #20
It's a marketing front for O2. They have hit upon a model of working that has convinced customers that it's a sort of consumer co-operative. Which it most certainly is not. One thing I dislike about Giffgaff is the evangelistic marketing model - you hardly ever see a neutral or critical comment, It's always wildly enthusiastic. People who make comments seem to have suspended the level of scepticism that is appropriate for dealing with a retailer of mobile phone airtime. The other thing is the short term and vague nature of the offers. None of this is accidental. They are no less venal and no more honourable than any other operator.

None of this should save them when the revolution comes!
#21
free internet again at GG :)
#22
dreamsofubuntu
bojangles
simes
Giffgaff's internet service is rubbish at the moment in a lot of areas. Last week i started google navigation on my phone in Great Yarmouth, and it didn't load any maps until i got past Kings Lyn ( over an hour later). During that drive i went thought 3G areas and GPRS areas, but still no internet at all.
Your phone will show you have a data signal, but the actual speed is slow or even nothing at all. Had really slow speeds in Scarborough a few weeks ago too - so slow that i gave up and used my partner's phone on the 3 network ( which always seems to have broadband-like speed).

If it doesn't improve by the time they start charging again, i will have to move networks.

I wasn under the impression the company is something to do with o2


it's an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) piggybacking the O2 network so it uses there masts but when they started charging for internet usage they had problems with the system which caused some giffgaff uses to have poor 3G speeds




It comes under the Telefonica group of companies, same as o2.

whoadude
It's a marketing front for O2. They have hit upon a model of working that has convinced customers that it's a sort of consumer co-operative. Which it most certainly is not. One thing I dislike about Giffgaff is the evangelistic marketing model - you hardly ever see a neutral or critical comment, It's always wildly enthusiastic. People who make comments seem to have suspended the level of scepticism that is appropriate for dealing with a retailer of mobile phone airtime. The other thing is the short term and vague nature of the offers. None of this is accidental. They are no less venal and no more honourable than any other operator.

None of this should save them when the revolution comes!


I disagree, you only have to look at the forums there of late with regards to the poor data speeds, since the implementation of paid for (on sub £10 goodybags). Hence the reason they have reverted back to the way things ran prior to data charging (for now).
#23
Love this company, been with em for a while and as i`ve just moved and awaiting my Line/Broadband to come live (2weeks) i`m using my Android as a Wifi repeater with GiffGaff and surfing on my lappy just fine :D
#24
So if your friend gets 600 mins a month on their contract (but doesn't use them all) could you get them to ring your phone once a month for one continues phone call of say 1hr 40mins to simply transfer 100 mins from their contact to yours?

Is it really that easy?
#25
iluvabargain2011
Love this company, been with em for a while and as i`ve just moved and awaiting my Line/Broadband to come live (2weeks) i`m using my Android as a Wifi repeater with GiffGaff and surfing on my lappy just fine :D


I wouldn't publicise that as it's against there T&C's


Taksim_Red
So if your friend gets 600 mins a month on their contract (but doesn't use them all) could you get them to ring your phone once a month for one continues phone call of say 1hr 40mins to simply transfer 100 mins from their contact to yours?

Is it really that easy?


if you really want to do that then yeah sure ^^
#26
i can use my mates unlimited minutes package to charge up giffgaff accounts?
#27
seems a good deal
#28
IceRaptor
i can use my mates unlimited minutes package to charge up giffgaff accounts?


If your on the above Hokey Cokey goodybag, you could if you wanted too, get friends to phone you and for every minute your connected you will get an extra minute added to your call package

so basically yes

Edited By: dreamsofubuntu on Apr 30, 2011 21:48
#29
Take note of the 60 min max per call. Kind of like ye olde BT hang up after 60 min free calls.
#30
Another deal by Giffgaff. If I didnt have a 300 mins, 100 texts, 500MB, and free to land line 24/7 for £10 a month with orange I would be on Giffgaff. Heat added for the time I may give up with orange.
#31
IceRaptor
i can use my mates unlimited minutes package to charge up giffgaff accounts?

Yes you can. so basically you will be full of minutes if you stay on the phone. Just one thing to be aware the minutes do NOT rollover, so once you goodybag even if you have 600min left you will have to get another lab goodybag next month and start again from 60min
#32
whoadude
It's a marketing front for O2. They have hit upon a model of working that has convinced customers that it's a sort of consumer co-operative. Which it most certainly is not. One thing I dislike about Giffgaff is the evangelistic marketing model - you hardly ever see a neutral or critical comment, It's always wildly enthusiastic. People who make comments seem to have suspended the level of scepticism that is appropriate for dealing with a retailer of mobile phone airtime. The other thing is the short term and vague nature of the offers. None of this is accidental. They are no less venal and no more honourable than any other operator.

None of this should save them when the revolution comes!


Ive read plenty of complaints regarding people leaving the network? So I wouldnt claim it to be entirely ture.
2 Likes #33
this is an awesome goodybag, i use it and because i get called i can regularly use more than 200 minutes for the £5 :p and i normally use only just over half the texts so it's generally awesome. so far earned almost £20 in payback too! i looooove giffgaff <3
#34
GG is great for low call charges and for 3 months free text and calls to other gg numbers from topup. However having used the data for a couple of months I would say it is a weak point and unreliable. I would not pay for the service.
#35
Get blackberry data and I'll love GG even more ;)
#36
Internet tethering against there terms & conditions! Lol i bet most giff gaff users all do it :) shhh tho
#37
billybruiser
Internet tethering against there terms & conditions! Lol i bet most giff gaff users all do it :) shhh tho


Some info about tethering and detection >

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Help-Ask-the-community-got-stuck/iPhone-Tethering-Problem/td-p/413845

Also quite a funny thread if you care to read it through :)



Edited By: fishmaster on May 01, 2011 10:05
#38
may be a stupid question, but the goodybag doesn't count as top up does it? as in I can't spend that fiver on calls and texts if it ran out...?

For example, say when this deal runs out and I go onto the unlimited texts for a fiver, if I wanted to call someone I wouldn't be able to unless I topped up additional monies? (anyone watch fonejacker?)
#39
How do you top up? If i dont want to top up by credit card , do i get an o2 top up voucher or a giffgaff one?
Coz im thinkin of getting one ;)
#40
How do you top up? If i dont want to top up by credit card , do i get an o2 top up voucher or a giffgaff one?
Coz im thinkin of getting one ;)

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