Free Giff Gaff Sim with £5 Free Credit for Students
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Free Giff Gaff Sim with £5 Free Credit for Students

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Found 31st Oct 2015
Found on the Unidays website. If you are a student and are signed up to Unidays you can get a free sim with £5 credit. No code, just click through from the website or app.
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NOT free £5 credit! Just £5 extra when BUYING GiffGaff credit.
Quickly becoming the worst UK network. It's not even cheap or competitive anymore. Data can be almost unusable with a restricted speed of 256kbps even on 4G from morning to midnight! There is no customer care line and you have to rely on commission hunters copying and pasting useless "help" in the forum. (They get £1 if you choose their answer as best so can imagine getting 50 useless responses copied from Google search you've probably already done!) or wait at least two days on an email reply from a representative who will probably just tell you to restart your phone as well. o2 have priority of the network at all times so if it's busy giffgaff can be unusable and when the whole network is down - which happens regularly - there is nowhere to turn to as the community forum will usually go down too!

Pretty useless as a network and uni days are only posting this to earn commission certainly not as a favour to students as the £5 will most likely only work after you top up £10 or more and will be restricted from premium text rate purchases. Would avoid even if they had £50 free you'd struggle to use it...
Don't sit on the fence are you recommending them
NickyOhMG

Quickly becoming the worst UK network. It's not even cheap or competitive … Quickly becoming the worst UK network. It's not even cheap or competitive anymore. Data can be almost unusable with a restricted speed of 256kbps even on 4G from morning to midnight! There is no customer care line and you have to rely on commission hunters copying and pasting useless "help" in the forum. (They get £1 if you choose their answer as best so can imagine getting 50 useless responses copied from Google search you've probably already done!) or wait at least two days on an email reply from a representative who will probably just tell you to restart your phone as well. o2 have priority of the network at all times so if it's busy giffgaff can be unusable and when the whole network is down - which happens regularly - there is nowhere to turn to as the community forum will usually go down too! Pretty useless as a network and uni days are only posting this to earn commission certainly not as a favour to students as the £5 will most likely only work after you top up £10 or more and will be restricted from premium text rate purchases. Would avoid even if they had £50 free you'd struggle to use it...



​so which network would you recommend then that is as competitively or exactly like the £12 giffgaff 4G tariff? £1 an answer is just a load of crap.. the more you help the more you can earn but it's not anywhere near £1 an answer. as.for throttling.. I must be a lucky one as I've never suffered speed issues with them at any point in the day. as for no phone line support.. it's no secret is it? they have been honest and open about not having that system in place as it cut costs a lot.. if it wasn't working they wouldn't be where they are now!
Well the reason I say £1 an answer is because I've added my "constructive criticism" to a few posts on giff gaff relating to data issues and overall poor giff gaff service and have been selected as the top answer even though I was having a rant as they clearly agreed with my experience, unlike you, and on each occasion I got £1 bonus which I felt bad for as a bunch of folk had actually been on Google copying and pasting stuff trying to earn their Christmas bonus!
ok so if you want to slate the network that's fine, maybe offer an alternate that's as price matched for what
accidently pressed send there lol* ment to say another network that offers the same for the same price..?
tommyukuk

​so which network would you recommend then that is as competitively or e … ​so which network would you recommend then that is as competitively or exactly like the £12 giffgaff 4G tariff? £1 an answer is just a load of crap.. the more you help the more you can earn but it's not anywhere near £1 an answer. as.for throttling.. I must be a lucky one as I've never suffered speed issues with them at any point in the day. as for no phone line support.. it's no secret is it? they have been honest and open about not having that system in place as it cut costs a lot.. if it wasn't working they wouldn't be where they are now!



Forgot to add that ​I've not got all day to Google and paste that's what your pals at GG community are there for - ask them. But clearly data isn't an issue for you as you obviously don't use much being on that particular no frills tariff so you may as well stick with what you know.

I'm more familiar with their most popular tariff £20 unlimited data - which is what Giffgaff was all about from the start - and personally I'd rather top up £20 and get unlimited data with three network at a far superior modern day speed of well over 30mbits/s than top up £20 to gift gaff and get 6GB to use at full speed of wait for it.... 2mbits/s if you're lucky and when used get the rest of the months "unlimited" data allowance at an outstanding restricted limit of 256kbps!

My experience along with many others however is that the 4G congestion leaves you with 256kbps or less all day long whether you're supposed to be on "full speed" or not.

You might also notice they have stopped bragging about 4G and removed logos and banners from several parts of the sites as they know they can't offer a complete 4G service consumers expect and instead operate a poor 3G like service via a 4G signal. But if you only use your phone to check facebook and emails then you'll never realise how useless it is.
ebrianh

NOT free £5 credit! Just £5 extra when BUYING GiffGaff credit.


You demontrated clearly you know the difference of business maths and reality in contrast to sales and advertising buzz words.
Absolutely loved this network 2 years ago. (pre 4G). Free calls to others on the same network, decent 3G allowance and speed meant for those on any kind of budget, this was the network to be on. And then the downtime started becoming more frequent. And the lack of support in those instances became ever more apparent. And the price ever so slightly became less competitive. All the while I'm seeing The Big Bang Theory sponsorship and wondering why they haven't pulled the advert on occasions when the network was down for a whole week.... I know they blame o2 for their woes and pat themselves on the back when it goes well. But this network has been in decline for some time and after I left for EE, I've never looked back (and not had 1 outage in almost a year, whereas on average with GG I'd have had 4 in the same time.)

They were once fresh and new and exciting and there was a sense they were trying to build themselves in a crowded market. Now they've stagnated and they have no-one to blame but themselves. Inferior data offerings, outages and yet they still feel they can charge the same as other networks for a much reduced service.... I for one, lament the decline of GG. I invite you to do the same...
which networks are recommended for someone looking for low usage?
prav86

Absolutely loved this network 2 years ago. (pre 4G). Free calls to others … Absolutely loved this network 2 years ago. (pre 4G). Free calls to others on the same network, decent 3G allowance and speed meant for those on any kind of budget, this was the network to be on. And then the downtime started becoming more frequent. And the lack of support in those instances became ever more apparent. And the price ever so slightly became less competitive. All the while I'm seeing The Big Bang Theory sponsorship and wondering why they haven't pulled the advert on occasions when the network was down for a whole week.... I know they blame o2 for their woes and pat themselves on the back when it goes well. But this network has been in decline for some time and after I left for EE, I've never looked back (and not had 1 outage in almost a year, whereas on average with GG I'd have had 4 in the same time.)They were once fresh and new and exciting and there was a sense they were trying to build themselves in a crowded market. Now they've stagnated and they have no-one to blame but themselves. Inferior data offerings, outages and yet they still feel they can charge the same as other networks for a much reduced service.... I for one, lament the decline of GG. I invite you to do the same...



​Agreed! They used to be good until they started spending all their money on advertising rather than renting more bandwidth in turn worsening their infrastructure due to the new members creating over crowding of the finite resources. And coincidentally an advert just came on tv now on Channel 4! Seeing them everywhere now it can only get worse...
I used to be on GG when there used to be less people, and I paid x amount of money for 'unlimited' data, yet I got an email at one point telling me to 'reduce' my usage. I found it ridiculous as well as funny at the time, as I was barely doing anything on their network because of the woeful speeds.

Eventually left for Three a year ago, and although the signal is a tad iffy at times, the speed is at least 10 times faster. I usually get around 10-20mb/s on 3G, but on a good 4G day, I'd be hitting almost 50mb/s.

Probably will end up moving again, but I'll see what the future holds first.
adamkaty

which networks are recommended for someone looking for low usage?



Three has cheapest pay as you go I believe.
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