Giffgaff adding more data to their Goodybags - for £7.50pm tarriffs *Now live*
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Giffgaff adding more data to their Goodybags - for £7.50pm tarriffs *Now live*

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Found 25th Sep
From the 4th of October giffgaff are increasing the data in their Goodybags.
The £5 Goodybag remains the same, but the £7.50 Goodybag gets an increase to 1GB of data. The other Goodybags get 1-3GB of additional data.

Yes, I know that it's not for everyone because some people find that giffgaff's data is slow, and yes there are much, much better deals out there for 30 day sim only contracts (I'm using Plusnet's £10 package with 5GB of data), but hopefully this will be useful to someone.
Not everyone wants a credit check or go through the process of starting and ending contracts, plus it's very easy to switch Goodybags whenever you like (or even have a break from getting a monthly allowance and just keeping the sim as PAYG).

Editor

Great stuff, cheers for this. I use GG myself so this is ace new. We shared this on Whatsapp today as well


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Giffgaff got greedy ,over charged customers and now trying to win them back, no thanks lovely jubbly

davnav3 m ago

Giffgaff got greedy ,over charged customers and now trying to win them …Giffgaff got greedy ,over charged customers and now trying to win them back, no thanks lovely jubbly



completely agree, thats why i left for plusnet

So... £7.50 for 1GB of data? What's the deal? What am I missing?

GG 4g speeds are terrible 2Mb, so unless you want cheap o2 service there are better deals out there.
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GG 4g speeds are terrible 2Mb, so unless you want cheap o2 service there are better deals out there.

Slow like dial up network, meaningless even if they give out unlimited data it'll take ages to load even Google!

So... £7.50 for 1GB of data? What's the deal? What am I missing?

personally on giffgaff (but have wifi at home & work so mainly just for commuting or browsing if out) I dont watch videos or stream on these occasions as no real need, sometimes listen to the radio. but giffgiff ok for me.
thanks op for the heads up glad to say i'll be able to save myself £2 dropping from the £12 to £10 package with the increase in 1gb yay
i know some people will say that you can get cheaper & faster but most of those would require you to sign into a contract & at this time I just dont want to do that.

Excellent news always use the £7.50 tariff but always end up going slightly over before my months are up.

People seem to exaggerate, speeds are fine and im usually using my data in the middle of rural Wales.

Just adding to the previous comments that if you want data then avoid like the plague, 4G speed on giffgaff is a complete lie.

Speeds are absolutely fine. People who complain of speed will get the same with O2 as I have tried both and both are equally good with respect to signal strength.

HOT for the prices the goodybags are and the value they offer

Been with GG many years and I dual SIM with my work O2. I rarely stream HD or anything high bandwidth but can't say I notice any difference between my two sims on general browsing. Don't get me wrong there are times that it's frustratingly slow, even with a 4g signal, but I find switching SIM makes no odds on such occasions.
Edited by: "pukenukem" 25th Sep

abhijitdash1236 m ago

Speeds are absolutely fine. People who complain of speed will get the same …Speeds are absolutely fine. People who complain of speed will get the same with O2 as I have tried both and both are equally good with respect to signal strength. HOT for the prices the goodybags are and the value they offer


This isn't true in my experience I'm afraid. O2 contract customers get fastest speeds, followed by PAYG and Tesco, followed by GiffGaff. I tried GiffGaff and Tesco side by side and GG was much slower, from the same phone in the same location.

Still a good deal for those who aren't reliant on data though, and the 2G and 3G coverage indoors is excellent in my experience, compared to EE and Three.

Great list of the benefits. If it is price and you can get a contract then I have just done a 12 month at £16pm all text and call and 15gb data. With £100 amazon voucher also given. Looking for a new deal but all these goody bags are worse than me continuing on my current deal.

More than content with giffgaff. Love the fact you can get a goodybag whenever you want, no hassle starting or ending monthly contracts, decent value all-around.

Must admit I don't use the data very often, only occasionally, and I find it adequate. So, if you are dependent on it out and about then yes perhaps not the best for your needs.

Giffgaff got greedy ,over charged customers and now trying to win them back, no thanks lovely jubbly

davnav3 m ago

Giffgaff got greedy ,over charged customers and now trying to win them …Giffgaff got greedy ,over charged customers and now trying to win them back, no thanks lovely jubbly



completely agree, thats why i left for plusnet

GG 4G Slow AF

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Quick check of my 4g speed- can’t complain from my experience

Robot_Rooster38 m ago

Excellent news always use the £7.50 tariff but always end up going …Excellent news always use the £7.50 tariff but always end up going slightly over before my months are up.People seem to exaggerate, speeds are fine and im usually using my data in the middle of rural Wales.


No not exaggerating the worst network out there like someone said earlier its like dial-up network and O2 them self's are not much better my son is always moaning about them...What makes me laugh is they have 4G now you can't even get 2G most of the time so you must be 1 in a million if you are getting good signal

Do not go to giffgaff was with them for years moved to 3 £20 30 day sim- 30gb and unlimited min and texts and that’s also including go binge and feel and home and tethering!

Giffgaff gaff £20 always on data good luck watching a YouTube video let alone a Facebook one...

Giffgaff used to be great years ago when it was £15gb all you can eat data and fast 3G now it’s 4G it’s even worse..

Trial it then let us know how you get on.
Edited by: "skyebluebirch" 25th Sep

Been with giffgaff a few years and happy enough with them, data speeds OK but not fantastic. I like the flexibility and they were at one time very competitive, think they've fallen behind now and I'm looking at Smarty as an alternative just struggling to find any feedback from users as they are so new.

Just checked my speed on GG 4G ... 18Mbs down and 7Mbs up - not bad !

They were getting left behind. Hands forced.

People saying it's fine for them. It depends on how congested the mast you're connected too is. Ofcourse, it's no great surprise in the middle of rural Wales or at midnight on a weekday your speeds will be quite different to the middle of London at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. Think about it

mehmeh4 m ago

People saying it's fine for them. It depends on how congested the mast …People saying it's fine for them. It depends on how congested the mast you're connected too is. Ofcourse, it's no great surprise in the middle of rural Wales or at midnight on a weekday your speeds will be quite different to the middle of London at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. Think about it

Whereas users on other network don't have to connect to masts? O2 users are literally on the same mast. Think about it

Generally speaking, VMNO's get lower priority on network bandwidth. So if the cell site isn't busy then speeds should be good enough (though often are capped to stop them being as good as the main network), but if the cell is busy then the main network (O2 in this case) will get priority and therefore better speeds. If the speeds are 'good enough' for you will depend on your usage, and YMMV as always. In some cases it could render the VMNO connection unusable.

I would never rely on a VMNO if I cared about - or had usage that depended on high bandwidth. For general use I'm sure it's fine 99% of the time though.

Sadly no change for £5 goodybag. 500MB would be prefect.

abhijitdash1232 h, 37 m ago

Speeds are absolutely fine. People who complain of speed will get the same …Speeds are absolutely fine. People who complain of speed will get the same with O2 as I have tried both and both are equally good with respect to signal strength. HOT for the prices the goodybags are and the value they offer



I'm in Glasgow city centre and 4G is worse than 3G for some reason, was a massive disappointment....

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Vodafone 🤔

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ID Mobile

I got that Argos deal 500mb each month for a year for a fiver and put it in the other side of my redmi note 4 can't beat it. On average O2 is miles slower than ee/three

I left giffgaff for plusnet and best decision ever. Giffgaff used to be great then suddenly the speeds were poor. Outages costing myself work on the network. Then the internet speed got worse and the goody bag become poor value.

bouncy993 h, 37 m ago

completely agree, thats why i left for plusnet

Exactly the same here and better value speed and service where you can actually speak to someone either on live chat or a telephone if there's an issue? Touch wood not a single issue since I moved to them
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And that's slower than normal on plusnet
Edited by: "kford1984" 26th Sep

Compared giffgaff to O2, they really throttle giffgaff round where I live, it's not even that fast on O2. Giffgaff is about 2mb/s on a good day. Not very usable.

little_green7 h, 37 m ago

personally on giffgaff (but have wifi at home & work so mainly just for …personally on giffgaff (but have wifi at home & work so mainly just for commuting or browsing if out) I dont watch videos or stream on these occasions as no real need, sometimes listen to the radio. but giffgiff ok for me.thanks op for the heads up glad to say i'll be able to save myself £2 dropping from the £12 to £10 package with the increase in 1gb yayi know some people will say that you can get cheaper & faster but most of those would require you to sign into a contract & at this time I just dont want to do that.


You are one of the loyal customers that keeps them going, even mentioned in their annual report. The myth is you have to sign up to a contract with other companies you don’t it’s the same as GG you can cancel just make sure you sign up to a 30 day deal like gigggaff.

Slow speeds and no customer service and most of all expensive for what you get compared to other SIM only deals.

Might as well is smarty, twice as much data.

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pukenukem7 h, 33 m ago

Been with GG many years and I dual SIM with my work O2. I rarely stream …Been with GG many years and I dual SIM with my work O2. I rarely stream HD or anything high bandwidth but can't say I notice any difference between my two sims on general browsing. Don't get me wrong there are times that it's frustratingly slow, even with a 4g signal, but I find switching SIM makes no odds on such occasions.

Times where is frustratingly slow but you don't notice?Dosent make sense.If you have the chance of fibre broadband instead of dial up would you say you'd be happy with dial up as being faster dosent bother you?The whole point of 4g is to be faster.As for gift gaff I would even bother absolute junk.Better off with a plusnet deal or I.d

Just left that network cause of the slow connection. Don't get tempted by low rates

Spliffler_807 h, 44 m ago

[Image] Quick check of my 4g speed- can’t complain from my experience


12?! Lol I'd complain. I get 35+ all the time with EE.
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