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New Giffgaff Tarrifs - From £5 a month, £10 + all including completely unlimited internet and texts.
New Giffgaff Tarrifs - From £5 a month, £10 + all including completely unlimited internet and texts.

New Giffgaff Tarrifs - From £5 a month, £10 + all including completely unlimited internet and texts.

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The Summer Sale has just ended, and I noticed they have now made some subtle changes to their tarrifs.
Uses O2 network so coverage is superb.

You now get for £10...

- 100 minutes
- Completely unlimited texts (No caps whatsoever)
- Completely unlimited internet (No caps whatsoever)

Although you don't get as many minutes as the tesco deal, the 500mb of internet allowance seriously put some people off. Whereas, this has completely unlimited browsing, not capped or limited in anyway. So in that respect it will be a much better deal for a lot of people who wish to use internet on their phone.

Below are the other tarrifs, for £5 - £30 etc.

Finally, there is a new tarrif called Giffgaff labs, where for a £5 top up you get 2p calls and 1p texts + 100mb of browsing per day.

For people who haven't heard of GiffGaff, they are a wholly owned subsidiary company of O2 and as such run of the same network.
- J400uk
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Original Poster

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Wow, limitless and unlimited texts...

Original Poster

Mascherano

Wow, limitless and unlimited texts...



I'm only trying to reinforce the point that its completely unlimited - all the others say its unlimited and normally its capped at 3000 texts and 500mb internet etc etc. This isn't - its completely limitless.

Edit: Better now?
Edited by: "williamj1" 6th Sep 2010

Is there a minimum contract length?

Original Poster

lowrieh1

Is there a minimum contract length?



It's not a contract. You top up, you get stuff. You don't top up, you don't get anything. Think of it as a 1 month pay go simplicity tarrif.

can you keep your o2 no and if so how do you do it?

Yes you can port it over by getting a pac number from O2

This is by far the best pay and go tariff of any network, great value for money.

Also I'm guessing someone will have tried to declare the free internet ends in December, well that isn't true its actually permanent if you keep buying the goody bags, its only if you don't buy them that it will expire and start to charge per the MB.

I'm a little confused by how this works. Can someone clarify this for me.

Do you buy the goodiebag and then pay £10 per month to recieve the specific offers. Do you then also recieve £10 in credit?

Original Poster

Bonk

I'm a little confused by how this works. Can someone clarify this for … I'm a little confused by how this works. Can someone clarify this for me.Do you buy the goodiebag and then pay £10 per month to recieve the specific offers. Do you then also recieve £10 in credit?



You can either buy this deal specifically by credit / debit card and be charged the amount of the goody bag you select only - as with any other online purchase like amazon or play.com etc, or you can top up just like pay as you go, and then have this goody bag taken off that airtime credit anytime you want.

The advantage of this is that giffgaff rewards users each year for loyalty, and for posting on websites about them etc and for helping to increase their publicity. So supposing you earn back £10 at Christmas from them as a loyalty bonus, you could then use this to pay for a goody bag. Or get it as cash
Edited by: "williamj1" 6th Sep 2010

+ 60p via quidco for a SIM

Unlimited interwebs only available till Dec 2010. =(

Original Poster

Unlimited interwebs only available till Dec 2010. =(



Wrong! Read the thread in future.... the person below has already proved why. And here is a direct quote from giffgaff.

"Free Mobile Internet:
You lucky giffgaff pioneers can even enjoy free UK mobile Internet up to the 1st of December 2010. After that date, mobile Internet will be charged at 50p a day (if you use less than 2.5MB/day you'll pay less than 50p and if you go over 30MB you'll be charged extra at 20p/MB). But all our goodybags that include unlimited Internet will continue including unlimited Internet after the 1st of December. "

J400uk

This is by far the best pay and go tariff of any network, great value for … This is by far the best pay and go tariff of any network, great value for money. Also I'm guessing someone will have tried to declare the free internet ends in December, well that isn't true its actually permanent if you keep buying the goody bags, its only if you don't buy them that it will expire and start to charge per the MB.




Edited by: "williamj1" 6th Sep 2010

The unlimited net thing was supposed to end 14 months ago but they keep extending it - nobody knows when it's going to end. If you get someone who's a member to send you a sim then you also get an extra £5 of airtime when you top up, so you £10 initial top up gives you £15 credit and you could then use some of that £15 to buy a bundle. And remember all giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts are free. I've got sims for my mum, girlfriend and some of my mum's friends from America when they came to visit. It's great.

And of course you don't have to get a bundle. I've never bothered because I'm not that big a user and the 8p calls, 4p texts to any network is superb value.

what is a pac no,am on o2 payg

Original Poster

summerof0763

what is a pac no,am on o2 payg



PAC Number is just a code or set of numbers which networks have to have to use your number. O2 currently hold your PAC Number which is specific to your pay go account and your number. In order for Giffgaff to transfer your number to them, they must get this PAC Number. Therefore, you, the account holder and user have to give it to them. You simply phone o2 customer services, ask for the number, get it, give it to giffgaff using the online form on their website, then they will transfer it.

But note: Giffgaff are doing stuff (I think to their systems or website) so they can't do this this week.

support.giffgaff.com/app…o/4
Edited by: "williamj1" 6th Sep 2010

was going to sign up for the tesco one, but really like the sound of this one.

And as it's unlimited internet has anyone tried teathering it using a 3g dongle - it should work but will it still give 'free' internet?

bobby-gg

was going to sign up for the tesco one, but really like the sound of this … was going to sign up for the tesco one, but really like the sound of this one.And as it's unlimited internet has anyone tried teathering it using a 3g dongle - it should work but will it still give 'free' internet?



Although it isn't really allowed, I have, a lot.
I feel bad too.

pity this is O2, coverage is cack around here, need to drive 1/2 mile before I can get a signal


Although it isn't really allowed, I have, a lot.
I feel bad too.[/quote]

ha ha, think I'll go for it

I switched from O2 to giffgaff last week. The new simcard arrived next day, works fine in the O2 phone. Emailed O2 to get the PAC code and have now fully transferred over, totally painless. The goodbag thing is so neat, they were half price up til lst weekend so I bought two, they run after another so have got 100 mins per month, unlimited texts & internet until 1st week of november for only a tenner ... ain't too shabby.

Thoroughly recommend. H&R.

Don't suppose I could stick this in a dongle just for interent? I need a temporary (4 months I reckon) internet connection and there aint a phone line at present.

EDIT: Ignore me, should read the second page before posting!
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 7th Sep 2010

Getting conflicting answers about using this for the Internet via tethering. Can anyone clarify? I already have a phone contract so wouldn't use the texts/mins, like above I need the Internet for a few months without a phone line.

In my opinion voted cold, no network at this moment in time can match 500mins on a £10 deal that is open to the general public (Plus Triple Clubcard points a month!!!). Tesco still gets my vote, + also O2 network covered.

The staff discount at Tesco FRIENDS AND FAMILY!! (-25%), even better value at £7.50.

No conflict at all - thethering is not allowed. From : giffgaff.com/boi…rms

4.8. All usage of your giffgaff SIM Card must be for your private, personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use your SIM Card:

)(i) in, any other device including a modem connected to a PC.;

(ii) to allow the continuous streaming of any audio / video content,

(iii) or in such a way that adversely impacts the service to other giffgaff customers.

ddude05

In my opinion voted cold, no network at this moment in time can match … In my opinion voted cold, no network at this moment in time can match 500mins on a £10 deal that is open to the general public (Plus Triple Clubcard points a month!!!). Tesco still gets my vote, + also O2 network covered.The staff discount at Tesco FRIENDS AND FAMILY!! (-25%), even better value at £7.50.



And Customer Service, including shop front!!

CReilly

Getting conflicting answers about using this for the Internet via … Getting conflicting answers about using this for the Internet via tethering. Can anyone clarify? I already have a phone contract so wouldn't use the texts/mins, like above I need the Internet for a few months without a phone line.



Tethering is against the terms and conditions, giffgaff can and do catch people tethering and stop them from using data.

Otherwise it's a very good deal. Unlimited texts, unlimited data (mobile only), 150 off-network minutes, payback, cheap out of bundle calls and texts, a very good support forum, and no contract.

I have it and it's pretty good.

DONT do it through quidco - as if you are referred by someone in the forum both will receive £5 credit.

Everyone on Giff Gaff gets free calls to each other if they have topped up in the last three months, but you can leave a sim with someone who will rarely make calls like your granny, and as long as the sim is still active you can call her free even without her topping up.

So if you get your family to join get one referral from the forum, then refer the rest of your family yourself. That way for a buying a tenners credit - you are really getting twenty.

We liked the Tesco package too, as the 500 mins was good for a tenner, but as posting a couple of times asking or answering questions, in the GG forum basically has meant I could have had three months unlimited calls, texts, and data and been PAID £20 for this (although I never went for this, as I had been on holiday for three weeks, and am about to go again), although through only buying an unlimited, then 300 mins (everything else unlimited). and returning to PAYG, I will be paid £50 for the last three months come December.

My ID in there form there is the same as here.

Ask me if you have any problems.

clickspace

Although it isn't really allowed, I have, a lot. I feel bad too.



Yes I have an unlocked Mifi from 3 the GiffGaff Sim works perectly in that (Also works fine in an iPad all you need to do is trim it down to fit), and then you can use it in that no problems.

giffgaff's "unlimited internet", seems will reduce you to very slow speed after you have used approximate 200MB for a same day.

Thanks for replies, don't think I'll risk it!

just as a note - seems like you cant do number transfers to giff gaff at the mo, they've got some problems ( as of 12pm 07/09/10 )

Llyllyll

No conflict at all - thethering is not allowed. From : … No conflict at all - thethering is not allowed. From : http://giffgaff.com/boiler-plate/terms#Tariff4.8. All usage of your giffgaff SIM Card must be for your private, personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use your SIM Card:)(i) in, any other device including a modem connected to a PC.;(ii) to allow the continuous streaming of any audio / video content,(iii) or in such a way that adversely impacts the service to other giffgaff customers.



point (ii) concerns me....
does this mean i cant use the data connection to stream internet radio to me in gym during lunchtime? i can do this with my current o2 contract with no penalty....anyone have any such experience with giff gaff?

deepmenace

[quote=Llyllyll] No conflict at all - thethering is not allowed. From : … [quote=Llyllyll] No conflict at all - thethering is not allowed. From : http://giffgaff.com/boiler-plate/terms#Tariff4.8. All usage of your giffgaff SIM Card must be for your private, personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use your SIM Card:(ii) to allow the continuous streaming of any audio / video content,point (ii) concerns me....does this mean i cant use the data connection to stream internet radio to me in gym during lunchtime? i can do this with my current o2 contract with no penalty....anyone have any such experience with giff gaff?



just answered my own question by searching the (very helpful) forum:

Think it depends what they mean by "continuous". By its very nature streaming is somewhat continuous, but I suspect giffgaff are really meaning they don't want you streaming all day every day, i.e. long term continuous. As long as your use isn't to the detriment of other users' service you should probably be OK, but hopefully we can get some clarification from a giffgaff person on that.

admin:
Correct

Do I need to add any more to that statement?

They are offering good deals and yet people want to break their T&C's which says no tethering.

Is it so difficult to follow their rules ?


Also free to call 0800 nos.


So when you top up do your minutes last until you have used them or do they expire every month and you have to top up again?

halfpenny

They are offering good deals and yet people want to break their T&C's … They are offering good deals and yet people want to break their T&C's which says no tethering.Is it so difficult to follow their rules ?Also free to call 0800 nos.



Thats what i was thinking mate, in the end they will end up charging as people taking liberties

If you buy a goodbag it lasts for a month.

If you just top up it lasts for three months.

Vstriper

Thats what i was thinking mate, in the end they will end up charging as … Thats what i was thinking mate, in the end they will end up charging as people taking liberties



They ban people who they discover are tethering. They tell you not to do it, if you do then you pay the penalty.
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