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    GiffGaff any Good?

    Been trying to find a good deal for family of 5 all with payg phones. currently all on 02 but started looking at Giffgaff.

    What do you peeps think of giffgaff?

    I cant quite work out how it works as it seems too cheap.

    £10 goodybag gives you 250 UK minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web

    Unlimited Internet with a 10 pound goodybag | giffgaff.com


    With a family of 5 on it then all calls between us would be free.


    edit : looks like you have to top up more than £10 to get any rolling credit as the first £10 is eaten up with the bundle.
    Last edited by fiza; 7th June 2012 at 01:41 PM. Reason: more info found

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    Unlimited web???? Sounds cracking for £10 per month. I pay nearly £100 for my phone and the missus and i dont get much more than 250 mins. I'm going to look into this!

    Cheers Fiza

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    I'm on giffgaff, pay £10 a month and get 250mins, unlimited texts and unlimited data. Really cheap and hasnt let me down since i got it (March). Giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts are free so long as you top up every 3 months or more.

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    My mum uses giffgaff. Don't think she's had any problems with them. They're actually owned by O2 so pretty safe to be honest!

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    I use them, they're cheap but I've found their 3G to be patchy and quite slow compared to Vodafone who I was with before. Still, for £10 a month I can't complain.

    If you use this link to sign up with them, we'll both get a fiver of credit

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    Something else to be aware of...

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    Just found this and its worth reading if considering joining giffGaff. Just ordered 2 SIMS to try it out then will order 3 more. @Norphy - sorry didnt see your post until after I ordered.

    Some pitfalls to avoid - The giffgaff community

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    You can 'auto top up' goodybags now. Been able to do that for a few weeks actually.

    Also the data limit isn't actually unlimited. They will email/text/phone and shout at you if you go over 1Gb/Day.
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    I've been using it for the past three months. I don't think I'd go back to a contract as the £10 a month goodybag is just too good. I had to buy £10 worth of credit when I first started as well as the first goodybag (so £20 for month 1). Since then I've only used that credit for calling my brother in sweden - the goodybag covers everything else.

    I would say that the data connecting isn't particularly fast (I only get 1meg) but then it might just be ipswich - I don't get around the country much.

    I have discovered that even with unlimited data I've never needed more than 300 meg in a month yet.

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    I get HSDPA+ in Blackpool and 3G everywhere else. So I think it's just down to your local area how good the signal is. Mind you nearly everywhere I go a lot has free wifi (home, work, mates houses, the pub) so a data connection isn't a big deal breaker for me.

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    My daughter used them for a while. Complete PITA if you want to contact them to make a change. "Not interested..." is hardly strong enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    My daughter used them for a while. Complete PITA if you want to contact them to make a change. "Not interested..." is hardly strong enough.
    What kind of change? The website says you can change goodybags month by month and are not stuck to the one you choose first. What other change do you need to make?

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    Can't remember I'm afraid. It was over a year ago now.

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    Just got my sim thru the post this afternoon, will be using it on the iPad. Hopefully it'll be ok

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    GiffGaff piggy back on O2 and use their 3g sub-band aswell so aslong as you get good signal with O2, giff gaff should be cheaper and just as good

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