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Friday, October 6th, 2017 (11:37 am) - Score 2,386
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Mobile operator giffgaff, which is based off O2 UK’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, has increased the data allowances across their various 4G plans by between +250MB (MegaBytes) and +3GB (GigaBytes), depending upon which option you take.

The changes seem to vary, so the cheaper plans get less (e.g. the £7.50 plan now includes 1GB of data, up from 750MB before) and the bigger plans get a lot more (e.g. the £18 plan benefits from 50% extra data for a total of 9GB). Giffgaff have also increased the allowance on their £20 “Always On” goodybag – before speed restrictions apply – by +3GB to total 9GB (i.e. if you use more than 9GB then your Mobile Broadband speed drops to just 384Kbps from 8am to Midnight).

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NOTE: There is no change on the operator’s £5 plan.

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8 Responses
  1. Mike

    Seems like GiffGaff could be could for overnight downloading.

  2. Seems like I would not bother with GiffGaff and just use three in the UK. They have no data speed caps and their unlimited is actually unlimited. the PAYG unlimited plan is now after a recent price hike 35 GBP per month.

  3. captain cretin

    2017 and they STILL dont offer a range of data only packages, for those of us who need BB, but not calls or texts.

    Still, my mums shop averages 2.5GB per month, so £10 for 3GB of data is still half the price of BT line rental.

  4. AD

    Just left Giffgaff after 4 years
    £5 = 100MB 150 mins 500 Texts
    Now Plusnet
    £6 = 1500MB 1000mins 2000 Texts
    30 day contract .

    So what now is Giffgaff’s usp ?

    • Olly

      You said the magic word; ‘contract’.

      With Giffgaff, the service is a prepay model, meaning you have to spend it to use it. With Plusnet/BT/EE, there’s a credit check and payment in advance, plus the contract lock-in.

      Remember, that 30 day contract means 30 days NOTICE to cancel. You’re always paying ahead by 2 months irrespective. Some people haven’t got the money – or the credit history – to get such a deal, and perhaps they wish to avoid any kind of lock-in whatsoever.

      Above all, it’s freedom of choice. If Giffgaff/o2 has great in your area but Plusnet/BT/EE does not, you can choose.

      Why does anybody do anything? Their USP is pretty clear to me.

  5. AD

    Giffgaff are losing customers because their product proposition doesn’t hack it anymore.

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