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Giffgaff UK Boost Mobile Data Allowances on Goodybag Plans

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 (11:42 am) - Score 4,560

Mobile operator giffgaff has informed UK customers that they’re going to be boosting the data (mobile broadband) allowances across most of their 4G and ultrafast 5G based “golden goodybag” plans from 22nd October 2021, which will be applied to both new and existing customers at no extra cost.

Typically, all of giffgaff’s Pay Monthly (no contract) goodbags come with unlimited calls and minutes as standard, thus the main differentiator is usually in their data allowances. In terms of what’s changing this time around, most of their plans are being given a data boost, except their “Always On” (4G) and “Unlimited” (5G) data plans, as well as a couple of others.

NOTE: Giffgaff is an O2 based Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).

The operator also states that their development team will be getting the revised plans up and running during 21st October and, to prepare for the first night, these will be made available slightly ahead of the 22nd for members on recurring goodybags.

Otherwise, the biggest proportional increase can be seen on their £6 plan, which doubles its usage cap from 500MB (MegaBytes) to 1GB (GigaByte), while the largest increase by volume is on their £12 plan (goes from 12GB to 20GB). Credits to one of our readers (Gareth) for spotting this development.

The Revised Goodybag Plans

£6 Goodybag
500MB 1GB

£10 Goodybag
8GB 12GB

£12 Goodybag
12GB 20GB

£15 Goodybag
15GB 25GB

£10 Student Golden Goodybag
13GB 16GB

£10 Golden Goodybag
10GB 15GB

£15 Golden Goodybag
25GB 30GB

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Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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15 Responses
  1. Smythe says:

    Giffgaff are price competitive again.

  2. Peter says:

    Shame they don’t seem to do Wifi calling still, the only reason I left them.

    1. ramzez says:

      also the main reason I left for Voxi, better plans Wifi and Visual Voicemail support, VoLTE and hope for e-sim. oh and for some reason constantly getting 3G instead of 4G/5G on GG

  3. Mml says:

    I’m getting used to seeing articles about giffgaff increasing data allowances. Talk about mobile networks having difficulties.

  4. Jazzy says:

    I am leaving EE on 27th October as I have just bought the iPhone13 on 0% interest direct from Apple for £32 a month whereas EE wanted £50 as month with a discount for 15 years loyalty

    I looked at GG but I want in excess of 10MB data as I am in and out of hospital and rely on the data when I am in there for a week. I plan on going to SMARTY as its £10 for 30GB, yes it’s three but I am in Newcastle and we have great reception for Three here. My husband is on SMARTY for £6 for 4MB – Giffgaff was 500MB, that’s still a big difference with this increase

    When my phone arrives, I am porting to SMARTY and if I add mine on we both get 10% off we we will both be £5.40 and £9 respectively

    GiffGaff still need to play catch up here

    I have my work phone on GiffGaff, they are good but I have it on pure PAYG as 99% business calls are incoming – so I use about £6 a year !!!!

    1. Jordan says:

      Voxi are currently doing 30GB for £15 a month which i know is £5 more than smarty but also comes with endless social media (Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger & Pinterest) and endless Video (TikTok, YouTube, Prime Video, Netflix, My5, TVPlayer and UKTV Play) and doesn’t count against your data use. You also get 5G which is something smarty don’t offer. So also worth considering.

    2. Dave says:

      Yes I also did the Sky thing and use my free unlimited sim from Virgin Media with it. VM have no roaming charges in EU, neither do GiffGaff, I have no idea what EE are thinking given they are (probably) the most expensive network, don’t offer anything to separate them from the competition, and also charge for EU roaming.

      If anyone has shares in EE – now is the time to sell.

  5. Jazzy says:

    Oops 4GB for SMARTY sorry

    1. Joy Savanhu says:

      I bought iPhone 13 on 25/09/21. DPD advised that they would deliver it on Monday 27/09/21. I received a notification that my parcel was delivered and signed for by Jode. I do not know who Jode is. There is no one by that in my household or my neighbours.
      Up to now I have not got it
      DPD advised me to contact you so they start investigation
      Order number is 396284155
      Tracking number is 15502554550353
      Please help me get my phone. It is a quite expensive phone £949.00
      Thanks for your help in this matter
      Joy Savanhu
      Username : chiwo78

  6. Richard Walton says:

    I have 3 sims with Sky mobile, each with 2gig data and unlimited mins and texts.
    I pay £15.60 a month total.

    As Sky operate a bank for unused data and because we had larger plans last year, we have circa 200gig from which we can draw on as and when.

    1. Carl O says:

      Being part of the O2 network, how do you actually find speed and coverage with Sky? I believe it’s no doubt the same, which in my experience is terrible.

    2. Dave says:

      @Carl O – I have an iPad with Sky Mobile and when there is a signal it’s fine, but noticed on train journeys the coverage is terrible outside of urban areas whereas my Virgin Mobile phone always seems to have at least something, even if it drops to 3G. Virgin use Vodafone at the moment but obviously they will eventually be using O2 as well seeing as they are now the same company…will definitely be keeping an eye on that and possibly switching seeing as I’m back to 10-15 hours a week on trains.

  7. Fido says:

    Lebara offers 3GB for under £5.

    1. Mark says:

      I moved all my numbers to Lebara Vis USwitch offer. Amazing value for money and great flexibility. Based on where we live and how we use our phones this is an excellent offer for us. £6.95 for 10GB

  8. StillWaitingForSuperFast says:

    Giffgaff is still very poor value for money. Its easy to find 3Gb or more for £6 per month. Must try harder.

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