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Giffgaff Freezes All UK Mobile Tariffs Until the End of 2022

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 (3:01 pm) - Score 1,680
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Mobile operator giffgaff has today announced that, in order to help ease the burden of rising costs, they’ve taken the decision to FREEZE all UK tariffs for the rest of 2022. Members are also free to leave the provider whenever they choose, without being financially penalised.

The CEO of giffgaff, Ash Schofield, said: “The increased costs coming into play this month will impact us all. While our research highlights the concerns that many people are feeling, it also shows that the rising cost of living is making us more aware of what’s most important to us all and what joys in life are really non-negotiable. We hope that our UK tariff freeze brings certainty to our members so that they can continue to enjoy the things that make them happy.”

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

The move is in stark contrast to all of the other primary mobile network operators, which have introduced significant price increases this year due – at least in part – to surging inflation. On the flip side, giffgaff’s decision will raise concerns among some customers that the operator may introduce a much bigger price hike next year in order to compensate. Time will tell.

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9 Responses
  1. Mike80 says:

    This is a repeat of Smarty’s recent gimmick.

    Giffgaff has never offered contracts or bundles of more than 30 days (even the recurring ones can be stopped at any time). All their services are offered on a prepaid basis.

    And given their reluctance to rollout wi-fi calling, 4G calling, visual voicemails, eSIM, they probably couldn’t justify increasing their pay as you go tariffs.

    1. Chris Sayers says:

      I’d rather forgo those features for cheap as chips voice and data

    2. Smythe says:

      But giffgaff is actually more expensive than VOXI and Smarty.

    3. Aled says:

      Honestly, yeah, I couldn’t give a crap about those features. I wasn’t even aware “visual voicemails” was a thing the mobile operators pretended to offer. Virtually every internet company offers video messaging… usually without charging me.

    4. Mike says:

      @Anon

      You can get unlimited for same/less than that.

  2. Iain says:

    It’s definitely better than the ridiculous 11.7% increase its corporate parent (VM O2) is charging its direct customers.

  3. quaiqmire says:

    giggerdy giggerdy goo.
    result.
    nice.

  4. Gavin says:

    I tend to find that the cost of mobile services falling. Yet if your in a contract they increase the cost saying it’s inflation.

  5. Mike80 says:

    O2 hasn’t increased the charges for its customers on contract free big bundles. And that’s what you need to compare it to.

    Giffgaff is a pay-as-you-go based provider – no contracts.

    No pay-as-you-go or prepaid bundle based provider has inflation + 3.9% increases built in.

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