Why giffgaff

Why giffgaff?
Read on to find out

A couple of months back I decided to reevaluate my mobile phone provider. I’d been with three.co.uk on a business plan for the last 7 years, they had always provided good service and their data offering was by far the best on the market.

Even still it was that time of year when I sit down and examine all my outgoings and make sure I am getting the best value for my money.

I spent quite a lot of time online researching and comparing different deals, and trust me, there are a lot of options out there. As i’d previously purchased my iPhone SIM free and it’s still is mint condition I narrowed my search down to a SIM only plan.

Then I stumbled upon giffgaff.com. I’d seen their TV adverts in the past but hadn’t really paid them much attention, but now they had my full attention:

£10 per month, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB of data.

And it’s a lucky day for you good folk reading this article as I decided to take a closer look at giffgaff and share why I decided to move my precious business to them.

who are giffgaff

GiffGaff is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which means it piggybacks on top of an existing network, in their case that network is 02.

They won the uSwitch network of the year 2018 and are a Which? recommended provider.

You can order a FREE SIM online, pick them up at most major supermarkets or you can ask me for one so I receive a small reward for this post.

Community based support is provided 24/7 – plus you can still speak with giffgaff directly

Goodybags

giffgaff goodybags

Goodybags are monthly SIM only plans that range from £5 .00 – £25.00 per month.

  • No contracts
  • You can switch up or down tariffs each month
  • You can cancel at anytime
  • You can set Goodybags to recur automatically
  • Your existing mobile number can be transferred across
  • Extra credit can be added to your account to cover non exclusive charges

There is also the added benefit of using your tariff while abroad, with the following countries currently supported:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

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Pay as you go

GiffGaff also offer a standard PAYG tariff where you just top-up your account with some credit and off you poodle. Credit lasts forever, just as long as you make one chargeable call or text on your account every six months. You could just set a reminder on your phone 2 days before the end of the 6 month period to send a quick text, then bingo, your credit is good for another 6 months.

Current payg pricing

Mobile data5p per MB
Calls to other UK mobiles, landlines and calls forwarding15p per minute
Texts to other UK mobiles and landlines5p per text
Voicemail (443)8p per call
Calls to freephone numbers starting 0800, 0808Free
Calls, texts and call forwarding to giffgaff numbersFree*

Free to giffgaff:
You need to 
top up at least once every 3 months to receive free giffgaff to giffgaff calls if you don’t other UK rates will apply as above. The free giffgaff to giffgaff calls last for 60 minutes per call, so you need to hang up and re-dial if you want to keep talking, without being charged.

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More detailed pricing can be found on the giffgaff pricing page.

Conclusion

So in conclusion, I am now with giffgaff on their £10 per month goodybag. For me it was the no contract, tariff flexibility, the ability to use my tariff in Europe and the excellent value for money that got me switching after 7 years with three.

Your account can be managed easily online or with an app which is available for both Android and IOS.

It’s also worth pointing out that they have a great referral scheme, if you refer friends and family you can earn some nice cash back, paid every 6 months.

If you are interested in opening an account with giffgaff and would like to show your thanks by earning me a small referral bonus then please use the banner below.

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