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I have used GiffGaff for a few years now, and have found them far better and cheaper than other networks I have tried. I regularly recommend them to my freinds and family and have had nothing but good feedback. However, you do need an unlocked/sim free phone to use their services. Rod
Giffgaff is based in the UK where they supply PAYG non-contract network services for your phone at approximately half the cost of what you would be charged by the other major networks, see below:
Free to giffgaff*
|Free to giffgaff*
6p to other networks
|Up to 20Mb per day 20p. There are also bundle deals giving various free minutes, free texts and unlimited Internet, see "Goody Bags" below.
|O2||25p||12p||£1 per day|
(Fair use of 50MB/day
|Vodafone||35p||14p||£2 per day|
(Fair use of 50MB/day)
|EE||35p||14p||Available with Bundle|
Parents, it is easy to limit your kids bills to a preset amount by just turning off the automatic top-up feature this means when the have used up there allowance, that is it, until you give them some more.
Above prices are from network web sites on Aug 2014. Please check relevant web sites for current prices in case of changes. They are for standard rate charges for calls, texts and data from a mobile to other UK mobile networks.
*Free calls to other giffgaff users: this is ideal if you can get all your family and friends on giffgaff then all your calls to them are FREE, contingent upon you having made a £10 or more top up in the last three months.*
1) To use giffgaff you will need an an unlocked (sometimes called SIM free) handset or one set to the O2 network (GiffGaff uses the O2 network). It is relatively easy to get your phone unlocked, to find out how see PHONE-UNLOCKING.
2) Order your free SIM from the Giffgaff Order Page (you can also see any recent price changes there under "More info on prices") and you should receive it in the post in 1 to 3 days.
3) Activate your SIM card online at https://giffgaff.com/activate-sim
You will need to enter the code that is printed on the SIM card. You will also need to set up your giffgaff account and do your first top-up for a minimum of £10, with your credit or debit card. You are now ready to make your first call!
4)Once you've activated your SIM, you can bring your existing phone number to giffgaff. It's a quick and simple transfer process. You first need to ask for a PAC code from the network you're leaving and then fill in our form to transfer your number.
5) If you run into any problems setting up your phone go to www.giffgaff.com and check the excellent community forums, here you will find a very helpful bunch of giffgaff users and staff who can pretty much be guaranteed to answer any question you throw at them.
Note. Top-up vouchers
You can top-up buying top-up voucher and redeem it online or by dialling 43430. Note: only online voucher redemption is accepted on SIM activation (step 3).
As well as their standard PAYG rates above, giffgaff have a number of bundle add-on options that can give you quite a saving, these are the main ones but look on the Giffgaff Order Page where you can also see any recent price changes there under and the full range of goody bags under "More info on prices".
£5 Data Giga Bag - for £5 a month get: 500MB Internet ideal for tablet users.
£7.50 Data Giga Bag - for £7.50 a month get: 1GB Internet ideal for tablet users.
£12.50 Data Giga Bag - for £12 a month get: 3GB Internet ideal for tablet users.
£5 Goody Bag - for £5 a month get: 60 UK minutes, 300 UK texts, Free extra minutes, Free calls to giffgaffers. (080, 0808, and 0500 calls free) 20MB data
£7.50 Goody Bag for £7.50 a month get: 200 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, 250MB mobile Internet, Free calls to giffgaffers (080 and 0500 calls free)
£10 Goody Bag for £10 a month get: 500 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, 1Gb mobile Internet, Free calls to giffgaffers (080, 0808, and 0500 calls free)
£12 Goody Bag for £12 a month get: 250 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, Unlimited mobile Internet, Free calls to giffgaffers (080, 0808, and 0500 calls free)
£15 Goody Bag - for £15 a month get: 500 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, Unlimited mobile Internet, Free calls to giffgaffers (080, 0808, and 0500 calls free)
£20 Goody Bag - for £20 a month get: 2000 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, Unlimited mobile Internet, Free calls to giffgaffers (080, 0808, and 0500 calls free)