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Giffgaff is the SIM-only mobile network run by and for its members. Operating on O2's network, and owned by O2's parent company Telefónica, giffgaff offers 3G coverage to at least 90% of the UK population and has recently launched a range of 4G SIMs. Online-only, they do away with high street shops and call centres to offer low cost SIM-only plans for phones and tablets starting from £5 per month.

 

Why you might like giffgaff?

Be the boss

giffgaff is the network run by and for its members

Giffgaff is the mobile network run by and for its members; this means that you get a say in how you want the network to operate. You can help to run the forums, share your ideas directly with giffgaff and other members plus vote on any changes that giffgaff wants to introduce. Go you!

Great value bundles

giffgaff offer great value Goodybags from £5 per month

Online-only means giffgaff has done away with the expensive call centres and high street shops favoured by the larger mobile network, and has passed the saving directly on to its members, with low cost plans starting from £5 per month. If you have friends who are also with the network you can make your minutes go further with free calls to other giffgaff numbers, provided you top-up at least every three months.

No call centre means that if you do need any help you need to be able to get online to access giffgaff's support. If you prefer to speak to your customer service operator face-to-face you'll be better off with one of the big name providers like ThreeEEO2 or Vodafone who all have a strong network of High Street shops. If you're happy just being able to talk on the phone then Tesco Mobile, who also use O2's network, or The People's Operator and Virgin Mobile who use EE's network, provide similarly good value 3G tariffs and direct telephone lines to their UK based customer support teams.   

Free calls to 0800, 0808 and 0500 numbers

Free really is free for calls to 080 and 050 numbers from giffgaff numbers

Free really means free with all of giffgaff's SIM-only deals so you won't be charged extra to make calls to numbers starting 080 or 0500, which is good news as these numbers typically cost between 14p to 40p per minute to call from some other networks.

Flexible 30-day SIMs

giffgaff SIMs offer the flexibility of PAYG with the convenience of pay monthly

Giffgaff SIM-only offers the flexibility of a pay-as-you-go SIM with the convenience of a pay monthly contract and, unlike 30-day SIMs from other mobile providers, you don't need to give a notice period when you want to change mobile network, so you really are only tied in for 30 days. 

If you know what you want you can set your Goodybag or Gigabag to recur each month so you don't need to remember to top up, or you can queue your Goodybag or Gigabag to renew as soon as you have used your allowances, so you don't have to go without your phone or tablet. And, if you opt in to receive messages from giffgaff, they'll send you a personalised usage statement each month that tells you how much of your allowance you've used and recommend an alternative Goodybag or Gigabag if there's a more suitable deal available for you.

Earn reward points

Earn PayBack points when you refer new members or help the giffgaff community

Giffgaff is all about its online community. Giffgaff has a host of dedicated members who run the community forum and as a giffgaff member you can really get involved and even earn PayBack points by recruiting new members or helping out members on the forum with tips and advice. Recruiting a new member will earn you 500 PayBack points, each point has a value of 1p, and these can be redeemed twice a year as cash or airtime credit. 

Great network coverage

giffgaff offer great coverage using O2's 3G network

Giffgaff use O2's 3G 4G network so you're assured a clear signal in most towns and cities.You can use giffgaff's coverage checker to check the coverage in your area before you buy. 

Flexible finance to buy a new unlocked phone

All giffgaff phones are sold unlocked

Giffgaff sell mobile phones too and they offer flexible payment options to suit all budgets. If you’re feeling rich you can buy your phone outright or, if your funds are limited, you can opt for financing and pay a fixed amount over 6 - 24 months. Giffgaff charge from 9.70% APR but this can still work out cheaper than buying a phone on contract and although you do have to order a Goodybag with your purchase, because all giffgaff phones are sold unlocked, you’re free to move to another network once your 30-day Goodybag has expired. Of course, you'll still need to keep up the repayments on your phone.

Why you might not like giffgaff

Online-only customer support

giffgaff's online only customer support means no telephone queues but no face-to-face help either

In order to offer members low cost deals giffgaff doesn’t have any High Street stores which means you can’t just pop in and talk to someone if you have a problem. However giffgaff do have a very active online community who are on hand to offer help and advice and, if you need to speak to someone at giffgaff HQ, you can send a direct message via the website or get in touch on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re not familiar with using online services you may find the lack of human contact frustrating. If you prefer to speak to a person instead of searching forums or sending emails then all of the other mobile networks have a direct telephone number you can call or if you want to speak to someone face-to-face we recommend you go for EE, O2, Three or Vodafone who all have a strong High Street presence and big call centres.

No international roaming plans

With no international bundles giffgaff are not the best for roaming

Unfortunately giffgaff doesn’t offer international roaming plans. However, giffgaff does offer low rates for calling internationally and using your phone when you’re abroad; for example calls to India or China cost as little as 2p per minute and calls within the EU to the UK start from 18p per minute and 5p per text, though similar or better rates are available from most mobile networks and some offer inclusive minutes for calling abroad. For example Three lets you use your calls, texts and data in 16 worldwide destinations at no extra charge, while O2,Vodafone and EE all let you use your allowances for a fixed charge of around £2 per day. International calls aren't included in your Goodybag allowance so you'll need to remember to top up with airtime credit before you go abroad or, if you have an unlocked phone, you could buy a 30-day roaming SIM from another network with inclusive allowances and use that when you travel instead.

 

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giffgaff sim-only contracts

Operating on O2’s network means giffgaff sim only customers have great coverage across the UK for 3G services.

"Out of bundle" call charges on giffgaff

"Out of bundle" call charges only apply once you've used up all of your monthly allowance, or where you don't have any given allowance included (for instance if you don't have internet/data built into your plan's package). All prices are in pence.

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