In this article i'm going to go through giffgaff's updated plans for 2021 and just take you through what giffgaff offers and also if you stay tuned until the end of the video, i'll tell you how to get 10 pounds free credit from gift cafe and a free sim card.
Big Pro before the Cons
That'd be that a micro, nano or a normal size sim card. So let's go through giffgaff deals without further ado. So at the top they tell you straight away choose 40 gigabyte for 20 pound.
They also now have eu roaming, we will get into that as well. I've written a massive in-depth article on this website that you can go through and read with all of the details in there about giffgaff and how they are as a network. From my experience with them over the past now coming up to 10 years.
You can choose your monthly deal from the ones here they do give you within their plans. They give you data minutes and texts, they also give you an extra gigabyte of data upon the packages.
I believe that is if you top up above 10 pounds a month and you can change or cancel your plan anytime. I just want to touch on this, change or cancel your plan anytime; change your plan, means you can either get a lower plan or you don't have to necessarily upgrade your plan.
Some companies i've known in the past only let you upgrade and give them more money. Whereas giffgaff if you want to downgrade from the 25 pound a month plan down to the 20 pound plan or even the 15 pound plan or any plan you like.
Even any plan thats lower than that you can do. Best thing is they will actually make suggestions to you via email if you opt in for it. To suggest whether you should move up or down plans and even if it's down they will tell you that look your usages were far lower than you 20 poind plan for example why not select a lower plan next month.
I've had emails from them numerous times where i've topped 20 pounds for the month and gone with a 20 pound goodie bag. But then i've received an email from them, you know very and i'm very thankful for these emails telling me that, hold on a second you only used like 200 minutes this month. Or you only used 4 gigabytes of data in the whole month, your last few months maybe, it's better for you to downgrade to the 10 pound a month plan.
That's like saving me 10 pounds, that email is saving me 10 pounds a month and potentially saving me a hundred and twenty pounds a year! Which network do you know that does that? So that got me hooked with giffgaff. For them to tell me that hang on a second you only used so little, you could do with downgrading your goodybag. Who does that? No network does that as far as i know.
I'm with a few of the networks so i've got direct experience with them. So I know what i'm talking about, i've never had emails or communications like that from any other network so my trust factor with giffgaff is substantially high.
Here's a Con, maybe?
I wanted to touch on that change or cancel your plan anytime i think that is a massive value add from giffgaff other things i'm going to go through another con if you want to take it as a con that is.
Giffgaff aside from it being like a goodie bag purchase thing they don't have any call centers. So if you really need to speak to someone when you've got a problem they've got intensive online forums with support help on there. Which have for the most part worked well for me.
Its great support but there's no live chat, there's no call centers uk or abroad that you can pick up the phone and speak to someone. So if you want that in this day and age when everything's going digital? Do you really want that, waiting in a que with bad hold music?
Think about how many people you used to communicate with on the phone calling them. But now you just send a message on whatsapp or facebook messenger you know. Think of how you used to call up and see if a car was for sale or something was for sale, but now you just send a message on facebook marketplace or gumtree. Do you really need to speak to someone to solve your problems in this day and age? I'll leave that up to you to decide but giffgaff don't have any uk call centers or call centers abroad.
Let's get into the packages:
6 pound a month will get you 500 megabytes of data 300 minutes 500 texts.
8 pounds a month is 2 gigabyte data, 500 minutes & unlimited texts.
10 pounds will get you six by gigabyte data, in fact seven gigabyte of data, unlimited minutes & unlimited texts. If you remember you get an extra gigabyte data for free on this and following packages.
12 pound will get you 11 gigabytes of data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts.
15 pounds will get you 15 gigabytes of data, unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
20 pounds will get you 40 gigabytes of data, unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
I think that's these everything between 5 pounds and 20 pounds is really good value for money so is the 35 pounds 35 pounds will get you always on data on limited minutes and unlimited texts and i believe all of the plans (2021).
Up to 20 pounds a month i'm certain on include tethering so you've got 40 gigabytes of tethering on this plan. For example tethering for those of you that don't know, you could use this as a wi-fi hotspot to use with your laptop as an internet connection so you could use your phone as an internet connection by creating a wi-fi hotspot.
On 35 pounds a month i don't know if there's a cap or not. But i don't believe there is from my own usage. It might be unlimited tethering as well which in this day and age yeah you need to have.
Giffgaff has good network reception, let's just run through what else they offer. That's the packages that's the "goodybags" they call them. So it's really easy to join, you can order a sim the link will be in the description on youtube or if you're reading the article on the site the link will be in this article.
Can you use your goodie bag in the EU?
Yes you can use your data allowance as well and 20 gigabyte data allowance or 40 gigabytes of data allowance can be used in the eu. Destinations that they've got listed.
Can you use your goodybag in other countries outside of the EU?
No you need credit for that.
Can you keep your old phone number?
yes you can and they will arrange a pack code well you'll need to arrange a pack code and sort that out with your previous network.
What is always on data?
Here's a question always on data is like so if you have data that you use up to like 40 gigabytes maximum amount and then may reduce after a certain amount so yeah they have got fair usage on it as well so i would would imagine it's 40 gigabytes for tethering as well.
What happens if you go over your allowance?
You start using your credit for data.
What happens when you plan ends?
You can set it to renew automatically each month or you'll have to top up yourself.
Can you tether with your plan?
You can tether on all the plans and that's also on the blackberry service so yes.
Is the a contract?
No its like Pays as you go and Sim only rather than a contract you know obviously with these deals from and by the way they have. The giffgaff sim card has 4g and 5g but with these sim only deals you're not tied into any type of contract it's like you can use it two ways. One is you can buy or buy a voucher or top up on on the giff gaff website using your debit card and then buy a goodie bag every month.
Which is what i do i just top up 10 pounds or 20 pounds or 25 pounds and just buy a goodybag every month or you can just us an option for recurring billing. You can turn it into like a pay monthly thing yourself but you're in 100% control you're not in a contract. Still if you want to turn that off you just go into the giffgaff site and you just turn it off easy.
Say i don't want to be billed automatically every month it's just an option that they've got there for you so that you can have the best of both worlds. So yeah it's like you can feel like you've got a contract but without the tie in. So it comes out automatically you don't need to worry about it.
But you're not tied in so that's the huge benefit of giffgaff. These are going to be the prices into 2022 because they're very unlikely to change these are very competitive in the market at the moment so i expect them to stick until about march 2022 and as soon as there's an update possibly even april or may
Because i remember the last update last year came out from giffgaff around april may so expect them to stick for a short while. Also make sure you get the 10 pound free credit with the link below and if you're on the site the link will be in the article. also subscribe comment below and leave a like and click the bell icon if you're watching the video on youtube.
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