If you’ve been following my recent rants, you’ll know that I’m currently contemplating the iPhone 5. Do I really want one? Do I need one? Hmm.
In any case, one thing I hadn’t considered is the fact that I’m on giffgaff, and the PAYG no-call-centre network doesn’t yet have nano-SIMs. Nyah! Worse still, it might be months before they catch up.
That’s the word straight from the horse’s mouth, courtesy of a post on the network’s blog titled giffgaff nano SIM update. It does exactly what it says on the tin.
Poor Mark, who only joined giffgaff as Product Manager in July, explains: “We will be supporting the iPhone 5 as soon as we can, but before we go ahead and offer the nanoSIM, there are a number of technical changes that need to be made.
“To be able to get the giffgaff nanoSIM launched as soon as we can, we are looking at alternative distribution methods. If all goes well, we hope to have the SIM cards ready for distribution in the coming months.” Months? Aww, man.
I’ve been discussing the issue with some fellow giffgaffers this afternoon, and consensus seems to be that jumping ship to Three makes the most sense.
Over on the Three Store, they have a number of nano-SIM deals specifically for the iPhone 5. Here are are a couple of ‘em:
- £6.90PM, 200 mins, 5000 texts, 500MB
- £12.90PM, 200 mins, 5000 texts, unlimited data
Matt has applied that first deal to a 16GB iPhone 5 at £529. Behold:
- 12 Months: (6.90x12)+529 = £611.80 (£50.98 per month)
- 24 Months: (6.90x24)+529 = £694.60 (£28.94 per month)
Considering I’d probably keep the iPhone 5 for two years, that isn’t too shabby. Smell you later, giffgaff. It’s been nice knowing you.