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Is giffgaff's unlimited data truly unlimited?

Is there a fair use policy on giffgaff's unlimited data?

Most Useful Answer andy3394y01897y0287  Apr. 6, 2012 at 08:25

no....the giff gaff unlimited internet is a complete lie....has the fair usage **** hidden away somewhere and u know when they cut u off with the usual story of to make the service fair for everyone...doesnt everyone use a lot of data now?.....its truly not unlimited

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Khairul  Dec. 5, 2011 at 08:02

This should answer your question: click here

andy3394y01897y0287  Apr. 6, 2012 at 08:25

no....the giff gaff unlimited internet is a complete lie....has the fair usage **** hidden away somewhere and u know when they cut u off with the usual story of to make the service fair for everyone...doesnt everyone use a lot of data now?.....its truly not unlimited

Khairul  Apr. 6, 2012 at 17:34

Yes indeed giffgaff's public stance on unlimited internet has changed a lot since I posted on this thread back on December.

The crux of the matter is that the internet is purely for mobile use only. What this constitutes is explained at http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Welcome-and-News/Unlimited-Mobile-Internet-We-need-your-feedback/td-p/2972075

AhmadCentral  Apr. 6, 2012 at 17:49

Depends how much you're going to use. If you're going to treat it as a home broadband solution with tethering/streaming- then no, its not unlimited.

If you're going to use it for browsing on your phone/a few videos/downloads every now and then- then yeh... it is unlimited.

Giff Gaff;s policy is that you can use as much as you like as long as you do not tether. If you tether you will be cut off. Giff Gaff have the right to cut you off as well if you use a lot even without tethering. I know people who stream sky go and use about 6GB per month with giff gaff and have been cut off.

The only network that does truly unlimited data is Three with their 'Ultimate' and 'One' Plans & T-Mobile with their 'Full Monty' plan.

andyHwdEYIIky9  Apr. 7, 2012 at 08:30

thanks for the reply guys but i still dont see where this new interpretation of UNLIMITED comes from. i have typed in UNLIMITED to wordweb pro.and this is what it says.
1 Having no limits in range or scope
2 Without reservation or exception
3 That cannot be entirely consumed or used up

now when a company advertises as TRULY UNLIMITED, to me this indicates that they are setting themselves apart from other ISPs who say UNLIMITED but have fair use policy. if anyone can tell me where i will find this new meaning of UNLIMITED outside of the word wizard ISPs i would be most interested in reading that.

Neostar  Apr. 10, 2012 at 00:25

Just like to mention that using any torrent apps will also get you cut off, even if it's just for a tiny 20MB file :(

andy3394y01897y0287  Apr. 10, 2012 at 06:19

thanx neostar,
i didnt know that, i am a torrent fiend and so are most guys i iknow.
the search goes on.
good luck

Khairul  Apr. 10, 2012 at 16:05

thanx neostar,
i didnt know that, i am a torrent fiend and so are most guys i iknow.
the search goes on.
good luck


Your best option on pay-as-you-go is Three's All in One 15 add-on which offers 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for £15. They're not strict like giffgaff are, so you can be confident that they're not gonna cut you off.

Stokiebird  Sep. 7, 2012 at 22:38

Just go with the best network Vodafone, simples!!

Pondlife  Sep. 8, 2012 at 10:52

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

ian77efc  Feb. 9, 2013 at 17:57

These companies Luke shitgaff n orange amongst others state unlimited in there advertising but if you look at yes and small print like unlimited calls is not unlimited its 9999 minutes same with net it's a crock of **** were ya better going like myself is virgin I got a HTC one x great price on monthly with true unlimited I mean I spend hours daily on YouTube watching movies onlinene playing chess genral surfing lots downloads and my bill doesn't ever change freaking awsome / spread the word VIRGIN mobile rule

AhmadCentral  Feb. 9, 2013 at 20:05

You know as of last month virgin reduced their fair use policy from 10gb to 3.5gb. So if you think 3.5gb is unlimited then you're having a laugh.

ian77efc  Feb. 9, 2013 at 20:23

Ahmad what dribble are you talking about I have a concrete contract completely worded totaly no set limit I pay a higher price for it 36 a month so you kind sir talk from ya ****

Pondlife  Feb. 9, 2013 at 21:38

Got a link to that?

AhmadCentral  Feb. 9, 2013 at 21:58

Im not talking dribble mate. Perhaps you should do your research. You have a fair use policy of 3.5gb and tethering is not allowed on unlimited plans. After you hit 3.5gb virgin slow your speeds down to 384kbps.

See link, scroll down to acceptable use policy for pay monthly. Whats worse is that if you joined before june last year your fair use is actually 2gb. The reason they can get away with calling it unlimited is because you are speed capped, not data hard capped.

http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/genericContent.do?contentId=our.service.footer.sm068#Virgin%20Media%20Mobile%20Acceptable%20Use%20Policy%20%20Pay%20Monthly

AhmadCentral  Feb. 9, 2013 at 22:06

Virgin clearly state in the contract they can chnage the terms and conditions anytime, and so that is why the fair use policy of 10gb was reduced to 3.5gb last month on the 24th of january and was applied to all contract customers.so please dont have a go or swear at me when you dont even know your facts...

ian77efc  Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:03

Ahmand I see that page and I also have a cast iron no top limit unchangeable reguardless of changes it's in my contract unable for them to change it tense why I pay tenpound extra on anyone else who has the unlimited they pay 26 pound I as mentioned pay 36 pound to remain unlimited its worth it to me as I confrence call via video link a lot I appologise for swearing no offence meant

ian77efc  Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:05

Virgin simply outclass the rest my only issue with the HTC one x is no 4g pain in hoop 3g needs a booster not cheap cost me Three fifty so I have uninterpted net get with it HTC go 4g ffs

AhmadCentral  Feb. 10, 2013 at 19:04

Well i'd check your contract again. Maybe give them a ring or something as that fair use policy has always been there for all customers no matter how much they pay.

I'm not saying virigin are a bad network. I'm just saying they have a fair use policy of 3.5GB.

The only network in the UK to give truly unlimited data and tethering with no fair use policy is Three. T-Mobile also give truly unlimited data with no fair use policy but tethering is not allowed. Virgin do not allow tethering and have a fair use policy of 3.5GB. So in comparison to three and T-Mobile, Virgin just do not hold up.

ian77efc  Feb. 10, 2013 at 19:36

Ok I imagine using 12 gb pretty much most months my billddoesn't change end of story

Pondlife  Feb. 10, 2013 at 22:39

Well he did say it used to be 10gb then after that it just slows you down rather than charging more.

tbh 12gb/m doesn't sound like you are really trying :)

ian77efc  Feb. 11, 2013 at 02:18

I try lol

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