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Can I use a Giffgaff sim in iPad 2?

I've just got a 3G ipad 2 from Apple store, not got a data plan yet. I am looking at the giffgaff sims - they do one package for £10 with unlimited internet. Will this work for internet in my ipad 2? I realise that it's a regular sized sim, so I think I will have to cut it to size, but I want to know if it will work too.

Most Useful Answer possum62  May. 4, 2011 at 23:26

I had a look at the questions in the GG Community and it suggests that they don't allow SIMs in Tablets:
http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Join-Considering-giffgaff/micro-sim-on-ipad/m-p/563421#M20291
You can get cut down micro SIMs for iPhones through the community:
http://apps.giffgaff.com/microgaff/request.php
There is no data roaming for GiffGaff if you're abroad and currently if you don't have a Goody Bag with unlimited data, they are giving 100Mb per day free.

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mrew42  May. 4, 2011 at 16:04

Yes it will indeed, provided that the iPad is 'unlocked' to an network (or o2)

CTPAHHIK  May. 4, 2011 at 16:08

I have never used GiffGaff, but I do not see why it would not work. I cannot comment on quality of their network either.

This could be a better value, if you don't need unlimited data.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Broadband-Preloaded-Mobile-Devices/dp/B003Z0T3X2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304521883&sr=8-1

pennydoors  May. 4, 2011 at 17:30

Thanks guys. While the amazon one would be handy enough, with the Giffgaff, I think I can top up with £10, get free unlimited internet for a month, then I would just spend the £10. Then top up again.

CTPAHHIK  May. 4, 2011 at 18:12

My understanding with Giffgaff is that £10 will expire in a month and you would need to top up again. Advantage is unlimited internet.
Amazon will last for 3 month from first use or until 3GB of data is used up. You can also top up @ £5 for 2GB (monthly), but this addon is hidden in 3 Mobile website and hard to find.
If you are heavy user GiffGaff is better, if you are casual Amazon is better. Go with GiffGaff and see how much data you will use in a month.

pennydoors  May. 4, 2011 at 20:22

Problem is that I am not sure what type of user I am :D Right now, I don't use the 3G much at all, so you're swaying me to the amazon one. 8)

pennydoors  May. 4, 2011 at 20:29

Bought amazon one <3 Thanks

possum62  May. 4, 2011 at 23:26

I had a look at the questions in the GG Community and it suggests that they don't allow SIMs in Tablets:
http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Join-Considering-giffgaff/micro-sim-on-ipad/m-p/563421#M20291
You can get cut down micro SIMs for iPhones through the community:
http://apps.giffgaff.com/microgaff/request.php
There is no data roaming for GiffGaff if you're abroad and currently if you don't have a Goody Bag with unlimited data, they are giving 100Mb per day free.

pennydoors  May. 6, 2011 at 10:55

This is me typing from my iPad on the 3G connection! I cut the amazon sim to size with a little trepidation, after watching a video on YouTube where he mentioned that it could get stuck inside the iPad!

Thanks everyone for helping

timstongiffgaff  May. 10, 2011 at 12:31

possum62 is correct, giffgaff's terms and conditions only allow there sims to be used in a mobile phone (or a tablet that allows calls and texts to be made, such as the Galaxy Tab) Therefore a giffgaff microsim should not be used in a iPad. For these other devices giffgaff is excellent value.

Tim

* Mod edit - no self promotion please

allan1954  Jul. 3, 2011 at 15:39

this is against gg terms and conditions anybody caught and you will be cut off.

straydog  Sep. 14, 2011 at 14:29

the network is O2 so you cant get any better.
if you want a free card with a fivers worth of airtime free and the cheapest calls texts and totally unlimited internet just use this link.....

EDIT: sorry, no referrals, ma'am.

francisgraham  Sep. 22, 2011 at 16:16

Hi Giffgaff are sending me a sim but I wanted one for abroad a friend has told me of a new company starting that seems to have everything they are not selling yet but have a site http://www.piranha-mobile.com

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 26, 2011 at 08:49

Seems like a very good offer for all occasional roaming and traveling tariff. Looks to be quite expensive in general, but still a little cheaper than usual operators. You best bet for roaming is picking up a SIM card in your destination country. If you talk for more than 30 minutes or use more than 25MB of data it’s cheaper that way. For one or two calls and few MB of data you better off paying roaming charges. Bothering with international SIM like this one is too much hassle – it is not significantly cheaper.

keithgledhill  Dec. 6, 2011 at 12:50

Thanks guys. While the amazon one would be handy enough, with the Giffgaff, I think I can top up with £10, get free unlimited internet for a month, then I would just spend the £10. Then top up again. yes i use giffgaff in my iphon 4 the internet is very fast.you can get a free mini simcard free from them. internet works where ever you go.i give them 10/10.

dch4170  Jan. 15, 2012 at 14:54

I have been using giffgaff for around 8 months while i have been in hospital and still am. I thought giffgaff was a great price and unlimited internet and free £5 incentive was for me.
I was moved to a different hospital for another op.
If you search http://www.giffgaff.com\community for "giffgaff in hospital.There is more info there.
I was testing some other networks vectone lebara, lycamobile before I went.
There had been a lot of complaints about speed. The only 3g device I had at the time was an unlocked hauwei 3.6 dongle. I was really honest on their forum and said what I was doing. My suspicions were bandwidth throttling which I still believe is still happening. Also I was testing voice recognitiom as I have had a stroke and the use of only 1 hand. I tried using internet on my phone and it didn't work. When i got back to my hospital I found out the had barred me because I had used a dongle.
I have been feeling a bit of unrest before this for other things that have gone wrong. £10 lasted 2 days because it didn't register their unlimited internet while they were having problems with their site.

All I am saying is they should at least ask questions before just barring you.They want you to be loyal to them, but how can they expect that if they just switch off services without asking any questions r notification.
Beware where their loyalty lies
Bye Bye GiffGaff.
David

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