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How does giffgaff work?

Slightly confused by the fact you can add credit but also have goodie bags. Could someone explain please? Thanks : D

Most Useful Answer martinwallis  Jun. 27, 2011 at 15:55

giffgaff runs 2 systems.

You can use good old fashioned PAYG where you top up and pay the PAYG rates of 8p per minute for calls and 4p per text straight out of your credit.

On the other hand you can purchase a goodybag, which is a contract value set of allowances, like the £10 one which gives you 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited internet. These are really good value and so flexible as you can chop and change to suit your needs each month.

Now a goodybag is not a free allowance you get for topping up a certain amount, you have to purchase it either with your airtime balance or with your credit/debit card. For example if you were to top up £10 you would not be given the £10 goodybag, you would just have £10 credit. To get the goodybag you would have to exchange this £10 credit for the goodybag, therefore leaving you with the £10 goodybag but £0 credit.

It's always good to have some extra credit for things such as MMS or 084 numbers etc as these are obviously not included in your goodybag allowances.

To cut a long story short, you can use it as basic PAYG or use a goodybag which in my opinion is the best value if you're a heavy texter or internet user, the great thing is the choice is yours.

Not to mention if you get your friends involved you can earn payback for recruiting them :-)

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martinwallis  Jun. 27, 2011 at 15:55

giffgaff runs 2 systems.

You can use good old fashioned PAYG where you top up and pay the PAYG rates of 8p per minute for calls and 4p per text straight out of your credit.

On the other hand you can purchase a goodybag, which is a contract value set of allowances, like the £10 one which gives you 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited internet. These are really good value and so flexible as you can chop and change to suit your needs each month.

Now a goodybag is not a free allowance you get for topping up a certain amount, you have to purchase it either with your airtime balance or with your credit/debit card. For example if you were to top up £10 you would not be given the £10 goodybag, you would just have £10 credit. To get the goodybag you would have to exchange this £10 credit for the goodybag, therefore leaving you with the £10 goodybag but £0 credit.

It's always good to have some extra credit for things such as MMS or 084 numbers etc as these are obviously not included in your goodybag allowances.

To cut a long story short, you can use it as basic PAYG or use a goodybag which in my opinion is the best value if you're a heavy texter or internet user, the great thing is the choice is yours.

Not to mention if you get your friends involved you can earn payback for recruiting them :-)

louiselouise  Jun. 27, 2011 at 15:55

You can have standalone credit (ordinary PAYG), or select a Goodybag online via your GiffGaff account.

There's also an option to do automatic top-ups (Goodybags included) with a nominated credit card.

I pay by getting an e-voucher when I'm out shopping, then select a Goodybag online :)

From the GiffGaff forum:
http://tinyurl.com/3dv3h8m

"Topping up & goodybags:
http://tinyurl.com/3dkrapv - Where to buy a giffgaff voucher.
http://tinyurl.com/3dwndfu - Complete guide to goodybags.
http://tinyurl.com/3vqyxaq - Buying a goodybag from existing credit.
http://tinyurl.com/3qsylhy - Hokey Cokey guide & FAQ.
http://tinyurl.com/3hw7lrm- Printable price list"

(A real pain to convert those links! Found out the hard way this forum blanks everything with bt dot ly in it! ;))

allan1954  Jul. 3, 2011 at 14:42

you can buy a o2 voucher to topup giffgaff which is avaiable.i am fellow giffgaffer and its spot on even get payed for threads on there forum.

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