giffgaff has recently announced that it will, on October
10th 17th, be launching it’s latest service – data only goodybags.
These goodybags will be destined for iPad, tablet and mi-fi users who like to use their mobile connection to provide internet to other devices. Tethering will be permitted with these special goodybags.
Users may be required to order a seperate SIM for their tablet or mi-fi. Once activated, three packages will be available.
- 500MB for 30 days: £5
- 1GB for 30 days: £7.50
- 3GB for 30 days: £12.50
These seem to be very competitive pay-as-you-go prices. The nearest competitor is 3, however they have a reputation of much better coverage and data speed than other networks.
giffgaff insist that the goodybags are sold at “cost price” – meaning giffgaff makes a loss if you use all of the data in your goodybag. A bold move – and one which could be extremely risky. giffgaff are betting on some people not using all of the data in their allowance, but I’m not confident this will be the case.
Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how popular the goodybags become.
To order a free SIM with giffgaff and get £5 free credit on activation, click here.