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Old 18 January 2013, 14:49   #1
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Giffgaff ???

I've ordered a sim and it has arrived but before I register it etc is this the right way to go as my vodafone pay as you go doesn't last more than a few calls for £10 I'm getting a bit pi££ed off keep on topping up.

I have an iphone 3gs
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Old 18 January 2013, 16:36   #2
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What about a sim only contract? Mines £10 a month from tesco & i get 100 minutes, 5000 texts & 1gb of data! Never gone over the limt once!
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Old 18 January 2013, 18:07   #3
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O2 do a sim only contract called On and On for £26 a month.....free calls, free texts and 1Gig internet........never needed more on 3G.
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Giffgaff are amazing. £10 goodybag - sorted for me.

I like the fact that a) you are not tied to a contract b) you can get help instantly on the community forums
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I've been on giffgaff for a couple of years - it's ok, if you can get by with the crap coverage of the O2 network it runs on. The disappointing aspect for me is if you use up all your 'goodybag' inclusive minutes, you can't buy another goodybag until the current one expires (they last a calendar month), so any further calls are charged for on a per minute basis out of airtime credit you load onto your account.

If you have a reasonably accurate prediction of how many minutes talktime you need per month, then it's a pretty good system and not too pricey.
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oh and giffgaff to giffgaff calls are free, which is good if your mates are also on it.
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Giffgaff you'll get 250 minutes, 1gb data, unlimited text and free giffgaff to giffgaff calls for £10.

For £12 you get 250 minutes, unlimited data and texts.

Remember no contract - always a good thing IMO.
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Giffgaff are amazing. £10 goodybag - sorted for me.

I like the fact that a) you are not tied to a contract b) you can get help instantly on the community forums
What do you need help with instantly?

Are community forums the best place for advice?

.....who are giffgaff
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My Daughter has been on Giffgaff for a year with her 3gs, make sure it's unlocked or with O2.

I've been using Giffgaff for about 8 months.

In that time there have been two outages that lasted at least a day due to the O2 network failing (I got £5 of credit for the inconvenience for both). I've not found the O2 network any worse than other networks for coverage. In actual fact it was better than Vodafone and Virgin in the New Forest where my In-laws live.

Using the £12/month unlimited internet for both my daughter and myself as I don't want the hassle of download watching my data every month. No contract and no problem for me.

I say go for it, you've nothing to lose.
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O2 do a sim only contract called On and On for £26 a month.....free calls, free texts and 1Gig internet........never needed more on 3G.
Now only £20. Me and the Mrs got one each last week
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