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Cool giffgaff - new MVNO coming up in the UK - 25-09-2009, 15:32

Found these info's on All About Symbian today:

Giffgaff breaks cover - will it succeed?


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Default 25-09-2009, 17:19

....ok....looks interesting....sim only 'mix of pay as you go and pay monthly'...mmmm interesting!


Current networks: Orange 3g UK, 3 pay monthly, Virgin pay as you go UK, 3UK payg, Tesco payg, Asda mobile

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Default 27-09-2009, 13:31

I think this is going to be a bit like Simyo which is the lowco (no-frills) product of KPN across Europe. Interestingly, in all their markets, KPN also has a few secondary "premium products". I think networks like giffgaff, simyo etc. are really aimed at web users who are comfortable with technology, are familiar with forums like this and who are able to do quick product comparisons.

Characteristics:
- Web only purchase options (no store presence)
- No mainstream advertising (TV, billboards etc.)
- Awful customer service (web-only)
- No telephone numbers for customer service (if so only premium rate)
- Low data rate
- Low per minute rate
- Free on-network calls??
- Possibly favourable data roaming rates??

Overall, this looks like it could be an interesting product for ppgsm users!
   
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Default UK MVNO Giffgaff - 22-11-2009, 12:58

To launch Wednesday the 25th of November!

giffgaff - The people-powered mobile phone community - payg mobile phone sim cards - giff gaff


Current networks: Orange 3g UK, 3 pay monthly, Virgin pay as you go UK, 3UK payg, Tesco payg, Asda mobile

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Default 23-11-2009, 15:39

To start off with, they are going to allow 100MB of free data useage per day!
   
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Default 25-11-2009, 04:54

Well, it looks sort of interesting ...

on top of the free data for 6 months as already mentioned (which specifies phone use, so I imagine they might not like seeing it in a dongle) ...

free calls to other giffgaff users

8p a minute calls, 4p texts, much as expected I think I'd say, when compared with Asda and Family Mobile

They've made some effort on international rates, though don't compete with the specialist mvno brands - EU, Australia, New Zealand India and Pakistan are 8p landlines, 16p mobiles, USA & Canada 8p both, texts to all these 8p. Other int'l calls aren't competitive at 1.

roaming at Eurotariff, 1 a minute elsewhere

interesting bits - freephone calls are free, which is very uncommon here; the only other I know is BT Mobile, which is no longer available on prepaid (I have an old one)

they support call forwarding, which I believe only Family Mobile also does, but I'll have to wait until the SIM arrives to test if that will include international
   
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Question giffgaff - UK MVNO - 16-04-2010, 10:07

I found this today reading some news here: Unlimited calls, texts and data from Giffgaff

their website is: giffgaff - The people-powered mobile network - get involved and earn cash - pay as you go mobile phone sim cards - giffgaff

looks interesting, anyone having more informations about them?


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Default 16-04-2010, 12:12

Yes. They are a part of o2/Telefonica.

You can get free calls to other GiffGaff users and free data useage up until the 25th of May 2010. Also unique is the fact that you can call UK freephone numbers (starting 0800) for free with them.

They have already been talked about and have a thread here:

[threads now merged - A]

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Default 05-05-2010, 09:06

Does anyone have any idea what GiffGaff's standard data rate will be after the 25th of May?
   
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Default 05-05-2010, 09:48

There has been some discussion of a couple of draft ideas, and I expect a formal announcement soon. At the moment it looks likely it will be 20 pence per megabyte for low use, 50p per day cap for up to 30 MB, 20p/MB for overshooting that. Also there are monthly add-on bundle options which combine calls and unlimited texts and internet.

edit: formally announced this afternoon, as above

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