We all want to save money, and the great thing about going with a mobile virtual network operator – or MVNO, for short – like GiffGaff is that you can do just that. An MVNO is a mobile phone network operator who leases network access from an existing mobile network operator and repackages this access to offer it to customers at a lower price. You may have heard that MVNOs tend to be smaller companies that can’t afford to buy network access from the major network operators like Vodafone and EE. This is true, and the only way they can offer a great deal to you as a customer is to purchase a large amount of data, minutes, and texts in bulk from one of the network
GiffGaff is a UK mobile network that uses the high quality O2 network spreading across the UK, SIM cards are free, and once you start to use your GiffGaff SIM you are awarded with £5 credit as a thank you!. The next stage is to choose if you want a great value GiffGaff goodybag or simply GiffGaff PAYG at cheap prices per minute or SMS, data is great thanks to the modern O2 network.
Support is via other customers in the community, no need to wait in phone queues as with other networks, GiffGaff has a simple portal with a community where within minutes of you posting a question you will be flooded with answers from other giffgaffers who have been enjoying the network for years.
Get all your friends to join via giffgaffed.com and you can make free calls to each other with unlimited calls and unlimited texts at no extra cost, great network coverage ensures you are always connected GiffGaff 4G is as good as it gets! Order your GiffGaff nano SIM here today.
Once you join you are able to switch goodybags or change to PAYG as you like, you can also port in your main number, or port that number out to any other provider there is no tie in, this is the truly contract free network that you will love, order your SIM today and enjoy GiffGaff Goodybags soon!.
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Your SIM can be used to buy credit which you can use as you like and rolls over month to month with no hidden costs. The same SIM card can also have giffgaff goodybags purchased which typically last for one month and offer you minutes, SMS and data in various amounts according to the goodybag you purchase. You can buy bigger and smaller goodybags each month to suit your needs or auto-renew to keep it simple.
Which compared Giffgaff's Sim-only offer with other major mobile network providers and found that, in most cases, it was indeed cheaper than those offering comparable 1-month Sim-only contracts, and still competitive with many 12-month contract alternatives from rivals.
Giffgaff's new double-data deals means it offers more data (80GB) for the same or less money than Vodafone, Utility Warehouse and O2, despite the former involving a 12-month contract.
Many providers offer SIMs cheaper when you take out a longer contract (typically 12 to 24 months), but even when taking this into account, Giffgaff comes out well.
Although you may think that would mean increased costs, many 30-day contract providers have some of the cheapest deals around.
Our new ultra-high-speed 5G network offers the best quality mobile internet on the market, so you can get online quickly and keep browsing, downloading and streaming all day long.
Simply, a goodybag is your monthly allowance of data, minutes and texts. Each month you choose which one is best for you, or you can have the same one recurring every month.
Switching networks is easier than ever. Just text PAC to 65075 and have your PAC code ready to use after you've activated your giffgaff SIM.
No, you only choose your goodybag once your SIM arrives. Be sure to buy one of these flexible monthly plans for 10 or above to get the free 5. Or top up with 10 and buy a lower value goodybag from that credit.
You can find the answers to more frequently asked questions here
All new free giffgaff SIM cards receive a free £5 once you use your SIM which will appear on your giffgaff account.
"I joined as you get the best network with packages to suit you changeable month on month based on how YOU want to manage your account. IT'S SIMPLY BRILLIANT" shawndenton, giffgaffed since 02/09/2019
"Only just joined GiffGaff but it was a seamless and very simple thing to do. It seems to be the cheapest and most generous network that exists! A lesson to the other networks possibly?, I love GiffGaff goodybags" paulcoops, giffgaffed since 14/08/2011
Experience faster downloads and less buffering with 4G as standard. We use O2's network that gives you great coverage.
Our flexible goodybags last one month. You're free to stick to your favourite, change each month or cancel anytime.
Prefer to pay as you go? Our rates are just 15p/ minute, 5p/ text and 5p/ MB without a goodybag.