Giffgaff offers 10GB data on their £10 golden goodybag and 8GB data on their regular £10 goodybag.
giffgaff has increased the amount of data that’s included on their popular £10 and £12 plans.
You’ll now get 10GB of data on the £10 golden goodybag. This is available with no contract and no need for a credit check. You’ll also get 1GB of extra data from the third month onwards, increasing your data allowance to 11GB per month. 5G is also available at no extra cost on this plan.
As an alternative to the £10 golden goodybag, you can also get the regular £10 goodybag which now includes 8GB of data. Alternatively, customers looking for a little more data can choose the £12 goodybag with now comes with 12GB of data.
In this article, we’ll look at the latest changes to giffgaff’s goodybag bundles. We’ll start by comparing the £10 goodybag plans and what you’ll get included on each one. We’ll also look at some of the features of giffgaff in more detail, including the flexible bundles, the extra data and the coverage available.
Giffgaff £10 Goodybags
From the 24th June 2021, giffgaff has increased the amount of data included on many of their plans. You now have a choice of the following £10 per month plans:
- The £10 golden goodybag now includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 10GB of data. You’ll also get access to 5G at no extra cost.
- The regular £10 goodybag now includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 8GB of data. This is a 4G plan.
The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the two plans:
|£10 Golden Goodybag||£10 Goodybag (Regular)|
|Price:||£10 per month||£10 per month|
|Contract Length:||No contract – cancel anytime||No contract – cancel anytime|
|No Credit Check:||✔ No credit check required||✔ No credit check required|
|1GB Extra Data:||✔ 11GB (from third month)||✔ 9GB (from third month)|
|5G Coverage:||✔ 193 towns & cities||✘ No|
|2G, 3G & 4G Coverage:||✔ 99% coverage (using O2)||✔ 99% coverage (using O2)|
|More Information:||giffgaff Website||giffgaff Website|
Besides the increased data allowance and the access to 5G, the main difference is you’ll need to set up the £10 golden goodybag to automatically recur. This involves having credit or debit card details saved on your giffgaff account, with your plan automatically renewing each month (unless you choose to cancel the renewal).
£12 goodybag changes
For customers wanting a little more data, giffgaff has also upgraded their £12 goodybag so it now includes 12GB of data:
Like the regular £10 goodybag, this is a 4G plan that you can purchase manually from your credit or on a recurring monthly basis.
Getting A Giffgaff Goodybag
If you’re new to giffgaff, you can order a SIM card to get started on the new plans. Once you’ve ordered, your SIM card should arrive on the next working day. You just need to slot it inside your mobile phone and choose your goodybag to get started.
Alongside the new £10 and £12 goodybags from giffgaff, you can also choose from the following goodybag bundles:
Alternatively, if you’re already a giffgaff member, you’ll automatically benefit from the increased data allowance on the £10 and £12 plans. Your first goodybag purchased on or after the 24th June will have the increased data allowance (plus 1GB extra data if applicable).
Giffgaff Features & Benefits
No Contract & No Credit Check
You can sign up to use giffgaff’s goodybag plans without the need for a contract or credit check. This is because the service works on a pre-paid basis: you only need to pay for one month’s usage at time.
If you’re using the recurring goodybag functionality, this will still allow you to change or cancel the automatic renewal whenever you like.
Because it’s a pre-paid product with no need for a credit check, it isn’t possible to run up unexpected charges outside of your allowance. This makes it perfect if you’re giving a SIM card to your kids. You can also use it if you aren’t able to pass a UK credit check (e.g. if you’re under 18 or if you’ve recently moved to the UK).
1GB Extra Data
As a bonus, you’ll get an extra 1GB of data added to your goodybag each month from your third goodybag purchase onwards. This means:
- You’ll get 11GB of data per month on the £10 golden goodybag (increased from 10GB per month).
- You’ll get 9GB of data per month on the regular £10 goodybag (increased from 8GB per month).
- You’ll get 13GB of data per month on the £12 goodybag (increased from 12GB per month).
The extra data will be added automatically – there’s no need for you to opt-in to get it.
5G on Golden Goodybags
If you choose the £10 golden goodybag, you’ll get access to giffgaff’s 5G network at no extra cost. This gives you download speeds that are five to ten times faster than 4G. There’s also more network capacity and lower amounts of latency on 5G.
If you have a 5G-ready phone and SIM card, you can access 5G coverage in the following 193 UK towns & cities:
|Now Live||193 towns and cities are live on giffgaff 5G (July 2021)|
Aberdeen, Allesley, Altrincham, Ambleside, Ashford, Aughton, Aylesbury, Banbury, Banstead, Basildon, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Bilston, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Birstall, Blackburn, Blackpool, Blaydon, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bradley Stoke, Bridge of Don, Brighton, Bristol, Brombourgh, Burton upon Trent, Bury St Edmunds, Byfleet, Calverley, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chadwell St Mary, Chatham, Cheadle, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chertsey, Chesterfield, Chilworth, Chipstead, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Coventry, Danderhall, Darlington, Dartford, Derby, Dewsbury, Dinas Powys, Doncaster, Dudley, Dundee, Dunstable, Durham, Dyce, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Eton, Falmer, Gateshead, Gatton Bottom, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gravesend, Grays, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Guildford, Halifax, Harlington London, Harlow, Hastings, Hebburn, Hemel Hempstead, Hextable, High Wycombe, Horwich, Hove, How Wood, Huddersfield, Hull, Inverness, Ipswich, Iver, Jarrow, Joyden’s Wood, Kemprow, Kettering, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Lisburn, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Longford, Loughborough, Lowestoft, Luton, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Molesey, Monifieth, Morley, Musselburgh, New Denham, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Orpington, Oxford, Penarth, Peterborough, Plymouth, Plympton, Portsmouth, Potters Bar, Rainham, Reading, Redhill, Richings Park, Rochdale, Rotherham, Royal Leamington Spa, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rugby, Salford, Sheffield, Shelf, Shepperton Green, Shinfield, Shirehampton, Slough, Solihull, South Shields, Southampton, Southend-On-Sea, St Albans, Staines-upon-Thames, Stapleford, Stevenage, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Stranraer, Sunbury, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Tatling End, Thornaby-on-Tees, Thorpe, Thundersley, Trumps Green, Tynemouth, Virginia Water, Wakefield, Wallasey, Waltham Abbey, Warrington, Washington, Watford, Wavertree, West Bromwich, Weybridge, Whickham, Whitley Bay, Wickersley, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worthing, Wythenshawe, York
giffgaff’s 5G coverage is powered by O2’s 5G network. For this reason, you can get a 5G signal from giffgaff in all of the same places as 5G on O2.
On giffgaff, you’ll have access to 99% population coverage. This is provided by O2’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks.
Before signing up as a giffgaff member, it’s worth checking to make sure you can get coverage where you live. You can do this by entering your postcode on giffgaff’s online coverage map:
For more information, see our guide to O2’s network and coverage.
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’re switching from another mobile network to take advantage of the new goodybags, it’s easy bringing your current phone number with you.
Start by ordering your SIM card from the giffgaff website. Once you’ve done that, you can ask your current mobile network to give you a PAC Code. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.
Once you’ve received and activated your new giffgaff SIM card, you’ll be given the option to submit your PAC code on giffgaff’s website. Once you’ve done this, your phone number will normally be transferred on the next working day.
For a step-by-step guide on transferring your phone number to giffgaff, please select your current mobile network from the drop-down menu below: