For students, giffgaff now offers 16GB data for £10/month with access to 5G, no contract & no credit check.

In the UK, giffgaff has just launched their new £10 student golden goodybag. For members with a valid university email address, it gives you a massive 16GB of data for £10/month. This includes access to 4G & 5G coverage from O2 and is available without the need for a contract or credit check.

In this article, we’ll look at giffgaff’s new student golden goodybag. We’ll start by looking at how you can get the student goodybag and what you’ll get included with it. We’ll then look at the other benefits of using giffgaff as a student and how you can keep your current phone number when moving to giffgaff.

Giffgaff Student Goodybag

For students, giffgaff now offers an exclusive £10 student golden goodybag with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 16GB of data per month (this is 1GB more than on the normal £10 golden goodybag). You’ll also get access to 5G included, along with roaming in 37 European destinations at no extra cost.

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To qualify for the student goodybag offer, you’ll need to order and activate your giffgaff SIM card before the 31st January 2022. You’ll need to use your university email address (ending with when you sign up for giffgaff and will need to save your payment card details inside your giffgaff account. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll benefit from the increased data allowance for the rest of this academic year (until the 31st July 2022).

If you’re already a giffgaff member, you can still benefit from the student goodybag deal. Just change the email address on your giffgaff account to your university email address (ending with and it should unlock the £10 student golden goodybag for you.

Giffgaff Features

No Contract & No Credit Check

giffgaff’s £10 student golden goodybag is available with no contract and no credit check. This makes it incredibly easy and hassle-free to sign up for giffgaff, and gives you the flexibility to change your plan each month (e.g. switching to one of giffgaff’s other goodybag plans).

As a student, giffgaff’s no-contract plans are particularly advantageous. This is because you’ll only need to pay for one month’s usage at a time. There’s also no need to build up a credit score before you can get the plan. It’s also possible to pause your plan when required (e.g. you can pause it during the summer holidays if you’ll be away from the UK).

99% Population Coverage

In the UK, giffgaff offers 99% population coverage using the O2 network.

Before you sign up to giffgaff’s student goodybag plan, it’s worth double-checking to make sure you can get coverage where you live. You can check giffgaff’s coverage at both your home address and your term-time address on their website.

To check the coverage in your area, enter your postcode on giffgaff’s online coverage map:

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For more information, see our guide to O2’s network and coverage.

5G Coverage From O2

If you have a 5G-ready phone, you’ll be able to access 5G coverage at no extra cost on giffgaff’s £10 student golden goodybag.

5G technology can give you download speeds that are five to ten times faster than 4G. You can also benefit from a more reliable connection as 5G networks have much more capacity available. In addition, 5G offers lower amounts of latency so you should get a more responsive experience on your phone.

At present, giffgaff offers 5G coverage in the following 193 UK towns & cities:

Now Live193 towns and cities are live on giffgaff 5G (January 2022)
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 you can get 5G from O2.


If you’re looking for a new mobile phone, it’s possible to buy one directly from giffgaff. You can choose from a range of devices on giffgaff including the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones. You can also choose from a range of refurbished phones which will save you money as well as being a more environmentally sustainable option.

When you buy a handset from giffgaff, you’ll have the option of paying for it in one go or paying monthly by Klarna (a credit check will apply if you pay monthly by Klarna). You can also trade in your existing handset with giffgaff recycle which will give you money back for your old phone if you no longer need it.

If you buy a handset from giffgaff, you can also benefit from the student golden goodybag offer if you sign up using your university email address.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re switching from another UK mobile network, you can bring your current phone number with you to giffgaff.

Start by ordering your new giffgaff SIM card online. Be sure to use your university email address (ending with if you want to benefit from the student goodybag offer. Once you’ve ordered your SIM card, 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:

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to giffgaff

Select your current mobile network:

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For more information and full terms and conditions, please see the official giffgaff website.

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