Friday, 1 February 2013

GiffGaff (UK)

As pretty much anyone in the UK has a mobile phone I really thought it was time to share some truths and revelations about cost.

If you are on a pay as you go phone I bet you have never really considered how much you are being charged for this? Generally Orange, Vodaphone, O2 and TMobile all charge similar prices, currently around 25p per minute for calls, 12p for texts and a small fortune for Internet. This pricing is obscene.

Take a look at giffgaff in comparison:-

UK tariffs

Calls, texts, call forwarding and video calls to giffgaffFree
Calls to other UK mobiles, landlines (starting 01, 02, 03)10p per minute
Texts to other UK mobiles and landlines6p per text
Voice mail8p per call
Mobile Internet (up to 20MB)20p per day
Picture messages (MMS) to giffgaff and other mobiles (max 300KB)16p per MMS
Video calls to other mobiles50p per minute
Call forwarding to other mobiles and landlines10p per minute
Free phone numbers (starting 0800, 0808 & 0500)Free
On top of this there are "goodybags" starting at £10 a month that give deals that the contract networks would blush at 

£10 goodybag rates

Calls, texts, call forwarding and video calls to giffgaffFree
Calls to other UK mobiles, landlines and call forwarding (per minute)10p after the inclusive
minutes in goodybag (250)
Texts to other UK mobiles and landlinesUnlimited
Voice mail (per call)8p after the inclusive
minutes in goodybag
Mobile Internet1 GB
Free phone numbers (starting 080 & 0500)Free
An equivilant deal on Orange costs £30 (Dolphin) and charges 25ppm for calls which have to come out of the £30 credit thats 125 minutes....

Whats the catch?
There is no catch, however you may need to pay your handset provider to unlock your phone. The backbone is O2 so the network is as reliable as they are and the web based account handling is excellent.

I will disclose that there IS a perk in this for me. Anyone that activates a sim ordered via my LINK will credit my account with £5.... and theirs. Essentially you are being given £5 for joining. 

Take a look at least, what is there to lose. Essentially my mobile is now as good as a contract phone at a third of the cost!



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