What are goodybags?

According to giffgaff:

goodybags last one month and include a bundle of texts, minutes and mobile internet.

Goodybags are giffgaff‘s answer to rolling contracts combining the freedom of PAYG with the great value of contracts (and without the lock in for up to two years). Basically, you buy a goodybag and for the next month you’ll get an inclusive allowance of texts, minutes and mobile data.

Goodybags turn out to be incredibly cheap and offer fantastic value for money. They are easily the cheapest way to use a mobile on any network with any-network calls starting at just over 1.6p/minute. Best of all, if you usage requirements change, you can switch to a different goodybag at the end of the month or even stop using a goodybag at all and go back to the standard PAYG rates.

Unlike regular contracts you can easily change your allowance whenever you want or opt out entirely without being liable for hefty cancellation fees. And it’s even cheaper than regular contracts too!

What goodybags are there?

£5 Hokey Cokey goodybag

Perhaps the most interesting goodybag is the cheapest one, the Hokey Cokey goodybag. This gives you 300 texts and 60 minutes. But there’s a twist. For every minute someone calls you get another bonus minute added onto your allowance! So you literally get paid to talk. For example, if you start off with the 60 included minutes then your mate calls for a half hour chat, when you’ve finished talking you’ll have a total of 90 minutes allowance left to call them back the next day. Great, eh?

hokey cokey goodybag

For £5 a month get:

60 UK minutes + extra
300 UK texts
Unlimited Internet
Free to giffgaff

£7.50 goodybag

This is a good value intermediate option for a little bit of everything. As long as you don’t need a lot of data every day, it’s a very cheap option You get 200 included minutes to any UK landline or mobile number. Even better, you get completely unlimited texts as well as 250MB of tetherable data.

7.50-goodybag

For £7.50 a month get:

200 UK minutes
Unlimited UK texts
250MB Internet (tethering allowed)
Free to giffgaff

£10 goodybag

For just £2.50 more a month you also get 500 included minutes to any UK landline or mobile number. Even better, you get 1GB of mobile internet which you can tether with or use in tablet or dongle. This is the best-value goodybag that comes with tetherable data. If you need more, check out the gigabags.

£10 goodybag

For £10 a month get:

500 UK minutes
Unlimited UK texts
1GB Internet (tethering allowed)
Free to giffgaff

£12 goodybag

For just £2 more a month you get unlimited data instead of just 1GB.

£10 goodybag

For £12 a month get:

250 UK minutes
Unlimited UK texts
Unlimited Internet
Free to giffgaff

£15 goodybag

The £15/month goodybag includes the unlimited texts and unlimited internet but you also get 400 minutes too. That works out at just 3.75p/minute.

£15 goodybag

For £15 a month get:

400 UK minutes
Unlimited UK texts
Unlimited Internet
Free to giffgaff

£20 goodybag

The best value option is the gargantuan £20 goodybag which has a mahooosive 1200 minutes saving you almost 85% off the norm when compared to the normal rates.

£20 goodybag

For £20 a month get:

1200 UK minutes
Unlimited UK texts
Unlimited Internet
Free to giffgaff

These are all the goodybags designed for use in phones but there are now also another type of goodybag called gigabags. These allow you to use your SIM for mobile internet in Tablet PCs (such as the iPad), in dongles and for tethering.

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How long do goodybags last?

All goodybags last one calendar month.

When do goodybags start and finish?

All goodybags begin on the day you buy them and end a calendar month later. You don’t need to wait until the beginning of a month to buy one.

Does my unused allowance roll over?

No. At the end of the month, any unused allowance is lost so make sure you use it all up.

Can I buy more than one goodybag each month?

No – once you’ve used up all your goodybag allowance, you have to wait until the next month to buy another one.

Can I change goodybag?

It’s not currently possible to upgrade goodybag while it’s still running. You’ll have to wait for your current goodybag to run out before buying a new one.

Can I keep buying a goodybag each month?

Yes. And to make it even easier, if you log into My giffgaff you can queue up additional goodybags that will automatically activate and start once your current one

Do I get to keep the credit?

No. Buying a goodybag uses up credit. So for example, the £10 goodybag will cost you £10 in credit.

What’s the best value goodybag?

The £25 goodybag is incredible value as it includes 1,500 minutes as well as unlimited texts and unlimited internet. That works out at about 1.6p/minute for calls with the texts and internet not even considered!

Do giffgaff-to-giffgaff calls count for extra minutes on Hokey Cokey?

No, but all other incoming calls will give you extra minutes.

Is the mobile internet truly unlimited?

Yes! giffgaff is one of very few networks where unlimited really means unlimited. As long as you’re using your SIM in a phone, you can use as much mobile data as you want.

Can I tether or use my goodybag allowance in a dongle?

You can only use the special gigabag goodybags in a dongle, tablet or tethered to a computer.

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