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  • mal 25 Jul 2012 22:05:50 22,559 posts
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    I don't understand the O2 deal the be honest. Giffgaff seems straightforward enough - top up on the site or get vouchers at the newsagent, then use your balance to exchange for money saving bundles. I believe you can buy bundles direct with you credit card, but I've never tried that.

    I do feel slighly guilty for being a little cheeky with this 10% 'sorry for the downtime' thing they've been doing, especially as I wasn't affected by the problems. Still, I guess it guarantees I'll be on giffgaff for at least a year while I burn off this balance!

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  • THFourteen 25 Jul 2012 22:35:33 33,436 posts
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    My goodybag ran out the other day and I ran down my balance on the Internet! Doh.

    They've added auto renew now which is good.

    Have had no issues since the ten days without service when I first joined
  • SolidSCB 25 Jul 2012 22:57:07 6,725 posts
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    Yep. Really good service. The only problem I've had is the downtime a week or two ago which was really an o2 cock up. Considering a second giffgaff sim for a tablet, anyone tried it?
  • mal 25 Jul 2012 23:21:22 22,559 posts
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    The fact they've got rid of queuing a goodybag when they introduced auto-renewing your goodybag is a bit of a pain. Means you can no longer queue a different sort of goodybag, and if your only way of renewing your goodybag is via your phone, you need to spend money renewing it once the old one runs out. Not much money to be fair, but given you can only buy £10, £15 and £20 vouchers, it can be a bit of a pain in the arse.

    Edit: Re a tablet, I tether my netbook via my phone (and am now as it happens), and for the most part it works fine - I'd expect it to work even better in a device with its own SIM slot. 1GB a month is enough for email and a bit of EG, while I'm currently on 3GB so I can do a bit iPlayer and Youtube too.

    Edited by mal at 23:23:30 25-07-2012

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  • SolidSCB 25 Jul 2012 23:26:06 6,725 posts
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    mal wrote:
    The fact they've got rid of queuing a goodybag when they introduced auto-renewing your goodybag is a bit of a pain. Means you can no longer queue a different sort of goodybag, and if your only way of renewing your goodybag is via your phone, you need to spend money renewing it once the old one runs out. Not much money to be fair, but given you can only buy £10, £15 and £20 vouchers, it can be a bit of a pain in the arse.
    This is what I thought, but when you top up they give you 1p over the amount you topped up, and the app is free to access so long as you have credit. So when your goodybag expires, you have the 1p credit to get back on the app and top up/buy a goodybag.
  • mal 25 Jul 2012 23:58:17 22,559 posts
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    Ah, that's not so bad. Mind you my balance seemed to go town around about 60p when my goodybag expired the other day, but that may be down to my bluetooth being flakey, and a bit of their server being flakey.

    According to my texts, when I topped up 20 quid my balance went up 20 quid. Hmm, where's this extra penny?

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  • SolidSCB 26 Jul 2012 00:03:59 6,725 posts
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    Check your account info on the app. Should come up as £20.01
  • mal 26 Jul 2012 00:26:41 22,559 posts
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    Hmm, I've not got the 'app' - but going to my payment history on the website shows a £20 deposit.

    Another minor gripe, it seems it won't let me recur my goodybag without saving my credit card details with them, which I'm a little loathe to do. Oh well, good job I'm saving enough money to offset the little I have to spend renewing my goodybag when away from wifi.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • mcmonkeyplc 30 Jan 2013 15:53:52 39,457 posts
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    Can you tether using this? The site says you can't tether but the forum says you can?!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 30 Jan 2013 16:49:17 10,856 posts
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    I seem to tether ok.
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