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giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

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giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

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We do things differently to the big mobile networks. We're run by our members.
Our members get rewarded for running parts of our business like answering questions in the community, getting new members or helping make us famous. This means we keep our costs low and pass the savings back to our members.
But you don't have to do anything if you don't want to. Our amazing goodybags and prices will remain the same if you want to get involved or not.
We promise to always keep things simple. And to always do our best to be fair.
We believe in the power of the community. When the community succeeds, we succeed - and vice versa.
    * Go to run by your ideas to see all the features we have implemented inspired by our members.
    * Check out our manifesto if you want to know more about what we believe in.
    * Take a look at our ethics if you're interested in knowing more about our fluffy side.
Having read both of these, you will clearly see that giffgaff is a new mobile company that has its own set of beliefs and practices. But for those who are interested in where we have come from, we are a fully independent company but we are part of the overall Telefonica O2 family, and we run our service on the O2 network.

Interested? All You Need To Know Here.....http://giffgaff.com/
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Re: giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

ta.  signed up already.  this is gonna be brill.  no more being gouged by overseas roaming charges.
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Re: giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

They're often cited in uk.telecom.mobile as being pretty good.

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Re: giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

I see that Thinkbroadband is carrying their advert.
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Re: giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

When I saw the words run by our members I took that to mean no support on the phone... Needless to say I closed my tab and continued surfing the web.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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I have my personal mobile account with GiffGaff. It all works very well. I had a small problem during the summer and the community support and online response from GiffGaff was excellent.
Recommended.
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Blackberry functions are not well supported.
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Horses for courses, use them if they supply what you need. There's plenty of choice in the market.
I have a secondary phone on GiffGaff and it's fine, ideal for what I want.
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Re: giffgaff- The Mobile Network Run By You

looking at the site it appears that the bought minutes and texts run out after a month - not for a very occasional user
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No, you've misunderstood.  Wink
There are some like that and some not. Horses for courses as they say.
(just checked my balance to be sure)
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After having checked them out last night to see who they are etc, I have a sim card coming In the post to me and I've already started earning with them, Once I activate and top-up five quid Is mine for free, Super!! The goody bags they offer, Especially the ten quid one Is excellent value for my money and Is right up my street, Oldjim I don't think any mobile network carries  over any thing you have unused nowadays?
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IIRC they periodically will do offers on Goody bags that extend the period for several months.
As a low user I don't use the goody bags.
Steve
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@Oddball just now for the 10 quid goody-bag you get 250 mins, Unlimited texts, No fup, And unlimited browsing, This will revert In a month or so I think to 150mins but still unlimited texts and wap. Also FREE calls and texts to giff-gaff to giff-gaff as long as you top-up once every 3 months, Nothing to lose really, Also you could earn quite a bit.
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No, you've misunderstood.  Wink
There are some like that and some not. Horses for courses as they say.
(just checked my balance to be sure)
Now that is worth looking at once my Virgin balance runs out  Grin
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Doesn't stand up too well against the T-Mobile I use which doesn't appear to be the one on their comparison chart according to prices I pay.
Still it's another one to add to the mix when my current contract expires.
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I don't think It would be fair to compare this to a contract giff-gaff Is PAYG