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Roll over of unused minutes and data

By: maggie333 | 20-10-2014 15:12

I would like GiffGaff to consider any unused minutes and data to be carried onto the next month (obviously you would need to top up without a break to benefit from this). Last month I didn't use my data allowance, and this month I am almost through the 1GB.


by: clairelane86
on: 05-06-2017 16:57

Sky are doing this as a way to attract customers (even though I think you can only unlock 1GB of your rollover every month) . Wouldn't surprise me if it becomes normal practice. :)

by: sally2000
on: 01-08-2017 06:07

I agree that we should be able to roll over our unused data. Lots' of us don't want to use the queued option, neither do we want to go purchase vouchers. Just incase one forgets to pursue new g.bag, on date of renewal. The former would be perfect. Instead of having to go use friend's WiFi to buy G.bag, if forgotten. Obviously, no minutes to be rolled over, but data makes sense. Especially as most other companies are doing so now. I hope this idea does come to fruition. Thanks for listening.

by: rvicky
on: 16-09-2017 19:16

Excellent idea get what paid for.

by: seamusohoolighan
on: 04-10-2017 12:27

Agree it seems fair as well.

by: macpie
on: 06-10-2017 20:34

I agree most networks have started this . but as giffgaff is run by the people this would benefit the people.and giffgaff by bringing more people to our family.nice one make it happen my giffgaffers

by: amamaniyat
on: 12-10-2017 14:47

Same should be applied to minutes unused

by: anng14
on: 13-10-2017 07:36

Yes should apply to minutes as well unused as I tend to use more data than minutes

by: lionheart1988
on: 15-10-2017 12:25

Totally agree

by: g13wright
on: 15-10-2017 15:21

I think this is something that used to be done by other companies and is returning because they are charging to much for their packages and need to look like they are giving something back. Mobile charges in the UK are expensive even with so called competition.

by: karldonna
on: 22-07-2017 10:08

i think this is a great idea as I genuinely run out off data and I buy some more data and that's my goodybag then gone its a joke really if I'm honest. Top idea pal.

by: andrewdale1991
on: 09-09-2017 03:32

Top idea in the last month i have had to top up 4times because i buy the £10 goodie bag and the data don't seem to last a week so i lost 400 ish mins x3 so now i just paid another £20 for always on to see how that goes to top it off i only got £1 payback

by: angelfzpz
on: 09-09-2017 13:45

that's great info thanks keep the hard work agreee

by: donna1290
on: 12-09-2017 17:43

Brilliant idea!

by: aim
on: 14-09-2017 16:50

This is done by other phone company's top idea

by: marky381
on: 16-09-2017 21:11

Good idea my friend got my vote definitely

by: 8tu4rt
on: 19-09-2017 10:00

I had the same idea like I'm sure many others probably have. If anything, getting the role over for the same length of time you do free calls & texts (3 months) if your bag lasts that long would be nice. Myself am a light user so I sometimes put on more then I need & It just ends up wasted.

by: ness2016uk
on: 23-09-2017 20:19

Great idea!

by: thomastony
on: 25-09-2017 19:05

excellent idea.

by: mrblackberryliverpool
on: 28-09-2017 23:23

get this idea rolling

by: jmackle
on: 04-10-2017 18:35

Great idea

by: keeley896
on: 05-10-2017 19:00

Great idea

by: tsobee
on: 17-10-2017 16:54

Yes yes yes!we all need this!

by: osfan
on: 12-07-2017 13:09

Perhaps they could have a variable option of less text and minutes for more data.

by: davidelecserv
on: 12-09-2017 11:03

This would be my kinda goodybag!

by: anjug
on: 17-09-2017 15:41

Brilliant idea suggested

by: cpnmisson
on: 24-09-2017 20:41

Customisable goodybags are a great idea

by: bexgiles
on: 09-10-2017 08:05

Fab idea

by: mollasse
on: 18-10-2017 22:12

Yes, I strongly agree. Everybody has varying needs. I just bought a £15 Goodybag for its large data allowance, but I am most likely to use up to only a third of its phone allowance. My friend is the opposite, and will not make the most of his data allowance. ... Making goodybag customizable makes great sense.

by: arduinobot
on: 09-07-2017 06:41

I use my GiffGaff sim in my GSM alarm dialer which alerts me by SMS or rings me in the event of a break in while I am away from home. Currently I'm using the cheapest GiffGaff bundle available for this which is the £5 bundle. While still a better option than other networks, I am effectively paying £5 every month for texts and calls I rarely use.

While this isn't GiffGaff's problem, I would like them to offer something for people in this situation - i.e. ultra low usage.

Realistically, the most SMS Messages and Call Time I'm ever likely to need or use in year would be around 100 SMS and 15 - 30 minutes of call time.

In my case, I'd be happy even if GiffGaff rolled my bundle over for 30 days and then I top up again.

Or maybe GiffGaff could create an ultra low usage bundle for those using the SIM in applications such as mine?

Or perhaps a special low usage yearly tariff of say £25 per year for 100 SMS messages and 30 minutes call time.

by: lnr2_blair
on: 06-09-2017 08:36

Why don't you just use airtime?

by: jeeprenegade
on: 07-09-2017 21:23

If you just use airtime, effectively pay & go, then there shouldn't be any need for GiffGaff to set up a low usage scheme. I can't imagine there are many members who would take up such a scheme, But I could be wrong.

by: g6kia
on: 15-09-2017 17:46

I use this in an old persons type phone which has a big red button she can press in an emergency say a fall or the like.

by: alb673
on: 24-09-2017 23:40

I think you should be able to get data only SIM?

by: terencedaly
on: 13-10-2017 16:42

If you are using a giffgaff sim for a dialer then it would be best simply topping up £10 credit this would last you for ever as the credit would only be used when the alarm is activated. One more thing you do realise if the sim card is not used in a six month period it will be deactivated and as yours in a dialer this may well happen

by: jv_19
on: 28-05-2017 09:45

This would be a wonderful idea! 1+

by: petiii
on: 06-09-2017 12:41


by: karmarken
on: 16-05-2017 15:52

Agree with earlier comments - o2 is advertising this and well received ideas tend to be adopted by competitors. I've used GiffGaff for a while and have been impressed that the £10 Goody bag I tend to use, is better value than when I first joined. However, although good value and I like its flexibility, GG isn't the cheapest, so anything like rollovers will help to keep customers. 

by: 267614197
on: 18-04-2017 13:47

Just notice on  that o2 as started this and has been very welcomed by its members

And why would GG lose out are you saying if everyone used all there goody bags data that GG will lose money

We shouldn’t lose out every month   

by: jeeprenegade
on: 07-09-2017 21:16

You could lose out in the long run if too much data/call time is saved that you don't need to make a purchase of a Goodybag. What may be good for us will ultimately be bad for GiffGaff. Any scheme must be fair to all parties.

by: elyssaen
on: 15-09-2017 17:33

Kind of agree with jeeprenegade. If your data/minutes roll over permanently and completely, it could be fair to GiffGaff... but basically it's pay-as-you-go then, just bought in bundles. Personally that's not really what I want. It might work for others, but for me I prefer to think "I have plenty of minutes, I'm just going to not think about it" rather than "each one of these minutes is costing me".

by: melliej73
on: 20-10-2017 02:01

this would be a good idea especially if you have quite a lot of minutes left unu

by: djreynolds
on: 19-10-2017 22:34

Sounds good.

by: gloriousiam
on: 19-10-2017 21:15