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Always On - Off-Peak Unlimited

By: danny50886 | 17-10-2019 18:34

I think the Always On goodybag needs a slight change to it. Rather than give you unlimited data overnight only once your 40GB has run out, the off-peak data should never count towards your 40GB.

I think you'd get a lot more even spread of data usage this way, as currently you need to be very protective of your 40GB, as the 'slowed down' data rate is far too slow for many modern uses and is impractical to use during the day.

With the change, it'd be simple to spread out the 40GB of peak use during the month and then off-peak could still be used overnight, without fear of compromising my daytime experience after only a few weeks of usage.

I came up with this after experiencing repeated difficulties with using the 'slowed down' data during the daytime. I get webpages that time out, Apps that won't log on and other such issues, but no issues overnight when scheduling updates for my apps etc.

I've only been with giffgaff a few weeks and love so many things about it, but this is the one thing that's ******* me right now and making me want to switch to a properly unlimited data plan with one of your competitors.

Comments

by: leah244
on: 15-01-2020 23:54

supported

by: erzse49
on: 14-01-2020 22:31

good idea

by: johndfoster7
on: 14-01-2020 22:27

I like this idea

by: peterg92
on: 16-01-2020 19:57

Definitely

by: danny56767
on: 14-01-2020 22:19

votes

by: m0dcm
on: 10-01-2020 03:49

I like the idea, and yes I have voted for it, but with caution! I can see Giff Gaff over the coming months bringing out and changing Goodybags around as they do, maybe offering more data for the £20 and dropping the £25 one altogether? or creating a "Unlimited Data" Plan for £25-£30?

I use on average 26-30Gb a month at present, I limit my £20 Goodybag to 1.3Gb a day, then the data I don't use each day I then use more a week before my Goodybag recurs.

Lets see where Giff Gaff take this idea, and lets see what 2020 brings in the Goodybag department....

by: dvs22
on: 07-01-2020 15:24

Supported

by: tabedin
on: 05-01-2020 16:26

supported

by: green_leafs
on: 01-01-2020 12:26

I don't think the 40Gb limit is about reducing network load so much as about managing peer ISP transit costing.

It costs GiffGaff for every Gb of data sent over the Internet regardless of the time of day.

The night time restriction is almost certainly just a statistical balance between not cutting people off completely versus reducing usage.

by: johndfoster7
on: 31-12-2019 16:57

I like this idea

by: peterg92
on: 30-12-2019 22:45

Supported