Giffgaff Goodybags: What They Are and How to Use Them

When choosing a mobile network provider, it is only natural that one of the most important questions occurring to potential users is how much it will cost. Another one is, «What will I get for it?» Of course, everyone has their own needs and desires, and everyone wants to get the most of what they pay for.

Take, for instance, a student who is immensely fond of social networks and videos on YouTube, compare him to an elderly man using his phone mainly for calling his relatives — maybe from abroad. They obviously have different demands, so different services are provided to them. To make the network meet the needs of each and every customer, Giffgaff offers a system of monthly plans called «goodybags?».

What is a Giffgaff goodybag

A goodybag represents a bundle containing a definite amount of data along with minutes and texts. Apart from the UK, Giffgaff goodybags work in the entire EU and some selected countries (in territories other than those mentioned, you’ll be charged out of your credit), lasting for one calendar month.

To check the expiry date and remaining minutes (texts, data), dial 43430 and choose the second option or call *100*7#.

Another variant is to visit

If all the quota is used before the goodybag is expired, you will be charged for calls/texts from your credit according to the standard rate called Pay As You Go. Besides, premium and international calls and MMS are not included in goodybags — it is credit that is used for them.

So far as data is concerned, you can acquire another goodybag when there’s less than 100MB left in your current goodybag. With 100 minutes left, purchasing a new bundle is also possible. Still, you should keep in mind that a new goodybag erases the current one, that is, you lose the remaining allowances when buying it.

Types of «early» Giffgaff goody bags

If you’d like to acquire a new goody bag before the current one expires, you have two options to choose from: a recurring goodybag and a queued goodybag. By purchasing the former, your goodybag will be automatically renewed every month; the latter will suit you when you decide to pre-purchase your next goody bag — it becomes active once your current one expires.

Buying a goodybag

You are welcome to purchase a goody bag right from your phone or online.

To do it over the phone, call 43430 and follows the simple steps voiced. Choose 1 for topping up your credit; choose 2 to get a goody bag using a voucher or your credit.

For online purchase, go to and choose the plan you need.

Note that you can’t purchase a goodybag by means of your credit if you have your goodybag set to recur.