Giffgaff is owned by O2’s parent company Telefonica and runs on O2’s network so you’re guaranteed great coverage. Giffgaff’s flexible 30-day SIMs let customers choose the perfect mix of allowances for them but if they want to change to a different plan then that’s fine too, because at giffgaff you’re the boss – they’ll even tell you if you can save money by changing to a different Goodybag! Refer your friends to earn PayBack points and then chat for free with free-to-giffgaff calls.
Pay as you go phones from giffgaff can be found in the PAYG tab from £139.00 to buy outright. You'll usually have to pay an initial top-up charge of £5-10 which is included in our totals, but there are no ongoing fees.
giffgaff SIMs are available from £6.00 per month. These are pay-as-you-go.
What type of deal do I need?
- Pay-as-you-go (PAYG)
- If you'd like to buy a device outright and only pay for the amount of data, minutes and texts you use then PAYG is a good option. The phone may be locked to giffgaff and an initial top-up required, but you aren't locked into a contract.
- Phone SIMs
- If you're just looking to purchase an ongoing airtime bundle for the device you already own you can purchase a SIM with a 12-month or 30-day rolling contract. These are usually good value if you make use of mobile data - you'll have a set allowance per month and you can even set spend caps to make sure you're never hit with an unexpected bill.
How do manual cashback redemptions work?
The deals that have the lowest average cost per month often include a manual redemption element. This will involve sending via post or uploading your phone bill from certain months of the contract within a claim window to ensure you're still connected and have kept up with the payments. Please read the individual retailer's terms as the exact months and payment methods can vary.
For example - you place an order for a 24-month contract in January which includes redemption cashback of £100 to be claimed in months 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18. Within a few days of receiving your phone and being connected to the network your first bill will be raised, dated January. In this case your 6th bill will be dated June - you would send this one to the retailer. Within 14-28 days you'll receive cashback of £20. You then repeat this process in September, December and so on until the full £100 has been claimed.
How do I order?
After you've made your choice of colour, storage size and the plan that suits you best click the "Get Deal" button on the deal card. You'll be transferred to the retailer's website where you can place your order.
Please note that we are a price comparison service - your order is not placed with us, but with the retailer directly. We try to ensure all prices and plan benefits are correct, but please check the full details of the deal you add to the basket before ordering as errors in our data feeds may occassionally occur. To help us continue to provide our free service we may earn a commission from our partners if you make a purchase. This doesn't affect the price you pay or the ranking order of our comparison results.
What if I change my mind after I order?
If your order hasn't been dispatched yet, then you may be able call the customer service number found on the retailer's site and cancel. If you've already received the phone, you have 14 days after taking delivery to request a return - even if you've opened the packaging and switched it on. Some networks may opt to offer even longer evaluation periods to make sure you're fully satisfied with their signal coverage.