January 3rd, 2013, 06:47 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device(s): HTC Sensation XE
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I was on an O2 contract and my data just kept going up and up with all the new features on my new android handset.
I was paying £10.50 a month for the minimum bundle of texts and minutes, and I changed my £5 500Mb bolt-on for a £10 1GB bolt-on, I was paying over £20 a month and it still wasn't enough.
I bought out my contract and moved to giffgaff, now I pay £12 a month for 250 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, unlimited mobile Internet, and free giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts.
Unlimited appears to be genuinely unlimited, I heard some people go as high as 12Gb without any issues, and they recently jumped the unlimited goodbybag from £10 to £12 so they could sustain the amount of data traffic.
Bear in mind that giffgaff still runs on the O2 signal, if you're happy with the coverage in your area and the places you plan to go, then go for it.
However, my colleague is on the 3 network and he's constantly boasting about his fast connection and genuinely unlimited internet, so they appear to be a good option to go for too.
I would definitely take unlimited mobile data over wifi whichever network you go with, you can never guarantee you'll be anywhere near a wifi spot if you travel, and you get "unlimited wifi" anyway when you connect to your house, your friend's houses, and public wifi in restaurants/airports etc, that's totally separate from your network provider.