GiffGaff to introduce 4G cap on unlimited data tariff

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GiffGaff to introduce 4G cap on unlimited data tariff

GiffGaff will simplify its mobile "goodybags" this September with a new range of plans which come with 4G as standard. In total, there will be seven plans priced between £5 and £20 per month, with varying amounts of minutes, data and texts, as well as free calls to other GiffGaff numbers. Until now, the network's 3G-only plans have typically offered higher allowances than their 4G counterparts, so you'll have less flexibility when choosing between volume and speeds. Some of the 4G plans will see their data allowances increased, however, so it's not all bad news when your 30-day plan rolls over.

One point of contention will likely be GiffGaff's new "Always On" data model. If you choose the network's £20 per month plan, which comes with unlimited data, you'll only have access to 4G speeds for the first 6GB. After that point, you'll be throttled to 256kbps between 8am and midnight for the rest of the month. That's far below the national average for 3G download speeds, but hopefully enough to check your emails and WhatsApp messages. To help you make sense of all the new plans, we've broken them down below:

Price per month Minutes GiffGaff minutes 4G Data Texts
£5 100 Unlimited 100MB 300
£7.50 250 Unlimited 500MB Unlimited
£10 500 Unlimited 1GB Unlimited
£12 500 Unlimited 2GB Unlimited
£15 1,000 Unlimited 4GB Unlimited
£18 2,000 Unlimited 6GB Unlimited
£20 Unlimited Unlimited "Always On" Unlimited
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