You can order your GiffGaff SIM card here. To get £5 worth of free credit you will need to activate the SIM card. To activate the SIM card you will need to top up with £10 of credit. That is very easy to do, you can do it online (using a credit card or PayPal) or buy a Top Up Voucher from any corner shop or Post Office. You can also use 02 Top Up vouchers as Giff Gaff uses the 02 Network.
The SIM is supplied either as a dual SIM which means you can pop out the Standard SIM, or pop it out a bit further to get a Micro SIM. If you have an iPhone 5 you can order a Nano SIM. All SIM cards are completely FREE!
Although I am based mostly in France I do like to go to the UK quite a lot and when I do I like to have a UK based mobile. Up until October 2013 I was using Virgin Mobile, but when I arrived in the UK this time, the word everyone was talking about was GiffGaff. GiffGaff is pretty amazing, I really don’t quite know how they do it, but the prices knock spots off anyone else I can find in the UK. If you have a friend who is on the GiffGaff network, texts and calls from GiffGaff to GiffGaff are completely free and unlimited.
When I am in the UK I use my Iphone a lot for internet access and calls. It is normally the internet access that ends up costing a lot of money, because I like to use Google Maps a lot as well as just general browsing and watching stuff on YouTube. I used to find that with Virgin Mobile I would quickly romp through all my data allowance without not doing very much at all. Not so with GiffGaff, I did everything I had to for just £10. I got my SIM on the first day of my holiday (I got it delivered to a friends house in rural Essex) and topped it up with a £10 ‘Top Up Voucher’ from the tiny Toppesfield Village Post Office and I was in business. You can just use the credit ‘as is’ or you can convert the credit into what GiffGaff call a ‘Goody Bag’. A Goody Bag is just a bundle of call minutes, data and texts that lasts a month. I think for £10 I got 500 minutes of calls to any UK number, unlimited texts and 1Gb of data. To be honest I didn’t hardly make a dent in that lot in the 2 weeks I was there. I reckon if I was in the UK full time I could easily just have the £5/month Goody Bag and that would be all I would pay – ever. It is worth bearing in mind that Goody Bags are for the UK only and their credit expires after 1 month. Regular minutes on the other end, last forever, so any credit you have unused will never disappear.
So why should you order your GiffGaff SIM through this link? Well you don’t have to, you can order it straight from GiffGaff for free and then activate it by adding £10 credit. BUT, yes that was a BIG BUT, if you order it for free by the link on this page you will get all of that PLUS £5 credit. Does it take longer for your SIM to arrive? No not at all, so what are you waiting for?