GiffGaff’s hoping to appease those right-royally pissed off by its network outage gaffe last week by bunging a community-chosen charity a £10,000 lump sum. That, and gifting users unmetered calling for a bit.
You might not know this, but GiffGaff is an MVNO with a difference. It’s powered by O2’s network, and is actually owned by O2, but it’s run very differently. It’s a network for the people, run by the people, and operated up by a small, dedicated team of permanent employees headed up by the Gaffer himself, Mike Fairman. But where did GiffGaff start, and who is this Fairman chap?
Oh dear Orville, has money really got that tight? You’re destroying some of my innocent childhood memories here; Keith looks like my granddad trying to be all “urban”. And what the hell have chickens got to do with a mobile phone network anyway?
GiffGaff’s feeling the strain of its low cost user-powered business model. It left some customers without a connection for three weeks and managed to mix up users’ numbers for days, in its biggest gaff yet.
Popular SIM-only specialist GiffGaff has decided to get tough on the data hogs who abuse its unlimited data connections, introducing new checks and possible bars on those who suck down the most internet through their mobiles.
GiffGaff, the MVNO owned by, and run on, O2, has been suffering from an outage for the last three days. Certain GiffGaff customers have been without voice and data services for no apparent reason, and O2 has yet to rectify the situation.