UK mobile network giffgaff has launched a Universal Windows 10 app. The app, called My giffgaff, has been in development for some time but is now readily available for you all to download and enjoy. Those with Windows-based phones, tablets and PCs will be able to download the app and keep an eye on their accounts just like you would on Android or iOS.
As spotted by Neowin, it's not simply a beta release either. This is the real deal with a sound feature list. Here are some of said features sported in version 1.0:
- Check balance and goodybag status/allowance
- Topup by card or by voucher
- Topup another giffgaff number by card (pick from phonebook or enter number directly)
- Purchase or queue a goodybag by card or pay from airtime balance
- Manage auto top-up settings
- Manage auto recur settings
- See your current payback points and reward in £'s
- Order more giffgaff SIM's
- Share your personalised SIM order page via SMS, email, social media, etc
- Access the giffgaff Community with a single login
- Search the knowledgebase for answers to the most common issues
Unfortunately, this app is for Windows 10 hardware only. So those of you rocking Windows Phone 8 handsets will need to upgrade to newer devices to take advantage of the new app offering. As noted in the official release announcement (opens in new tab), work is already well underway on the first update.
Download My giffgaff for Windows 10 (opens in new tab)
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I'm not seeing this in the store on my Lumia 950...should be there :S
For my Lumia 930 it shows as not available.
Are you in the UK? Because that's the first step.
I'm in Brazil, but I leave the OS region in United States for using Cortana, etc.
Its a virtual network that's only available in the United Kingdom, so you probably won't be able to download
Oh, I actually didn't even know what this giffhaff stuff was, but I always try to download new apps to see quality of platform hehehe thks
Is it there for you yet? Link has been active for a couple days now as it was open to their beta testers before official announcement. Been working fine on my Lumia 950, PC and now SP4.
Is it bad that I'm considering switching to GiffGaff purely to be able to use this app? MyEE is terrible!
No it's not bad Giffgaff is quote a good network, so switching regardless is good Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
GiffGaff is using O2 - which has incredibly slow data speeds.
EE have the fastest.
So if you value quick data, then it would be foolish to switch to GiffGaff (also, their network is v.unreliable. I switched my mum away from it to Life Mobile via Uswitch. £6 per month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of tetherable data. Unlike GiffGaff, they actually have UK call centres. Only runs on 2G/3G - but comparative data speeds have been better.
I moved TO GiffGaff from EE due to v. poor data speeds. S'pose it's down to area...
Where I work there is a good O2 4G signal but many of my colleagues complain they can't get data 3G let alone 4G on EE. So faster maybe but pointless if it doesn't actually work Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
Yes I think it depends on area
What does the article mean by 'Windows 10 hardware only'? Works perfect on my 930 Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
It means the phone has to be running Windows 10. Windows Central for Windows 10-Microsoft Lumia 640
Anyone else having problems downloading this? Says app is unavailable.
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