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GiffGaff Brings Down Cost Of Blackberry Services

O2-owned mobile virtual operator GiffGaff has announced that it will be offering Blackberry services (which includes Blackberry Messenger, push email and Blackberry Internet) for as little as £3 over and above Giff Gaff goody bags.

This means that users will be able to get Blackberry services with 60 minutes and 300 texts for as little as £8 per month or 250 minutes, unlimited web and texts for only £13.

The offer, which will be available from the 24th of November, will initially be available on packages costing £10 or more.

Giff Gaff (opens in new tab) says that Blackberry Services will be available as a renewable add-on. Roaming on Blackberry will be limited to 10MB per day outside the UK.

It is quite interesting to note that GiffGaff, which is part of O2, undercuts O2's own Blackberry tariffs by a very wide margin. Unlimited texts, 1GB data, 100 minutes and 100 O2 to O2 minutes costs a rather steep £20.50 per month on a contract with the network provider.

Bearing in mind that GG runs on O2, users can swap O2 SIM for a GG one without any issues regarding compatibility. Similarly, you can swap your Tesco Mobile SIM for a Giff Gaff one as well, since both are powered by O2.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.