on 16-10-2012 12:14
I've put my giffgaff sim in an unlocked galaxy phone, the phone recognises the sim and displays o2-uk/GiffGaff on the home screen, however i have no network signal at all, i've chnaged all the apn settings etc and stil nothing, any help would be appreciated.
on 16-10-2012 12:15
on 16-10-2012 12:16
Have a read of
O2 Status and Coverage
Check the O2 status and coverage:
O2 status: http://bit.ly/o2status
O2 coverage: http://bit.ly/o2coverage
A quick restart and/or a reboot of the device can help you get reception on your phone. If these don't help then sometimes you may need to restore the device to factory settings (how it was when you took it out of the box) but then you will need to reinput your internet settings.
Turning the device into airplane/offline mode and back into normal mode can, a lot of the time, get you a bar or two of reception in bad coverage areas but also full reception if it just a temporary network issue!
16-10-2012 12:17 - edited 16-10-2012 12:21
The sim has to be fully activated with a £10 top up before it will work properly.
If it is already fully activated you may need to delete all the existings APN's on the Galaxy and then restart the phone....Then text SETTINGS to 2020....or....re-enter the APN details manually
Take a look at these guides they may help....
http://bit.ly/giffgaffactivate - Complete guide to activation
http://bit.ly/giffgaffandroid - Android guide
http://bit.ly/giffgaffAPN - Definitive APN Settings
http://bit.ly/giffgaffgfc - Buying a goodybag from existing credit