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curlykate
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IPHONE 4s won't send or receive text messages

Hi I have just bought an Iphone 4s and joined Giff Gaff yesterday. I am unable to send text messages, they come up as a blue speech bubble instead of green and say delivered. I have checked my settings and it does not allow me to re-set them under MMS under the instructions posted on here which says to change the APN to giffgaff. Can anyone help?

 

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Re: IPHONE 4s won't send or receive text messages

hi there settings for your iphone can be found here http://bit.ly/giffgaffiphone
richiesharp
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Re: IPHONE 4s won't send or receive text messages

You are sending an iMessage, which is free between iPhones. I suspect the person you are sending to has an iphone too?
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aerus
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Re: IPHONE 4s won't send or receive text messages

Check if your need to change your settings. Here is an iphone related guide in the link below to help you on your feet:

 

http://support2.giffgaff.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/628/~/guide-to-using-an-iphone-on-giffgaff%3F

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miva72
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Re: IPHONE 4s won't send or receive text messages

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This is the setting I'm using on my 4s hope it helps you good luck :smileyhappy:

The blue bubble is normal if you are sending to another iphone user as it going as a imessages 

green to anyone not got imessages set up or if you are not connected to wifi

 


Go to " Settings " ....
" General " ....
" Cellular Data " ....
Then " CellularData Network "
Cellular Data

APN ... giffgaff.com
Username ... giffgaff
Password ... password
Visual Voicemail (just leave as is, giffgaff do not support visual voicemail)

MMS

APN ... giffgaff.com
Username ... giffgaff
Password ... password
MMSC http://mmsc-ac.mms.o2.co.uk:10021/mmsc
MMS Proxy 193.113.200.195:8080
Max message size 2097152
MMS UA Prof URL (just leave blank)
Do NOT press the " Reset Settings " button when you’ve done this.

Once the settings are in, turn your iphone off ( via the red slider ) till the screen is completely blank. Then reboot. If you do not see the apple logo, the settings will not stick.

Then, press “ Settings “…“ Messages “ and ensure that " MMS Messaging " button is set to ON.

In " settings " " messages " turn imessages on.

Please also ensure that the " Enable 3G " button and the " Mobile Data " button are set to ON. (Press Settings, then General, then Mobile Data).

Then " Settings " ... " Phone " .... And check " My Number " is correct

Go to " Settings " ... " Carrier " and change to O2-UK.



Also note that Picture messages cost 16p and are not included in any goodybags.

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Re: IPHONE 4s won't send or receive text messages

Your messages are sending as iMessages - you can turn off imessage in your settings if you wish. In theory, they will only send as iMessage if the destination can actually receive them - otherwise they'll send as a normal Text Message :smileywink:

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