on 07-08-2012 10:13
Hi, I'm using a Bluechip A502, Android 2.2 phone.
For some reason my mobile network state is showing as "Disconnected", which does not seem right. My giffgaff sim has (according to 'My Giffgaff' page) been active since last week.
My number transfer went through yesterday and seems to be fine according to giffgaff site.
Just think it's odd that my phone doesn't seem to acknowledge any mobile network as being active.
Manually sent text to get giffgaff settings from 2020 last night (after 09:00pm) but just got message back saying:
"We are having some trouble dealing with your request.
http://giff.ly/gg.blackberry has info about setting up your phone with mobile internet and picture messaging."
This makes no sense to me as I do not own a blackberry and just comes over as giffgaff trying to milk money out of me.
Are the 2 issues connected? Any advice on either of these?
Thanks for any assist
on 07-08-2012 10:14
Go to ‘Settings’.
Then go to ‘Wireless & networks’.
Continue go to ‘Mobile Networks’.
Then ‘Access Point Names’
Click the Menu button’
Then select ‘New APN’
Connection Name: giffgaff
APN : giffgaff.com
Turn on off airplane mode thats it !
See pics :
on 07-08-2012 10:14
If that's OK try rebooting your phone.
on 07-08-2012 10:20
Thanks but that has already been done, twice and followed to the letter both times.
Still under Setting > About Phone > Status
Mobile network state = disconnected.
Is it me miss understanding it as I assume it means that the phone/sim is not actively using any mobile network?
As, surely if it is not connected texting and phoning will not work? With no explanation of what "Mobile network state" actually means in the phones manual I'm a bit confused as I'm still new to android/smart phones.
on 07-08-2012 10:35
1) Go to Settings--Wireless and Networks--
Mobile Networks--Network Operators--
2) Search for networks. A list of Networks will soon
3) Select any network that is Not giffgaff or 02.
(choose Orange/Vodafone etc).
4) You will see "unable to connect" on the screen.
(or No Network Service).
5) Now select giffgaff or 02 and allow the selection
back to Automatic.
on 08-08-2012 08:45
Had wifi up and running.
Found out that if I switch the wifi off, the mobile network state switches to 'connected'
Wish the phone manual or adroid manual I downloaded could have explained this.
Another android lesson learned
on 08-08-2012 08:55
Text 'Settings' to 2020 - and you'll receive a text message back with the data and MMS settings.Or should this not work,
please choose your mobile Operating System from the list below and click the link: