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ghounse
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Sim O2/giffgaff

Hey everybody,

I previously posted a comment asking if my giffgaff sim would work in my O2 phone and I was told it would but when I tried my phone said "sim failure"....help please

bob201012
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

Is the sim activated?
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ghounse
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

yep, the sim is activated because it worked in my previous phone
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belenus
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

Please check the network & signal status in your
surrounding area to check if your having any disruptions or
outages:
- http://www.bit.ly/ggservicestatus

And try manual roaming by following the link below:
- http://is.gd/manualroam
bob201012
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

Ok you sure the phone is unlocked/on O2?
misba_786
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

Try:

check if there are any problems in your area http://status.o2.co.uk/

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.

Turn On Airplane Mode (if you have this option) And then turn back On after about 20 sec 'or' Take the battery out for 30 seconds and then place it back in and power up (not for Iphone users Etc). 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

Also try to hand clean the sim very carefully then re-insert it

Try a manual roam, this refreshes your connection to the network which can help with calls, texts and data. Follow the instructions below if you're not sure how to do this

1. Go to settings
2. Then go to mobile networks
3. Select a network other than
O2(gg) i.e orange or tmobile
4. Come out of settings and it
should say no network coverage
or something
5. Repeat the process this time
choose O2(gg) and this will update your number to the message centre
and should help your texts

Also check the message centre number in your message settings should be +447802002606
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pjpoppy
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

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hi

try applying new settings

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bob201012
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

If it worked in your old phone but not this on its a phone problem not a sim issue
max909
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

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If the phone is locked to o2 or its unlocked it should work absolutely on it. Test the sim in another phone to see if it's sim or phone issue

figment_uk
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Re: Sim O2/giffgaff

"SIM failure" suggests a faulty SIM, or the SIM has not been inserted correctly.

 

If the wrong SIM was inserted in a locked handset, it would normally say "Invalid SIM" or ask for a Network Unlock Code.

 

Are you sure your phone is locked to O2, and not some other MVNP that runs on the O2 network (e.g. Tesco Mobile)

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