on 28-03-2012 13:45
apologies for stupidity. i am trying to setup phone for sons birthday tomorrow. have put sim in and got texts from GG but phone still showing O2 as carrier, and not showing phone number? i think something needs to be activated as message is shown on top left corner, but when i go into messages there is only the ones GG have sent and i have sent to make sure it works. there is no message asking to activate anything.?
i set my daughters phone up yesterday and had to activate a text message?
i dont know how to get to the text to activate?
any help would be greatfully appreciated
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28-03-2012 13:52 - edited 26-04-2012 17:23
1) Make sure the phone is unlocked.
2) insert the gg SIM card.
3) Make sure you activate the SIM by adding at least £10 credit, then convert some of that credit into the £10 goodybag to get unlimited data.
4) Get giffgaffAPN App off Android Market (connect via wi-fi of course!). This will add the Access Point Names (network settings) your Android phone needs in order to access the giffgaff network. http://bit.ly/GY2iZt
It allows you to delete all traces of previous APN's and then installs full web and MMS settings for giffgaff with a couple of button presses. Magic!
5) Its not uncommon for Android phones to show O2 instead of giffgaff as the operator. giffgaff uses the O2 network so as long as you have correct APN's installed, it matters not what it says on the info bar at the top of the Android screen.
on 28-03-2012 13:53
http://bit.ly/giffgaffandroid - Android guide
if you have wi-fi access, download the giffgaffAPN app from the Android Marketplace to set them up for you
or click here to download the giffgaff apn:https://market.android.com/search?q=giffgaff&c=app
on 28-03-2012 14:19
The giffgaff app is the best way of installing your giffgaff settings, and information given.
Regarding seeing the phone number on your phone, this is not possible until you put the number on the sim card.
Now with the Ace this is not possible, but there are some phones which 'write to sim card'.
I had to use an old Sony Ericsson.
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