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Started by: wazzyp
On: 26/12/2013 | 13:29
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by: wazzyp
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:29
hey folks, i've just moved from iphone to android. since doing so, i'm not receiving text messages from people who previously used to text me via imessage. I realise that i messages iphone and ipad only. However, as i have put my giffgaff sim card straight into the android phone, i'm wondering if i need new settings that allow for the receiving of text messages and multimedia messages?

what do i need to do to input the settings for android?
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by: rebelyell
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:37
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‎21-08-2015 01:01
You don't need any settings to receive standard text messages but you do for MMS.

To set up your device for 3G and MMS go to:
(System) Settings > Wireless & Networks (more. . .) > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names. Create new APN.

Now enter the following information:

Name: giffgaff
APN: giffgaff.com
Proxy:
Port:
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Server: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMSC: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS proxy: 82.132.254.1
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 234
MNC: 10
APN type: default,supl,mms

Leave any other fields at the way they are.
Make sure you save your settings.
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by: sullyman524
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:32

enter these settings into the phone

 

apn: giffgaff.com

username: vertigo

password: password 

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by: clinteastwood50
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:34
Hi there text settings to 2020 & ye will be cool.
You will get a link that you download to your mobile data.
All the best.
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by: falsetruth
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:36
Sms will come normally.But mms you have to enter settings manually.

MMS settings


APN : giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Server - http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
Port - http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS proxy: 193.113.200.195
MMS port: 8080
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by: rebelyell
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:37
Best Answer
Accepted by topic author wazzyp
‎21-08-2015 01:01
You don't need any settings to receive standard text messages but you do for MMS.

To set up your device for 3G and MMS go to:
(System) Settings > Wireless & Networks (more. . .) > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names. Create new APN.

Now enter the following information:

Name: giffgaff
APN: giffgaff.com
Proxy:
Port:
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Server: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMSC: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS proxy: 82.132.254.1
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 234
MNC: 10
APN type: default,supl,mms

Leave any other fields at the way they are.
Make sure you save your settings.
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by: w69d
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:41
hi,if you still have your old iPhone maybe you could put your simcard back into the iPhone and switch off iMessages and remove your Apple ID from it ,

have you tried using an app to install the giffgaff Internet settings for your new android phone yet

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paulshirley.android.giffgaffsetapn

Or

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qmusa.giffgaffapp&hl=en_GB
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by: bluboy
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:42

See here for help with setting up giffgaff on your Nexus device -

http://bit.ly/giffgaffnexus

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by: headcell
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:50
You'll need to set the phone to work with giffgaff.

text SETTINGS to 2020 and follow the instructions that are texted back to you, or take a look at this guide: http://bit.ly/phonesettings

If that does not work then try this:

Go to - Settings (More) - Wireless & Networks
Mobile Networks - Access Point Names -
Tap the MENU key - select 'New APN'

Type in this info:
Name - giffgaff
APN - giffgaff.com
Username - giffgaff
Password - password

Tap the Menu key then press 'Save'.
Click the circle next to it to see a green light.
Your internet should now be sorted.
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by: crbnew
on: 26/12/2013 | 13:57
Well done great move to android!!! If your friends are texting you through imessage i dont think you will get them anymore. Think you will have to let them know to just use the normal text app
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by: wazzyp
on: 26/12/2013 | 14:19
I have entered all the settings on my new android phone and I have put my sim in my old iPhone and turned off imessaging. However people who try Townsend me a message still have it showing that I am on I messaging, resulting in messages going to my iPad but never arriving on my phone?
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