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Can GiffGaff be used on Tesco Mobile phones?

Started by: iconic944ss
On: 07/09/2012 | 09:06
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by: iconic944ss
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:06

I Am thinking of buying a phone as a gift and the phone I fancy is on Tesco Mobile PAYG which I gather is network locked.

 

Apparently, Tesco Mobile now runs on O2 as well , so can GiffGaff SIMS be used on a Tesco Mobile phone please?

 

Cheers - Frank

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by: bozenkas
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:07 edited: 07/09/2012 | 09:11

yes you can use as giff gaff is runs on O2

 

if it wont work you can unlock it here

http://giffgaff.com/unlock

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by: kiwatche
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:08
no tesco lock them so even o2 won't work in them
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by: basky
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:08 edited: 07/09/2012 | 09:11

Most of the time Yes just put the sim in and set it up with following settings. If not then it will need to be unlocked. http://giffgaff.com/unlock

 

Try the easy option first, but this is not always compatible with new smartphones.
what phone do you have?
Text "settings to "2020"
Or "mms" to "1010"

Here are the basic APN Settings. Which "should" work on all phones.

Manual Settings:

GPRS-3G Settings

Connection/Username Name: giffgaff
APN - Access Point Name: giffgaff.com
Proxy Server Address: 193.113.200.195
Proxy Port:8080
Login - Username: giffgaff
Password: password
MCC: 234
MNC: 10


MMS Settings

Connection/username Name: giffgaff - MMS
APN - Access Point Name: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Server: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMSC: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS proxy: 193.113.200.195
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 234
MNC: 10
APN type: mms

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by: follybridgeinn
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:08

The answer is Maybe.....

 

Some Tesco mobiles are double locked to the Tesco Network even tho it runs on the O2 network.

 

But some Tesco phones are not.

 

You will need to put working Giffgaff sim in and see if it works, if not then take it to a shop and get it unlocked.

 

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by: lmills
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:08
Some Tesco phones are double locked. You would need to try the sim and see
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by: skytes
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:09

iconic944ss wrote:

I Am thinking of buying a phone as a gift and the phone I fancy is on Tesco Mobile PAYG which I gather is network locked.

 

Apparently, Tesco Mobile now runs on O2 as well , so can GiffGaff SIMS be used on a Tesco Mobile phone please?

 

Cheers - Frank


They say some can but some wont, always best if you can try a sim in it.. tesco sometimes are locked to tesco, so be carefull always try and check first if you can.. good luck

 

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by: bozenkas
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:10
in case it wont work you can unlock it here:
http://giffgaff.com/unlock
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by: harry58
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:10

You will have to have it unlocked sorry

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by: pinkcalculator
on: 07/09/2012 | 09:10
The majority are though iPhones are single locked to O2. Unless its an iPhone I wouldn't risk it unless you have a cheap way to unlock it
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