Is it supposed to do this automatically if you have a rubbish signal? Do I need 3 APN settings on the phone for this?
No, what the previous poster suggested is that instead of giffgaff using o2 for it's signal, they should buy service from Three UK instead.
A non starter of an idea, when giffgaff is a fully owned subsidiary of o2, it isn't going to go using competitors networks to plug gaps
How did you check the signal, when I checked exeter on the http://status.o2.co.uk/ web page
Agent responded yesterday to say that the request for the internet connection to be reprovisioned was resolved. Which I assume means that the reprovisioning has been done or an order for it to be done has been put in.
In any event, I have still NOT been able to get anything higher than GPRS/Edge speed on giffgaffs mobile broadband. Maybe reprovisioning takes a couple of days?, or maybe it wasn't the problem?.
I did notice one other thing today:
If I put the Original Orange sim in the phone (OSF) and go to Settings - About phone - Status:
I get Network = Orange, Mobile Network Type = UMTS.
If I put the giffgaff sim in I get
Network = O2 - UK
Mobile Network Type = GPRS.
I don't know if this Mobile network type is specified to the phone by the SIM, or in the Phone, or if it's the Phone saying 'I'm only getting GPRS in this area cos' the coverage is bad' , bearing in mind the o2 coverage website says coverage is good indoors and outdoors.
Could it be the Sim? if it's the phone, how do I tell it to use UMTS (or auto, or better), (Note: Check box to restrict it to 2G networks has always been disabled so it should get 3G).
Well I don't know if it was the reprovisoning or not, but was able to get 3G (... woo hoo) walking home today.
The phone status issue from my last post looks about the mobile network type looks to be the network the phone is picking
up. When I managed to get 3.5G the network type had changed from GPRS to HSDPA 'H'.
At least I know my phone/sim/settings combination is capable of picking up 3.5G on the giffgaff network.