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Can receive text but cannot send or make calls

Started by: fitzk
On: 21/12/2015 | 23:01
Replies: 9

by: fitzk
on: 21/12/2015 | 23:01

Tonight I have activated sim and completed the APN information.  I can receive text messages but cannot send message or make phone calls.  I am doing this on my daughters phone which is a Samsung and I am not really familiar with it as I have iphone.  I have tried taking out the sim and waiting 5 mins and this does not appear to have solved the problem as suggested on previous messages.  I wonder if you have any other recommendations on what else I can try?  Thanks.

Message 1 of 10
by: gwpreston
on: 21/12/2015 | 23:04 edited: 21/12/2015 | 23:05

Have you  rebooted your phone to kick-start everything

Message 2 of 10
by: sloz
on: 21/12/2015 | 23:05
What does it say on the phone screen when you dial *100*7# and *100# ?

Can you see a goodybsg live here

Have you bought a data only orange coloured gigabag by mistake?
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 3 of 10
by: w69d
on: 21/12/2015 | 23:06
hi , which sorts of numbers are you trying to call or text ,could they be none giffgaff numbers and you might have purcahsed a gigabag for your daughter ? (data only goodybag ? )

what's returned when you dial the shortcodes
*100# and *100*7#

can you dial 43430 OK ?

can you see any airtime credit or minutes on her my giffgaff page
Message 4 of 10
by: p33t3r
on: 21/12/2015 | 23:37
It sounds as if you have bought data time rather than a goodybag which allows you to talk
Message 5 of 10
by: arsenal20112011
on: 21/12/2015 | 23:43
Restart your phone. Activations could take upto 24 hours to activate fully.
Message 6 of 10
by: fitzk
on: 22/12/2015 | 12:40

That is exactly what I have done, thank you!  Will not make that mistake again!


Message 7 of 10
by: fitzk
on: 22/12/2015 | 12:42

Thank you!  


Message 8 of 10
by: sloz
on: 22/12/2015 | 13:39
Policy is an agent will remove a wrongly applied bag and put the credit spent, back as airtime credit if you've activated the sim within the last 30 days
And you've used less than 20mb and 5 minutes of calls
Outside of those proviso and it's at the agents discretion

Log into here ( short url Http:// )

Put the details of your mistake and request in the box provided

If the agent agrees to remove the bag, watch out for a text alert to indicate the bag has been removed and the credit refunded
You can then log in to buy the correct bag
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 9 of 10
by: fitzk
on: 22/12/2015 | 15:52

Thank you so much for the advice they are going to credit me which is brilliant. 

Message 10 of 10