I have tried to make a call from Bahrain and received the message 'All outgoing calls except emergencies are barred'.
I have googled this and followed numerous links within the Giffgaff forum website and noticed that the issues were from as far back as 2014.
I have temporarily changed the carrier, as recommended, it made no difference. I've restarted and also made no difference.
I followed all advice with regards this issue and still I am unable to phone out. This is a bit annoying as I have added £20 credit to enable me to call back to the UK.
I look forward to any suggestions to resolve this.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
The link to check the signal in my area doesn't recognise the Bahrain address. It's asking for a valid postcode or address.
I've also tried the manual roam advice again and I still get the same message about my calls being barred.
Thanks for posting so quickly.
The phone has been restarted numerous times now and it shows it's still connected to the local network which is Batelco. I purchased another £20 airtime credit yesterday and it's all ready to spend!