I bought a O2 Sony Xperia E on Wednesday and have had no problems with using my giffgaff sim in there for making calls and texts.
However I cannot connect to the internet through my phone even though I have 1GB on my data allowance, I have looked at the APN's available and it only gives the option of using the O2 pay&go one. I looked on here earlier and it said about creating a new APN with giffgaff settings on it, I did this but when clicked save on it , it was not added to the APN list.
I see that on the post I found it says connect to a Wi-Fi connection and delete the APNs available but I do not have a Wi-Fi connection at home I only have the net on my phone and from my dongle. The only APN it says is available is the O2 pay&go one.
How can I get my phone to save the settings for the giffgaff APN so I can use the net on my phone?
Any ideas or suggestions will be useful.
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Some of the Xperia range are different to set up to other Android phones.
There is a seperate guide just for Xperias at
I just got this phone and was having similar problems, so try these settings and it should work for you, good luck
Go to > Settings > More > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Tap on the existing o2 APN and now edit this APN with the giffgaff settings below, leave the name as it is (o2 payandgo)
Name - o2 Pay&Go then edit the rest to...
APN - giffgaff.com
Username - giffgaff
Password - password
MMSC - http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS Proxy -126.96.36.199
MMS Port - 8080
MCC - 234
MNC - 10
Now click the right hand key and choose Save.
Restart your mobile and you should be connected.