New activations allow the simcard to fully activate it takes from a few minutes and upto 24 hours to fully activate a simcard, keep restarting the phone every 30 minutes or so:
Manually install apn settings:
Download the giffgaff app this should help with the correct settings, depending what phone you are using:
Check the signal strength on the phone screen. If you generally get good coverage in this area, check if there is no temorary mast issues:
Or network issues:
Remove any accessory covers or shells from the phone temporary to check if covers affect the phones's signal strength.
Try changing the network connection to 3G ("Settings" > "Cellular (mobile network)" > "Highest connection speed").
Try reconnecting by switching "Flight mode" On and back Off ("Settings" > "Flight mode"). This resets the active connection.
Switch off your phone and take out the simcard. If the simcard is not properly inserted or if the simcard tray is not fully closed, the phone may get disconnected from the network.
Try your simcard in another phone to check if the issue is with your phone or your simcard.
If you continue to have problems then ask an agent, they can look into this for you:
Hi there @ayangeaor
All you have to do is set up your phones's APN:
To set up your mms and data APN’s, you have to go into your phones settings...
This is simple for android:
(P.S if you want to copy and paste the settings, just goto here: https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Settings-for-your-device/Internet-and-MMS-settings-APN-guide/ta-p/...)
Here is an example...
For Apple devices:
This will replace your current profile with giffgaff's data settings, including the parameters which can't be modified manually (e.g. proxy settings).
MMS settings must be modified manually, see below:
For any other devices, visit this link: https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Settings-for-your-device/Internet-and-MMS-settings-APN-guide/ta-p/... Have a nice day!