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Nexus 4 not receiving SMS

Started by: thehollyhopdrive
On: 02/12/2012 | 16:59
Replies: 12

by: thehollyhopdrive
on: 02/12/2012 | 16:59

Hi all,


Recently purchased a Nexus 4 and moved my number from T-Mobile to Giffgaff. I am currently unable to receive SMS (I can send them) and need some help to try and get it working, as the Giffgaff agent response was less than helpful (it seemed to be a canned response where my question obvously hadn't been read properly).


APN Settings:

Name: Giffgaff


Proxy: Not set

Port: Not set

Username: giffgaff

Password: password



MMS Proxy:

MMS Port: 8080

MCC: 234

MNC: 10

Authentication Type: Not set

APN Type: Not set

AP Protocol: IPv4

APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4

Bearer: Unspecified


To get to the message centre settings I need to enter the code *#*#4636#*#*, enter Phone Information, then scroll down.


The SMSC is currently blank. When I hit the refresh button, it gets set to "+447802002606", 145. However, regardless of whrther I hit update, refresh again, etc, every time I go out of the settings and back in, the SMSC has been cleared again. If, rather than clicking refresh, I attempt to manually enter the SMSC details then click update, it says "update failure".

Has anyone else had this issue, and do they know how to rectify it? If you need any more details, just ask.

Thank in advance.

Message 1 of 13
by: isabel1066
on: 02/12/2012 | 17:00
type you phone in the search box.
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 2 of 13
by: kbates
on: 02/12/2012 | 17:00
try rebooting your phone
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Message 3 of 13
by: thehollyhopdrive
on: 02/12/2012 | 17:05

I've tried all the normal stuff. I've searched the community and followed all the other threads about not receiving texts (none were specific to my issue though). I've rebooted the phone, taken the SIM out and wiped it, etc, etc.

Message 4 of 13
by: thehollyhopdrive
on: 02/12/2012 | 17:21

I've followed that guide and that didn't work either.

Message 6 of 13
by: thehollyhopdrive
on: 02/12/2012 | 22:16

Any other ideas?

Message 7 of 13
by: nate37
on: 02/12/2012 | 22:22

try deleting some of the messages in your inbox and then send yourself a sms.

Get a free giffgaff Sim
Please choose the best answer as solution, so others can find it, and give kudos to helpful posts
Message 8 of 13
by: thehollyhopdrive
on: 02/12/2012 | 22:26 edited: 02/12/2012 | 22:30

Can people please read the actual post before replying? I don't mean to sound rude, and I understand that people are trying to help, but the whole point of this network is that it is based around the community, including the support provided to customers, and "try turning it off" type answers are actually far more of a hinderance than a help.


I have no SMS in my inbox because I can't receive any SMS. I haven't since I got the phone and put the giffgaff SIM in it. I've asked an agent, rebooted the phone, followed the roaming guide, etc, etc.


Has anyone come across this specific issue?

Message 9 of 13
by: patrice58
on: 02/12/2012 | 22:31
No I have not had the issue you are having. Remember people are trying to help you and you getting arsey is not really going to make people rush to help you. Just a thought to remember.
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