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Started by: duaanl
On: 26/08/2012 | 20:13
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by: duaanl
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:13

Just a quick question, why is it that on my iPhone in the carrier space it shows 'O2-UK' and not 'giffgaff' I know giffgaff runs on the o2 network and this is normal, but was wondering why only on iPhones it shows like that yet on my galaxy ace would say o2 for a few seconds then change to giffgaff. Smiley Frustrated

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by: alecb
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:18
Apple don't recognize Giffgaff as an official carrier, so no bundles are included in the iOS Smiley Wink This also means that the personal hotspot feature on Apple devices disables itself when a Giffgaff SIM is inserted.
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by: graham05
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:14
Giffgaff is not a registered carrier with apple.
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by: midgedog
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:15
Not sure, but mine has always done the same! I think its a case of "some do" "some don't"...!

I'm sure someone will have a much better answer...! lol
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by: bwayne
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:15
That is normal when you got an iPhone
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by: jumbo4
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:15

it happens on quite a few iphones,

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by: backdrifters
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:15
It's just the band that giffgaff uses the iPhone recognises as 02. You can change this if you wish but would have to jailbreak
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by: alecb
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:18
Apple don't recognize Giffgaff as an official carrier, so no bundles are included in the iOS Smiley Wink This also means that the personal hotspot feature on Apple devices disables itself when a Giffgaff SIM is inserted.
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by: duaanl
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:36

If you go to Settings -> General -> About you can see it says 'Line: giffgaff' what does this mean?

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by: alecb
on: 26/08/2012 | 20:39

@duaanl wrote:

If you go to Settings -> General -> About you can see it says 'Line: giffgaff' what does this mean?

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Not too sure about that one, I'm guessing it can pick up the signature of Giffgaff somewhere along the line. If you inserted a Tesco Mobile SIM into the phone it would say O2 under network and Tesco under line
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