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Trying to GG a "Big Friendly Phone"

Started by: 24ben39
On: 01/08/2013 | 22:45
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by: 24ben39
on: 01/08/2013 | 22:45

I am trying to get GPRS settings for a big Friendly Phone by Fonerange, any one any tips or pointers? Been trying all night, this is for a disabled person who cant read and has big fingers so bigger buttons .Smiley Frustrated

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by: 24ben39
on: 06/08/2013 | 20:08

After 3 days I have managed to get the Big Friendly Phone by Fone range working.

I got the phone for my brother who is disabled and the phone book is pictorial.

 

Below is a guide to how I done it, hope this helps someone else.

 Go to www.fonerange.com/setup

it will prompt you from there.

 upload photo's for your pictorial phone book, max of 8.

 

Then with the phone

 

1) Menu

2)Settings

3) Advanced Settings

4)Network Settings

5) Connectivity

6) Internet Settings

Account Name---giffgaff-GPRSf

APN----giffgaff.com

User Name----giffgaff

Password---(password)

*That is all you need to input.*

 

  Exit to home screen ensure you have signal.

1 Menu

2 Settings

3 Advanced Settings

4 Password

5 Done 

6 Sync Settings

7 Remote Sync-----Enable

8 start sync

 

That should be it the phone will Sync with the settings and pictorial phone book etc.

 That should be it done.

 If anyone finds a better way add it to this thread, Thanks to everyone for the help etc.

 

Smiley Very Happy

 

 

224ben39
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by: jizang
on: 01/08/2013 | 22:47

GIFFGAFF INTERNET SETTINGS=
Internet and mms settings...

Text "settings" to 2020

If all that fails here are the basic APN settings to manual input...

Manual Settings:

GPRS-3G Settings

Connection Name: giffgaff - GPRSf
APN - Access Point Name: giffgaff.com
Proxy Server Address: 193.113.200.195
Proxy Port:8080
Login - Username: giffgaff
Password: password
MCC: 234
MNC: 10


MMS Settings

Connection Name: giffgaff - MMS
APN - Access Point Name: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Server: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMSC: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS proxy: 193.113.200.195
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 234
MNC: 10
APN type: mms

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At the end, turn your phone off and then on again – and hopefully (fingers crossed) it should work

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by: madcatlady
on: 01/08/2013 | 22:49
Have you tried texting "settings" to 2020. What type of operating system does big friendly phone use, eg android, Symbian etc?
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by: mathew40
on: 01/08/2013 | 22:49
Hi there.
Have you tried texting the word settings to 2020 yet ?.
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by: 24ben39
on: 01/08/2013 | 23:04

The phone is a basic big button job but is supposed to be able to connect to the cloud by GPRS, this is to sync photos for the phone book, contacts etc. 

224ben39
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by: 24ben39
on: 04/08/2013 | 18:09

Been trying for days seems like nothing will work. It is for a disabled person the phone book is supposed to have pictures instead of numbers , hence connecting to the cloud by GPRS settings are not the same, have tried all the suggestions on this link. Smiley Frustrated

224ben39
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by: jizang
on: 04/08/2013 | 18:29

try just putting:

 

APN - Access Point Name: giffgaff.com
Login - Username: giffgaff
Password: password

 

 

Supposedly this will work on the phone

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by: foodie_girl
on: 04/08/2013 | 18:34

On the phone press Menu, Settings, Advanced Settings, Network Settings, Connectivity, Internet Settings. 

 

Select "User defined" and press Options, Edit to input the giffgaff details as shown in this guide: http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Settings-for-your-device/Internet-and-MMS-settings-APN-guide/ta-p/3...

 

Hope this helps. These phones are notoriously hard to set up!

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by: 24ben39
on: 06/08/2013 | 20:08

After 3 days I have managed to get the Big Friendly Phone by Fone range working.

I got the phone for my brother who is disabled and the phone book is pictorial.

 

Below is a guide to how I done it, hope this helps someone else.

 Go to www.fonerange.com/setup

it will prompt you from there.

 upload photo's for your pictorial phone book, max of 8.

 

Then with the phone

 

1) Menu

2)Settings

3) Advanced Settings

4)Network Settings

5) Connectivity

6) Internet Settings

Account Name---giffgaff-GPRSf

APN----giffgaff.com

User Name----giffgaff

Password---(password)

*That is all you need to input.*

 

  Exit to home screen ensure you have signal.

1 Menu

2 Settings

3 Advanced Settings

4 Password

5 Done 

6 Sync Settings

7 Remote Sync-----Enable

8 start sync

 

That should be it the phone will Sync with the settings and pictorial phone book etc.

 That should be it done.

 If anyone finds a better way add it to this thread, Thanks to everyone for the help etc.

 

Smiley Very Happy

 

 

224ben39
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by: rebelyell
on: 06/08/2013 | 20:11
Well done and thanks for letting us know how you got it sorted.
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