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giffgaff internet settings for a blackberry curve 8520

Started by: shanida
On: 27/10/2012 | 21:47
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by: shanida
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:47

hey guys, wondering if anyone can help me please, my son has just got a blackberry 8520 (secondhand) and he can't use the internet on his phone, have giffgaff got any special settings for this phone?

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by: puregangsta2k10
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:47 edited: 27/10/2012 | 21:48
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Accepted by a_rachel (former giff-staffer)
‎21-08-2015 01:01

hi there please check out the blackberry guide here http://bit.ly/giffgaffblackberry

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by: puregangsta2k10
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:47 edited: 27/10/2012 | 21:48
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Accepted by a_rachel (former giff-staffer)
‎21-08-2015 01:01

hi there please check out the blackberry guide here http://bit.ly/giffgaffblackberry

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by: jmills
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:48
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by: dalan
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:48
You need to have a goodybag with the bb add on to have the full bb services.
Blackberry

How to setup your Blackberry: http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/giffgaffer-s-guide-to-Blackberry/td-p/92334

Have a look at this.
Blackberry troubleshooter

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/Blackberry-User-Please-Read-before-Posting/...

Blackberry Addon 1010: http://giffgaff.com/blackberry-add-on

Blackberry without bb add on


Internet without the BlackBerry Add-on
In order to get the internet working on a BlackBerry without the BlackBerry Add-on you will need to have the Opera Mini browser installed on your BlackBerry instead. Follow this simple guide on some instructions to getting on the internet with out the BlackBerry Add-on:
First of all set up your BlackBerry internet settings to the following:
APN: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password

Then, while connected to wifi, you need to download the Opera Mini internet browser from the BlackBerry App World
Now when you want to use the internet use the newly installed browser, Opera Mini, and it should work!

If it helps,
Feel free to use this post at a later date, as I am an adult and have no EGO to feed.
If I helped click ''best answer and kudos'' thanks.
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by: mikeok
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:50

Blackberry Internet :


How to configure APN settings

On Home screen,
click Options.
Click Advanced Options
TCP
Enter the APN: giffgaff.com
user name: giffgaff
and password: password
Press the Menu key and select Save!
Try to use Internet it should work ...



Please download OPERA MINI FROM BELOW ..
http://j.mp/bboperamini


Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: djbonner07
on: 27/10/2012 | 21:58
[ Blackberry User's ]

(Setting up Blackberrys)

Everything you need is here http://bit.ly/giffgaffblackberry

BB Add-on - http://giffgaff.com/blackberry-add-on


:Extra Info: THE ADDON:

1, You must purchase the add on at the same time as a goodybag,

2, You cannot add it to an existing live goodybag, on it's own or with payg credit

3, You will have to wait until your present goodybag fully expires am affraid


4, If you dont have the addon then you Can / Need to download opera mobile browser > http://www.opera.com/mobile/download/versions/



5, [ After The Purchase ]

Try taking your battery out for 1-2 minutes then replace and power it back on

Settings then should be applied for you automatically !

(Please be Aware) It could take 24 hours to register/activate with RIM

If your BB Add-on fails to activate within 24 hours and trying the above suggestions I made then I would advise you to contact a agent ASAP Smiley Happy

Contact A Agent http://bit.ly/giffgaffagent

Agent Replies http://bit.ly/giffgaffreplies


[ Blackberry Internet Settings ]

Go to your home screen and select (Options)

Then Select (Device)

Then Select Advanced System Settings > (TCP/IP)

Then Enter the APN : giffgaff.com
user name: giffgaff
password: password > just type the word password (not your giffgaff password)

Press the BB Menu key and select (Save)


For OS 4 or 5: From the Home screen, Options >
Advanced Options > TCP
APN: giffgaff.com
User Name: giffgaff
Password: password
Then Menu Key and Save.


For OS 6 or 7: Trackpad button > Open Tray
Select Options > Device > Advanced System
Settings > TCP/IP
APN: giffgaff.com
User Name: giffgaff
Password: password
Then BB Menu key and Save.
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by: shannieeq
on: 27/10/2012 | 22:00
hey, my internet wouldn't work, has he got the blackberry add on, if not then go on blackberry app world and download opera mini, so your son can get on the internet on his phone Smiley Happy
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by: shanida
on: 27/10/2012 | 22:20
where on his phone is blackberry app world? he can't find it
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by: stryker9876
on: 27/10/2012 | 22:55
Text "SETTINGS" to 2020, should this not work, please choose your mobile Operating System from the list be low and click the link:

ANDROID - http://bit.ly/jitbandroid
iPHONE - http://bit.ly/jitbiphone
BLACKBERRY - http://bit.ly/jitbblackberry
WINDOWS PHONE - http://bit.ly/jitbwindowsmobile
Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: gersfans
on: 27/10/2012 | 23:14

shanida wrote:

my son has just got a blackberry 8520 (secondhand) and he can't use the internet on his phone, have giffgaff got any special settings for this phone?


 

Blackberry's are not like normal phones, you need to go through a couple of hoops to get them workign without buying the Blackberry Addon.

 

1) If you have access to WiFi, use the Blackberry to download Opera Mini on the Opera Website, or visit Blackberry App world and download it from there. [You may have to save Opera Mini to your Desktop computer and install it using Blackberry Desktop Manager software.]

 

2) Install giffgaffs APN internet settings on your phone, texting 2020 will not work so you need to install them manually, but its easy.

 

On the phone, go to Options > Device > Advanced System Settings > TCP IP

 

Tick the 3 boxes to enable you to input the following information:

 

APN: giffgaff.com

 

Username: giffgaff

Password: password [yes the password is password, not your giffgaff password]

 

Follow the 2 steps above and you will get internet access on the phone through Opera Mini Browser, remember that the default Blackberry Browser will NOT work and neither will most if not all Blackberry Apps [facebook, twitter, yourtube, etc].

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