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How to add your mobile number to your phone

Started by: da1000
On: 03/03/2011 | 21:45
Replies: 75
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by: da1000
on: 03/03/2011 | 21:45 edited: 27/07/2014 | 17:06

Ok so lately there have been a fair few posts asking why the GG sim does not have the mobile number on it and if its possible to have it on the sim/phone, a few people have been replying with "its not possible" but it is (even for Android phones) or "just create a contact with the number" but if you run any apps that require access to the phones number this will not work Smiley Sad

 

So here is a little guide on how to do it, just needs a bit of effort and in some cases temporary use of another phone. Please note that if using someone else's phone you will need to check that the SIM card size on the borrowed phone is the same as yours.

 

First thing to do is goto "My giffgaff" and get your phone number (you need to have an active sim for this) then check the phone list below for instructions on how to enter it.

 

Please not that on some basic models you may lose your call and sms history.

 

List of phones capable of manually entering the number correctly

 

(will update this list if people kindly report back how their phone does it)

 

Iphones: Goto Settings> Phone> Press My Number> Enter number> Press Save> Press Home> Job done!

(iPhone 5 takes a nano SIM, iPhone 4 and 4s takes a micro SIM, iPhone, 3 and 3gs take a normal SIM)

 

Iphone with uneditable number: - See this post for how to fix.

 

Sony Ericssons: Goto Contacts> Press More> Select Options> Special Numbers> My Numbers> Select "My mobile" and enter your number > Press save> Job done!

 

Nokia: Menu> contacts> options> special numbers> My numbers> My mobile> edit (Excludes 6120 Classic & C2-01)

 

Motorola C139: Menu -> Settings -> Phone Status -> My Tel. Numbers -> (VIEW first entry) -> EDIT -> (select No.) -> CHANGE -> (enter new number) -> SAVE

 

Blackberry: Go to Options> Advanced> SIM Card> Press menu then select Edit SIM Phone Number

 

Xing Ling E71: Menu -> Phonebook -> Options -> Phonebook Settings -> Extra numbers -> SIM1 (or SIM2) owner number That's it !

 

Samsung Tocco Lite: Press phone book > More > Settings > My Phone Number > Create

 

Galaxy S (GTI9000)  - Goto Contacts > Settings > Own Numbers > Create a new entry called My Number > reboot phone

 

Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830i) - Goto Contacts > Settings > Own Numbers > Create a new entry called My Number > reboot phone

 

Galaxy Y - tested on (2.3) - Goto Contacts > Settings > Own Numbers > Create a new entry called My Number > reboot phone

 

Galaxy Mini:  Contacts > Menu > More > Own Numbers

 

Galaxy Apollo: Contacts > Menu > More > Own Numbers

 

HTC Wildfire: Open Peoples app > First contact on the list is me > Open that up you can input your phone number as well as several other details about yourself

 

HTC Hero with Froydvillain: Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > My phone number

 

Nexus 5: See this post.

 

Android phones not listed above:You have 3 choice

 

Take your sim out and use another phone that is capable of doing it

 

Install a rom capable of doing it, CyanogenMod 6 (and up) roms (including FroydVillain) can change their SIM phone number by going to:

Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > My phone number

 

Download This app (the app only works on 2.2 and above) it can also be a bit flakey from reading comments so its up to you if you want to try it Smiley Wink

Ok so once you have it set in the right place if you move your sim over to another phone it should automatically be set in any new phone Smiley Wink

 

For android users instead of seeing "unknown" this is what you will now see in Settings> About phone> Status

 

 

Which now means if you add yourself as a contact, add the phone number and a pic you should now get your pic instead of the grey android box in the msg app like so Smiley Wink

 

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

 

Special thanks to the following people for their additions Smiley Happy

 

rhinoman, ezzakins, ntfreak, fefesoso, george96, illy1965, magicmyth, Iopanrs, johnand2dogs, marinemw, idrisdragon, davejybandit, jeffkey1, trollslayer1, wrangler 83, pete_b


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Message 1 of 76
by: stephen1972
on: 03/03/2011 | 21:56
i have nokia but i just type in number and save it as my number. Dont have a problem remembering my own number.
Message 2 of 76
by: rhinoman
on: 04/03/2011 | 23:08

On a Blackberry

 

Go to Options, Advanced, SIM Card.

Press menu then select Edit SIM Phone Number

Message 3 of 76
by: da1000
on: 04/03/2011 | 23:14

 


@rhinoman wrote:

On a Blackberry

 

Go to Options, Advanced, SIM Card.

Press menu then select Edit SIM Phone Number


Thanks i have added it to the guide  Smiley Happy

 


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Message 5 of 76
by: ezzakins
on: 02/05/2011 | 19:37

Tocco Lite also works Smiley Happy

 

Press phone book > More > Settings > My Phone Number > Create

 

You will be prompted to add a "name" and number... so I added them exactly as I have them saved in my phonebook e.g name = Me, Number = my mob number

 

When I put my sim back in the phone and checked in settings > about phone > status, my phone number was listed, instead of "unknown" and my picture then showed up in the list when texing

Message 6 of 76
by: brulaw
on: 02/05/2011 | 20:36

 


@ezzakins wrote:

Tocco Lite also works Smiley Happy

 

Press phone book > More > Settings > My Phone Number > Create

 

 


Thanks for the info on Tocco being able to do it .........  San Francisco  now showing my number ....... cheers .... Smiley Happy

 

Message 7 of 76
by: da1000
on: 03/05/2011 | 13:07

 


@ezzakins wrote:

Tocco Lite also works Smiley Happy

 

Press phone book > More > Settings > My Phone Number > Create

 

You will be prompted to add a "name" and number... so I added them exactly as I have them saved in my phonebook e.g name = Me, Number = my mob number

 

When I put my sim back in the phone and checked in settings > about phone > status, my phone number was listed, instead of "unknown" and my picture then showed up in the list when texing


Awesome thanks for the heads up i added it to the list Smiley Happy

 


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Message 8 of 76
by: ntfreak
on: 12/05/2011 | 12:04

This can also be done on a Galaxy S (GTI9000)  - tested on 2.1 and 2.2


Goto Contacts/Settings/Own Numbers

Create a new entry called My Number

reboot phone

 

Cheers

Spen

Message 9 of 76
by: jamesd2010
on: 15/05/2011 | 13:28

Congratulations! I have now added this post into 'The Guide to the 'Top Tips' Section! Smiley Happy Your post was added under the category: Keeping Your Old Number?

 

Your name was also added to the 'Role Call': Role Call - Top Tips

 

Thank you for your contribution, you have been kudo'ed Smiley Happy.

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