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Manual Roam

Started by: jokeyboi77
On: 09/03/2012 | 13:38
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by: jokeyboi77
on: 09/03/2012 | 13:38 edited: 14/10/2013 | 16:30

Hi

This is a guide i made for people having trouble with their network connection, i hope you find this guide useful it helps with refreshing your connection to the network which can help with calls, texts and data.

 

Generic Settings Guide

1. Go to settings
2. Then go to mobile networks
3. Select a network other than
O2(gg) i.e orange or tmobile
4. Come out of settings and it
should say no network coverage
or something
5. Repeat the process this time
choose O2(gg)
and this will update your
number to the message centre
and should help your txts

 

The message centre number in your message settings should be +447802002606

 

iPhone Settings

 

 

1. Go to settings

2.Go to carriers

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3. Switch off automatic and manually change the carrier to something other then O2-UK i.e vodafone or orange

 

 

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4. Come out of settings and wait until it fails to connect to the other carrier

5. Once it fails repeat the process and this time choose O2-UK

 

And a special thank you to fellow giffgaffer shortylumber for providing the scrscreenshots for the iPhone settings and for resizing my pictures on the Windows settings, thanks mate Heart

 

 

The next part of the guide is for Android and BlackBerry and the research was done by fellow giffgaffer paultheball thanks mate. Heart

 

Android Settings

 

1. Go to settings

Manual Roam Screenshots 1.png

 

 

2. Go to wireless & networks 

Manual Roam Screenshots 2.png

If you see the screen above then click 'more settings'

 

3.Go To mobile network

 

 Manual Roam Screenshots 3.png

 

 

4. Go to network operators 

Manual Roam Screenshots 4.png

 

You may at this point see this message 'unable to search networks while you're data service is active. Do you want to disconnect the data servive and search the available networks? ' just click OK

 

 

5. Search networks

 

Manual Roam Screenshots 5.png

 

 

6. A list of networks will soon display as you can see above

7. Select another network other then O2 i.e orange or tmobile

8. Wait until it fails to connect 

9. Repeat the process and this time choose O2

 

BlackBerry Settings

 

1. Click manage connection 

Bb manual roam 1.jpeg

 

2. Open mobile network option

Bb manual roam 2.jpeg

3. Select network selection and then change it from automatic mode to manual

Bb manual roam 3.jpeg

 

Bb manual roam 3 part 2.jpeg

 

4. Choose any other network other than O2 i.e orange or tmobile

Bb manual roam 4 part 1.jpeg

5. Leave the phone for 2/3 minutes 

6. Re-select the automatic mode and it will automatically return to O2

Bb manual roam 4 part 4.jpeg

 

Bb manual roam 4 part 4.jpeg

 

Bb manual roam 4 part 5.jpeg

7. Now reboot your phone

 

And a special thank you to fellow giffgaffer Woodyuk for taking the screenshots for me thanks mate. Heart

 

 

Windows Settings

 


1. Go to settings.

Settings.png

 

 

2. Go to mobile network.

Mobile Network.png

 

 

3. In the 'data roaming options' box click it and select roam.

4. In the box under data roaming there is another box 'network selection' click it and click 'press to select' and a list of networks will appear.

 

Roam & Network.png                                        

 

5. Select another network other than O2 i.e Orange or Vodafone.

 

Select Network.png

 

6. Once it fails to connect to the other network just repeat the process and this time choose O2.

 

 

For a shortened link to this guide click below

http://is.gd/manualroam

 

I hope this guide has helped Smiley Happy

 

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by: usmanozzy786
on: 09/03/2012 | 13:39
Thanks for this
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by: jumbo4
on: 09/03/2012 | 13:40

most helpful, thanks

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by: mrcool073
on: 09/03/2012 | 16:21

nice wee guide jokeyboi thanks for sharing



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by: roanguiney
on: 09/03/2012 | 16:59
I do not have a gg option, it is on o2..?
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by: gazzainayr
on: 09/03/2012 | 17:48
yes just chose o2 roanguiney.. Good guide jokeyboi.. I knew about manual roams from when i worked with vfone + if anyone cant receive texts 9 times out of 10 this will work.. This will help a lot of people ,, well done mate
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by: andy0
on: 09/03/2012 | 18:03 edited: 09/03/2012 | 18:05

If it's a phone with an offline or aircraft profile setting, then selecting that and back to normal might involve fewer steps.

 

Nokia phones produce the profile drop-down selection from a brief press of the power button 

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by: tracyp
on: 10/03/2012 | 00:43
this is a great step by step guide. anytime i have difficulties in receiving my messages i always try this and i have to say it always works. well done jakeyboi
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by: albertlambertsen
on: 14/03/2012 | 16:07

thanks for that have tried but when i choose an option of another operator it says access denied.... any ideas please

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by: mgb2
on: 14/03/2012 | 16:45

@albertlambertsen wrote:

thanks for that have tried but when i choose an option of another operator it says access denied.... any ideas please


pull your sim out for a minute or 2... when you power the phone back up it will be forced to scan for the network, which is exactly what the manual roam acheives. (obviously, it's easier to not have to pull the sim, but, if you can't do the manual roam that will work).

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