Sunday, 5 August 2012

How to set up the internet on giffgaff android phone

Most android mobile phone already has a quick set up for internet and MMS, but using the new mobile sim called giffgaff, this will does not work! Instead you have to do what I did, to manually install the settings on the phone with the procedure below. This procedure along with other mobile phone settings are found on giffgaff website help page, so if this will not work on your phone, just log-in to your giffgaff account and look into the help page.

This settings is for Android phones running the following Android versions - 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2

Setting up internet & MMS:

- Press the Menu key
- Tap Settings
- Tap Wireless & networks
- Tap Mobile networks
- Tap Access Point Names
- Tap a giffgaff APN (if there are no APNs go to 10)
- Press the Menu key
- Tap Delete APN
- Repeat 6, 7 and 8 until no giffgaff APNs remain
- Tap the Menu key
- Tap New APN
- Tap Name then tap the text box and enter giffgaff then tap OK
- Tap APN then tap the text box and enter giffgaff.com then tap OK
- Tap Username then tap the text box and enter giffgaff then tap OK
- Tap Password then tap the text box and enter password then tap OK
- Tap MMSC then tap the text box and enter http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002 then tap OK
- Tap MMS proxy then tap the text box and enter 193.113.200.195 then tap OK
- Tap MMS port then tap the text box and enter 8080 then tap OK
- Tap MCC then tap the text box and enter 234 then tap OK
- Tap MNC then tap the text box and enter 10 then tap OK
- Press the Menu key
- Tap Save
- Tap the circle next to giffgaff so a green dot appears.
- Press the Back key four times to return to the home screen.
- Turn you phone off and back on again

Note: Make sure that your data is enabled in order to access the internet via mobile network. You can do this by going to the network settings on your phone.

Good luck!

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