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    I have a freind who does the £10 a month internet/text/calls goodybag on giff gaff for his phone, but he NEVER gets 3g signal, at first i thought maybe it was because O2 and vodafone do 3g differently (and his phone is vodafone branded) but on wikipedia it says they run on the same frequencies so was wondering if any one else had the same problem? or if they is a solution.

    i've done some troubleshooting on his phone and it is ready to accept 3g signal and what not. pretty sure it is also not a coverage thing as O2 advertise near where we live.

    any advice on possibly finding a solution

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    the deal looks good aat first but with only 2g not 3g, it actually seems pretty poor. is this possibly how giff gaff can offer such a service
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    GiffGaff definitely supports 3G, so that shouldn't be the issue.
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    Has he tried another O2 SIM to see if that still works?

    Giffgaff piggy-backs off of O2's network, so their coverage is exactly the same. http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker doesn't show any problems where you live?

    Does your friend have the Giffgaff APN settings enabled and correct?
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    im on it, i never had a problem... my room at uni is effectively a fortified chamber regarding getting a signal through, while thats where i get the lowest bars, i can STILL make phone calls/ texts/etc...

    london/nottingham= no problem for me so far and ive used it for perhaps a year i think?
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    (Original post by Beenman500)
    I have a freind who does the £10 a month internet/text/calls goodybag on giff gaff for his phone, but he NEVER gets 3g signal, at first i thought maybe it was because O2 and vodafone do 3g differently (and his phone is vodafone branded) but on wikipedia it says they run on the same frequencies so was wondering if any one else had the same problem? or if they is a solution.

    i've done some troubleshooting on his phone and it is ready to accept 3g signal and what not. pretty sure it is also not a coverage thing as O2 advertise near where we live.

    any advice on possibly finding a solution

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    the deal looks good aat first but with only 2g not 3g, it actually seems pretty poor. is this possibly how giff gaff can offer such a service
    GiffGaff do support 3g, they use the O2 network so anywhere that you can get 3g if you use O2 you will get it on GiffGaff.

    Go on their forum and ask for help. Make sure you actually post up what the phone is so people can help you.
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    His settings might not be correct. GiffGaff have several guides for the correct APN settings based on the phone that you have.
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    Tell him to text settings to 2020. Giffgaff will then text him back (auto text back) with the correct settings package for his phone and once he installs that it should work fine.
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    GiffGaff uses the O2 network, as has been said.
    Check here for the expected signal: http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker
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    So p*ssed off with GiffGaff right now

    Spent over £200 for an unlocked Blackberry so i could switch to giffgaff from Voadafone ready for the blackberry service launch on what was meant to be the 24th November, its the 2nd December now and they still havem't even confirmed when it will definitely launch

    And because I dont know when blackberry service will launch, i dont know whether to buy a goodybag meanwhile or not !
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    (Original post by Like a BAWS)
    So p*ssed off with GiffGaff right now

    Spent over £200 for an unlocked Blackberry so i could switch to giffgaff from Voadafone ready for the blackberry service launch on what was meant to be the 24th November, its the 2nd December now and they still havem't even confirmed when it will definitely launch

    And because I dont know when blackberry service will launch, i dont know whether to buy a goodybag meanwhile or not !
    They're targeting December 8
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    Try mid-january.... it was delayed... again.
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    Is giff gaff any good for an iphone ? Is it fast etc?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
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    (Original post by adriang458)
    Is giff gaff any good for an iphone ? Is it fast etc?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    Yes, for me it works perfectly. Although on occasions I don't seem to be able to iMessage on 3G network alone. Although I think that's a problem with my iPhone and not the carrier itself

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