How to giffgaff a BlackBerry

It’s super simple to get your BlackBerry up and running on giffgaff. Just follow the steps below:

Order SIM

First things first – order a free SIM that comes with £5 free credit when you activate it.

Unlock phone

Ensure that your BlackBerry is unlocked or on O2. For more information about unlocking your BlackBerry, check out the Unlockapedia.

Buy BlackBerry add-on

Log in to your My giffgaff account and buy the BlackBerry add-on. You’ll have to buy the add-on at the same time as buying a goodybag so make sure you get them both together as you won’t be able to add it later on.

Once you’ve done all this you just need to turn your BlackBerry off and on again it will totally giffgaffed and ready to BBM! :)

Can I use my BlackBerry on giffgaff without buying the BlackBerry add-on

Yes, but you won’t be able to use services such as BBM, BlackBerry Browers and push email. You can still send emails and browse the web as usual though. Just make sure you input the APN data settings to be able to get online.

How do I know if Blackberry services are working?

In the top right of your screen it will say 3G/EDGE/GRPS in capital upper-case letters. If your BlackBerry add-on isn’t working properly it will be in lower case so turn your phone off and on again and check you have an active BlackBerry add-on.

What handsets support the BlackBerry add-on?

You can use giffgaff and the BlackBerry add-on with any BlackBerry handset but please make sure you have the latest software installed on your phone.

How much does the BlackBerry add-on cost?

It very competitive compared to other mobile networks at just £3 per month.

How do I buy the BlackBerry add-on?

Simply log in to your My giffgaff account and buy the BlackBerry add-on. Just click on “Top up”, select a goodybag and then click “Add to basket” by the BlackBerry add-on before completing your order.

Can I buy the BlackBerry add-on at any time or without a goodybag?

You’ll have to buy the add-on at the same time as buying a goodybag so make sure you get them both together as you won’t be able to add it later on. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to use the BlackBerry add-on without having a goodybag too.

How do I cancel a BlackBerry add-on?

If you no longer require the BlackBerry add-on for any reason, then your BlackBerry add-on will stop at the end of your current goodybag month. If you have a queued goodybag to begin the next month, then please Contact an Agent and let the team know at least 48 hours in advance.

How do I get my BlackBerry PIN?

The easiest way to get your PIN is to open up a new email or text message and type mypin followed by a space.

Alternative it should be printed on the box you got your BlackBerry in or you can find it under Options > Device > Device and Status Information on OS 6 or Options > Status on OS 5.

Do BlackBerry data services work abroad?

As long as you have an active BlackBerry add-on it will work overseas too and you will get 10MB free every day.

What are the APN settings for using a BlackBerry without the BlackBerry add-on?

BlackBerry OS 6 and 7 devices

Press the trackpad button and open the Tray. Then, navigate to Options > Device > Advanced System Settings > TCP/IP. From here, input the following settings:

APN: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password

When you’re done, press the Menu button and select Save.

BlackBerry OS 4 and 5 devices

Go to the Home Screen and navigate to Options > Advanced Options > TCP/IP. From here, make sure APN Settings and APN Authentication are enabled then input the following settings:

APN: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password

When you’re done, press the Menu button and select Save.

4 Responses on “How to giffgaff a BlackBerry”

  1. Beth says:

    my internet is still not working and ive tryed everything

  2. mandy says:

    Have put in the correct settings but still browser Facebook and twitter don’t work.

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