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Will giffgaff work with a Blackberry?

I have a Blackberry but I wanted to change to a giffgaff sim but will it still wwork with Blackberry BBM?

Most Useful Answer shabanakhan07  Jun. 9, 2011 at 18:01

Hey, got a blackberry curve 8520 and recieved my giffgaff sim. Calls and texts dont work. What to do???

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timstongiffgaff  May. 11, 2011 at 12:38

Currently giffgaff do not provide bbm but it is intended to be available later this year in the next couple of months or so.
There are however many blackberry owners on giffgaff because there are a number of known work arounds such as downloading Opera for blackberry for internet browsing and using a GMail clienr or the like for emails.

For more information on how to giffgaff a blackberry read http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/giffgaffer-s-guide-to-Blackberry/td-p/92334

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timstongiffgaff  May. 11, 2011 at 12:39

giffgaff have now formally announced that bbm will be provided this summer.

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shabanakhan07  Jun. 9, 2011 at 18:01

Hey, got a blackberry curve 8520 and recieved my giffgaff sim. Calls and texts dont work. What to do???

mrew42  Jun. 10, 2011 at 09:29

sounds like you need to unlock your handset.
What network was the handset on previously?

xxgemmababyxx  Jun. 20, 2011 at 21:23

does bbm work on giffgaff now?

orla2  Jul. 16, 2011 at 16:30

@timstongiffgaff where did you hear that? I just checked GG news and there's no mention of Blackberry.

martinwallis  Jul. 16, 2011 at 20:11

@oria2

3rd paragraph on the giffgaff blog: http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/Product-Update/ba-p/835537

In other news and as many of you know, currently giffgaff doesn’t support the full range of Blackberry services (push e-mail, Blackberry web and BB Messenger). Across the Community, Facebook and Twitter we get almost daily requests and questions regarding Blackberry. As a result a project has kicked off to launch the functionality to get these services up and running. This project is already underway but it’s a significant piece of work and effects lots of different systems, so the likely launch date is in the summer. Once launched we can get all our Blackberry using friends to make the switch to giffgaff.

dawn2404  Aug. 26, 2011 at 09:35

does bbm work with giff gaf now

mrew42  Aug. 28, 2011 at 10:58

Not until Feb 2012 according to giffgaff

jmpinshrimp  Sep. 21, 2011 at 17:32

does bbm work now?

mrew42  Sep. 26, 2011 at 11:21

I refer the honourable poster to my previous post.

louisewebb2k8  Nov. 14, 2011 at 13:14

I'm thinking of comming of GiffGaff then, because i'm getting a Blackberry for christmas and if GiffGaff doesn't work in Blackberrys then i'm going back to Vodaphone.

rosiehwood  Jan. 15, 2012 at 19:49

i have "giffgaffed" my blackberry so that the internet works etc.. but does this mean when they release it next month it will be to changed to work properly:/

ian15755  Feb. 23, 2012 at 12:14

i have a blackberry torch turns out to be a chinese import can i still get settings for the uk

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23, 2012 at 14:23

i have a blackberry torch turns out to be a chinese import can i still get settings for the uk
If it's a gsm device, sure.

ror  Feb. 23, 2012 at 15:21

i have a blackberry curve and cant get my bbm to work or internet or picture messaging? i have the add on as well? can u help me?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23, 2012 at 16:35

i have a blackberry curve and cant get my bbm to work or internet or picture messaging? i have the add on as well? can u help me?

On your BB's homescreen type "TCP". That'll open search results - one of them the internet settings. Have a peek what's ticked.

Also, if this 8520 is your first BB, your network may have to send you settings. After the settings are accepted, you may need to reboot the BB. A proper "reboot" on a BlackBerry involves pulling the battery, waiting 20 secs and then reinserting it.

We don't have GiffGaf here in Ireland, so I have no idea if they have a customer care phone number?!

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