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Giffgaff APN settings for Apple iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with Giffgaff GSM, Giffgaff HSDPA and Giffgaff LTE 50%.

To configure Giffgaff APN settings with Apple iPhone 5 follow below steps.

Giffgaff Internet APN settings

In the main menu, tap Settings
Tap Cellular.

Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
Tap Cellular Data Options and then Cellular Data Network
(If this setting does not appear on the device, it has not unlocked and settings cannot be configured manually.)

Go to Cellular Data section and enter below information

APN: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password:

Go to LTE Setup (Optional) section and enter below information

APN: (Leave Blank)
Username: (Leave Blank)
Password: (Leave Blank)



Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
Restart the device.

Giffgaff MMS APN settings

In the main menu, tap Settings
Tap Cellular.

Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
Tap Cellular Data Options and then Cellular Data Network
(If this setting does not appear on the device, it has not unlocked and settings cannot be configured manually.)


Enter the below details in MMS section:

APN: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password:
MMSC: http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002
MMS Proxy: 82.132.254.1:8080
MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf


Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
Restart the device.

For Apple iPhone 5, when you type Giffgaff APN settings, make sure you enter APN settings in correct case. For example, if you are entering Giffgaff Internet APN settings make sure you enter APN as giffgaff.com and not as GIFFGAFF.COM or Giffgaff.com.

Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Giffgaff

Apple iPhone 5 is compatible with below network frequencies of Giffgaff. iPhone 5 has variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

2G
GSMGSM A1428900 MHz, 1800 MHz
3G
HSDPAGSM A14282100 MHz, 900 MHz
4G
LTEGSM A1428 Not compatible
  A1429Band 3 1800 MHz, Band 1 2100 MHz*
*These frequencies of Giffgaff may not have countrywide coverage for Apple iPhone 5.

Explain Apple iPhone 5 compatibility with Giffgaff

Apple iPhone 5 has modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

Giffgaff 2G APN with Apple iPhone 5

GSM A1428:

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Giffgaff 2G on GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz.

Giffgaff 3G APN with Apple iPhone 5

GSM A1428

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports Giffgaff 3G on HSDPA 2100 MHz and 900 MHz.

Giffgaff 4G LTE APN with Apple iPhone 5

Compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Giffgaff 4G depends on the modal variants GSM A1428 and A1429.

GSM A1428

Apple iPhone 5 GSM A1428 does not support Giffgaff 4G LTE.

A1429

Apple iPhone 5 A1429 supports Giffgaff 4G on LTE Band 3 1800 MHz and Band 1 2100 MHz only in some areas of United Kingdom.

Overall compatibililty of Apple iPhone 5 with Giffgaff is 75%. The compatibility of Apple iPhone 5 with Giffgaff, or the Giffgaff network support on Apple iPhone 5 we have explained here is only a technical specification match between Apple iPhone 5 and Giffgaff network. Even Apple iPhone 5 is listed as compatible here, Giffgaff network can still disallow (sometimes) Apple iPhone 5 in their network using IMEI ranges. Therefore, this only explains if Giffgaff allows Apple iPhone 5 in their network, whether Apple iPhone 5 will work properly or not, in which bands Apple iPhone 5 will work on Giffgaff and the network performance between Giffgaff and Apple iPhone 5. To check if Apple iPhone 5 is really allowed in Giffgaff network please contact Giffgaff support. Do not use this website to decide to buy Apple iPhone 5 to use on Giffgaff.

Apple iPhone 5 network specifications

OS iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 9.2
Network bands GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Network frequencies GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428
LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) - GSM A1428
LTE band 5(850), 3(1800), 1(2100) - A1429
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