BSNL 3G Settings and Configuration

by vbb on February 17, 2010

in 3G

BSNL 3G is now available in many parts of India.You can enjoy  high speed Internet,Video calling and novelties like mobile TV if you have a 3G mobile phone and a BSNL/MTNL connection as presently only these companies offer 3G services.Of course you should be ready to pay a premium for these services.

Here are the configuration settings for 3G mobiles which enable you to get 3G services in your mobile,particularly High speed Internet,or mobile broadband.

Settings for BSNL3G on Nokia and other mobiles.

The configuration settings has to be completed in two steps.First, you have to make sure that your mobile is set to work in 3G network mode which is denoted by UMTS(Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) mode in your mobile.If it is set to dual mode (UMTS+GSM),the mobile will fall back to GSM mode in absence of UMTS network.

However you should change this only when browsing Internet or you will not be able to get a network if UMTS is absent.Theoretically  in dual mode,the mobile will work in UMTS ,if both networks are present and fall back to low data rate speed GSM only when UMTS is absent,but here we are forcing to use only UMTS to avoid occasional glitches which may  sometime occur due to falling back.You can also try to browse Internet in Dual mode,and if you do not find any speed variation problem,you can keep your mobile in dual mode.

BSNL 3G Settings

Step 1:Setup your network mode.

Go to Menu->Settings->Connectivity (or wherever you may edit network settings) and select Network.Open Network mode and change it to UMTS.The default is dual mode.

Step 2:Configure your 3G Access Point

Just like a GPRS access point ,you need an access point for 3G too.BSNL has changed its Access Point  recently in some parts of India.You have to put the following access point according to the BSNL region leaving all other things to defaults in access point settings.BSNL 3G Access Point Setting

For BSNL UP (East) Access Point  is –“bsnlnet”.

For Chennai region it’s “gprssouth.cellone.in

You may have to fiddle with access point because BSNL does not have a unified access point all over India.You can try “gprs3g.bsnlmobile.in” or “bsnlnet” to get 3G in your handset.

If you do not know where to put the access point,read the guide to GPRS configuration first.

That’s it.You are now ready to experience mobile broadband in your device provided by BSNL 3G.If you really want to test how fast is the connection,watch any video on YouTube and let me know in comments whether you enjoyed 3G or not.

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suresh s munot April 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

i have got 3G activated on my bsnl postpaid connection. I am using Samsung corby pro GT-B5310 handset. iam not able to surf the net after connecting my laptop to my handset. every time i try to login i get the following message; OS Error message; the PPP link control protocol was terminated. can someone help me please.

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vbb April 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

Are you able to surf on the mobile.If yes then there are only two possible reasons.Either the access point for the USB modem is not configured properly or as your error message says-I suspect you are using any unsupported Operating System.

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manish October 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm

first of all u need to install kies software( do not install a typical installation as it does not contain the internet connector software), then connect your mobile with your PC, once the device is connected you will be able to see your status of mobile connected in upper right side of your monitor. then select the globe you will be able to see in the gazets below( in the last). now configure a new setting with gprs apn as (bsnlnet) and dial no. as ( *99# or *99***1# ) and leave every thing blank, once the profile is created u will be able to connect to the internet.
if u still have any doubt then mail me on cgzmmo31@yahoo.co.in

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manikandan November 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm

hi

are you able to surf internet in 3g mode?

how to set dual mode in samsung corby pro?

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tridib January 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

hey , put apn : bsnlnet , country : other , phone no :*99**1*1#…try it and reply . instead could u pls help me in getting 3g data plans information

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eddie May 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm

i m using bsnl3g but its not giving the speed which is expected…..
is there any setting problem….????

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paragshine December 30, 2010 at 1:29 am

Modem shows “PPP link control protocal termiated” error showing this error to me do u hv any answer

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Mannan Hussain August 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I am using Samsung corby pro GT-B5310 handset. iam not able to surf the net on my phone itself.i am having the settings problem please help!

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Mannan August 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

am not able to surf on my mobile with bsnl 3g.i have got 3G activated . am using corby pro gt-b5310

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chirag August 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Pl send me all mobiles settings of 3G bsnl

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hemank pandya August 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

i am searching vedio calling setup for my nokia n900 for bsnl post paid sim.

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pradeep kumar September 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

i have got 3G activated on my bsnl postpaid connection. I am using Samsung corby pro GT-B5310 handset. iam not able to surf the net after connecting my laptop to my handset. every time i try to login i get the following message; OS Error message; the PPP link control protocol was terminated. can someone help me please.

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Ramesh Chander Handoo December 5, 2010 at 10:32 am

when u connect Kies through your mobile go to setting, there you will find “country” enter “other the VPN- enter bsnlnet or bsnllive or the service provider u are using, then phone No. either *99***1# or *99# which ever is applicable

have goodluck

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shivang yadav September 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm

i have p990i sony erricsion i am not able to connect my internet bluetooth with my laptop as it wants serial port no.

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shivang yadav September 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm

hi i want the password for using the bluetooth internet

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suzith reddy September 23, 2010 at 11:52 pm

i have got 3G activated on my bsnl postpaid connection. I am using Samsung corby pro GT-B5310 handset. iam not able to surf the net after connecting my laptop to my handset. every time i try to login i get the following message; OS Error message; the PPP link control protocol was terminated. can someone help me please

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vivek samar September 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

i am having 1 ZTC ZT11 model i want to install settings in my chinese mobile please suggest me/give solution

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anurag October 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

thanks a lot man. it was really helpful. the dodos at the bsnl office dont know a thing. and the people at customer care should be sent to jail.

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Mahesh October 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Hello, Can I watch YouTube Videos on PC using BSNL 3G in my mobile? (using mobile as modem, connecting via Bluetooth)

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gaurav October 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I hv nokia x6.i want to activate 3g plan on my bsln prepaid sim plz .help.

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venkatesh cool October 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I don’t knw hw to get settings for nokia n900 n bsnl 3g sumone pls help me

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Ravi Suhag November 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

MTNL 3G APN Settings For Delhi

APN ppshsdpa

PROXY 172.16.31.10

PORT 9201 (for delhi )

USERNAME mtnl

PASSWORD mtnl123

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amit November 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

have all setting done. able to connect to internet on mobile. but while connecting through PC , error on mobile shows” subscribe to packet data first” help needed :(

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nikhil December 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

hello sir i am using samsung star nano 3g please please give the suggestion of receiving the bsnl 3g setting.

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Amit Pandey December 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Dear nikhil,
Only thing you have to do is to convert the GSM mode setting to either UMTS mode or Dual mode in network setting. you will get 3G sign if bsnl 3G signal are available in your area.

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Rahul December 26, 2010 at 1:06 am

Good job!!

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Ram Kumar Sharma December 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I have converted my existing 2G sim to 3G sim (mob.no.)
by paying Re1.00 through recharge but I could not confirm
That my plan has changed or not. please tell me that how can I confirm
.

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Amit Pandey December 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

you can easily check that your 2G sim has converted in 3G or not, by putting your 3G enabled mobile in UMTS mode. if 3G sign appears than your sim is 3G enabled.you can set UMTS mode in network setting option. but the first thing is you should have 3G enabled set other wise you will not getting UMTS mode in network setting.

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Karan December 31, 2010 at 7:50 pm

How to convert 2g to 3g?

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sandeep February 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm

simple call customer care (9418024365 for Himachal) and they will charge rs 1 for converting 2g sm in to 3g and rs 1 for converting 3g to 2g no balance in accout will be given in any conversion.

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tridib January 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm

i want 2 know various 3g data plans available for prepaid . recently i have converted 2g to 3g . did i need 2 activate something inorder 2 start surfing using tis internet plans of 3g , i mnt did i need 2 recharge something coz i tried 250 pack its nt working.pls help and reply at my quasarmint@yahoo.co.in

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vedant February 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

hey thanxxxx it worked

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akshay February 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

hey i am using bsnl 3g on samsung star s5603.whenever i try to open net,it says unexpected failure.plz help me.its my new 3g sim with bsnlnet apn

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akshay February 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

hey i am using bsnl 3g on samsung star s5603.whenever i try to open net,it says unexpected failure.plz help me.its my new 3g sim with bsnlnet .apn help me plzzzzzzzz

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rajesh harids bhande March 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm

nokia 5130

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melwin March 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm

i have a samsung Omnia pro GT B-7330 imported (UAE) one and a BSNL prepaid connection with 3G, the problem is im not getting the settings for 3G and hence cannot use it. what can be done ? any help?

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akash March 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

iam using samsung nano 3g how to connect bsnl3g through computer via bluetooth please give me setting for establish connection

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digamber sharma March 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm

hi dear.
i am by a 3g sim but after installing it in my handset we can’t to do browseing due to connecting problem…..help me plese any one

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digamber sharma March 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

my mobile nokia 2730

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kevink March 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

i ve recharged BSNL 3G VOUCHER OF RS 606 BUT EVERYTIME I SURF THE NET, MY BALANCE IS BEING DEDUCTED FROM THE MAIN ACCOUNT INSTEAD OF DEDUCTING FROM THE 3G VOUCHER.. PLEASE HELP

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vikki March 29, 2011 at 11:01 am

thanks very much

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Chandrashekar V H July 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I AM NOT GETTING THE SETTINGS FOR MY CELL PHONE IN BSNL.AND MY CELL NAME IS NOKIA CLASSIC 6220.

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Chandrashekar V H July 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I AM NOT GETTING THE 3G SETTINGS FOR NOKIA 6110 NAVIGATOR.

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Anand Bhatt July 14, 2011 at 5:46 am

My mobile model NOKIA 5233 plz sed bsnl 3G seeting

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AFROZ October 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

HUAWEI 3G SETTER HIGH SPEEDS SOLUATION

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Murty October 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

how to get BSNL 3G settings for blackberry curve 9300 model handset.

pl suggest.

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Shrikant Arya November 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I have BSNL 3G data card which is purchased from Jaipur and at this time I am using this in Ghaziabad.but I have no BSNL Speed. how can I change this datacard. Plz help me.

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PRAVESH KUMAR SINGH November 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I HAVE TABLET(TAB) COMPANY/MODEL “COMMTIVA N700”,I HAVE GOT THE 3G SIM ,NO.8987374376.WHEN I INSERT THE 3G SIM INTO MY TAB ,IT STARTS SEARCHING THE NETWORK & THERE IS FULL NETWORK,INCOMMING & OUT GOING CALL COME & GO BUT I WISH TO HAVE INTERNET SETTINGS,FOR THAT I CALLED SEVERAL TIMES TO CUSTOMER CARE BUT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO SEND THE INTERNET SETTINGS TO MY NO.8987374376.THEY SAY THAT YOUR TAB IS NOT IN MY SYSTEM SO I AM NOT ABLE TO SEND THE SETTINGS.THEY TOLD ME TO DO IT MANUALLY BY TYPING “BSNL” & TO SEND TO 58355 BUT STILL I DIDN’T GET THE SETTING,I GET THE MESSAGE THAT THE FORMAT IS WORONG.
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ……….

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PRAVESH KUMAR SINGH November 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

NEED INTERNET SETTINGS IN MY TAB “COMMTIVA N700”

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anil December 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

how to use internet on Samsung Star-2

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anil December 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

how to use internet on Samsung Star-2, mail me

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anil December 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

how to use internet on Samsung Star-2, mail me at yahoo mail

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anil s January 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I have purchased bsnl 3g sim yesterday it has 150mb free data which i have checked it by dailing *123*6# & i have micromax mmx352g usb data card , i have configured connection profile as follows
name – bsnlnet dialing no.- *99# and APN is bsnlnet , i can see cellone UTMS service availability throught manual network selection however i am not able to connect to internet in order to check 3g connection speed can someone plz provide help on this issue why i am not able to connect to internet????

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SHIRISH KADAM January 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I am having Nokia C2-01 its a 3G handset but still I can’t stream videos…the error is ‘Can’t find the media clip’ or ‘Network problem.Try again’…please help

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Senu February 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I have procured a BSNL 3G SIM, I want to configure Internet connection in my Nokia 5235, Please help

Thanks

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Chandrakant March 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Can i brousing the internate in my corby pro gt-b5310 mobile directiy canect to BSNL WLL PHONE ?

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loretta leonard March 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I bought a nokia x6 with dual sim card and can’t. get the internet to work. Can u give me the settings 4 this phone being used in South Africa

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VIVEK PISE June 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

The most persons sitting at BSNL customer service centre don’t know the services of BSNL and how to use it. Those should be evaluated and sent to home by compulsary retirement.

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