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Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to Set Up BSNL 3G on Android Smartphone ???

In India, Smartphones are becoming very popular among public and mobile data usage increases exponentially at a rapid rate. BSNL offers the lowest Data (3G & 2G) Tariff in India with widest coverage and PAN India 3G service. BSNL is increasing its 3G coverage area day by day and new 3G sites are being added to their network throughout the country. BSNL offers free data roaming all over India including Delhi & Mumbai.

The following video describes how to setup / configure an android smartphone to access 3G / 2G data services of BSNL.



The configuration is very simple and easy. We may set the paramater - APN ( Access Point Name) as 'bsnlnet' and just save the configuration. 

To access 3G data through Datacard / Netsetter / USB Dongle, just save the APN as 'bsnlnet' & dial number as '*99#' in the Profile Management Option in the USB Dongle's Settings.


Few things to note :
  • There is no additional configuration for 2G Data. Customers may use the same configuration for 3G and 2G. 
  • We may use the same configuration while in all India Roaming in BSNL/MTNL network also.
  • There is no need to change your current prepaid mobile plan to 3G, since all BSNL preapaid connections are 3G enabled.
  • Just activate any of the available 3G/2G Prepaid Data Offers or annual data plans or Postpaid Data Offers on your SIM.

How to check the Prepaid data balance / data account expiry date ??
  1. To check last data usage charges, dial *102#
  2. To check balance data in your prepaid account, just dial *124*4#. Datacard / Netsetter customers may use the USSD option in the datacard menu & dial *124*4# to get the data balace expiry / balance.
  3. To get the data balance through SMS from the same SIM, just send DATAspace3G to 53733.( Eg: Type- DATA 3G and send it to 53733)
  4. To get data balance through SMS from any other BSNL SIM, just send DATAspace3GspaceMOBILENUMBER to 53733. (Eg: Type DATA 3G XXXXXXXXXX and send it to 53733 ; where XXXXXXXXXX is the 10 digit Mobile Number attached to the Datacard / Netsetter SIM )

How to check the data usage in BSNL Postpaid ??

  • To check data usage in  postpaid, just send an sms AMT to 5333


Settings Type 3G / 2G Data MMS
Connection Name bsnlnet bsnlmms
Data Bearer GPRS GPRS
Access Point Name (APN) bsnlnet bsnlmms
Usename
Prompt Password No No
Password
Authentication Normal Normal
Homepage http://www.google.com http://www.bsnlmmsc.in:8514
Phone IP Address Automatic Automatic
Name Server Automatic Automatic
Proxy Server Address Off 10.210.10.11
Proxy Port Number 8080

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