BSNL Makes GPRS Settings User Friendly For 2G And 3G Subscribers

BSNL Makes GPRS Settings User Friendly For 2G And 3G SubscribersIn a bid to provide grater satisfaction with seamless connectivity to the GPRS and 3G Data customers, India’s National Telecom Backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has now made easy and simple 2G GPRS – EDGE / 3G Settings for all handsets.

With the new Settings customers can easily configure their handsets for HTTP browsing, WAP browsing, downloading or streaming video/audio content and also for sending and receiving MMS.

For each of these services an APN (Access Point Name) has to be setup in the customer Handset.To Configure the Mobile Phone for BSNL GPRS/EDGE/3G/MMS services the following APNs are now being used

Sl. No. APN Use
1 bsnlnet This is used for http browsing. It is used for internet browsing with DataCard/Handset  from  PC/LAPTOP.  The  handsets  having  the  http  browsing support can also use this APN to browse.
2 bsnllive This  is  basically  for  WAP  browsing.  It  is  used  for  internet  browsing  orcontent download from handset.
3 bsnlstream This is used to watch all streaming content services like Mobile TV, VideoClips/Audio Clips in BSNL Live and Hello TV.
4 bsnlmms This is used for sending and receiving MMS.

The customer can setup all the APNs or a selected one depending upon the requirement.The different way of getting the APN settings are described below:

Settings over SMS: Customers may send SMS XXX to 58355 to get the GPRS/3G settings.
XXX stands for individual keyword for corresponding settings.

BSNL bsnlnet, bsnllive, bsnlstream, bsnlmms
LIVE bsnllive
TV bsnlstream
NET bsnlnet
MMS bsnlmms

Selected settings corresponding to the handset will be pushed to the handset. Customer has to save the settings in the handset. “bsnllive” should preferably be made default setting in the handset.

Settings from Website: The settings are also available at website for downloading to the handsets by the customers. Customer can go to that internet website from the computer and give the mobile number and select the handset. The selected settings will be sent to the handset. These are to be saved.

Manual configuration of Settings: The settings corresponding to the handset may be manually set in the handset. The details of Manual settings are given below and are also available in the website

Settings from Call centre: The settings may also be received from the call centre by dialing 1503.

Customers are pushed or guided by them for settings.5.Setting on TSD: “bsnllive” and “bsnlstream” settings will be sent automatically when a new customer inserts the SIM to the handset for the first time or changes the handset.

Setting Type (GPRSInternet) (GPRS MMS) (GPRS WAP) (GPRS STREAM)
Access PointName bsnlnet bsnlmms bsnllive bsnlstream
User Name Nil Nil Nil Nil
Prompt Password No No No No
Password Nil Nil Nil Nil
Authentication Normal Normal Normal Normal
Phone IP Address Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Name Server Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Proxy Serv.Address off off
Proxy PortNumber 8080 8080

BSNL Gprs Settings for Blackberry Handsets- “” is the default APN for Web browsing in Blackberry handsets.

Settings for blackberry subscribers is pushed by the Service Provider (RIM) as BSNL LIVE, BSNL MMS and BSNL Stream service books and gets automatically saved in the handsets. Blackberry device manager can be used for internet browsing from PC/Laptop using blackberry handset. Dial Blackberry Call centre at 1505 (Toll Free) to get more details.

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  • rakesh - bhusawal March 16, 2016 5:38 pm

    recntly I change my network from idea to bsnl in Maharashtra I put data pack my data is not activating till now . they give net setting but data is not activate

  • venu - peermade January 26, 2016 11:27 am

    My bsnl new sim is not opening any net i got gprs settings but also net is not coming pls help me

  • prathyusha - Chennai November 20, 2015 8:42 pm

    Recently i changed my network from Idea to BSNL in AP. Now am in Chennai, i put data and my data is not activating when i on data on my mobile.

  • Ganesh.R - Salem April 8, 2015 10:33 pm

    I am used BSNL sim , Now I am recharge for Inter net connection Rs 178 /But net connection is not available , connection symbol was not appear . How to get internet connection for my mobile?

  • vaibhav srivastava - gautam buddh nagar February 28, 2015 10:04 am

    My whatsapp is not working when i use bsnl up west sim for internet but other browsers are working properly…what can i do?

  • Rajubhai - Kolkata February 21, 2015 9:07 pm

    The above comment is very helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • krishna - chakai January 16, 2015 10:56 am

    Data pack activate karne ke liye no kya hai plsz send me

  • rupendrs - gwalior December 1, 2014 12:42 pm

    I want 3g settings…….

  • Abhinaya s - mumbai November 14, 2014 8:38 am

    I have an xperia M2 ,the network keeps coming and going ,although i am able to download songs and other games i am not able to access whatspp, or any other social networking apps.
    please help. thankyou
    abhinaya (mumbai)

    • Sam - Agartala June 3, 2015 4:32 pm

      Hw did you get bsnl setting

  • md salauddin ansari - bhiwadi October 11, 2014 6:16 pm

    Network nahi ha bsnl ka

  • sanjay - mahuva bhavanagar gujarat October 3, 2014 7:52 pm

    gprs settings

  • Innocent John May 19, 2014 4:00 pm

    It is lovely to do busness with Peoaple like you who knows it takes to make men happy, but it have not worked in my N97_1 Rm505Nokiaphone The mimobitv in has been reporting Network congesion try again next time; so help me now. Thanks advance.

  • ramesh March 31, 2014 10:19 pm

    3g network setting

  • Manish January 20, 2014 6:22 pm

    Bsnlstream not suppot

  • PAGAR PRAKASH September 5, 2013 4:14 pm

    how to setting video call (3G Cellone) on my Samsung I9082
    & MY 108 BSNL agricultural sim card .MALA 2G & 3G FREE AAHE TARI how to setting video call (3G Cellone)

  • PAGAR PRAKASH September 5, 2013 2:02 pm

    how to setting video call (3G Cellone) on my Samsung I9082
    & MY 108 BSNL agricultural sim card .MALA 2G & 3G FREE AAHE TARI how to setting video call (3G Cellone)

  • Matthew September 1, 2013 12:58 pm

    I cannot install settings sent by BSNL on/for my Samsung I8190N. BSNL is sending me 3 configuration messages but I cant install one (Browser) of them. On opening I get the message “parsing failed: unable to read message”. I am able to use Whatsapp however no other application is functional/operational.

    Matthew (Goa)

  • OVAL July 28, 2013 1:24 pm

    Hi All,
    I am using iPhone 5 with BSNL 3g(North East-1, Agartala,Tripuar) service, where Nano Sim is not available with BSNL but someway managed to reduce the SIM and using but unable to activate Cellular Network in my phone even after changing the APN settings to bsnlnet and keeping rest fields blank. I even restarted the phone after changing the settings but still couldn’t activate networking.
    2. My Phone is having default Date and Time : Wednesday, 28 June 2532 BE with 12.00 AM but when I want to change the current dated & time it, remains the same default date & tame.
    Guyys please come up with authentic solutions if you have to hep me out.


  • Mrityunjoy June 6, 2013 10:38 am

    West Bengal me BSNL 2G GPRS/NET ekdam ghatiya hai, 1mb file downloaded time 12mint to 16mint. Castomer Care wale help nahi karte. BSNL har taraf se Ghatiye se bhi Ghatiya Service de raha hai. Grahak ka isey koi khayal nahi.

  • B A GAJJAR May 6, 2013 4:10 pm


    • anil February 10, 2014 3:42 pm

      try it mannualy, go to setting-> wireless& network->mobile network->dual sim setting->Access point names->bsnlnet, than set above mannualy

  • Paul Lyngkhoi March 27, 2013 7:50 pm

    how to setting video call (3G Cellone) on Sony Xperia J ST26i in North East India?

  • shiban March 15, 2013 8:46 am

    For south indian bsnl users access point name – ‘bsnlwap’ can be used

  • rashmi March 2, 2013 9:23 pm

    i dont want to recieve any messages to my mobile. Not only from bsnl but from any numbers. CAN you please help me very soon.

  • garima patni February 7, 2013 9:33 pm

    hello…….my bsnl sim is of madhya pradesh state nd currenly m in mumbai and i want gprs service, so kindly guide me how to get the service. customer care number is also not gettng connecting. pls help me.

    • anil February 10, 2014 3:44 pm

      sms NET or BSNL to 58355 you will get the setting

  • sanjeev jain January 12, 2013 5:07 pm

    Request you to Pls told to us my mobile model no Haier cg220 internet facility is available or not for BSNL GSM SIM
    Daily i’m calling customer care BSNL but no solution provide can you pls help.

    • anil February 10, 2014 3:47 pm

      send SMS NET/BSNL to 58388

  • D.P.CaHattopadhyay January 7, 2013 3:46 pm

    I am using Samsung galaxy model S6102
    but facing trouble to search the net in everytime i don’t know how this solve if their if there is any changes in setting kindly sent me the the update setting kindly.To overcome the the situation.

  • anil November 4, 2012 1:30 pm

    muze bsnl ki manualy gprs settin chahi a mera mobail nokia c2 03 hai mai maharashtra dist jalna me rahta hoon. pls. send me

  • sant September 28, 2012 6:49 am

    i still cant download apps from google play..any suggestions ?

    • krish - Bangalore February 18, 2015 1:20 pm

      Did u ever figure out how to download from Google Play? Am able to web, download other pdf files no problem. Google play loads, but never downloads……progress bar keeps running but no download? on BSNL sim.

  • mahaksingh September 7, 2012 11:22 am

    this is best bsnlmakes gprs setingsuser friendly for 2g and 3g subs cuscribers this is good and best for my mind

  • ankur August 24, 2012 8:53 pm

    thanks for this info…

  • RAJENDRA KANTILAL PATEL July 22, 2012 11:01 am

    I have used bsnl prepaid with GPRS simcard No. 9409295559 tried to connect my hand set Nokia 3120 classic. on selecting bsnl WEST, connected. But again if start to connect then not connected. message select network. Again instead of bsnl west connection to bsnl RAJASTHAN.then connect ok. what to do. will you help me.

  • sudhakar ghorpade July 4, 2012 12:37 pm

    I have used bsnl prepaid with GPRS simcard No. is 9421738842I Tried to connect and my hand set No. Samsung GT-3330 GPRS but not working.
    Please update my net connect.

  • v.satyavati July 4, 2012 2:39 am

    dear sir,

    i have used bsnl prepaid with gprs sim card no is 9403942271.i tried to connect the gprs but not working.

    please update me if any change is there

  • Tushar June 12, 2012 12:22 pm

    My frined just type bsnlnet in APN

  • Asif May 8, 2012 8:07 pm

    Dear sir i am new user of bsnl card my handset is vox +501 it support both gsm and gprs i would like to get setting for my dual card sim please reply me on this mail id

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  • palsingh March 14, 2012 9:22 pm

    how do get setting for 3g in iphone4 prepaid cell one

  • palsingh March 14, 2012 9:14 pm

    how do we get settings for IPHONE 4??

  • Saurabh Sharma September 26, 2011 4:41 pm

    Thanks for these settings.

  • Santu Sovan Mandal December 14, 2010 9:10 am

    Yes man. I’m serious. I don’t know how it’s happening. But the important thing is that it’s happening. And I get download speed of minimum 50 kbps to maximum of 375 kbps.

  • manish December 14, 2010 8:45 am

    are you serious man …”s a wooping speed @Santu Sovan Mandal

  • Maddie November 29, 2010 12:27 pm


  • steve November 28, 2010 8:38 am

    bsnl pls pls improve your 3g network in goa.coz wen mnp comes you will still remain leader in 3g

  • steve November 28, 2010 8:35 am

    iam very very happy with bsnl 2g internet iam able to connect true 3g but the speed is 256 kbps thats very decent for browsing streaming.. i get around 30-35 kBps…I LOVE YOU BSNL

  • steve November 28, 2010 8:31 am

    @Santu Sovan Mandal thats on 3g network not on 2g on 2g its imposible.. 98 2gb is aplicable on 2g and 3g but after some time you will be moved on 256kbps speed on 3g.but still you will get a decent speed better than 2g

  • Santu Sovan Mandal November 28, 2010 12:04 am

    WOW!!! My net speed using bsnl 2g 98 plan.

  • pankaj November 24, 2010 5:55 pm

    @dheran: not charged means u will not be charged up till ur data limit.

  • Santu Sovan Mandal November 24, 2010 11:28 am

    Yes you are right. I went to my village recently. I was having signal though not full. I couldn’t surf net through gprs. But in kolkata gprs is very very good. 58355 is toll-free from kolkata though sending the sms I haven’t got the configuration settings due to some unknown error. I have to set my settings manually.

  • Koushik November 24, 2010 11:06 am

    West Bengal circle me BSNL 2G gprs gatiya kaam karta hai, khas kar gaown me. Full netwk signal ke bina gprs nehi khule ga W.B me. Baakwas bsln ka gprs! and 58355 is not a tollfree short code

  • Raghava November 24, 2010 10:19 am

    In manual setting of BSNL Live the default webpage is
    It is used for accessing BSNL Live portal and other general website. BSNL Live can be made as default in mobile handset.
    58355 is Toll Free short code to BSNL subscribers.
    BSNL has introduced IVVR (Interactive Video Voice portal),here BSNL subscriber can make VIDEO CALL (not voice call)can enjoy Video portal charges Rs.2 per minute.
    For any information about BSNL 3G Data plan send mail to

  • k.prasanna raghavan November 24, 2010 7:14 am

    After conversion to 2g,you have to activate gprs again. Contact cust care to activate it again

  • SUNIL KUMAR November 23, 2010 11:58 pm

    Nice info

  • Keshav Jha November 23, 2010 10:36 pm

    Settings se jyada service important hai. BSNL ki GPRS bahut sare circle mein bahut hin ghatiya hai. EDGE ka deployment aajkal mein ho raha hai.

  • dheran November 23, 2010 9:30 pm

    pankaj :In a long time, i’ve used gprs services of almost all operators: other operator APNs are:>airtel->vodafone- portalnmms>idea- internet>tata docomo: tata.docomo.internet>reliance gsm: rcomnetbsnl: bsnlnetevery operator has many settings, some are free and some are not. All the above mentioned settings are free. And if u download virtually anything from internet using ur cell or laptop, u will not be charged except vodafone(portalnmms).

    not charged means

  • pankaj November 23, 2010 7:34 pm

    @ pavan: for bsnl 58355 is not chargeable.

  • pavan November 23, 2010 7:14 pm

    58355 is chargeable?

  • vitas November 23, 2010 3:30 pm

    I have tried to convert 3g to 2g but, after that could not act. gprs plan’s. Why?

  • pankaj November 23, 2010 3:15 pm

    In a long time, i’ve used gprs services of almost all operators: other operator APNs are:
    >vodafone- portalnmms
    >idea- internet
    >tata docomo: tata.docomo.internet
    >reliance gsm: rcomnet
    bsnl: bsnlnet
    every operator has many settings, some are free and some are not. All the above mentioned settings are free. And if u download virtually anything from internet using ur cell or laptop, u will not be charged except vodafone(portalnmms).

  • A Mohapatra November 23, 2010 2:53 pm

    Mayur :
    in maharashtra homepage is for bsnlnet

    That’s just a custom. Configure bsnlnet manually and you can choose any homepage of your wish. You can also use upper case i.e. BSNLNET.

  • A Mohapatra November 23, 2010 2:30 pm

    Now also, there is one more i.e. bsnlmobiltv which gets auto pulled when you download MiMobi TV Client App. bsnlmobiltv and bsnlstream work together for Mobile TV purpose. And, erstwhile bsnlwap, which provided access to BSNL Safari and BSNL Galaxy is now integrated with bsnllive.

  • Mayur November 23, 2010 2:28 pm

    in maharashtra homepage is for bsnlnet

  • rohan November 23, 2010 2:07 pm

    BSNL has reduced their no of settings. Previously it was 7. 2 for HTML, 2 FOR WAP, 2 for premium wap site and 1 for MMS. So due to too many settings congestion was less on GPRS.

  • Amit.G November 23, 2010 2:07 pm

    Guys anybody using Docomo 3G??? till now i have not seen anybody using 3G services of Docomo & ppl who are using 3G are using BSNL. I feel private operators will go in loss as their is poor response for 3G

  • Merc November 23, 2010 2:03 pm

    good move by BSNL, this will reduce the confusion with the apn settings . earlier had to deal with different apns for different states gprssouth, gprswest etc. new settings will simplify things

  • Webly November 23, 2010 1:49 pm

    Wish all the operators could explain in detail as done by bsnl.

    As sometimes it becomes difficult to pull the settings automatically and needs to be done manually.

    Thus, info like this comes handy.

    Take a note…

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