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

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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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