BSNL GPRS Settings - what worked for me

The following are the BSNL GPRS activation settings in South India at the time of writing this blog post.

To activate GPRS
Post Paid Customers should send the following SMS to 53733

1. GPRS199 – Rs 199/month; unlimited usage
2. GPRS49 – Rs 49/month; After 5 MB usage, each 10 KB costs 3 paise
3. GPRSF – No monthly fee; each 10 KB costs 5 paise

Pre Paid customers should send the following SMS to 53733

GPRSPRE – each KB costs 2 paise

To deactivate GPRS facility:
Send the following SMS to 53733
GPRSD

Activate the automatic GPRS settings:
Visit http://218.248.72.246/msp/html
OR
SMS the following to 58355
MODEL MAKE
e.g. NOKIA 6070

BSNL INTERNET Settings: (This is what enabled internet access for my mobile applications)

1. Select Settings from Menu > Settings >Configuration>Personal configuration settings>Options>Add new>Access point

2. Connection name: BSNL GPRS

3. Data bearer: GPRS

4. Access point name: gprssouth.cellone.in

5. User name:

6. Prompt password: No

7. Password:

8. Authentication: Normal

9. Press Back to save the settings.

10. Press “Activate default in all applications”

PC configuration (With Nokia PC Suite)

Install software (PC suite & original cable driver).

Click on Internet settings in PC suite

1. Click on settings in one touch Access in Nokia PC Suite

2. Select Modem of Mobile Modem (eg: Nokia N72 USB Modem) and press Next

3. Click on Configure Manually and press Next

4. fill the blanks like

Access point: gprssouth.cellone.in OR bsnlsouth

UserName: Mobileno (9194xxxxxxxx)

Password: Mobile no (9194xxxxxxxx)

and press finish

To start browsing, click Connect

26 comments:

  1. I have just now heard that the gprs charges for prepaid has been changed to 5 paise per 10kb is this true?, becoz i have dialed that number 24365 and the voice itself told me this

    I am from west, and may I please know how much time it takes to activate GPRS, That sms to 53733 is of no use, I contacted bsnl they say wait for more 4 days, what about your activation on your mobile

    plzzzzzzzzzzz reply soon

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  2. I was a post paid customer and the details in the blog were those of the month of March in South India. Maybe they have changed the tariff as you heard it from the BSNL's service. Only post paid customers had the option for unlimited GPRS for Rs 199. For me it took only about 24 hours to get my GPRS activated. But then, BSNL services are known to be erratic and nobody will be surprised to learn that it took you 4 days of waiting. Infact, it took me a whole month of trying to get my Friends and family call plan activated as every time I tried, it said the server was busy and advised me to try later.

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  3. and one more thing do you think bsnl post paid services are better then prepaid as far as gprs is concerned
    do u think a common man earing Rs. 4500 per month will be able to avail postpaid bsnl services or he will find problems with the bill

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  4. I don't think prepaid or postpaid connection has to do anything with one's income. Phones and connections are cheap and the bill depends on usage. One needs discipline while using postpaid to avoid a huge bill at the end of the month. Unlimited GPRS was available only with postpaid connection and was the only reason to choose post paid connection. Prepaid connection will save you from an accidental heavy usage and from a consequent huge bill.

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  5. i have gprs activated on my nokia 7610 supernova.internet working working on it.but when i connect it to laptop "subscribe to packet data first" comes.
    me using bsnl prepaid (east)connection.pleaseeeeeeee solve my problem

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  6. internet working on my nokia 7610 supernova but unable to access internet thro laptop.using bsnl prepaid (east).when connecting message comes"subscribe to packet data first"
    kindly help
    abhinaba.sahu@gmail.com
    9435146485

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  7. @abhinaba - Probably you did not enter the settings correctly. You need to specify the accesspoint, username and passwords manually before trying to connect with the PC suite. Please see the heading - PC configuration (With Nokia PC Suite) above. Also I hope you are using the genuine (original) Nokia connectivity cable to connect it to the laptop. Fake or duplicate cheaper connectivity cables won't work properly.

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  8. Dear sir
    I have Micromax Q3 Dual sim mobile I have got Bsnl gprs subscribed in same. How do i get the connections of internet thru my mobuile in my pc please provide me the settings procedure etc by return of mail if possible at vijaykaranth@yahoo.com

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  9. Hi all BSNL GPRS users out there, i wanna tell u that BSNL has secertly changed there access point thats why all of u may have facing problem to connect. I myself find their new ACCESS POINT by trying very hard. The new ACCESS POINT IS:- "bsnlnet" by using this access point u can surf by mobile using any third parti software or by ur laptop or PC. For using with PC SUIT u have to enter ACCESS POINT manually.

    STEPS :-
    1. go to manual settings.
    2. select ur modem.
    3. select "configure my connection manually".
    4. enter ACCESS POINT:"bsnlnet" leave others blank.
    5. Save these setting & close the "Connect to internet wizard"
    6. Start this wizard again from the main console it will auto connect in 10 seconds.
    I must say "THESE SETTINGS WORKS FINE FOR THE NORTH ZONE OTHERS ZONERS CAN TRY TOO"
    ENJOY...!!!

    IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEM IN CONNECTIVITY MAIL ME AT "jatin166@gmail.com"

    jk

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  10. I have activated BSNL 199 plan for my mobile nokia 7310 supernova. My Default browser are ae to access the net but my java applications( Opera mini for example) fails to connect the Internet. Is there some differnet settings for this. Please help.......

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  11. @Ashish - I guess you have not activated default in all applications.
    In a Nokia set - go to Settings - Configuration - Activate default to all applications.
    Check if the default configuration setting is set first.

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  12. ASIT-I CAN NOT CONNECT MY PHONE NOKIA 7610 SUPERNOVA WITH BSNL PREPAID (EAST)INTERNATE CONNECTION.PLEASE SEND ME THE TOTAL SETTINGS

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  13. i have bsnl 3g prepaid connection of UP west in my nokia N97 . how can i coonect my laptop via N97 buletooth on my 3g connection. plz send me elaborate process for the same.

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  14. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

    http://cellularaccessoriess.com

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  15. Dear Sir,

    This is Ruheet i have a BSNLGPRS problem in my E72 again and again coming this problem, Not working properly i mean page has not opening, Kindly send me the solution to clear this problem.

    Best Regards
    Ruheet

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  16. For me gprssouth.cellone.in not worked. I could connect to BSNL internet only after setting all accesspoints to 'bsnlnet' with out cellone.in domain.

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  17. hay sir this is abhishek i m having a problem that i have a nokia 7610 & i m unable to run internet on my pc but i can run that on mobile.I dont know what is the problem sir please my id is abhisheksharma932@gmail.Com.Sir please help me.

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  18. Dear Sir,

    I have bsnl gprs but before 4 days facing disconnecting problum every 2-3 minutes,i have recived setting from bsnl please tell me what i can do it

    using nokia 2730 classic with lenovo laptop

    APN bsnlnet

    Ashish
    Varanasi

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  19. i have nokia 6300 and i am from west and i have activated gprs with bsnl and i am able to surf the net but i am unabe to use java/internet/wap applicatrions. I have did all the things told by you. But even now i am unable to use the ebuddy and all. Please help me.

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  20. thanx a lot sir ....i hav been beneiftted a lot ....can u suggest any such setting for airtel also...i will be thankful to u...or u can also tel me the source where i can read it ...

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  21. i hav a Nokia 2730 classi. I saved gprs settings. But while i am using mobile banking transaction, the msg ' gprs currently unavailable for ur account' displayed. What i do for this? Plz reply me..

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  22. does anyone here has cellone gprs settings for south for an android phone ?
    my phone is samsung galaxy i5801.
    Those ignorant BSNL customer care executives are not able to help me.They don't know the manual settings and I am getting any message when I send my mobile phone model name to 58355.
    Please guys help me out.

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  23. BSNL Wimax and GPRS service has recently decreased its rates in all over India and made this wireless internet service available to all of the people.Now we can also easily avail benefits of Bsnl Postpaid 3G Plans.

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  24. Im using BSNL GPRS regularly .But for the past one week it is disconnecting for every 2 mins.Kindly help me in solving this problem

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