Activate BSNL 3G, GPRS or EDGE in iPhone 4, 3G and 3G S

Activate BSNL 3G, GPRS or EDGE in iPhone 4, 3G and 3G S

Activate BSNL 3G in iPhone

Apple mobile devices like iPhone 4, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S are usually sold in contract basis. The iPhone user needs to be on a particular data plan of the carrier to connect to the internet – also there are certain restrictions on tethering. In India, Vodafone and Airtel are the only mobile phone carriers who officially support iPhone. Users in other networks like BSNL, IDEA, Tata Docomo, Aircel, Reliance, etc. will need to jailbreak, unlock their iPhone 4, 3G or 3G S for getting connected to 3G, EDE or GPRS by other providers. In this post, we will tell how you can activate BSNL 3G/EDGE/GPRS settings in iPhone 4. The method can also be used in iPhone 3G and 3G S.

Apple iPhone 4 with Cellone 3G:

iPhone 4 with Cellone 3G

iPhone 4 with Cellone 3G

To enable BSNL, IDEA, Reliance, Aircel, Tata Docomo or any other 3G, EDGE or GPRS data network in iPhone, we need a setting called Cellular Data Network. Some carrier locked versions of iPhone 4, 3G or 3G S and some unlocked/jailbreaked models are found not to have the same. I have used a factory unlocked iPhone 4 to activate with BSNL 3G. The process is simple. Open your iPhone Settings> Go to General settings and then find Network. In Network Settings, open Cellular Data Network and change the APN as bsnlnet and restart the phone. Other network users should find the corresponding APN and DNS configuration of their network from the internet.  That’s it. Your iPhone 4/3G or 3G S is now configured to work with BSNL 3G, EDGE and GPRS.

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21 Responses to Activate BSNL 3G, GPRS or EDGE in iPhone 4, 3G and 3G S

  1. babu says:

    my jail broken iphone 4 does not have any apn settings, what to do ? Thanks in advance

  2. Cvrao says:

    Can give me settings for my iPhone 4g for bsnllive 3G to access TV and 3G programme

  3. ram says:

    Hi ,

    I too have of factory/official unlocked iPhone 4 and have bsnl 3g sim.
    In Network Settings, Cellular Data Network > set APN as bsnlnet and restart the phone.

    but still not able to access the internet.

    Any other suggestion please. I’m in bangalore.


  4. cvrao says:

    This is from Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) can u give me 3G settings in bsnl for apple iphone 4g

  5. VSSR says:

    I also tried iPhone 4 with BSNL Sim for GPRS, but cannot see the ‘E’ symbil at all in the top left corner. If the same sim is used in other phone the EDGE is working. I am from bangalore having factory unlocked iPhone. Airtel is working with out any problem, however Vodafone GPRS needs some tweeking with the APN but works. Internet theathering is working with Airtel but Vodafone is not allowing to do that.

    My main query is that, why there is no ‘E’ (E for edge) appearing only for BSNL(Activated GPRS) sim in iPhone but appearing in other phones? Is it due to the sim cutting problem? Please give me some suggestions.

    Need not mention how dumb these call centre guys are….

  6. sumo says:

    Hi, Is BSNL giving micro-sims for Iphone 4?

  7. rasa says:

    I got a 3Gmigrated sim

  8. rasa says:

    I got a 3Gmigrated works.but net configuration is not can i make manually.foolish staffs of bsnl don’t help s5620

  9. harish says:

    mine is Videocon V 7500 Zeus, i have converted my sim from 2g to 3g ,i tried to configure gprs settings from bsnl manual settings, but i am not able to browse, please help me out

  10. ashish says:

    I tried your intelligence and it proved halpful for me as well. I would advice all the iphone/ipad users to look for iphone forums
    . The site is filled with apple fans. Hope this is hopeful for you.

  11. amit patel says:

    how i can connect 3g in my iphone4?

  12. altaf +91 QVR3bCFQZ2wjI3puQFh3bQ== says:

    need gprs seeting for my i phone

  13. Rohit says:

    I had a iphone 3G s from apple model 1241 A and got BSNL 3G connection but after 3 months of followup could not get the settings to start 3 G services. Pl advice how can i receive the settings . I had a BSNL Haryana connection.

  14. Rasool says:

    Settings,network,cellular data network,
    You have to specify

  15. chinuku says:

    Hi, I have Iphone 3g and connected with BSNL 3g Prepaid Sim and also able to connect the internet on my iphone but not able to connect with system/laptop and even though configured with all the possibilities way. Problem is internet tethering is not displaying from network navigation.

    Please suggest or advice on the above !!! thanks in adavnce !!!

  16. CharmzCrown says:

    THHHAAAANKKKKK YYOUUUUUU!!!!!! I have an iphone 3gs 16gb white A1241 model && ur trick worked!!!!!!!! THANK UUU SOOOOOOO MUUUCCCCCHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. harkirat dhaliwal says:

    thanks a lot ……..for ur help .activated net on iphone 4,,,,…!!!!

  18. Mohanraj A says:

    Its really a helpful…..

  19. ashwani says:

    Thank you. Got the gprs accessible on iPhone 4S

  20. Preeti says:

    Despite the bsnl net settings, my net isnt working properly and esp. The app store. Wat shall i do. Its taking alot of time to open the page nd sometimes d symbol E disappears too

  21. hhhh says:

    Can’t turn on bsnl 3g 🙁

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