Saturday, April 14, 2007

Internet on Laptop/Computer using BSNL Mobile Connection

Yes, Now BSNL Mobile also supports using Internet on Laptop/Computers. All you need to have is an active SIM with GPRS enabled and a Computer/Laptop with connection option with the Mobile Phone, definetly a Mobile phone which support this activity.

Here I am sharing my experience how I got it working.

My Equipments: A BSNL UP East Prepaid Sim Card, A Compaq Laptop, Bluetooth Device and Sony Ericsson W550i Mobile Phone.

1. To activate the GPRS on a prepaid Sim I smsed GPRSPre to 3733. For postpaid the message will be GPRS199 or GPRS49 (as per the selection of rental plan). Currently Activation is free.

2. To download the handset settings using the sms method : send an sms with Comapny Model (eg Nokia 6600) to 8355.


Go to and then select My Portal. Give your Mobile Number there including as 9194********. And logon. You can then get settings on your mobile phone directly from the website. You can also change your Sims Menu.

3. After the Activation of the GPRS (generally 48 hours). You need to select BSNLGPRS Profile from Internet Settings. In Sony W550i it is in Settings->Connectivity->Internet Settings->Internet Profiles.

4. Now Pair it with the Laptop/Computer's bluetooth.

5. Use My Netwrok Access or Dialup Networking {depending upon the Bluetooth Device, for me Network Access(NAP Service) worked} to connect to Internet.

6. Now Surf the Internet on your Computer/Laptop.

Note : The Speed of Internet is acceptable and is generally good for E-mail checking, Using Orkut and or for Chatting. Not recomended for Downloading as the access chanrge are based on data used and it will cost 0.20 Rs per 10 kb.
This post is posted using the same internet connection. Hope it worked for all who tried.

Thanks and Bye.
Aditya Gupta

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