How to Configure Idea GPRS/ 2G/ 3G on Android Phone

When you activate Idea GPRS or 3G Internet on your Android phone, your phone will receive the automatic settings. However, sometimes you may need to configure the Access Point and GPRS settings for Idea (both GSM 2G and 3G) connection manually on your Android phone. In case if you delete the previous configuration, it is better know how to setup the same settings again by yourself. A wrong Access Point Name can stop you from accessing Idea 3G service. Otherwise after deleting the existing APN for Idea 3G or GPRS you may need to re-insert the SIM again to get automatic 3G/ GPRS settings from Idea.If you know the manual configuration steps, you can avoid that hardware procedure.



Steps to Configure Idea 2G/ GPRS/ 3G in Android
  1. Click on Applications
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click on Wireless and Networks
  4. Click on Mobile networks
  5. Go to Access Point Names (APN)
  6. Create New APN (you can get this option by pressing left button)

Now we can see a list of parameters which we need to fill in order to activate 3G or gprs. The values for Idea GSM connection are provided below. It is a must step to activate Idea Internet on your Android phone.

  • Name : Idea gprs
  • APN : internet
  • Proxy : < - not set - >
  • Port : < - not set - >
  • Username :< - not set - >
  • Password :< - not set - >
  • Server :< - not set - >
  • MMSC :< - not set - >
  • MMS proxy :< - not set - >
  • MMS port :< - not set - >
  • MCC :404
  • MNC : 19
  • Authentication type: none
  • APN type : default, supl


  1. Steps to Activate Idea 3G on Android:This is the manual settings for Idea GSM 2G, gprs and 3G connections. If you are looking for steps to activate Idea GSM 3G on your phone, follow the steps provided in the link below.
    How to Activate Idea 3G broadband on your mobile phone

  2. How to Recharge Idea 3G on a Handset: To recharge Idea 3G data plan on your Mobile handset, either you can recharge with the specified amount or you can recharge for your 3G data service from your existing Idea balance. To recharge from your existing balance for 3G Internet, follow the steps below.

    Dial  *150* 107#  to get 300MB 3G Bundled Usage valid for 30 days
    
    Dial  *150* 199#  to get 600MB 3G Bundled Usage valid for 30 days
    
    Dial  *150* 249#  to get 1GB 3G Bundled Usage valid for 30 days
    
    Dial  *150* 348#  to get 1.5GB 3G Bundled Usage valid for 30 days
    
    Dial  *150* 448#  to get 2GB 3G Bundled Usage valid for 30 days
    
    Dial  *150* 595#  to get 2GB 3G Bundled Usage valid for 60 days
    

    PS: Idea may change the tariff plans and to get the correct plans, please click on the link below.
    http://www.ideacellular.com/wps/wcm/connect/idea/idea3g/idea-3g-tariff-plans-in-india

  3. Just like what we did for Idea gprs, to configure BSNL gprs on your Android phone, click on the link below.
    How to Configure BSNL GPRS on Android Phone
  4. Here we discissed the steps to configure Idea 3G Internet on your Mobile handset. Do you want to know what is the difference between 2G and 3G ? To know the difference between various GSM technologies, follow the link below.
    Speed differences in 2G, GPRS, 3G and HSDPA

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15 comments:

Gyanendra said...

This is really helpful. Worked for me. I had to only change name and apn name in my htc phone. Thanks.

Siju George said...

Thanks for your comment and happy to see this article helped you.

Anil said...

Thanks. Easy and working

Anonymous said...

Fine tips. Worked for me

Anonymous said...

I love the way you presented it. Thanks

Prameela said...

This steps worked on my Samsung phone too. Thanks

sn said...

Hi,
I am trying to create new apn for idea on my samsung galaxy s3 but when i enter all the apn details and save it the apn is not listed,or if i I restore the default settings and modify the existing apn again it is not listed and gone.
My default apn MNC is 22 but when I change it to 19 ..all this is happening..

These are the settings I am trying to use–
Name : Idea gprs
APN : internet
Proxy :
Port :
Username :
Password :
Server :
MMSC :
MMS proxy :
MMS port :
MCC :404
MNC : 19
Authentication type: none
APN type : default, supl

Please help.

Admin said...

@SN

I suggest you to switch off and restart your Samsung Galaxy S3 and check for the issue

Anonymous said...

my Micromax Canvas Viva is a 2G android. none of the inbuilt apps like play store, gmail, facebook, navigation are working with the 2G GPRS. normal internt through the browser and opera are working. when i used Wi-Fi, all these apps worked fine. what could be the problem? the micromax guys say that my Idea 2G speed is too less hence these apps are not working but how come normal internet is working through same 2G?

Admin said...

As I understand inbuilt apps like play store, gmail, facebook etc are working fine with Wi-Fi but not with Idea 2G Internet connection. It clearly shows inbuilt applications need more bandwidth than Idea 2G can provide. Browser needs less bandwidth compared to many Android Apps.

Can you access Gmail via mobile browser in your phone ?

Rohit said...

Some times Idea 3G Internet is getting very slow. What is the reason ?

Anonymous said...

Thank u for ur help

Gogs said...

Thanks buddy!! It worked for me!

Jayakumar said...

Sir,

I have Android phone and using Idea Sim in it. The problem is there is a compatibility issue between Idea 3G and Android. I do not know everyone has the same problem but in my computer Idea 3G Internet is showing big compatibility issues. I only get Internet when I shake or change the phone and in some forums they said Idea is having some problem and the wireless network bandwidth is not easy for Android to catch. Is it true or is there any known compatibility issues with Idea network on Android Smart phone ?

I am in Mumbai

Admin said...

@ Jayakumar

I don't know any compatibility issues between Idea 3G and Android. Which Android version on your phone ?