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How to configure Vodafone India Rs.98 2GB GPRS Internet plan on iPhone

I have a post paid connection from Vodafone and wanted to use their Rs.98 plan 2GB vodafone mobile connect plan on my iPhone 3GS ( ios 5.0.1). When i called vodafone customer care they told me that Rs.98 plan can not be used for iPhone, we have to subscribe Rs.199 GPRS 2G (with 3GB) iphone plan to get the internet on iphone. But still i went for Rs98 plan and told vodafone  CC that I will use this plan with Nokia mobile handset.

So I started searching the internet to know how I can use vodafone India Rs98 GPRS plan on my iphone?

After lot of search I came to about two simplest way to to that. Here are the 2 easiest options to setup and configure vodafone india GPRS internet on iPhone:

 

Option1 : Use iPhone Configuration Utility to set the APN for internet access :

Step 1: Download this utility from here http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1466 and install it. After installation open the application , connect your iPhone and click Configuration profiles. provide the basic information as showing on below image:

configure Vodafone India Rs. 98 2GB GPRS Internet plan on iPhone

Step 2: On the Configuration profiles page scroll down to Advanced option and configure following

Access Point Name (APN) = portalnmms
Access Point User Name = nil
Access Point Password = nil
Proxy Server  and Port =10.10.1.100 and  9401
 configure Vodafone India Rs. 98 2GB GPRS Internet plan on iPhone

Step 3:Click on your phone name under Devices tab ,click on Configuration Profiles from right side of the page and click on Install button  :
 configure Vodafone India Rs. 98 2GB GPRS Internet plan on iPhone
Step 4:There will a pop showing on your iPhone , you need to confirm and click on Install button to install the profile on your iPhone. Now turn on the Data Roaming on your phone from  Settings—>General—>Network

At this point you will be able to use internet on your phone, but you may experience that some apps are still not connecting to internet and saying that cellular data network is not available. to resolve that issue go back to the configuration utility and do the following:
-->Connect your iphone to the computer –> select your device from the list --> click on configuration profile—> click on remove

-->Click on Configuration Profiles under LIBRARY tab —->Scroll down to Advanced –-> Change APN name to “www” –-> ldelete Proxy server IP address and Port number ( leave blank )

--> Select your device from the list --> click on configuration profile—> select profile name and click on Install

--> On your iPhone turn on data roaming

Now your iphone will be access internet without any problem.

 

Option 2:Using MTNL 3G SIM card to configure APN on iphone

This method is very simple, you need a MTNL 3G SIM card ( buy or borrow it from your friends).

Enable 3G on iphone --> Insert the MTNL 3G sim -->go to Settings—>General—>Network—>Cellular Data network and enter the APN as www (which is required to use  vodafone mobile connect)—> leave all other options blank –> now remove MTNL sim and insert vodafone sim –> turn on data roaming on iphone.

BINGO!! ALL DONE!! YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE PLAN 98 WITH 2GB FROM VODAFONE ON INTERNET ON IPHONE

15 comments:

Hemang Kapadia said...

What about speed of data ? And how can we return back to 3G plan?

Kri_tee said...

Brilliant ! Worked like a charm :)

Kri_tee said...

Just remember to switch off the phone and restart it, after installing the profiles !

namrata deol said...

its nt intstaling only can any one help me regaring tat

Harpreet Sodhi said...

hey... i hav macbook... please send me a link to download the utility for macbook as the above link is for windows...
will utility 3.5 will work for the same????

Ajay Kumar said...

Guys, just change the APN to 'www' everywhere and its done !!! Nothing else.
I'm using iPhone 4 + Vodafone Postpaid connection. Activated 2GB plan of Rs 98/-
F**kers from vodafone told "you have to start the 198/- wala pack else can't use internet". I told them in mind "Fu*k U". Just change the APN from 'iPhone' to 'www' and it will run....gauran-damn-teed ;-)

john smith said...

Vodafone India 3G Plans has been announced for its customers. Vodaphone also have reduced the price of thier 3g plans for postpaid customers as well.

rahul gupta said...

best option is to first activate vodfone mobile connect pack.

then go to general > reset > reset network settings

and voila !! all apps will work..

tried this solution after exhausting all possible tricks.

saw this method on one of the apple forum..

cheers !!

neha sharma said...

hey nice post thanks for sharing it..

mobile internet plan

BHARATH MADOOJU said...

All the above steps are working like you said few applications are not wokring but for that in iphone configuration untility 3.6.2 there is no advanced option to remove the proxy settings,
Best thing is export your configuration files and paste here so we can use the same settings.

Wajeha Ameer said...

i am not getting install confirmation on my iphone,please help what should i do??

Piyush Bhatnagar said...

airtel will also work on 4s???? ]

alston elvis said...

It is a nice information to configure 2G GPRS plan on Iphone. This set-up is working properly and if at all you get problem, Go to the Iphone app settings and select 2G APN's for Vodafone in your Iphone and manually create app settings in the Iphone. And the settings are common for all the service providers. Read Info

Vijendra Kumar said...

Can anyone tell me settings for Airtel please for i5???

alston elvis said...

Thanks for sharing the information about configure utility to connect internet in iPhone. The step involved in the blog gives the right way to activate the Vodafone internet pack in iPhone. The people can configure Vodafone India with any internet plans. Vodafone Online Recharge

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