Any smartphone is incomplete without a working internet connection- weather via mobile data or Wi-Fi. We all can access the internet over Wi-Fi at our homes and at work, but the problem arises when we are on the move and don’t have access to even 2G. Generally you don’t even need to configure your mobile phone for using the 4G, 3G, GPRS, and EDGE internet. However, sometimes Idea may not have the 4G or 3G settings for your phone. And sometimes, the settings sent by Idea Cellular  refuse to get your phone connected to the internet. That is when we try to configure the internet manually on our phone.

idea gprs 3g settings- manual internet configuration

Now different phones have different options in the settings but the most important of them is the APN (Access Point Name). Miss a single dot in the APN and you won’t get connected to the internet.


If you are using an Android smartphone based on Android v4.0 (ICS) or older, then go to:

Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Touch On Menu > New APN.


For Manually Setting Up 4G/3G/2G Settings on Android Kitkat v4.4.x follow this procedure:

Go to Settings > More… > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > +


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Here are the 3G/GPRS internet settings for setting up mobile internet access manually on your phone:

Note: Read the entire article before messing with the settings.

Name: Any Server: [Not Set]
APN: internet MMS Proxy: [Not Set]
Access Number: *99***1# OR *99# MMS Port: [Not Set]
Proxy: [Not Set] Authentication Type: [Not Set]
Port: [Not Set] MCC: Check the table below
Username: [Not Set] MNC: Check the table below
Password: [Not Set] APN Type: default,supl


Don’t add anything to the fields Proxy, Port, Username, Password, Server, MMS Proxy, MMS Port, DNS1, DNS2.

Edit as all the entries that you see in your phone as per the above instructions.


Idea: Circle Wise MCC & MNC Codes
Telecom Circle MCC MNC
Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana) 404 07
Assam 405 845
Bihar (including Jharkhand) 405 70
Chennai Not Available Not Available
Delhi Metro & NCR 404 04
Gujarat (including Daman and Diu & Silvassa) 404 24
Haryana 404 12
Himachal Pradesh 404 82
Jammu & Kashmir 405 846
Karnataka 405 847
Kerala (including Lakshadweep and Minicoy) 404 19
Kolkata Metro 405 848
Madhya Pradesh (including Chhattisgarh) 404 78
Maharashtra (including Goa) 404 22
Mumbai Metro 405 799
North East (Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura) 405 849
Odisha (formerly Orissa) 405 850
Punjab (including Chandigarh & Panchkula) 405 851
Rajasthan 404 87
Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry) 405 852
Uttar Pradesh East 404 89
Uttar Pradesh West (including Uttarakhand) 404 56
West Bengal (including Andaman Nicobar Islands, and Sikkim) 405 853


Now save and enable this APN. That’s it. Reboot your phone and now you’ll be able to connect to the internet.

These 4G LTE, 3G, and GPRS (2G) Settings (APN) for Idea Cellular have been tested to work on the following phones of various popular manufacturers:

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy Note 5,  LG G3, LG G5, Asus Zenfone 3, Blackberry Z10, Gionee S6s, HTC 10, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, Lenovo K3 Note, Micromax Canvas 2 Colors, Lenovo Moto E3 Power, Nokia Lumia 925, Google Pixel, Huawei Honor 5c, Oppo F1s, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Mi Redmi 3S Prime, Mi Redmi Note 4, OnePlus One, OnePlus 3, Moto G4 Play, Moto X Play, Moto X Style, Vivo V3, Vivo V5, and many more.


We hope that the above internet settings (4G, 3G, EDGE, 2G, GPRS) will help you in taking your smartphone online via the mobile internet. But, before you begin just make sure that you have a working data connection and have subscribed to an internet pack.

Important Note: The above mentioned 4G, 3G and GPRS internet / APN settings will not work until you reboot your phone after saving the settings.

Good luck!