Recently a friend of mine was worried about getting the Internet working on his mobile and he is a Vodafone Customer. Now, Vodafone here has made it hard for its users by rebranding common names to uncommon ones. For example, Vodafone GPRS /EDGE as you might know it is called Vodafone Mobile Connect by them. Now, that sounds like something money-sucking but it is the same good old GPRS scheme that I enjoy on my carrier and he has no clue exists for his.
I have checked out Vodafone 3G with all its Zoozoo ads and Vodafone 3G Data card. They are overpriced and are not ready for the Indian masses yet. So, we make do with GPRS and EDGE. Once again in my quest, I delved into the topic and dug up the nasty piece of information for him.
What is Vodafone Mobile Connect?
If you still have that question in mind, you were not reading between the lines. I have already mentioned above, Vodafone Mobile Connect is Vodafone’s GPRS service. This is one of the ways to connect to internet through cell phone.
What are the APN Settings for Vodafone Mobile Connect?
Vodafone Mobile connect APN settings are the weirdest I have ever seen. Most of the times you can send ALL to 52586 and get the settings on your handset. However, you are a techie and want to do things the hard way because it gets your geek on. So, go into your APN settings area (can’t tell because they are different for different phones) and enter these settings there.
Basically, set your Data Bearer as GPRS and Access Point as www. For Vodafone Mobile connect problems, contact at the number 9820098200.
How to Activate Vodafone Mobile Connect?
Even before you can opt for a plan, you need to activate your Vodafone GPRS first. Activate your Vodafone GPRS on a prepaid connection with a simple SMS to 144 with the text ACT VMC. This is a toll free SMS.
For postpaid users, get the activation command for your plan and send the command to 111. For more details see here. You can then use your phone as vodafone phone modem or access Internet on a browser on your phone itself.
How to Deactivate Vodafone Mobile Connect?
High usage getting on your nerves? It happens to everyone. Deactivate Vodafone GPRS with an SMS again to the number 144 with CAN VMC.
What are the tariff plans for Vodafone Mobile Connect?
The tariff plans for postpaid are supplied as below. If anyone of you find the prepaid plans, please post in comments and I will include them here.
I hope my friend can get Vodafone GPRS easily now, after he reads my blog and so can you. In short, I have no verdict to pass here.