How to know that i have bsnl 3g sim

rajujayaraman

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Hi, This is a technical question and so I want a detailed answer from experts.
I bought a 3g sim and cut to micro sim size to fit my smart phone. I do not get any symbol in the home screen to denote that my 3g sim is activated. But, Sim status says it as active.What symbol would be shown in homescreen if 3g sim is activated? or Will it not show any symbol like 3g.?
I have set the manual configuration to APN, as Bsnlnet as per the settings, but i do not know, whether the sim is actually activated. How to know? Please.
can you say how to get config settings for my samsung galaxy j2 pro. I sent sms , my model no to 58355 but i get error . format not correct answer.
If the symbol is not shown, how to get it on my homescreen. Is there any way to check , that i have 3g sim. Old phone has 2g settings. I filled up a form and they have given me a simcard, and the tech officer cut that to micro sim to fit in to my phone. please
 

Citrus

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If your phone shows no service, your SIM has not been activated. If there are signal bars, your SIM has been activated. There is no separate activation for 3G.
 

rajujayaraman

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Hi, Thanks for your answer. But how to know that 3g is activated. I already informed that i have applied for microsim from BSNL, which was given to me as normal sim, but cut by the tech officer to suit as microsim to my phone. I received a swap message to this effect from BSNL . Does that mean that all the details that were in the 2g sim has been incorporated in the new sim?
Will there be any difference in the phone screen, where you see the signal bars? I read in some article that 3g symbol or to that effect would be shown to the left side of the signal bars. Is it true?
I experienced fluctuations in the signal bars, which shown 100% always barring tech. glitch in 2g sim, is causing concern. Why? Recent version always improves everything. Then why fluctuations in the signal bars in 3g?
I also take this to the notice of help desk, which gives advise to start GPRS service. I did. Is it necessary to do that to have the 3g compatibility?
Why activate the GPRS. I received successful message of adtivating the same.
I already informed in the beginning query about my failing to activate the config sent thro sms , by push message on my new sim? Anyhow, i manually configured APN following sites instructions by entering manually.
I could understand most of them, in settings menu, but what is meant by default,supl . pl
After getting the GPRS, i find a kind of two horizontal lines near the signal . What it denotes?
Please , expecting reply
 


rajujayaraman

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Hi, Please find the screen shot. I think it is enabling of GPRS . am i correct?
I ask you for a detailed reply on the queries raised as users would be benefited by this clarification of different type of sims. I do not know how to insert a jpg file. I find no option to enclose. it was a inverted htype of signal, blinking at the bottom, having boxes in the inverted ---- of two lines. Probably GPRS activation.
 

Citrus

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Upload the image at imgur.com and post the link here.
 


Citrus

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The image is wildly out of focus. I can't see anything. To take a screenshot press and hold home button and power button simultaneously. It'll be saved as an image in your phone. Upload that image here.
 
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