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How to Connect to Internet with Your BlackBerry without Paying For Data Plan


If you have a Blackberry phone you have asked this question at least once (maybe thousand times). The BlackBerry phone comes with many fancy add-ons, they have an eye-candy look but there is one problem with them. You have to purchase a data plan for internet access. (As far as GSM services tell) This sounded little weird for me because I could access internet even with my old nokia. The trick is GSM services push you to buy a data plan and BlackBerry also doesn't give information for internet access without data plan, but the phone is capable of accessing internet without a data plan.

I own a BlackBerry Pearl (so the details will be told for Pearl but I guess it applies to most of the models) and I am using internet with my Pearl without paying for data plan. To do this you have to make some settings with your phone. First of all you have to set up your tcp settings. In your BlackBerry menu go to => Options - Advanced Options - TCP and enter your APN information for your GSM Service. You can find TCP APN settings in the list below.

When you finish the settings you need a browser to surf the net. The best one is Opera Mini Browser. You download the Opera Browser to your BlackBerry and in the Opera Browser menu you go through automatic network setup. Once the Opera Browser finds out your settings you are ready to surf the net from you BlackBerry for free. (Excluding standart connection charges from your GSM service provider)


Old AT&T Gateway IP:

Port: 9201

APN: proxy

Bell Mobility

Gateway IP:

Port: 9203


Cellular One (Option 1)

APN: cellular1wap

Cellular One (Option 2)


Cellular One (Option 3)

Gateway =

port = 9201


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Cincinnati Bell

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


username: cbw

Cingular (modem compatible)

Gateway IP: ?

Port: ?

APN: isp.cingular


Password: CINGULAR1

Cingular (March 05)

APN: wap.cingular

Username for APN:

Password for APN: cingular1

WAP Gateway IP:

WAP Gateway Port: 9203

Cingular 2

Gateway IP:

Port: 9203


O2 (Germany)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


O2 (Holland)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201

APN: internet

O2 (Ireland)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


username: gprs

password: gprs

O2 (UK)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


username: o2wap

password: password


Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


T-Mobile (UK) 1

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


T-Mobile (UK) 2

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


T-Mobile (Germany)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


T-Mobile (US) 1

Gateway IP: ?

Port: ?


T-Mobile (US) 2


Username for APN: (blank)

Password for APN: (blank)

WAP Gateway IP:

WAP Gateway Port: 9201

Telefonica Movil

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201



Gateway IP:

Port: 9201

APN: telstra.internet

TIM (Italy)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


Verizon 1

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201

Verizon 2

Gateway IP:

Port 9203

Verizon 3

APN: No configuration needed

Username for APN: No configuration needed

Password for APN: No configuration needed

WAP Gateway IP:

WAP Gateway Port: 9203

Vodafone (NL)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


username: vodafone

Password: vodafone

Vodafone (Spain)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201


username: wap@wap

password: wap125

Vodafone (UK)

Gateway IP:

Port: 9201



password: user

Special note Verizon and AllTel subscribers

Due to the unavailability of public accessible BlackBerry gateways by Verizon and Alltel you will need to seek a 3rd party BlackBerry provision provider. We have successfully tested service. For more information on how to apply for this service and pricing please visit

List of International Carriers' APNs (Access points) <hr style="color: rgb(192, 192, 192);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> The access point (APN) will vary depending on your country and carrier; here's a list of International Internet access points:

*The format is a little off due to restrictions in uploading preformating.

Country Carrier APN

Argentina Personal

Argentina Unifon

Australia Telstra telstra.internet

Australia Optus internet

Australia Three 3netaccess

Australia Vodafone internet

Austria Max Online gprsinternet

Austria One

Belgium Orange orangeinternet

Belgium Mobistar

Belgium Proximus

Bermuda AT&T proxy

Bermuda Mobility

Brazil Claro

Brazil Oi

Brazil TIM

Bulgaria Mobiltel (Mtel)

Canada Fido

Canada Rogers AT&T

Chile Entel PCS

Chile Telefonica GSM

China China Mobile cmnet

Croatia VIPNET

Czech Republic Eurotel internet

Czech Republic Oskar internet

Czech Republic Oskar prepaid cards ointernet

Czech Republic T-Mobile

Denmark TDCmobil internet

Denmark Orange

Eygpt Vodafone

Dominican Republic Orange Dominicana

Finland Telia Mobile internet

Finland DNA internet

Finland Sonera internet

Finland Radiolinja internet

Finland Saunalahti saunalahti

France Orange

France SFR websfr

France Bouygues Telecom

Germany D2 Vodafone

Germany E-Plus

Germany O2 internet

Germany Quam

Germany T-Mobile D1

Greece Vodafone

Greece Telestet

Greece Cosmote internet

Hungary Vodafone (Prepaid "Optimized")

Hungary Vodafone (Prepaid "Standard")

Hungary Vodafone (Postpaid "Optimized")

Hungary Vodafone (Postpaid "Standard")

Hong Kong CSL internet

Hong Kong Orange

Hong Kong New World internet

Hong Kong People internet

Hong Kong SmarTone internet

Hong Kong Sunday internet

India Orange, Hutch www

Iceland Siminn

India BPL Mobile

India Airtel

Indonesia Telkomsel internet

Ireland O2 internet

Ireland Vodafone

Israel Cellcom internetg

Israel Orange internet

Italy TIM

Italy Vodafone Omnitel

Italy Wind internet.wind

Latvia Latvia Mobile Telefone

Luxembourg LUXGSM

Luxembourg Tango internet

Malaysia Celcom

Mexico Movistar

Mexico Telcel

Montenegro Monet

Netherlands T-Mobile internet

Netherlands KPM Mobile internet

Netherlands Orange internet

Netherlands O2 internet

Netherlands Vodafone (normal)

Netherlands Vodafone (business)

New Zealand Vodafone NZ

Norway Netcom

Norway Telenor internet

Pakistan UFone ufone.internet

Paraguay Personal internet

Paraguay Tigo

Philippines Smart internet

Philippines Globe

Poland Era erainternet

Poland Idea

Poland PlusGSM

Portugal Optimus internet

Portugal TMN internet

Portugal Vodafone (Telcel)

Romania Connex

Romania Orange internet

Russia BeeLine

Russia Megafon internet.nw

Russia MTS

Russia PrimTel

Saudi Arabia Saudi Telecom

Serbia-Montenegro Mobtel Srbija internet

Serbia-Montenegro Telekom Srbija gprsinternet

Singapore M1 sunsurf

Singapore Singtel internet

Singapore Starhub shwapint

Slovakia Eurotel internet

Slovakia Orange internet

South Africa MTN internet

Spain Amena amenawap

Spain Telefonica (Movistar)

Spain Vodafone airtelnet

Sweden Telia

Sweden Vodafone SE

Switzerland Swisscom

Switzerland Orange CH internet

Switzerland sunrise internet

Switzerland UMC

Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom internet

Taiwan Far EasTone fetnet01

Taiwan KG Telecom internet

Taiwan Taiwan Cellular internet

Thailand AIS internet

Thailand DTAC

Turkey Avea internet

Turkey Aycell aycell

Turkey Telsim telsim

Turkey Turkcell internet

UK Jersey Telecom pepper


UK T-Mobile

UK Vodafone UK internet

UK Orange orangeinternet

Ukraine Kyivstar GSM

Ukraine UMC

USA T-Mobile

USA AT&T proxy

USA Cingular isp.cingular

Venezuela Digital TIM

Vietnam MobiFone Mobi-gprs-wap



APN of Etisalat : etisalat
APN of MTN : [Username = web, Password = web)
APN of Zain :
APN of Globacom : gloflat (for modem) [Username = flat, Password = flat)
APN of Globacom : glowap (for wap browsers


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AwistPiotr on July 30, 2020:

Great articule.

Amberbarose on July 10, 2018:

Hi am from uganda and I use BlackBerry 10 hw can I unlock my vpn setting to connect

pambou on September 14, 2014:

i use blackberry bold 9900 how about APN airtel in burkinafaso

Rashley on March 20, 2014:

Hi how about APN of TigoTanzania by using blackberry desktop software

faaiz on February 13, 2014:

hello, iam from pakistan and i've blackberry curve 8520 and i want to know the tcp setting for my blackberry

kevan on February 09, 2014:

I have a blackberry storm 9520 service provider digicel need TCP settings

tejash on August 30, 2013:

i have blackberry bold 9700 how to change ip add

pdee on June 30, 2013:

pls am in ghana and uses tigo network on my bb can u please help me out on the settings e-mail:

arthur kamgaing on June 16, 2013:

please can anyone hep me to activate GPRS on my BB 9000c (china phone). it does not have a gprs connection. JE SUIS CAMEROUNAIS Email: jai deja depense beaucoup dargent pour ca. thanks PLEASE HELP. I WANT TO SURF.

Moufoutaou on April 26, 2013:

comment je peux configurer le parametre internet sur mon blackberry 8800 avec le reseau MTN au BENIN.Mon e-mail:

james on January 20, 2013:

need to know what to do unlocked bold 9900 connected to bell canada no data expect bbm facebook etc. is there a newer apn thank you

ankita on December 30, 2012:

am using blackberry curve 9230. none of the settings mentioned is included in my phone. how do i go about it. please help!!

younes on December 11, 2012:

I am using blackberry curve 9300, using maroc telecom as my service provider in Morocco, please tell me its APN user ID and password. I'll be greatful 4 u..

intelinside on December 03, 2012:

i am using 9100 as per your procedure i have made changes to the setting now i am able to use internet with out a bbplan but the problem is while watching youtube or any media after every 5 minutes i am getting a message that the connection has been disconnected .asking me to reconnect or refresh so kindly give a solution on November 14, 2012:


rahul chhabra on November 09, 2012:

I am using blackberry curve 9360, using vodafone as my service provider in India, please tell me its APN user ID and password. I'll be greatful 2 u..

sabry mohamed on August 28, 2012:

i have blackberry vodafone 8310 which is made by hungary,i want to know settings of this model

Tayo on July 15, 2012:

You saved me from selling my phone.

ehr on July 06, 2012:

Seems I am late. but, point is not use net through browsers. I need get my emails from third party app. so, is there any way to resolve this issue.

salt on June 07, 2012:

im from st lucia and i have a digicel phone can anyone please help me with the apn username and email is plz plzplz plz this dataplan down here is slow n the price is rediculas

the hell on June 05, 2012:

hi iam using bb 9800 torch (

Mohammad on May 27, 2012:

Sir My Blackberry Destnt have Internet Broswer it have hotspot Browser so i cant use internet whaat i do plz plzhelp

phaome on May 25, 2012:

Hi, I use BB 9800 T and GSM is cellone. It works only for the first time.

Tamim on May 24, 2012:

Can I use blackberry 9630 as internet modem in a pc via pc suite?

regan on May 21, 2012:

how do i get free internet on my blackberry curve 8530 on sasktel

AnGeL WillfreD on May 18, 2012:

Infact this info is perfect but I have a problem, am using mtn ghana and am using black berry pearl 8100. I was lucky bcos the previous made some configurations so am able to browse or surf with opera mini but the unfortunate thing is that whenever I want to download an application it tells me "your don't have a data plan contant your internet service provider for help" Please any help for me, I will be most grateful. Thank you.

Samuel on May 16, 2012:

I have blackberry 7130 phone so i can not active enterprise activation it say contact ur service email is

tia marie on May 14, 2012:

how can i go on the internet on my blackberry

Cee on May 14, 2012:

i have a blackberry 8520. service provider: mtc, country: namibia.

mimi on May 05, 2012:

can some one tell mi where i can find the TCP on my blackberry,, the phone is ew to me

Nick on May 02, 2012:

Hi, I have a BB 8520 from Saudi Arabia and I am not on any data plan. I requested access to my Company's Wi-Fi fro my BB 8520, and the IT person stated that since the BB 8520 does not have the facility for proxy settings, he cannot get me connected to the W-Fi. Can somebody help me please to understand whether this is true, and what could be the possible solution?

Norah on May 01, 2012:

I have a BB 9630. I am in U.S and using simple mobile sim card. I tried caslling simple mobile and been holding for more than hour with no result. How can I setup my for internet and email ect.

Sajid on April 27, 2012:

I have a BlackBerry pearl 8100.

I m from can I use free internet by using airtel. Plz inform

MHD on April 27, 2012:

Hi..I'm from Sri Lanka nd i'm using bb 8900. Can any help to setup my TCP/IP setting to access free internet. thnk you

arun on April 22, 2012:

i am inn china. i am using blackberry 9550. how can i know apn username and password for my device. thank you.

don4hat on April 12, 2012:

Pls am in Nigeria and I wil lyk 2 kno how 2 set up wi -fi conection. Pls help me.

vichel on April 10, 2012:

am in Ghana and am using blackberry pearl 8110 help me out with mtn apn,port,user name and password

jon on April 08, 2012:

can you use Blackberry messenger when using Wi-Fi internet??

Heni girma on April 04, 2012:

Hi I'm using BB pearl flip 8220(T-Mobile) in Ethiopia and I would like to access internet for free. Can u help how? Pls help me.

muzammil on March 28, 2012:

vodafone in india??

dean on March 10, 2012:

blackberry is gay. Idk why they charge for internet access. I sold my bb storm and bought apple i. Phone.

johnny on March 04, 2012:

I'm using storm verizon how can I browse for free on tigo ghana. U can get me on

marj16 on February 29, 2012:

hi im marj, i'm from the philippines, i can't connect to wifi. My bb storm says "critical tunnel failure". i don't have any idea what this means. i'm very worried now, I NEED HELP PEOPLE. :'((

Oses on February 21, 2012:

hw can i be a patnership with you so that you can give me a blackberry used phone for ownsell price you can get me

Bella on February 20, 2012:

How do I unlock if am in Airtel Kenya

jameul on February 13, 2012:

hi i m 4m bangladesh! And using bb8900cruve. And i m usin airtelbd. So which apn i ill b use. Plz ans any one..! Or email me

CADILLAC ESCALLADE GHANA on February 08, 2012:




EZekiel on February 01, 2012:

hello all

Can any one please help me ? am in Ghana i want to browse the internet with my 3g modem , i lost my job so i can pay for data plan so can any one help me with the information on how i can bypass data plan, my email is . God bless you all

ayuba on January 29, 2012:

I have a BB 8900 am from ghana. Can someone plzz help me wth the APN and how to configure the free browsing for mtn. My email is "

rohit on January 28, 2012:

right now i am using blackberry 8300 plzz help me how to access to internet without activating to the 399rs internet plan.......

alep93 on January 26, 2012:

stupid...just subscribe the Blackberry Internet Service...

LaySin on January 25, 2012:

hi, i'm using BB 9700 bold


Username :

password :

help please!!!

thank in advance

my email is

Alisha jain on January 25, 2012:

hi guyz, hellp

i hv bb 8520, with aircel (sim)

how can i operate facebook app without a data plan......wheneva i open it says "u r currntly on a srvic plan dt does not supprt dis app....plz cont ur srvic provider 2 upgrd ur data plan" me....wthout upgrdng d data plan.....(i use net with d srvice provider of arcel).......n i wnna use d facbuk app now bt it dosent opn with d srvice plan!!!!! plz hellp :(

collins on January 25, 2012:




godfrey on January 25, 2012:

i am requesting for apn user name and password for blackberry free internet in uganda iz my e-mail

Saad on January 24, 2012:

My Email adress is !! Please help !!

Saad on January 24, 2012:

I have blackberry pearl flip 8220 from O2 ......

I am Indian !!

M using Vodafone IN ....

What will be the APN and Username and password !!!!

PLEASE help guys !!! I really need your help !! Plz Plz Plz

Anonymous on January 23, 2012:

It works for me in France when I DONT put any apn provider and works also fine from all europe a guess : test in Nederland Belgium Germany and France...

With orange just don't set any APN and it's done ;)...

Alen on January 20, 2012:

Hey am in tanzania and am using bb 8100 help those tcp and APN(passwad......, username........)


My email is

bari on January 18, 2012:

idiots . . .y dont u get it,nothing in this world comes for free!!!!

codemonkey on January 17, 2012:

I used to have a samsung with a tmobile unlimited data plan and I used to get internet on it but I have since bought a blackberry and put the tmobile sim in there but now my internet wont work. I called up tmobile and they said I need to get a booster. All I want to know is if I use the settings as show in the instructions here will I get internet on my blackberry using my unlimited data plan? Or do I still need to get a booster?

ASHISH on January 14, 2012:

Worked perfectly for me as well!! and you know a human mind is never satisfied with what he already possess. Next question is that can I use BBm without paying for it??

rajesh on January 14, 2012:

am using blackberry the first tym am usin this mble..i want to browse internet...but i cant...i dnt knw hw to get internet frm india...nd am usin airtel plz help

jamal...SOS on January 10, 2012:

Hello I'm living in South America, Guyana using a blackberry curve 8520 On the Network DigiCEL..... And I have been trying to use the internet on my laptop via my blackberry but my network provider does not allow it...... So I'm asking does anyone know another way to use the internet on the blackberry phone without using TCP/IP ...... Like how most of my black berry application connect through the BIS service book........ Here's my email: PIN:2749E5F4

farmboy404 on January 08, 2012:

Im using Sasktel, and the pass word and username isnt in the list, how would i go about finding it?

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rawr on January 04, 2012:

my phones a bb 9700 and it doesnt have he settings that yuu said, so can it still work in this phone and can someone tell me the options to use. thanks

Riley on December 28, 2011:

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Aq on December 25, 2011:

Please how do I change the "edge" to "EDGE" on my new mobile device BB tour 9630? It's has a verizon logo on it and I have already subscribed to BBChat. It works on other phones except on mine.

Aq on December 25, 2011:

Please how do I change the "edge" to "EDGE" on my new mobile device BB tour 9630? It's has a verizon logo on it and I have already subscribed to BBChat. It works on other phones except on mine.

bullet on December 25, 2011:

Excellent worked perfect for me 1st try.

Maryam on December 25, 2011:

Hey i live in saudi arabia and i use Mobily network... Can someone please wrtie me the APN thingy =) Thanks

I also don't know how it works... If you can help

imran shah on December 17, 2011:

i have bb 8100 how can i change my apn settings somone please help me out to surf the free internet.

matthew on December 17, 2011:

i don't know how to configure my bb curve 8310. I want to use the internet but the charges are too much.can anyone help me with the settings please? My email is

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sweetysharma on December 11, 2011:

i want to use the mobile internet

tuhin ahmed on December 09, 2011:


I have a bb curve 8520

My country name bangladesh

Can you give me bangladesh APN

Plz give me APN by my Email



innocent on December 07, 2011:

i have a blackberry storm 1 and i need some free internet acess via my operamini how do i get along please someone help.

Not Real.. on December 06, 2011:

Not possible, you can surf using your browser App, it will show on your next bill as DATA USAGE, and you WILL pay for it...

Asif Haroon on December 05, 2011:

i m having bb 9780. I need WIFI Hackers in black berry 9780!!

please send me on my email:

Asif Haroon on December 05, 2011:

i m having bb 9780. I need WIFI Hackers in black berry 9780!!

please send me on my email:

gowthamdevarajan on December 01, 2011:

i m having bb curve 8520. i do have opera mini in my bb but when i run this application it says that "unable to connect to the internet. please check ur settings" plzz help!! badly need internet on my phone!!

Yohanes on November 28, 2011:

I have BB curve 8520, I am in Germany now and I use Penny Mobile and at the network appear T-Mobile. I need to activate my blackberry service so I can use my blackberry for BBM and the other aplication. any body can help me? thank before. Please send me an email, thank you very much.

Isuru from Sri Lanka on November 28, 2011:

Thankz works nicely, Problem is cannot stream.....!!!! Plz help to solve this problem

donovan on November 26, 2011:

Im living in Malaysia and I have a BlackBerry 8520.. Do I have to off my data service ?.. My data service is off...But I cnt connect to my wifi

Blackberry Spy on November 26, 2011:

My Blackberry 8100 does not have a browser icon nor will it let me change the default browser as written in the User's Guide.

ad on November 25, 2011:

je suis au togo, j'ai blackberry 8220 mais je n'arrive pa à me connecté à internet . mon reseau est moov togo.

serwaa on November 25, 2011:

i want de APN settings for my blackberry 8900, am in ghana, and my network is vodafone ghana.

Gamepro on November 23, 2011:

I heard some people use BBM, browse and download for free but no one wants to let me in on I can someone help he out here.

I'm On the Blackberry Curve 2 with Etisalat Nigeria. If you can help please send me an E-mail.

Emma on November 21, 2011:

I love this site; but could you help me on BB 8120 free net surfing settings for MTN Nigeria? thanks in advance.

SSharma on November 20, 2011:

Hi i have BB 8830 world edition. i am not able to use Internet and not able send sms. Can any one help me.

Bold 9780 on November 19, 2011:

Anybody from Beijing China here?

I just subscribed to China Mobile BB Plan and i cannot activate my account. China Mobile office told me to activate my account thru WIFI. But i've been activating it for hours already but all i get is "Connecting to Server....." Basically I can only use the browser thru WIFI and SMS on my BB.PLS HELP!

shekhar on November 19, 2011:

I use bb 8520 how can i use internet rs 98 of airtel pls mail details on

Raaksh Kinger on November 17, 2011:

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it works ,,,,,,,,,,,,thnkkkuuu so much !!!!!!!

santosh on November 17, 2011:

hi friends,,,i am using BB9800 in london. i unlock and using 3 network sim. but i cannot access to use internet. can u suggest me friends. i request to 3 network they told me buy one bb port. but that gona be more exp for me. so please suggest me how can i use internet on my bb.

please please,,,,,,,

rohit sablok on November 15, 2011:

Hey frnz im using blackberry storm 9530 in india... GSM... n ik cant access internet... please please please sm1 hlp me out to brouse net... i wanna knw wch servic provider will gv me settings 4 browsing in india... plzzzzzz

Shafayat on November 14, 2011:

I have Blackberry Torch 9800 in use in Bangladesh. My Connection Grameen Phone. I can use only internet with Blackberry browser but i can't access yahoo messenger or Opera mini or Skype. When i try to open i see faild message. so please let me know how to i can use full internet without data plan.

Please send me some information/solution.

my email id:

Vincent on November 12, 2011:

I need help. Plz,I just bought BlackBerry Bold 9700, plz how do i configure it without paying the exhaubitant price they normally pay. I cant even browse at all. I want to use MTN or AIRTTEL network. Plzz help me. From Nigeria. Thank you

kojo on November 12, 2011:

from Ghana. can someone help me with ma internet settings. Blackberry bold 9000 and my service provider is vodafone

shahidden on November 08, 2011:

i'm usng bb bold 9000,,, can u help me wat's d apn and it's proxy addres n port???!! globe telecom!!!

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