APN is not a strange term for mobile internet users in the millennial era. You can research how many APN keyword searches in the search engine. Many people think that APN settings can increase the speed and stability mobile broadband networks from operators.
1. What is APN?
Based on Wikipedia, APN is an abbreviation of Access Point Name which is the name of a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network, often the public Internet. APN is used by cellular service providers to combine many SIM cards into one limited network. Only SIM cards that are programmed to work on specific APN cellular providers can access the internet. This provides an additional layer of security for your mobile device. An APN determines what IP addresses are assigned to the mobile station, what security methods are used, and how the GSM data network connects to the customer's network.
A mobile device making a data connection must be configured with an APN to present to the carrier. The carrier will then examine this identifier to determine what type of network connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, and how or if, it should be connected to some private customer network.
2. Incorrect APN settings cause no internet connection
Your SIM card has a quota package but can't connect to the internet? APN is not configured correctly can be a cause. Sometimes we forget or do not know to choose APN from the carrier after changing the SIM Card. The initial APN settings can be lost if you change SIM cards frequently. Not all types of unlocked phones can choose APN automatically from the carrier, sometimes we have to choose or add it manually. Problems will arise when adding APNs because not everyone remembers APN settings. The first thing you need to do is find the right APN settings for the network you are using. Based on the number of cellular subscription in Indonesia there are 6 popular ISPs namely Axis, Indosat, Smartfren, Telkomsel, Tri, and XL.
3. Telkomsel APN Internet 4G Settings for Android
Telkomsel is the largest wireless carrier in the country with 163 million customer base as of 2018. The company Operates their GSM network on the 900–1800 MHz frequency range, as well as 3G and 4G services on other frequencies. Telkomsel operates a variety of sim card brands, chief among them are simPATI and kartuHALO. These brands differ on their payment model (pre-paid vs. post-paid) as well as pricing. As of 31 March 2015, Telkomsel has 46% of the Indonesian wireless service market share.
3.1 Telkomsel GPRS WEB
- Name → Telkomsel GPRS WEB
- APN → internet
- Proxy → Not set
- Port → Not set
- Username → Not set
- Password → Not set
- Server → Not set
- MMSC → Not set
- Multimedia message proxy → Not set
- Multimedia message port → Not set
- MCC → 510
- MNC → 10
- Authentication type → default,supl
- APN protocol → IPv4
- APN roaming protocol → IPv4
- Bearer → Unspecified
- Mobile virtual network operator type → None
- Mobile virtual network value → Not set
3.2 Self Service for Telkomsel Internet Activation and Deactivation
You can activate or deactivate your internet by accessing the following codes from your smartphone:
*363*213# for internet activation
*363*212# for internet deactivation
Please make sure you always restart your mobile phone after accessing one of those codes. This internet activation or deactivation process will not affect your internet package.