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GPRS, WAP and MMS in Sri Lanka.

GPRS, WAP and MMS are part of modern day mobile phone and they are easily available in Sri Lanka. As these Smartphones and hand held devices are widely available at affordable all over Srilanka, you can get connected to those people who have these gadgets in Sri Lanka very easily. All the mobile phone carries in Sri Lanka offer these services like GPRS, WAP and MMS to their customers along with the mobile calls and SMS texting facilities.

All you have to do is to follow the instructions provided by the mobile phone carrier and have to set up your mobile phone to get these services. These services are charged along with the applicable Government taxes fro the customer by the mobile phone carrier. If you have the GPRS facility you can enjoy Java, MMS, Instant Messaging (IM), and Email on the go, WAP, browse the web sites and also you can be in touch with your friends through your social networks like Facbook, Myspace and Twitter instantly.

Younger boys and young girls in Sri Lanka are using these facilities daily through their Smartphones and the Sri Lanka Government has recently banned the mobile phone usage in schools by the students to improve their education level. Many of the younger generation people are not using these devices it in proper manner and the parents are too concerned of their children's activities with their cell phones.

You can buy cheaper Chinese mobile phones in Colombo that can allow you to enable the GPRS, WAP and MMS services in your Smartphone very easily while Nokia, Samsung and many other top brands too are available with little higher prices but these expensive models used to come with 1 or 2 year warranty to protect your hard earned money.
Also if your mobile phone is compatible with EDGE and if you are within the EDGE coverage area, you can get maximum speed of internet connectivity and services from your carrier.

Sri Lanka's Mobitel is currently providing 3.75G HSPA technology that can give you more speed to browse the internet to watch music videos, movies and live TV program. In Srilanka watching the live cricket matches and teledramas as TV program in the mobile phone are very popular with young and middle aged people.

You can dial and receive video calls, can receive video messages and video mails very easily with the touch of the buttons instantly if you have signed for the data plan with your mobile phone carrier. You can surf the web and can log on the Internet very fast with this speed.

Most of the Sri Lanka's younger generation people have pay as you go accounts and they hate the monthly bills as it can bring you some surprising heavy usage data plan bills.

  • To activate Dialog GPRS/MMS Service: Go
  • To Set up Mobitel GPRS Service: Go
  • For Airtel Setup: Go
  • Etisalat User GPRS Setup: Go


A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.