How long does an afrihost sim take to sign onto the APN after receiving and registering

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Working for a business that is making use of Afrihost.

Every time we order Afrihost sim cards they arrive late 3 - 5 days. This usually leaves us with a few minutes to register all the simcards that need to go out to clients. The initial problem is with mtn, where the sim card has not been registered on their network and still needs to get its number for the first time. After this number is received the *141*774*1# code will allow me to register the simcard on the afrihost network.

How long after doing this, and changing my apn details will it take for the sim card to work. As I know it's not instant, we have 3 sim cards right now, 1 being old and able to communicate with the afrihost apn, 2 others being new, completely registered and nothing left in the setup process, but it refuses to get internet connectivity.

If I have a timeframe to work with after getting our simcards in the future I have an answer that I can provide to our clients regarding when the simcards will start functioning correctly.
asked Aug 30, 2017 in Smart Mobile Devices by seth-rah (370 points)

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The rule of thumb is 24 hours, Has that time elapsed?
answered Aug 30, 2017 by Matthew Murdoch (65,100 points)