Using R218 vodafone router? Sim blocked?

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Please help...i got my afrihost LTE sim yesterday using a vodafone r218 router, worked great for hour or two, then nou says no internet connection....seems that sim is blocked because not using one of prescribed devices??
asked Jun 20, 2020 in Devices by Coera (120 points)

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Good day,

The Vodafone R218 is a CAT4 device. MTN LTE sim cards require a CAT6 device.

If you insert your SIM card into a device that has not been approved by MTN the SIM card will be blocked, and you will lose internet access and will then need to contact our Support team to get the SIM card unblocked.

Here are the Approve CAT 6 devices:

  • Huawei B525
  • Huawei B612
  • Huawei B618
  • ZTE MF286

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answered Jun 22, 2020 by AfriDazzil (45,100 points)