Data from two ISP's on one cell number

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I have a cell phone contract with Autopage on the MTN network. It includes 500Mb free data. I also have 2Gb data from Afrihost on the same cell number. How do I know which one is active? Can I switch between the the two data bundles? Will it automatically switch from the Autopage data to Arihost when the 500Mb is exhausted?
asked Apr 1, 2015 in Air Mobile by Deon

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Hi Deon!

You can switch between these two different Mobile Data packages by using the APN settings on your cellular device.

To use the MTN Data for example you will set the APN on your cellular device to MyMTN, then to make use of the Afrihost Mobile Data, you will set the APN to Afrihost.

Most cellular devices let you save multiple APNs, so in most cases you will just need to switch between the APNs in your device's Settings page.
answered Apr 1, 2015 by AfriGenie (2,280 points)
I have done that, but when using Afrihost APN, I cannot get a data connection. In ClienZone it shows me that I have 3Gb available
This could mean that the settings you are using are incorrect. Please ensure that you use "afrihost" as the APN name with no password and that you do not have any spaces before or after the name (or other characters like ", etc).

Also make sure that your actual data network settings are correct and don't have proxy settings for example, which are not required.
Thanks, my problem is solved after rebooting the phone