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    Default dual sim: how to disable completely data for the second sim

    Hi,

    I have a Be.SOCIAL SC020 with Android 4.1.2, which has two SIM slots.

    I want to make sure that SIM2 never, ever connects to the Internet, though I do want to use it for calls and SMSs.

    Under Settings, I can't find any setting for enabling/disabling data completely per-sim. (There is an option for enabling/disabling data *roaming* per sim).
    There _is_ a setting under Data Usage for putting a limit for data consumption: there you can set a warning threshold and a limit. However, while the warning can be set to 0MB, the lowest value you can set for the limit is 1MB (I know, so stupid...).

    Up to now, I haven't detected any data usage on sim2, but my fear is that at any moment when the data network for sim1 may become temporarily unavailable for any reason, sim2 may be used for data. Even if I have set the 1MB limit, sim2's operator will charge me a fixed amount per week if I use non-zero data.

    So how do I disable data completely for sim2 while keeping data enabled for sim1 and keeping sim2 enabled for voice and sms?
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    Default Re: dual sim: how to disable completely data for the second sim

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Smotckins View Post
    Hi,

    I have a Be.SOCIAL SC020 with Android 4.1.2, which has two SIM slots.

    I want to make sure that SIM2 never, ever connects to the Internet, though I do want to use it for calls and SMSs.

    Under Settings, I can't find any setting for enabling/disabling data completely per-sim. (There is an option for enabling/disabling data *roaming* per sim).
    There _is_ a setting under Data Usage for putting a limit for data consumption: there you can set a warning threshold and a limit. However, while the warning can be set to 0MB, the lowest value you can set for the limit is 1MB (I know, so stupid...).

    Up to now, I haven't detected any data usage on sim2, but my fear is that at any moment when the data network for sim1 may become temporarily unavailable for any reason, sim2 may be used for data. Even if I have set the 1MB limit, sim2's operator will charge me a fixed amount per week if I use non-zero data.

    So how do I disable data completely for sim2 while keeping data enabled for sim1 and keeping sim2 enabled for voice and sms?
    hey marco try this hope this helps if not give me a shout Dual Sim Mobile Phones Support | What is a Dual Sim Phone? | FreeYourMobile.com aslso can you upload a photo of settings so we can try and help cheers
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    Default Re: dual sim: how to disable completely data for the second sim

    In settings - mobile network - data connection you are asked to assign mobile data connection to either Sim card or switch it off completely. On your phone settings menu might be different, but the logic is the same. Plus in the notifications area there should be the data connection switch which goes straight to the Sim card selection.

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    Default Re: dual sim: how to disable completely data for the second sim

    Hi,

    I have the same problem. There is no special setting for turning Data On or Off for the 2 slots individually.
    What I did is that I went to slot 2 (sim2) and added another character (number or letter) to the APN name, so that it will never try to connect because of the incorrect APN.

    Hope this helps.

    Omar
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    Default Re: dual sim: how to disable completely data for the second sim

    I've got kitkat running on my phone and could be different than yours. Just in case this is the way it works for me.

    Go to settings > dual sim > click on mobile data and select chip. This is the thing, tap on the "mobile data" text not on the on/off switch.
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