In a bid to provide fast and reliable internet connection, one of Nigeria’s telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has launched the MTN 4G Broadband Internet, also known as MTN 4G LTE services in Nigeria.
It might interest you to know that LTE (Long Term Evolution) entails fourth generation of telecommunications technology which delivers data at extremely high speed.
With the MTN 4G LTE, you are bound to enjoy perks such as: HD Video Streaming, Video and Voice calls, lightening-speed downloads, online gaming, etc. initially when launched, the MTN 4G LTE was available in selected parts of the country. However, the 4G LTE service is presently available in all states in Nigeria.
To access the MTN 4G LTE data plan, you need to ensure your smartphone is compatible and must have swapped your SIM for MTN 4G SIM card referred to as U-SIM from any MTN office closest to you. MTN 4G runs on the following frequencies and band: 800MHz (BAND 20) and 2600 MHz (BAND 7).
To make things pretty simple, when you check your smartphone for compatibility, MTN NG sends a simple and short message to you. To determine if your smartphone is compatible with the MTN 4G LTE data plan, simply send 4G to 131. Before you send the code, make sure your smartphone is 4G enabled.
If your smartphone is found compatible by MTN NG, you receive a message that looks like this; “Yello! Your device is 4G ready but you need to upgrade your SIM to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer for a sim swap now.
If the reverse is the case, you also receive a message which says “Yello! You need to upgrade your SIM card and device to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer to upgrade now.” If your phone is found compatible, the next step to take is to walk into any nearest MTN outlet and swap your SIM for MTN 4G SIM card.
If you’ve swapped your sim for the MTN 4G LTE, simply dial *444# to select which MTN 4G LTE data plan suits you. Below are some of the available data plans:
- 100MB for N500 (Valid for 7 days)
- 150MB for N499 (Valid for 24 hours)
- 200MB for N1000 (Valid for 30 days)
- Unlimited data for N36,999 (Valid for 30 days)
- 42GB for N66499 (Valid for 12 Months)
- 10GB for N6000 (Valid for 30 days)
- 15GB for N10,000 (Valid for 30 days)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About the MTN 4G LTE
1. Why Do I Need To Get 4G LTE?
4G LTE promises faster download and upload speed that will improve your internet experience on a considerable scale. You can use your smartphone or tablet like a fixed line internet connection. Also, you get to enjoy perks listed above.
- How Am I Charged For 4G LTE?
With 4G LTE, you simply use your current data plan and you are charged according to your current plan rates.
- How Do I Check For Coverage Information?
Coverage information is available online at www.mtnonline.com/4G
- What Do I Need To Connect 4G/LTE?
Simply use a U-SIM, an LTE compatible device and be in 4G covered areas.
- I Have A 4G Device And USIM But I Still Can’t Connect
First, check that your 4G device supports 2600MHZ (Band 7). Next, ensure that you’ve turned on your 4G under the phone’s network settings. If you still can’t connect, visit the nearest MTN store for support or look up the 4G videos on the MTN website.