How do I use the free 4 GB data MTN gave me?

Yesterday morning, MTN gifted me 4 GB of free data with a validity of 7 days. They claimed it should be used only on a 4G enabled SIM card and device. See screenshot of the message below:

free 4G data

Now, here is the problem. I currently use the Bluboo Maya Max, a 4G smartphone (see specifications and review). I switched on data and tried to browse. It loaded a few webpages and stopped. Why? Had the 4 GB data finished? I checked to see that these guys had zapped all my bonus airtime. MTN is at it again 🙁

I thought my SIM was 4G enabled? I texted 4G to 131 to confirm. Feedback: the SIM is 4G enabled. So why the hell can I not browse with this line? The SIM is a 4G SIM. The smartphone is a 4G device. What else?

Do I need to move to a 4G network coverage area before I can use this data? Who else received this data bonus? How did you use yours? Please share.

Chibueze is an award-winning gadget reviewer and geek. He loves research, while living and breathing tech. You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter ,OR LinkedIn

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