MTN Nigeria has been test running its 4G LTE network for a while. However, it is now available to anyone with either a Visafone or MTN SIM card. Are you interested in getting in on some 4G action? Here are the things you need to know and do to successfully subscribe to and use an MTN 4G data plan.
How to subscribe to an MTN 4G data plan
There are presently two categories of MTN subscribers: 1) Regular MTN subscribers, and 2) Visafone subscribers who migrated to the MTN network after the acquisition.
If you own a Visafone line that has been migrated to the Y’hello network, you can use MTN 4G service. But note that you are restricted to Visafone’s data plans. You cannot subscribe to any regular data plan. To subscribe, dial *444#.
If you are a subscriber on the network, you will need to swap your SIM card for a 4G-compatible SIM card. If you have a compatible 4G smartphone, just dial *131# to subscribe to any regular MTN data plan and enjoy 4G service.
Requirements To Use A 4G data Plan
Whether you have a 4G-compatible Visafone or MTN SIM card, you will need a 4G LTE smartphone that is compatible with LTE Band 7(2600). That is the information to look for when going through smartphone specifications.
It is quite easy to confirm whether both your smartphone and SIM card are compatible with MTN 4G service. Text “4G” to 131 and you will receive a text message in response telling you if either of both are compatible with the network.
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