MTN 4G LTE Service Now Live in Nigeria
Despite the back and forth involving MTN and the NCC in respect of the acquisition of VisaFone (and its 800MHz spectrum), the MTN 4G LTE service is now available across Nigeria. The telco giant now offers subscribers optimized wireless 4G broadband and high speed browsing experience.
Promising high speed downloads, uninterrupted streaming and high definition videos; MTN 4G LTE services is now live in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. Roll-out plans for other parts of the country are expected over the coming months.
To get started, users are advised to text ‘4G’ to 131 to check if the SIM or phone is compatible with 4G LTE. Another option is to visit the nearest MTN customer centre in the cities mentioned above to upgrade to a U-SIM and multiple users can opt to buy MIFI devices at the nearest MTN friendship centre.
Tariff plans for the service starts at N500 for the basic plan and goes up to N36,666 for unlimited. Access to the full list of MTN 4G tariff plans can be gotten by dialling – *444# and switching does not attract additional tariffs. Users with existing 3G data plans will be charged according to their current plan rate.