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LTE

Get less lag and less buffering when gaming, streaming or videoconferencing on MTN’s LTE network

  • Overview

    With internet speeds averaging 7 to 20Mbps, you can download movies in minutes and upload photos in seconds. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the latest, fastest and most reliable wireless internet connection for smartphones, tablets, dongles and routers.

    T&C apply

    Check our LTE coverage map

    Cost

    Using the MTN LTE network service is free for MTN customers. On MTN PayAsYouGo, you only need to cover the cost of an LTE SIM if you don’t have one. On MTN Contract, an LTE SIM swap is free, provided you have an LTE SIM.

  • How to get it

    To get on the MTN LTE network

    • Check whether your device is LTE capable by calling 173 (MTN PayAsYouGo) or 808 (MTN Contract) or by consulting your handset user guide
    • If you’re on MTN PayAsYouGo, your SIM will be LTE-ready within 24 hours of activation
    • If you’re on MTN Contract, you will need to call 808 to activate your LTE SIM
    • Check whether you have an LTE SIM card. If your SIM doesn’t carry the LTE logo, get an LTE SIM from your nearest MTN store or participating retail outlet

    To do an LTE SIM swap?

      This applies if your old SIM is still working. Your device needs to be LTE capable.

    • SMS the word ’Swap’ from your OLD SIM to 44770 (standard SMS rates apply)
    • You’ll receive a one-time PIN (OTP), which is valid for 15 minutes (write it down)
    • SMS ’Swap(LTE SIM number)*(OTP)#’ to 44770, e.g., Swap1234567890*1234# (standard SMS rates apply)
    • Once your OLD SIM stops working, replace it with your NEW SIM and power on your device
    • You’ll receive an SMS notification that your device is now MTN LTE-ready
    • Your SIM swap is complete

    Check our LTE coverage map

    T&C apply

  • FAQs

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