In a world where fast internet is now the key to everything and everything is being done with data, is it not high time you move from the 3G network to a 4G network? The country, Nigeria is set to move completely from the 3G to 4G network world, and now that the 4 major networks in Nigeria (MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9Mobile) are already offering the 4G internet network to their customers, efforts are ongoing to spread the 4G coverage to all cities and states in Nigeria.
Already, Glo has its 4G network spread out to all 36 states in the country, including Abuja, with MTN also making sure that their 4G network is available in all states in the country. Both Airtel and 9mobile are still working effortlessly to ensure that their 4G network is available in all states in the country, as they have covered some major states and cities already.
Now, what you might already have knowledge of is that, each of these mobile networks is giving out quite the data bonus to all users who purchase their 4G SIM or those who swap/upgrade to the 4G LTE network SIM. This looks like a means to bring all their existing and non-existing customers to purchase their 4G sim cards.
Airtel is still offering free 4GB data and also the ability to purchase 3GB data for N1000 for users who purchase an Airtel 4G sim card or for those who swap to the 4G LTE network SIM. 9Mobile is still offering free 30GB data when you buy their 4G LTE MiFi. All Glo new 4G sim will get Yakata bonus once the line activated. What else is missing, MTN’s own offer!
Following the acquisition of Visafone by MTN earlier in 2016, MTN has made sure that its 4G LTE network will be available in all states in Nigeria and now, it is available in all states. To make use of the MTN 4G network, you must be using a compatible phone and must have swapped your sim for MTN 4G sim card or purchase MTN new 4G sim card.
Following in the footsteps of its competitor, Airtel, MTN is also rewarding users 4GB free data upon acivation when you purchase or upgrade to the MTN 4G network. This offer has been designed to encourage their customers and other telecom operator customers to upgrade to its 4G network. The offer comes with a massive 4GB + 25% data bonus on all data plans purchased for 3 months. This offer is not new and it has been in existence since 2016, but most of MTN users are not aware of it while some are just getting MTN 4G coverage in their area, that’s why this article has been made. To remind those of you and to let you know that you can get free 4GB data and some add-ons from MTN for free.
When you upgrade your MTN 3G sim to a 4G sim, you get a bonus 4GB data and additional 25% data bonus, when you subscribe to any data bundle. These benefits are open to new 4G customers for a period of 3 months. For you to enjoy the offer, you need to opt-in to the offer by sending “LTE” to 131.
Since you might not be too sure if you have a 4G network in your area, you can click here to find out if the MTN 4G coverage is available in your area. Please note that the 4GB does not work with 2G and 3G phones, to check if your MTN sim card is 4G enabled, send 4G to 131. You will receive a message about your SIM 4G/LTE ready status like in the screenshot below
If your smartphone is compatible with the MTN 4G network, kindly visit any nearest MTN office and get yourself an MTN 4G Sim Card or swap your old sim. After upgrade and subscribing to any data plan, dial *559*444# to check your 4GB data balance. The message should look like this;
Your 4G/LTE FREE Data balance is 4096.01MB
Have you received the 4GB data before, or are you just finding out about this now? Let us know by sharing your experience using the comment box below and don’t forget to share with your friends and family members, happy new year eve!