4G here, 4G there, it’s no news anymore that our network providers have moved to next phase of mobile communication network. 4G LTE is gradually sending 3G mobile broadband packing. In Nigeria, we’ve seen MTN, Glo, Etisalat and NTel join the beginning of a 4G LTE era.
Let’s have a look at how to activate and subscribe to all 4G LTE data plans on all Network in Nigeria; Airtel, Etisalat, Glo, MTN, and MTN.
1. Airtel 4G LTE Data Plans
Okay, let’s start with Airtel, We are yet to get news of Airtel starting a new LTE broadband, Airtel Nigeria is yet to kick off their 4G services in Nigeria, so let’s stay alert, and hope we get news before year-end.
2. Etisalat 4G LTE Data Plans
Etisalat 4G LTE service has also been seen in selected regions in Lagos, though, a tweet was shared via it’s official Twitter page stating that other cities will follow very soon.
Etisalat 4G LTE has a band of 1800 and the speed is between 25mbps to 100mbps, that’s a hell of a speed!
How to activate
All you require to enjoy Etisalat 4G LTE service is only a 4G enabled device. It doesn’t require a Sim change/swap like MTN and Glo. Perhaps, you will have to verify the band your phone is to ensure it complies with their 4G LTE 1800 band. If you’ve met these requirements, you can subscribe to the best plan (see code below), then connect and enjoy fast internet with the 4G regions.
Dial *200# and press 3 to get all data tariffs plans for Etisalat 4G LTE service.
3. Glo 4G LTE Data Plans
Glo was the latest to join the trend, they currently have the best and cheapest data plans in Nigeria, with the new 4G services introduced, it’s no different, they maintained the same data plans they had on the 3G broadband leaving them as the cheapest 4G LTE data plans in Nigeria.
How to activate
Send 4G to 400 to check if your device is 4G enabled and to get your sim 4G ready, you have to visit any Glo service center, and exchange your old 3G sum for the new 4G LTE Sim cards.
Here are all the data plans available on Glo 4G service in Nigeria, choose from the best..
30MB for N50 (1 Day)
60MB for N100 (1 Day)
200MB for N200 (5 Days)
1.6GB for N500 (7 Days)
3.2GB for N1000 (30 Days)
7.5GB for N2000 (30 Days)
10GB for N2500 (30 Days)
12GB for N3000 (30 Days)
18GB for N4000 (30 Days)
24GB for N5000 (30 Days)
48GB for N8000 (30 Days)
60GB for N15000 (30 Days)
90GB for N18000 (30 Days)
List of all Glo 4G Data Plans in Nigeria
To subscribe; Dial *777# and follow the prompt
4. MTN 4G LTE Data Plans
MTN is the leading mobile telecommunication in Nigeria, and was second to kickoff the 4G LTE service after NTel. Fully activate last month, now, let’s have a look at how to activate and subscribe for MTN 4G data plans.
How to activate
To verify if your sim and device is 4G ready, simply type and send 4G to 131 via SMS. If you get a reply like this…
“Yello! You need to upgrade your SIM card and device to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. ”
…Visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer to upgrade your old 3G sim card to a 4G LTE Sim.
With 4GLTE, you simply use your current data plan and you are charged according to your current plan rates. This simply means your regular data plans works on 2G, 3G and 4G.
5. NTel 4G LTE Data Plans
NTel started 4G LTE service in Nigeria, first among all mobile network providers, they have their network available in Lagos, Abuja and PH. Data plans on NTel are unlimited but very expensive. Here are the available NTel data tariffs.
How to activate & collect Sim
Visit the nearest NTel store to collect and activate Sim.
A. Smartphone Lite
Data: Unlimited for N1000 (4 Days)
B. Smartphone Weekly
Unlimited for N1500 (7 Days)
C. Smartphone Monthly
Unlimited for N6000 (30 Days)
These are the activation and subscription codes of 4G LTE data plans across all Network in Nigeria. After you subscribe for an actual 4G plan, next is to set 4G LTE as your preferred network on your 4G enabled device; Android, iPhone, Windows and Blackberry.
What are your experiences with the 4G data plans like, based on your personal findings, which of the network do you consider the best, fastest and cheapest?
Let's hear them.........