The new technology referred to as 4G – also known as Long Term Evolution (LTE) – technology
is a worldwide efficient mobile broadband technology that enables improved speeds and
superior Internet user experience. It offers great data transfer speeds and the shortest times,
allowing users to have a seamless, uninterrupted download experience.
In Uganda the evolution of mobile internet technology has seen telecoms like MTN Uganda
improve the speeds at which users can upload and download heavy files, internet calls clarity,
seamless internet gaming and surfing.
Correspondingly, many Ugandans are holding 4G capable smartphones and are not aware of
what they can do with them. MTN is aware that some of its customers have 4G LTE devices
e.g. mobile phones or modems. For their convenience, MTN is giving these customers a free
MTN 4G/LTE SIM card that they can use in their devices. Below are 10 reasons why you should
switch your SIM card to an MTN 4G enabled one:
1. Free 1GB
Every MTN customer that exchanges their old SIM for a 4G SIM card also gets 1GB of
FREE data instantly. The resultant positive experience due to using the Internet on MTN
Uganda’s 4G network is intended to upgrade you to a whole new world of first class
internet access across the country.
2. Free 4G LTE SIM card
MTN customers with 4G capable devices can now exchange their old SIM cards for a
FREE 4G card at any MTN Service Center across Uganda. MTN wants data customers to
have the best Internet experience during downloads, uploads of audio and video files
3. Widest coverage
MTN’s 4G LTE network covers all major towns in Uganda including Kampala, Entebbe,
Mbale, Mbarara, Lira, Arua, Gulu, Kabale, Kasese, Fort Portal, Moroto, Masaka and Jinja.
Customers in areas out of these towns continue their high speed internet experience
seamlessly with the MTN countrywide 3G+ network using the same 4G SIM card and
4. Super Speeds up to XMbps
The 4G SIM card upgrade guarantees positive customer experiences when using MTN
data. 4G LTE technology has the potential to operate at speeds of up to 100 mbps,
which is almost triple the speed of any existing mobile connection available commercially
in Uganda, and the wider region. Viewing or listening to content on an MTN 4G mobile
phone or tablet means that you never have to endure a video skipping or buffering
again. Mobile phones and tablets with MTN 4G are turbocharged with high download
speeds and fast responsiveness, so you can stream high quality video or music. You will
experience smooth, clear video chats and even browse the web, faster.
5. Affordability from a variety of bundles
With the new “Juzza Internet” proposition, MTN is rewarding customers for using MTN
Internet bundles and thereby making it easier and more affordable for them to enjoy the
benefits of the internet, without worrying about high costs. Every bundle one buys, one
gets a 100% bonus.
What are you waiting for? Break the internet already. MTN’s 4G bundle pricing is one of
the most affordable in the market. (*refer to addendum for MTN internet bundles). In
addition, MTN offers even more value through the very affordable snack and night
bundles that enable customers to use exceptionally high volumes within a limited time, to
satisfy that once in a while near unlimited or higher data need that would fall out of their
regular usage. These are available for immediate purchase whenever you need them,
using airtime, mobile money and the now popular ‘My MTN’ mobile money app available
on Google Play store and Apple App store.
Once you sign-up for any of the MTN Data Bundles, you can set your account to auto-
renew. That means that upon expiry of your data bundle from when you activated it, it will
automatically be renewed.
7. The ‘My MTN’ App experience
An app to manage both your MTN number and mobile money accounts online straight
from your 4G smartphone. The My MTN App was developed by MTN to allow individuals
and organizations to enhance their productivity through quicker and easier access to
information. You will be able to renew your data, voice and Go bundles, pick contacts
straight from your phone book for Mobile Money and schedule bill payments from using
8. MTN offers 4G devices for every lifestyle
From 99,000/- to more than 2,000,000/- you can get yourself any 4G enabled dongle,
Wingle, MiFi , router for business or smartphone to enjoy and share the MTN 4G LTE
9. It is possible 4G experience with others from your 4G device
The 4G speeds and experience can be shared with anyone who doesn’t have a 4G
device through WiFi or USB tethering made possible with the latest 4G devices from
MTN like smartphones, 10 User MiFis and the 4G WiFi dongle they refer to as the MTN
Wingle. In business, time is money. Processors like the Snapdragon let you download
your large presentation files at super-fast MTN 4G speeds, so you can spend less time
waiting, and more time impressing your clients.
10. A variety of 4G solutions for your businesses
From portable 10 user MiFis and Wingles, to robust and easy to install 32 user routers,
MTN opens up a whole new world of solutions for businesses in the 4G era. With 4G it is
now possible to replace your office with the cloud through high speed internet access to
heavy data solutions like group email, backup services, online marketing, telepresence
and business accounting tools.
11. A robust backup infrastructure to keep you on
MTN’s sustained investment in network backup infrastructure ensures that their
customers experience the best quality of calls and data, as indicated consistently in the
Quality of Service (QoS) reports by Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). Due to
the extensive infrastructure, MTN’s customers are guaranteed of reliability to always stay
connected no matter the unforeseen challenges like fibre cuts, equipment theft and
12. Crystal clear Internet calls
It’s almost as if the person you talk to is right next to you. Internet calls using MTN 4G are
crystal clear and have no delays.
13. Meet over the internet
From a simple hangout to skype video calls, you can be anywhere and on the move as
you have a meeting. This is one of those experiences with MTN 4G that make life easier
and more productive.