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South Africa: MTN launches prepaid LTE SIM cards

August 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

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South Africans want world-class internet access that is capable of meeting all their unique connectivity requirements.

MTN South Africa has launched LTE pay as you go SIM cards for its prepaid customers. The move has been designed to give customers access to high-speed internet access that is ideal for a range of applications including online gaming, high definition television, and video conferencing. According to MTN, customers can now enjoy doing the things they love doing online faster.

“South Africans want world-class internet access that is capable of meeting all their unique connectivity requirements. The new MTN PayAsYouGo LTE SIM cards are available from any MTN branded stores including participating retail outlets. Existing prepaid customers wanting to perform SIM swaps to the new LTE (128k) will also be able to do so,” says Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer: MTN South Africa.

The MTN LTE pay as you go SIM pack will consist of the Standard SIM, Micro SIM and Nano SIM retailing for only R1.50 and customers can select from any from a wide range of newly launched bundles from 3GB (R299), 5GB (R399), 10GB (R599), and 20GB (R1 199). To take advantage of this, customers need to ensure their handsets are LTE-capable and that they are in an LTE coverage area by visiting the MTN.co.za site.

“MTN has already rolled out LTE networks to parts of Gauteng, the Free State, KwaZulu Natal, and the Western, Central, and Eastern Cape with more sites coming online throughout the year. This roll-out strategy means that MTN customers are always at the forefront of the latest technology that is competitive and relevant for their needs,” adds Annetts.

 

More than 790 MTN LTE sites are already live nationally with a further 825 sites integrated with LTE technology. The improved responsiveness of the LTE network allows for real-time communication using a variety of voice over internet protocol applications.

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