12. What are the differences between GPRS, EDGE, 3G and 4G?

GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service and is a service on a 2G network, offering basic data up to 56 Kbps (comparable to dial-up speeds.) GPRS supports basic internet applications with limited use of the Internet.
„h EDGE stands for Enhanced Data GSM Evolution and is 2.5G technology that provides higher data transfer rates compared to GPRS (2G). With EDGE you can send and receive emails and do web browsing faster than GPRS.
„h 3G or third generation technology provides higher data rates as compared to the 2G and 2.5G networks (GPRS & EDGE). 3G offers speeds of up to 42 Mbps. With 3G you can send and download pictures, music, movies, videos, games etc.

11. How can I confirm the areas with MTN 4G LTE coverage?

Click on the link below to find current MTN 4G LTE locations. Note that this list will be updated when more areas are rolled out.


In addition kindly check MTN’s website for the locations where MTN currently has LTE on Google earth application. Note the map will be updated on a weekly basis when more areas are rolled out

10. Can I use the current SIM card in my LTE-compatible handset to browse on 4G?

No, all customers who wish to be on MTN’s 4G LTE network will have to visit an MTN service center to have their SIM cards swapped for an LTE SIM card.

9. Can I share my 4G LTE data speed with other non-4G devices?

Yes. If you have a 4G LTE device that has tethering service, you can turn your 4G LTE device into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing other devices to connect to the internet through the 4G LTE network.


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