MTN enables LTE for iPhone 5

MTN has become the second network in South Africa to open up their LTE network to iPhone users. Apple have confirmed the availability of LTE on MTN however MTN were slow to notice the change. Many MTN users informed us that MTN call center was unaware of the update and was unable to assist with information.

iPhone 5, MTN, LTE, South Africa

MTN did however update their website and the call center now seems informed of the changes. There must have been some miscommunication between MTN big wigs and their service staff about when LTE would become active.

To get LTE of your iPhone 5 you will need to have LTE VAS enabled on your MTN profile.

The update comes as a carrier update and therefor doesn’t require a full software update.

To update the setting manually you have to change the cellular data network APN to “internet”

5 thoughts on “MTN enables LTE for iPhone 5

  • March 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    Nonsense. MTN LTE is not available for iPhone 5 users yet. What they did so far is send new network setting and that was it. You still wont be able to access the LTE network until 25th March. In fact only the owners of a promotional package that includes Samsung Galaxy tablets are allowed access to that network.

  • March 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    Nonsense. MTN LTE is not available for iPhone 5 users yet. What they did so far is send new network setting and that was it. You still wont be able to access the LTE network until 25th March. In fact only the owners of a promotional package that includes Samsung Galaxy tablets are allowed access to that network.

  • March 20, 2013 at 10:59 am
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    So why would I suddenly get approx. 20Mbs on my iPhone5 since last week (when I got the LTE SMS from MTN), where normally it was always ~5 Mbs?

  • March 21, 2013 at 11:00 am
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    That is not proof of LTE. 3G HSDPA is easily capable of such transfer speeds. What access technology is displayed on the top left corner of your screen, next to the MTN text.

  • March 21, 2013 at 11:00 am
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    That is not proof of LTE. 3G HSDPA is easily capable of such transfer speeds. What access technology is displayed on the top left corner of your screen, next to the MTN text.

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