CAJ News Agency (Johannesburg)

13 August 2014

South Africa: MTN SA Launches LTE Prepaid SIMs

MTN South Africa has launched Long Term Evolution (LTE) PayAsYouGo SIM cards for prepaid customers.

The company said the move was designed to give them access to high-speed internet access that is ideal for a range of applications including online gaming, high definition television, and video conferencing. Now customers can 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,"says Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer: MTN South Africa.

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 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.

The MTN LTE PayAsYouGo SIM pack will consist of the Standard SIM, Micro SIM and Nano SIM retailing for 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).

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