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How To Upgrade MTN SIM To 5G LTE

You just got a 5G enabled phone and wondering how to upgrade your MTN SIM to 5G LTE? Well, search no further because you're in the right blog. In this article I'm going to show you all you need to know about activating your MTN SIM to 5G network.


Trust me, it's very simple. And most importantly, you might not even have to go to an MTN office to do this.

Upgrading your MTN SIM to 5G LTE is the best decision to make as soon as possible knowing that 5G is currently the fastest speed network currently.

MTN already has special data plans for 4G users and its obvious that they would also introduce new and better plans for 5G users this year.
You too can also be a part of the new MTN 5G evolution by upgrading your current MTN SIM or by just buying a new 5G ready SIM card at the nearest MTN service outlet.

How To Upgrade MTN SIM To 5G LTE 

1. The first thing is to check if your phone is compatible with the 5G service: In other to make things simple for you, MTN has provided a short code that can be used when you're not sure if your phone is compatible.

  • All you have to do is this;
  • Text 5G to 131

If the device is compatible with 5G, you will then receive a message that says:

"Yello! Your device is 5G ready, but you need to upgrade your SIM to enjoy MTN 5G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer for a SIM swap now."

 But, If the device is not compatible to use the service, you will receive a message that says;

"Yello! You need to upgrade your SIM card and device to enjoy MTN 5G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer to upgrade now."

2. Kindly visit any nearest MTN service centre to request for an MTN 5G SIM Card


ALL you need is just a valid ID card (Student or NIMC temporary card will also work)

You will be given a little form to fill. It contains details like Name, Mother’s Maiden name, address, the number of the SIM you want to upgrade, last six frequently dialled phone numbers, current tariff plan, Date of Birth, and last two amount recharged. The process only take about 20 minutes to 30 minutes and you’re DONE!

How To Upgrade MTN Sim To 5G LTE

Now that you’ve confirmed that your phone is 5G LTE compatible, follow these steps to make the switch:

How to upgrade MTN SIM To 4G/5G Manually

  • Swap your current SIM for a USIM
  • Text 5G to 131, and
  • You’d receive an SMS confirming that your device is 5G/LTE ready.

How To Upgrade Glo SIM To 5G

  • Swap your current SIM for a USIM
  • Text 5G to 400, and
  • You’d receive an SMS to check your if phone or device supports LTE for Glo

How to upgrade Etisalat/ 9mobile SIM To 5G

They are exempted from having to do a SIM swap.
The etisalat LTE service comes up automatically provided your device is LTE capable and once it is on automatic setting network mode.and be in an area covered by 4G/5G.

 How to upgrade Airtel SIM To 5G

The Airtel network hasn’t moved to 5G LTE yet, so users might have to wait a while to have this enabled on their device. To check at any point if this service is available, tweet @airtelcare for a status update.

That’s all, as you can see” it’s not longer only MTN Sim that you can upgrade to 4g or 5g, including your other sim card. So, to everyone out there searching for how to upgrade MTN Sim to 5G LTE & manually at home.

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