Activating Internet browsing on MTN Sim Card

    MTN internet services can be accessed with an internet enabled mobile phone, an Internet modem, or an Internet router. You can browse with the mobile phone directly or use it as a modem to connect your desktop or laptop to the internet using a data cable/USB or Bluetooth. To get your 3G/3.5G/GPRS settings automatically, text SETTINGS to 3888 on an MTN Nigeria mobile phone.

    You can also manually configure your mobile phone using the following settings.

    1. Account name: MTN GPRS
    2. Access point name (APN):
    3. IP Address:
    4. Port: 8080 (for HTML) or 9201 (for WAP)
    5. Username: web
    6. Password: web
    7. Port 8080 is recommended except if your mobile phone supports only WAP.

    If you buy your internet browsing devices from an MTN service centre, it will be pre-loaded with MTN internet settings.

    The 3.5G FastLink USB modem costs around N5,000 from MTN and is also compatible to 3G/EDGE/GPRS. According to Ads on MTN website offers 6 months free data, though we cannot confirm the limits.

    MTN also offers a portable Wi-Fi router that enables you share your internet access with up to five Wi-Fi devices within a 10m range. The portable Wi-Fi hotspot called MTN Mi-Fi, costs N21,000 with 3GB free internet browsing bundle. To activate your MTN free Mi-Fi bundle, text MIFI to 131.

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