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Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Dozis: 10:32pm On Sep 06, 2022
If you have purchased the recently launched MTN 5G SIM or router, please share your experience, how much and where you bought it.


Is it also true that the current 4G
SIM cards are equally 5G enabled?

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by aieromon(m): 11:28pm On Sep 06, 2022
Dozis:
If you have purchased the recently launched MTN 5G SIM or router, please share your experience, how much and where you bought it.


Is it also true that the current 4G
SIM cards are equally 5G enabled?


Routers are currently on preorder. Pickup is scheduled to start from the 19th of September.

https://shop.mtn.ng/shop/devices/mtn-5g-broadband-router/5g-broadband-router.html

Upgrade of a 4G sim is not required to receive 5G.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Dozis: 11:52pm On Sep 06, 2022
aieromon:


Routers are currently on preorder. Pickup is scheduled to start from the 19th of September.

https://shop.mtn.ng/shop/devices/mtn-5g-broadband-router/5g-broadband-router.html

Upgrade of a 4G sim is not required to receive 5G.
Thanks a lot
Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by VVVOLTS: 6:44am On Sep 07, 2022
But 5g is not yet available in all the Nigerian cities

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by CSTRR: 7:05am On Sep 07, 2022
Are there 5G phones in Nigeria?
Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by ruggedtimi(m): 7:38am On Sep 07, 2022
CSTRR:
Are there 5G phones in Nigeria?
yes samsung a33 and above. I am currently using a 5g enabled phone

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by aieromon(m): 7:46am On Sep 07, 2022
CSTRR:
Are there 5G phones in Nigeria?

Yes

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by dustmalik: 9:53am On Sep 07, 2022
VVVOLTS:
But 5g is not yet available in all the Nigerian cities
This is not true. MTN 5G is widely available in Abuja and Lagos as we speak. Did a few speed test using a Nokia x10 even in a location where MTN hasn't even deployed a 5G base station, yet got 496mbps.

MTN is still currently in talks with Apple and Samsung as their devices are not getting the 5G signal. However, if you have a Nokia, Infinix, Tecno, Xiaomi, Oneplus or Oppo 5G device and in a 5G location, you will be getting the 5G signal on your device using a 4G sim.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Nobody: 12:30pm On Sep 07, 2022
Redmi poco series
CSTRR:
Are there 5G phones in Nigeria?

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by faceland: 12:42pm On Sep 07, 2022
It's just name because for 5G to work, their antenna has to be almost everywhere (some cites they make them look like trees). Nigeria doesn't have that infrastructure.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by shezy14(m): 12:52pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:
It's just name because for 5G to work, their antenna has to be almost everywhere (some cites they make them look like trees). Nigeria doesn't have that infrastructure.
you're talking rubbish

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by faceland: 2:10pm On Sep 07, 2022
shezy14:
you're talking rubbish

5G requires low antennas almost at every 100 meters from each other. In developes countries, they are found on street lights and artificial trees decorations. Who is going to install that all over Nigeria?

May be they mean getting fast 5GHz internet and not 5G network (or it is marketing tactics to make you change your SIM and pay more). This is not too complicated to understand. For example during the lockdown, London installed it on their streets. It not like one tall antenna like we know but multiple low antennas. "No be one antenna, no be 2 antenna, no be 200 antenna". So they would install all those antenna so you and your friends could tweet faster? It's a small minority that would have 5G phones and I wonder how much that small group can generate for MTN.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Parachoko: 2:46pm On Sep 07, 2022
CSTRR:
Are there 5G phones in Nigeria?

Tecno, Infinix, Xiaomi, Oneplus or Nokia 5G phones.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Samade7: 2:54pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:


5G requires low antennas almost at every 100 meters from each other. In developes countries, they are found on street lights and artificial trees decorations. Who is going to install that all over Nigeria?

May be they mean getting fast 5GHz internet and not 5G network (or it is marketing tactics to make you change your SIM and pay more). This is not too complicated to understand. For example during the lockdown, London installed it on their streets. It not like one tall antenna like we know but multiple low antennas. "No be one antenna, no be 2 antenna, no be 200 antenna". So they would install all those antenna so you and your friends could tweet faster? It's a small minority that would have 5G phones and I wonder how much that small group can generate for MTN.





Correct.......sense too much.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by dustmalik: 3:36pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:


5G requires low antennas almost at every 100 meters from each other. In developes countries, they are found on street lights and artificial trees decorations. Who is going to install that all over Nigeria?

May be they mean getting fast 5GHz internet and not 5G network (or it is marketing tactics to make you change your SIM and pay more). This is not too complicated to understand. For example during the lockdown, London installed it on their streets. It not like one tall antenna like we know but multiple low antennas. "No be one antenna, no be 2 antenna, no be 200 antenna". So they would install all those antenna so you and your friends could tweet faster? It's a small minority that would have 5G phones and I wonder how much that small group can generate for MTN.
There are various types of 5G deployment; Low band, Mid band and High band (also known as mmwave or millimetre wave). The one you are referring to being deployed on London street lights is the mmwave.
The 5G deployed by MTN is the Mid band, NSA or Non-Standalone version, which is transmitted over 3.5GHz. This type of 5G relies on existing 4G core deployment. This is the type of 5G that is deployed in most parts of the world.

By the way, mmwave is very expensive to deploy, hence only a few service providers use it, and it's the fastest 5G type. Even in the US, it's only deployed in a few locations compared to Mid band and Low band.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by ORIJIN201(m): 3:52pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:


5G requires low antennas almost at every 100 meters from each other. In developes countries, they are found on street lights and artificial trees decorations. Who is going to install that all over Nigeria?

May be they mean getting fast 5GHz internet and not 5G network (or it is marketing tactics to make you change your SIM and pay more). This is not too complicated to understand. For example during the lockdown, London installed it on their streets. It not like one tall antenna like we know but multiple low antennas. "No be one antenna, no be 2 antenna, no be 200 antenna". So they would install all those antenna so you and your friends could tweet faster? It's a small minority that would have 5G phones and I wonder how much that small group can generate for MTN.
This is absolute bollocks! Have you seen the speeds? And when they were installing these antennas, they should run it through you because you are what? grin

When a 5G signal is available, a 5G enabled phone will pick the signal if the conditions of Band is met. 4G will likely never go above 200Mbits/sec anywhere in the world, and MTN 5G is known to go above 400-500Mbits which is a common speed for 5G around the world. Also, the latency is insane as I've seen 2ms.

If you do not know the technicalities that is involved in things like these, it's better you do not spread misinformation!

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by main24(m): 4:15pm On Sep 07, 2022
Vawulence everywhere lipsrsealed

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by HolyMan12: 4:56pm On Sep 07, 2022
main24:
Vawulence everywhere lipsrsealed
You are a fool angry

We can never have peace... Never angry

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by drmuchin: 5:27pm On Sep 07, 2022
dustmalik:

There are various types of 5G deployment; Low band, Mid band and High band (also known as mmwave or millimetre wave). The one you are referring to being deployed on London street lights is the mmwave.
The 5G deployed by MTN is the Mid band, NSA or Non-Standalone version, which is transmitted over 3.5GHz. This type of 5G relies on existing 4G core deployment. This is the type of 5G that is deployed in most parts of the world.

By the way, mmwave is very expensive to deploy, hence only a few service providers use it, and it's the fastest 5G type. Even in the US, it's only deployed in a few locations compared to Mid band and Low band.

Omo gurus are talking

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by shezy14(m): 6:01pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:


5G requires low antennas almost at every 100 meters from each other. In developes countries, they are found on street lights and artificial trees decorations. Who is going to install that all over Nigeria?

May be they mean getting fast 5GHz internet and not 5G network (or it is marketing tactics to make you change your SIM and pay more). This is not too complicated to understand. For example during the lockdown, London installed it on their streets. It not like one tall antenna like we know but multiple low antennas. "No be one antenna, no be 2 antenna, no be 200 antenna". So they would install all those antenna so you and your friends could tweet faster? It's a small minority that would have 5G phones and I wonder how much that small group can generate for MTN.
why are we too negative in this country!! "Fast 5Ghz internet" seriously? 5ghz speed is 4G plus not 5G. Many people uses 5G enabled devices in Nigeria and if there phones are showing 5G network with considerable fast speeds it's not a coincidence, it's MTN doing the needful.
When 4G came to Nigeria who installed it? Is it you?
MTN 5G is up and running and I'm sure other ISP will follow soon. Even my mom uses a 5G device if you don't have doesn't mean other people don't!

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by shezy14(m): 6:05pm On Sep 07, 2022
ORIJIN201:
This is absolute bollocks! Have you seen the speeds? And when they were installing these antennas, they should run it through you because you are what? grin

When a 5G signal is available, a 5G enabled phone will pick the signal if the conditions of Band is met. 4G will likely never go above 200Mbits/sec anywhere in the world, and MTN 5G is known to go above 400-500Mbits which is a common speed for 5G around the world. Also, the latency is insane as I've seen 2ms.

If you do not know the technicalities that is involved in things like these, it's better you do not spread misinformation!
that's what people don't know. Real life speed is different from what they tested in a controlled environment. In the real world many factors determines how fast a network is.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by atheistandproud(m): 6:24pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:


5G requires low antennas almost at every 100 meters from each other. In developes countries, they are found on street lights and artificial trees decorations. Who is going to install that all over Nigeria?

May be they mean getting fast 5GHz internet and not 5G network (or it is marketing tactics to make you change your SIM and pay more). This is not too complicated to understand. For example during the lockdown, London installed it on their streets. It not like one tall antenna like we know but multiple low antennas. "No be one antenna, no be 2 antenna, no be 200 antenna". So they would install all those antenna so you and your friends could tweet faster? It's a small minority that would have 5G phones and I wonder how much that small group can generate for MTN.

Wrong.

MTN 5G is sub 6GHz NSA 5G that is built on preexisting 4G network.

What you're referring to is mmWave 5G.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by faceland: 6:27pm On Sep 07, 2022
atheistandproud:


Wrong.

MTN 5G is sub 6GHz NSA 5G that is built on preexisting 4G network.

What you're referring to is mmWave 5G.

Okay, my bad.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by atheistandproud(m): 6:29pm On Sep 07, 2022
faceland:


Okay, my bad.

Alright boss.

I would like mmWave 5G but even common volte we never see, na kor mmWave 5G.

mmWave deployment is super expensive. Na only them T-Mobile, 3 and Huawei dey run am.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Auskyd(m): 8:40pm On Sep 07, 2022
dustmalik:

This is not true. MTN 5G is widely available in Abuja and Lagos as we speak. Did a few speed test using a Nokia x10 even in a location where MTN hasn't even deployed a 5G base station, yet got 496mbps.

MTN is still currently in talks with Apple and Samsung as their devices are not getting the 5G signal. However, if you have a Nokia, Infinix, Tecno, Xiaomi, Oneplus or Oppo 5G device and in a 5G location, you will be getting the 5G signal on your device using a 4G sim.

Cap. Samsung is getting it very well. Too well sef.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by dustmalik: 9:17pm On Sep 07, 2022
Auskyd:


Cap. Samsung is getting it very well. Too well sef.
On what Samsung device are you getting MTN 5G?
Because those with Samsung S21 plus and S22 are not getting it.
By the way, how long have you been seeing 5G on the Samsung device?

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Auskyd(m): 9:22pm On Sep 07, 2022
dustmalik:

On what Samsung device are you getting MTN 5G?
Because those with Samsung S21 plus and S22 are not getting it.
By the way, how long have you been seeing 5G on the Samsung device?

S22 ultra. I've been getting it from the very first day it got launched. Remember it's not everywhere in Lagos, so if you aren't where it's available, you will not get it.

But yeah, Samsung devices (at least the 22 ultra I know of oh) are getting it.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by dustmalik: 9:40pm On Sep 07, 2022
Auskyd:


S22 ultra. I've been getting it from the very first day it got launched. Remember it's not everywhere in Lagos, so if you aren't where it's available, you will not get it.

But yeah, Samsung devices (at least the 22 ultra I know of oh) are getting it.
Thank you for the info. Kindly state your variant of 22 ultra.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by SpiritFree: 10:35pm On Sep 07, 2022
dustmalik:

This is not true. MTN 5G is widely available in Abuja and Lagos as we speak. Did a few speed test using a Nokia x10 even in a location where MTN hasn't even deployed a 5G base station, yet got 496mbps.

MTN is still currently in talks with Apple and Samsung as their devices are not getting the 5G signal. However, if you have a Nokia, Infinix, Tecno, Xiaomi, Oneplus or Oppo 5G device and in a 5G location, you will be getting the 5G signal on your device using a 4G sim.

Where in Abuja sir?

I stay in Abuja and use a 5G device.

Yet nothing.

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Re: Has Anyone Bought The MTN 5G SIM Or Router, Please Share Your Experience. by Auskyd(m): 10:49pm On Sep 07, 2022
dustmalik:

Thank you for the info. Kindly state your variant of 22 ultra.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. 8gb/128gb. Every variant will see the 5G. It has nothing to do with it

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