MTN launches 5G – here’s what it costs

MTN has launched its new 5G service in Gauteng, Western Cape, and Free State with data plans from 75GB to 500GB.

The service is offered in two variants – 5G home Wi-Fi and 5G mobile.

  • 5G home Wi-Fi – This home-connected plug and play solution connects Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
  • 5G mobile – Connect to MTN’s 5G network and enjoy fast connectivity at home or on the go.

5G home Wi-Fi promises average speeds of 100Mbps and peak speeds of 500Mbps, while 5G mobile offers average speeds of 50Mbps and peak speeds of 500Mbps.

MTN’s 5G is currently available in Bryanston and Honeydew in Gauteng, Blouberg in Cape Town, and Universitas in Bloemfontein.

“We’re rolling out 5G across South Africa, and soon you’ll have 5G coverage everywhere you go,” MTN said.

MTN is offering three 5G phones to South Africans – the Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40, and LG Velvet 5G.

For its 5G home Wi-Fi service, it is offering the Huawei CPE Pro 2 5G, Huawei MC801A 5G, and ZTE 6878.

5G data plans

MTN is offering a wide range of 24-month and 36-month data plans priced between R499 and R1,599 per month.

The company is also offering unlimited data plans for R999 on a 36-month contract and R1,249 on a 24-month contract.

A fair usage policy of 200GB per month applies to the MTN Unlimited 5G packages, and the launch promotion pricing is only valid until 31 July 2020.

The pricing is detailed in the table below. All prices reflect SIM-only packages, except for the Unlimited products which include a 5G router.

MTN 5G Data Plans
Plan Anytime Data Night Express Price (24-month) Price (36-month)
75GB 75GB 75GB R699 R499
100GB 100GB 100GB R799 R599
200GB 200GB 200GB R1 099 R849
300GB 300GB 300GB R1 199 R949
400GB 400GB 400GB R1 399 R1 099
500GB 500GB 500GB R1 599 R1 299
Unlimited Unlimited, with FUP Unlimited, with FUP R1 249 R999

This article was first published by MyBroadband. Check the original for coverage maps.

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