MTN Turbonet is a new device from MTN Ghana which was recently launched to provide faster and cheaper internet to homes as an alternative to MTN’s already existing fibre broadband.
The Turbonet devices had been already available MTN stores for well over 6 months before they officially launched the device in Accra in the last week of May 2019.
The device in itself is a plug and play high-speed 4G device made by Huawei for MTN Ghana which had been available for a while prior to launch.
How and where to buy the MTN Turbonet
You can buy the MTN Turbonet from any MTN Service Centre at a one time cost of GHS 500. After buying the device, you are given a free MTN 4G sim card in addition which comes with 5GB of free data for 6 months.
If you want to enjoy using the Turbonet on a postpaid plan, you can request for this, although I think the prepaid plans are pretty cool and less expensive.
Alternatively, one other way you can purchase the Turbonet is by getting it via Hubtel’s online shop. They usually have discounts for their store. Visit the shop here: http://bit.ly/2WAyCOA
Depending on whether you are buying in the MTN shop or getting the device at delivery, you would have to register the sim in the router for it to work.
If you buy the device in the MTN Shop, this will be done there, however, if you buy from Hubtel and it is delivered, you will need to provide your details at delivery for the sim to be registered.
Benefits of MTN Turbonet
- Free 5GB of data upon registration/activation
- Extra 5GB of bonus upon recharge for the next 5 months after activation
- Unbeatable data plans valid for 30 days with the option to rollover
- Super-high-speed and reliable internet connection
- External antenna to enhance internet connection
- Self-service accessible from the router
- Voice-enabled feature for calls (MTN advises that you keep the sim in the router at all times)
How to set up the MTN Turbonet
The MTN Turbonet is a plug and play device and so you only need to insert your SIM Card rightly and plug it to an electrical source.
Once you have enough bundle on your line, you should see the Wifi SSD on your phone/laptop/console and you should be able to connect to it.
How to bundle on MTN Turbonet
The easiest way to bundle your MTN Turbonet is to link it to your existing phone number. You can do this when you are buying the router at the MTN Customer Service Shop.
You can link more than one phone number to your Turbonet, however, keep in mind that linking a phone number gives the person access to top up your Turbonet.
Once your Turbonet is linked to your phone number, follow the following steps to top up via mobile money:
- Dial *170# to access the MTN Mobile Money options
- Choose option 3 – Airtime & Bundles
- Choose option 3 again – MTN Broadband
- Enter your MTN Turbonet number when you are prompted to do so
- Select your preferred package
- Confirm purchase
- You will receive a text message confirming your purchase
How to check your balance on MTN Turbonet
You can check your MTN Turbonet balance anytime on your linked MTN number. Follow the following steps to check your TurboNet balance:
- Dial *5057# on your linked MTN Number
- Select option 3 – “Check balance”
- Choose your account from the list of account that comes up
- You will receive a prompt showing the bundle you have as well as the bonus bundle and airtime on your MTN Turbonet.
Starting from March 2020, all bundles bought via the MTN Turbonet will not expire.
Bundle Prices for MTN Turbonet
MTN Turbonet is one of the best 4G services you can get in Ghana right now.
Here are the prices of the various MTN Turbonet packages in Ghana:
|Data Volume||Old Price||New Price|
|5GB||GHS 20.00||GHS 25.00|
|10GB||GHS 40.00||GHS 50.00|
|45GB||GHS 120.00||GHS 145.00|
|225GB||GHS 240.00||GHS 295.00|
Due to a March 2020 update of MTN Ghana’s Turbonet pricing, the 20GB at GHS 75. 90GB at GHS 175 and 550GB at GHS 395 plans have all been taken off.
However, there is now the option to buy any amount you want (Flexible Turbonet Data Plans).
All data on the MTN Turbonet don’t expire, which means you don’t have to finish using it, within a specified period of time.
MTN Turbonet Speedtest
Watch this video on how fast the MTN Turbonet is as well as some of the other great services they are providing:
MTN Turbonet Router Specs
|Product Type||Huawei WiFi Router with Ethernet port|
|Chipset||HiSilicon LTE Cat6 Chipset|
|Data rates||DL 300Mbps/UL 50Mbps|
|Supported 4G LTE frequency bands||Huawei B612s-25d: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B41/B42/B43|
|WLAN||802.11 b/g/n/ac, single-band 2.4GHz|
|Max supported users||32 users|
|MIMO||4 x 4 MIMO|
|Connector for external antenna||Two, SMA-female jacks|
|App management||Huawei Hilink APP|
|SIM Size||Micro SIM|
|Dimensions||240 × 155 × 78 mm|
|Interfaces||3 x LAN port(RJ45)|
1 x LAN/WAN port (RJ45)
1 x telephone port(RJ11)
Two external LTE antenna ports (SMA-female)
One micro-SIM card slot
1 x USB 2.0 port
|Other features||Firewall, CS Voice, VoIP, VoLTE, IPv6/IPv4 dual stack, NAT, DHCP, VPN, DMZ, UPnP, ALG,|