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How to Enable iPhone and iPad 4G LTE with Zain, Mobily and STC


Apple recently released iOS 6.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. One of the features of this update is enabling 4G LTE in many countries including Saudi Arabia.

Here is how to enable LTE on your device. Share your experience in the comments.

Supported Devices

You will need a device that supports LTE Band 3 (1800Mhz). The supported devices are:

• iPhone 5 with model A1429
• iPad mini with model A1455
• iPad with retina (iPad 4th gen) with model A1460


Send 4G as an SMS to 959 to enable 4G on both prepaid and billed SIM cards. Speed 4G data SIMs should work.

On iPhone: settings then general then cellular then set enable lte to on.

On iPad: settings then cellular data then set enable lte to on.


You must go to Mobily and issue a new SIM card that supports 4G.


STC hinted that their 1800Mhz LTE network will launch after 2 weeks. But for now you can “activate” LTE by sending 4466 to 902.

You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled.

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One comment

  1. why i still don’t have network coverage on my iphone5 from zain..zain representative in jarir told me to wait for 2days for the activation and still in does not have network coverage.


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