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[edit] Cellular Operators

For travelers local prepaid SIMs are available at many major hotels. Satellite phones may require letter of permission from the ETC prior to bringing such phones through customs.

[edit] Ethio Telecom (Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation)

The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) is the sole telecommunication service provider in Ethiopia. Based in Addis Ababa, it is the second-largest state-owned company in Ethiopia. It supports GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / UMTS 2100 standards.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: et.mms
  • MCC: 636
  • MNC: 01

[edit] Prepaid plans

New Mobile SIM card costs 40 Ethiopian birrs(ETB) / 2.31$ and includes 15 ETB/0.87$ of airtime.Call charge is 0.72 ETB / 0.04$(during peak hours - from 7am to 9pm, except for Sunday and public holidays) and 0.30 ETB / 0.02$ (during off-pick hours - 9pm - 7am + Sunday + public holidays

EVDO Packages

Package Subscription Fee Monthly Charge Overage CChar
1 GB 230 ETB / 13.30$ 300 ETB / 17.35$ 0.35 ETB (0.02$) / MB
2 GB 500 ETB / 28.92$
3 GB 700 ETB / 40.48$

Initial subscription for CDMA(2000)1x data Internet service will cost you 151 ETB / 8.73$

Mobile Internet charge:

  • Usage Fee: 4.00 ETB (2.00$)/100 KB;
  • 15% VAT will be added on the charge.

[edit] How to top up

You can recharge your balance buy typing the following USSD command *805*<recharge code># and then dialing. To check your account balance type *804# and then dial.

There is another very handy code through which you can avail mobile internet using the existing balance : *999#

Note: Sometimes phone can get locked after restart. Default code is : 0000

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

Facebook Viber WhatsViberapp IMO Messenger etc ip address

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

[edit] References

[edit] APN settings AT&T

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