Prepaid Mobile

Description

  • Pre-paid mobile service is a normal mobile service offered through ethio telecom’s SIM Card.
  • To get the service, you have to pay for the talk time and for other services in advance.
  • You need to regularly recharge it with recharge scratchable cards.
  • Each recharge balance has a denominated validity period.

Benfits of the service

  • Effective cost control
  • Flexibility
  • Simplified payment system

Subscription Requirement

  • A copy of Valid kebele ID/driving license/Passport etc.
  • Two passport size photographs and
  • Filled out customer Application Form /CAF/

Prepaid Life Cycle Rule

Prepaid Life Cycle Rule Pre-active

  • It is the status of the sim card before sales are made or before filled out Customer Application Form /CAF/.
  • The unlimited validity period of the sim card on pre-active period.

Active Period

  • It is the time which is equivalent to your prepaid account balance validity period.
  • This period starts from the first call made till the expiry date of the validity period of your prepaid account.
  • During this period, you can make & receive both voice call & SMS.
  • The maximum accumulated validity period of an active period is 120 days.

One-way block /Barring/

  • This is the period between prepaid account balance expiry date and the beginning of a two-way block.
  • During this time, a customer can receive call/SMS but can’t make voice call/SMS.
  • You can recharge your account and become active. The existing balance will be kept.
  • This period survives for 11 months (330 days).

Two way blocked /Suspend/

  • This is the period between one-way block & prepaid account termination
  • During this period, you can’t receive any voice call/SMS and can’t make any voice call/send SMS.
  • You can recharge your balance and become active, but the unused balance will be Zero.
  • This period will only last for 30 days.

Termination

  • After the expiration of a two-way block period, the SIM Card will be terminated instantly.
  • You can’t recharge your account.
  • Your request for reconnection will not be accepted.
  • Terminated numbers will be recycled instantly.

Recycling

  • Terminated numbers will be ready for reconnection.

Voucher Denominations

Description

Ethio telecom air time denominations and their respective air time validities are as follows

Air time denomination
(in Birr)
5 10 15 25 50 100 250 500 1000
Validity period
(in days)
5 10 15 25 50 100 120 120 120

Note: Any time when you recharge your balance, your validity period accumulates for the maximum of 120 days.

Recharge Your Account

Use the USSD command below for recharging

  • Press *805*hidden number on the voucher card# then dial.

Use the IVR below for recharging

  • Dial 903/909 and follow the instruction.

Balance Inquiry

Use the USSD command below to check your balance

  • Press *804# then dial.

Use the IVR below for recharging

  • Dial 903/909 and follow the instruction.

Prepaid Tariff Plan

Service type Tariff  (ETB)
Initial Subscription 30
Reconnection without SIM card 15
Reconnection with SIM card 30
Replacement 15
Change from postpaid to prepaid 30
Change from prepaid to postpaid Free
Upgrade from 2G to 3G Free
Upgrade from 2G/3G to 4G 30
Change of name 15

Note:

  • Renewal without SIM means the customer has already the SIM card at hand (no issuance of new SIM card).
  • Renewal with SIM means the customer has no SIM card at hand and ethio telecom is going to issue a new SIM card.

Voice Call Tariff

Service type Call Tariff
National call Peak hour 0.50
Off peak hour 0.35
International call

International call tariff structure

Zone 

Sub Zone

Call Tariff

Zone 1  -(Africa)  Africa Normal Zone-1 9.36
Africa Normal Zone-2 10.29
Africa Special Zone 23.00
Zone 2-(Asia &Middle East)  Asia &Middle Normal East 7.50
Asia &Middle  Special East 23.00
Zone 3-(Europe) Europe Normal zone -1 7.19
Europe Normal zone -2 8.63
Europe Special zone 23.00
Zone 4-(North America) N.America Normal zone 7.19
N.America Special zone 23.00
Zone 5-(South America) S.America Normal zone 7.36
Zone 6-(Ocenia ) Ocenia Normal Zone 8.95
Ocenia Special Zone 23.00

Short Messaging Service /SMS/ Tariff

SMS Type Tariff
Local SMS 0.20
International SMS 2.99

Note

  • No tariff zone for the national call (flat tariff zone).
  • Peak hours time ranges from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday to Saturday, except for Sunday and public holidays
  • Off-peak hours’ time ranges from10:00 pm-7:00 am Monday to Saturday + Sunday + public holidays.
  • 15 % VAT is included on all the charges.
  • The tariff applies for any call that originates from mobile to mobile and fixed.

Ethio telecom offers SMS packages on daily, weekly and monthly bases

Package type Package Benefit Price

(in ETB)

Validity
Daily 18 SMS 2 24 hours
35 SMS 3
70 SMS 5
Weekly 140 SMS 10 7 days
283 SMS 15
Monthly 525 SMS 30 30 days
1050 SMS 50

Note:

  • All prices are 15% VAT inclusive

Mobile Night Voice Package

Night Package Price Benefit
1 3.99 Birr 30 minutes
2 4.99 Birr 60 minutes
3 6.99 Birr 120 minutes
4 9.99 Birr 420 minutes

Note:

  • All prices are 15% VAT inclusive
  • The packages have validity of one night, from
  • Period duration is counted starting from the date and time of subscription.

How to Subscribe

The offers are available on ethio Gebeta/*999#, and ethio self-care: link

Steps:

  • Login in to ethio Gebeta/*999#
  • Select package from ethio Gebeta.
  • Then follow the sequences

Ethio self-care is available on google play store

  • On Ethio Gebeta Service select your choice
  • Purchase for yourself or send gift to other

Monthly Mobile Voice plus Data Tariff

Voice and Data Pack Combination Matrix 500MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 10GB 20GB 30GB Unlimited
      Tariff (Br.)  55 100 190 350 600 700 1300 1800 4900
166min  60 115 160 250 410 660 760 1360 1860 4960
280min  100 155 200 290 450 700 800 1400 1900 5000
415 min  140 195 240 330 490 740 840 1440 1940 5040
450 min  150 205 250 340 500 750 850 1450 1950 5050
600min  200 255 300 390 550 800 900 1500 2000 5100
750min  250 305 350 440 600 850 950 1550 2050 5150
830 min  270 325 370 460 620 870 970 1570 2070 5170
930 min  300 355 400 490 650 900 1000 1600 2100 5200
1080min  350 405 450 540 700 950 1050 1650 2150 5250
1230min  400 455 500 590 750 1000 1100 1700 2200 5300
1380 min  450 505 550 640 800 1050 1150 1750 2250 5350
1545 min  500 555 600 690 850 1100 1200 1800 2300 5400
1660 min  540 595 640 730 890 1140 1240 1840 2340 5440
1845 min 600 655 700 790 950 1200 1300 1900 2400 5500
4150 min  1350 1405 1450 1540 1700 1950 2050 2650 3150 6250

 Note:

  • All Tariff are 15% VAT inclusive
  • Existing business rules remain enforce
  • Free SMS and Data resources attached to the voice package will remain enforce