Hybrid SIM account

Hybrid SIM account service enables customers to use both prepaid and postpaid payment plan with a single SIM Card.


  • Minimize call interruptions caused by prepaid or postpaid account balance used up.
  • Helps to manage account balance.
  • Avoid bill-shock problem.


  • New subscription fee is birr 30 with 15 birr air time.
  • Change from postpaid/prepaid to hybrid account is free.
  • Change from hybrid to postpaid is free of charge. But, change from hybrid account to pre-paid is birr 30.

How to Recharge

  1. To recharge prepaid account of Hybrid SIM through USSD
    • For yourself dial *805*VC hidden number*0#
    • For others dial *805*VC hidden number*others mobile number*0#
  2. To recharge Postpaid account of Hybrid SIM through USSD
    • For yourself dial : *805*VC hidden number*1#
    • For others dial : *805*VC hidden number* others mobile number *1#
  3. To recharge Postpaid or prepaid account of Hybrid SIM through IVR
    • Dial : 909 or 903 and follow the instructions.
    • Balance Inquiry:
    • For USSD dial : *804#
    • For IVR dial : 909 or 903

Terms and Conditions

  • New hybrid SIM account subscribers have to sign existing postpaid e-CAF form.
  • To Change existing postpaid account to hybrid SIM account, customers should pay first any unpaid or outstanding bills.
  • When prepaid/postpaid account is changed to hybrid SIM account, all available resources will be transferred to the hybrid account and vice versa.
  • To subscribe new hybrid SIM account: residential customers should pay birr 250 as initial deposits, and birr 1,000 initial credit limit will be applied for SOHO/SME enterprise customers. However, key account customers can subscribe without any credit limit and/or initial deposit if they fulfil necessary conditions.
  • Hybrid SIM accounts usage priority is configured at ethio telecom shops and the service is automatically switched to other account up on balance is used up or credit limit is reached. This case may not be applicable for key account customers when their hybrid SIM default account is set as postpaid first.
  • Hybrid SIM account subscribers can transfer or receive balance only from or to hybrid default prepaid account.
  • Hybrid SIM account life cycle will be managed by the existing postpaid mobile rules and regulations.
  • To subscribe new hybrid SIM account and/or to change default account for balance usage priority, please visit the nearby ethio telecom shop.

Mobile Broadband VPN service

VPN is an extension of Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the mobile broadband access mechanism. The service is provided through 4G, 3G & EVDO options.

It allows people or branches to access the LAN environment in a secure and simple manner while away from the office environment.
Each connection is defined by a unique, private Access Point Name (APN).


  • Mobility

    Fast Broadband VPN connection on the move. Employees and managers of an organization can directly access their organizations ‘network while on the move wherever the respective network is available.

  • Backup

    – providing a VPN connection as back up service in cases the wired network is disconnected and also a main connection provider where wired network service is not available.

  • Secure Connection

    – It allows people or branches to access the LAN environment in a highly secure and simple manner from a remote distance. Each connection is defined by a unique, private Access Point Name (APN).

  • Unlimited usage

    access to unlimited data usage with fixed monthly payment.

  • Limited Package

    access the limited package with specific price and out of package usage with 35 cents/Mb.

VPN Package Service

  • Tariff

    Service type Packages Price in birr Subscription Out of package usage

    3G/4G VPN
    10GB 1200 1000
    35 cents/Mb
    20GB 2200 1000
    Unlimited 3000 1000
    EVDO VPN Unlimited 2000 1000
    3 Mbps 7,162.50 1,373.92 8,356.25 1,373.92
    4 Mbps 8,325.00
    1,373.92 9,712.50

  • Note

    • All prices include15% VAT.
    • Currently 4G service is available only in Addis Ababa.
    • When you are out of 4G network coverage area, you will be automatically switched to 3.75G network.
    • 3G service is available in Addis Ababa & regions.
    • EVDO service is currently on sales in regions where 3G deployment is not finalized.
    • Package validity period is 30 days.

Local FBB Wired and Wireless MPLS-VPN

  • Virtual Private Network /VPN/ enables private and public institutions to connect with their various branches and to establish their own private networks.
  • VPN enables you to share information and activate all information technology systems inside your branches via fixed and mobile options.
  • The service is available all over Ethiopia in areas covered by ethio telecom terrestrial and mobile network that support data

Local FBB Wired and Wireless MPLS-VPN

  • ethiotelecom provides VPN services through

    - Mobile Broadband VPN & Fixed broadband VPN

  • Enterprise Fixed Broadband Internet VPN Price

    - Up to 72% Discount, - Keep your budget and get access speed 5 times the previous speed, - Enjoy Average of 65% discount

Access Speed Existing Price New PriceDiscount Level
1 Mbps 1,809.8449972%
2 Mbps 2,846.69  89968%
4 Mbps 5,137.911,43972%
5 Mbps 5,845.161,68971%
6 Mbps 6,552.412,01969%
8 Mbps 7,966.912,50069%
10 Mbps 9,381.413,13067%
15 Mbps 12,917.664,38066%
20 Mbps 16,453.915,75065%
25 Mbps 19,990.165,78071%
30 Mbps 23,526.418,50064%
35 Mbps 27,062.669,87064%
40 Mbps      30,598.91          11,25063%
45Mbps     34,135.16          12,62063%
50 Mbps      37,671.41          13,94063%
60 Mbps      44,743.91          16,32064%
80 Mbps      58,888.91          21,27064%
100 Mbps      73,033.91          27,49062%
150Mbps   108,396.41          41,08062%
200 Mbps   143,758.91          52,49063%
250Mbps   179,121.41          68,47062%
300Mbps   214,483.91          78,74063%
400Mbps   285,208.91        107,57062%
500 Mbps   355,933.91        129,47064%
600 Mbps   426,658.91        152,37564%
700 Mbps   497,383.91        174,32065%
800 Mbps   568,108.91        195,20066%
900 Mbps   638,833.91        219,99966%
1Gbps   653,879.20        249,99962%


  • Price of N Mbps = Price of 1Gbps +200* (N-1024Mbps)
  • N=Requested bandwidth
  • Price of 1Gbps is VAT inclusive
  • Requested bandwidth shall be entered in Mbps
  • VPN modem/CPE can be purchased with onetime full payment or 12 months installment option.
  • Ethio telecom covers all the installation expenses up to 500 meters from the point of connection up to your premises. If it is beyond 500 meters, you can pay the installation cost with 12 months instalment method.
  • Free upgrade for Fixed Broadband Local MPLS VPN.
  • Apply online via our portal.
  • The tariff is VAT inclusive
  • For more than 1Gbps access speed price, the price of the requested speed shall be using the below formula: Price of N Mbps = Price of 1Gbps +200* (N-1024Mbps)