Roaming Services

Roaming Service

Planning a business trip or vacation abroad?

Don’t worry about missing  all those important calls. With our roaming service you can receive and make calls, send SMS and use internet service using your current local SIM on networks across 159 countries. Please check if a preffered network is availabe at your destination from the list below and enjoy a discounted roaming rate.

  • Visit the nearest Ethio telecom shop to register for the service before your travel.
  • You would be expected to bring your passport/national ID, an official requesting letter and ETB 10,000 deposit.
  • If you are a business customer (except key account), you also need to submit a signed and stamped roaming agreement form.

  • Upon arrival a list of available networks will automatically be displayed on your phone: from those do make sure to select the preferred/ discounted network before you start using. We also strongly advise customers to use data roaming only on preferred operators’ network to avoid unexpected service bill.

  • The tariff is based on the destination operator tariff. Please check for the availability of preferred networks with discounted rate agreements below.

  • To call back home replace the first ‘0’ with ‘+251’ and put in the rest as you would when making a call here. i.e. ‘0911******’ would be ‘+251 911******’ and ‘0116******’ would be ‘+251 116******’ etc.

List of operators and countries with preferred tariff (May, 2022)

CountryOperatorCalls with Visited Countries (ET Birr)Calls to Ethiopia (ET Birr)Calls to Other Countries (ET Birr)Receiving Calls/ Min (ET Birr)MOSMS Per event (ET Birr)GPRS Per MB (ET Birr)
AfghanistanMobile Telephone Networks12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
AlbaniaVodafone Albania19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
ArgentinaTelefonica Moviles Argentina S.A (Movistar)47.78 47.78 47.78 11.31 10.35 11.95
AustriaHutchison Drei Austria GmbH39.82 39.82 119.46 39.82 19.91 39.82
AustriaT-Mobile Austria GmbH11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
AustriaMOBILECOM19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
AustriaA1 Telecom19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
BahrainZain Bahrain B.S.C12.74 30.26 47.78 11.95 11.95 7.96
BelarusVelcom(A1)19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
BelgiumTelenet Group BVBA/SPRL (Base)11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
BelgiumORANGE Belgium nv/SA19.91 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 15.93
BeninMTN Benin12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
BotswanaMascom Wireless Botswana (Pty) Limited12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
BulgariaMobitel19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
CameroonMTN Cameroon Ltd12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
CanadaBell Mobility Inc.10.35 23.10 31.86 0.80 6.37 0.80
CanadaSaskTel10.35 23.10 31.86 0.80 6.37 0.80
CanadaTELUS Communications Inc.10.35 23.10 31.86 0.80 6.37 0.80
ChadMillicom Tchad SA11.95 23.89 39.82 0.00 7.96 19.91
ChinaChina Mobile10.75 27.95 27.95 9.72 7.80 0.80
ChinaChina Unicom12.74 27.87 55.75 12.11 11.95 0.80
CongoMTN Congo12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
Congo, Democratic RepublicAfricell RDC sprl30.26 30.26 47.78 12.11 11.95 11.95
Congo, Democratic RepublicVodacom Congo (RDC) S.A.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
CroatiaHrvatski Telekom d.d.11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
CroatiaVipnet/A119.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
Czech RepublicVodafone Czech Republic a.s.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
Czech RepublicT-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
DenmarkTelenor A/S11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
DenmarkTelia Denmark, branch of Telia N„ttj„nster Norden AB119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
DenmarkNuuday A/S11.95 29.47 29.47 11.31 10.35 11.95
EgyptVodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E12.74 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 1.59
EstoniaTelia Eesti AS119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
FinlandDNA11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
FinlandTelia Finland Oyj119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
FranceOrange France19.91 31.86 39.82 10.51 11.95 7.96
FranceSFR23.10 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 7.96
FranceFree Mobile31.86 31.86 31.86 0.00 10.35 7.96
GambiaAfricell (Gambia) Ltd.30.26 30.26 47.78 12.11 11.95 11.95
GermanyTelekom Deutschland GmbH11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
GermanyVodafone GmbH19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
GermanyTelef¢nica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG47.78 47.78 47.78 11.31 10.35 11.95
GhanaVodafone Ghana19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
GhanaScancom Limited12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
GreeceCOSMOTE - Mobile Telecommunications S.A. (OTE)11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
GreeceVodafone-Panafon SA19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
GuineaMTN Areeba Guinea12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
Guinea-BissauSpacetel Guin‚e-Bissau SA12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
Hong KongHong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited10.75 63.71 63.71 9.72 7.80 1.19
HungaryMagyar Telekom Nyrt.11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
HungaryVodafone Hungary Ltd.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
IndonesiaPT. Hutchison 3 Indonesia39.82 39.82 119.46 39.82 19.91 39.82
IraqZain IQ Iraq12.74 30.26 47.78 11.95 11.95 7.96
IrelandThree Ireland Services (Hutchison) Ltd.39.82 39.82 119.46 39.82 19.91 39.82
IrelandVodafone Ireland Limited19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
IsraelPartner Communications Company Ltd12.74 30.26 39.82 10.51 10.35 3.98
IsraelCellcom Israel Ltd.11.95 28.67 31.86 10.51 11.95 9.56
IsraelHot Mobile23.10 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 7.96
IsraelPelephone Communications Ltd11.95 28.67 30.26 10.51 8.76 3.98
ItalyIliad Italy31.86 31.86 31.86 0.00 10.35 7.96
ItalyTIM Italy19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
ItalyWind Tre S.p.A.11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
ItalyVodafone Italia S.p.A39.82 39.82 119.46 39.82 19.91 39.82
Ivory CoastMTN Cote d'Ivoire S.A12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
JapanNTT DoCoMo Inc.23.89 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
JapanSoftBank Corp.12.74 31.86 AA1412.11 11.95 3.98
JerseyJT (Jersey) Ltd12.74 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 0.72
JordanJordan Mobile Telephone Services Co. Ltd. (Zain)12.74 30.26 47.78 11.95 11.95 7.96
KenyaSafaricom Limited7.96 17.52 59.73 0.00 3.98 3.98
LatviaSIA Bite Latvija11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
LatviaLatvijas Mobilais Telefons119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
LesothoVodacom Lesotho19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
LiberiaLonestar Communications Corporation12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
LiechtensteinMobilkom19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
LithuaniaUAB Bite Lietuva11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
LithuaniaTelia Lietuva, AB119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
LuxembourgPOST Luxembourg11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
LuxembourgOrange Communication Luxembourg S.A.19.91 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 15.93
MacedoniaVIP/A119.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
MacedoniaCosmofone)One Telekom Slovenye19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
MalaysiaDigi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
MaltaEpic Communications Limited12.74 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 7.96
MoroccoOrange Maroc7.96 39.82 47.78 0.00 11.95 3.98
MoroccoA1-Maghirb10.35 39.82 47.78 10.51 11.95 7.96
MozambiqueVM, S.A19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
NetherlandsVodafone Libertel B.V.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
NetherlandsT-Mobile11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
NetherlandsKPN12.74 30.26 30.26 7.96 7.96 2.39
New ZealandVodafone Mobile NZ Ltd.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
NigeriaMTN Nigeria12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
NorwayTelia Norge AS119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
NorwayTelenor Norge AS11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
OmanOmantel - Oman Mobile Telecommunications Company15.93 23.89 AA1412.11 11.95 7.96
PolandT-Mobile Poland11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
PolandOrange Polska S.A.19.91 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 15.93
PolandP4 Sp. z.o.o. (PLAY)31.86 31.86 31.86 0.00 10.35 7.96
PortugalVodafone Telecel19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
QatarVodafone Qatar Q.S.C.11.95 28.67 28.67 0.00 7.96 7.96
RomaniaVodafone Romania S.A.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
RomaniaS.C. Orange Romƒnia S.A.19.91 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 15.93
RussiaMTS PJSC21.50 31.86 AA1411.31 11.95 7.96
RussiaMegaFon, PJSC11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 7.96
RwandaMTN RwandaCell12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Telecom Company (STC)11.15 17.52 AA1410.51 8.76 0.80
Saudi ArabiaZain12.74 30.26 47.78 11.95 11.95 7.96
SerbiaVIP/A119.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
Sierra LeoneAfricell Sierra Leone Limited30.26 30.26 47.78 12.11 11.95 11.95
SlovakiaSlovak Telekom, a.s.11.95 29.47 29.47 11.95 5.57 11.95
SlovakiaOrange Slovensko a.s.19.91 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 15.93
SloveniaSimobil19.91 39.82 39.82 3.98 11.95 7.96
SomaliaGolis11.95 17.52 39.82 7.96 6.37 3.98
South AfricaMTN12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
South AfricaTelkom SOC Ltd11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
South AfricaVodacom Pty Ltd.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
South KoreaSK Telecom11.95 29.47 39.82 9.72 10.35 3.98
South SudanMTN South Sudan12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
SpainVodafone Espa¤a, S.A.U. (Spain)19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
SpainFrance Telecom Espa¤a, S.A. (Orange Espa¤a)19.91 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 15.93
SpainTelef¢nica M¢viles Espa¤a, S.A.47.78 47.78 47.78 11.31 10.35 11.95
Sri LankaHutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd39.82 39.82 119.46 39.82 19.91 39.82
Sri LankaDialog10.75 27.95 28.67 9.72 6.37 3.98
SudanMTN Sudan12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
SudanSudanese Mobile Telephone (Zain) Co. Ltd12.74 30.26 47.78 11.95 11.95 7.96
SwazilandSwazi MTN Ltd.12.74 27.87 30.26 10.51 7.80 7.96
SwedenTelenor Sverige AB11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
SwedenTelia Sverige AB119.46 119.46 119.46 0.00 11.95 15.93
SwitzerlandSunrise UPC GmbH15.93 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 7.96
SwitzerlandSalt12.74 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 7.96
SwitzerlandSwisscom12.74 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 6.37
TanzaniaVodacom Tanzania Ltd.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
TurkeyTT Mobil Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.12.74 30.26 31.86 12.11 11.95 7.96
TurkeyTurkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.19.91 28.67 28.67 10.51 8.76 3.98
TurkeyVodafone Telekomunikasyon A.S19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
UgandaMTN Uganda Ltd.11.15 28.67 39.82 10.51 8.76 7.96
United Arab EmiratesEmirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC7.96 15.93 23.89 0.00 6.37 2.39
United Arab EmiratesEmirates Telecom Corp-ETISALAT10.75 27.95 27.95 2.39 7.80 3.19
United KingdomTelef¢nica UK Limited47.78 47.78 47.78 11.31 10.35 11.95
United KingdomEE Limited12.74 30.26 30.26 12.11 11.95 3.98
United KingdomVodafone UK Ltd.19.91 31.86 31.86 12.74 12.74 19.91
United State of AmericaAT&T11.15 28.67 28.67 10.51 7.96 1.59
YemenMTN12.74 47.78 AA1410.51 7.80 7.96
ZimbabweTelecel Zimbabwe (PVT) Ltd.11.95 29.47 47.78 10.35 10.35 11.95

4G LTE Roaming

Our customers can access the 4G networks of our partners who have a roaming agreement with us and the customers of our roaming partners can now fully enjoy our 4G network while visiting Ethiopia.

  • China Mobile (China)
  • Orange (Tunisia)
  • Etisalat (UAE)
  • Pelephone (Israel)
  • IKATEL/Orange (Mali)
  • Kencell/Airtel (Kenya)
  • Avea(TURIS) (Turkey)
  • MTC-Vodafone/Zain (Bahrain)
  • Sunrise (Switzerland)
  • Telcel (Zimbabwe)
  • Mobitel (Sudan)
  • Vodacom (South Africa)
  • Tele 2 (Sweden)
  • China Unicom (China)
  • Vodafone (Spain)
  • Airtel (Seychelles)
  • Vodafone (Czech)
  • Vodafone (New Zeeland)
  • Tele 2 (Lithuania)
  • Tele 2 (Latvia)
  • TIM (Italy)
  • Wanna (Morocco)
  • O2 (Ireland)
  • Bell (Canada)
  • Vodafone (Telsim) (Turkey)
  • Vodacom (Congo DRC)
  • Tigo (Sri Lanka)
  • O2 (Czech Republic)
  • Three (Ireland)
  • CVMovel, SA (Cape Verde)
  • MTS (Russia)
  • Mobitel (Sri Lanka)
  • Vodafone (Italy)
  • Safaricom (Kenya)
  • Tele2 (Sweden Tele2 Group)
  • Digicel (Panama)
  • Vipnet (Croatia)
  • Orange (Jordan)
  • Claro (Puerto rico)
  • Globul (Bulgaria)
  • Cingular Wireless (AT&T) (USA)
  • AT&T MOBILITY (USA)
  • Cingular East (USA)
  •  AT&T (Mexico)
  • V-mobile (Celtel) (Nigeria)
  • SK Telecom (South Korea)
  • ATM (Algeria)
  • Salt (Liechtenstein)
  • Sellcom (Israe)
  • Manx Telecom (Isle of Man)
  • MTN (South Africa)
  • Vodafone (Netherlands)
  • LMT(Latvia)
  • Vipnet (Croatia)
  • Cell Z (Zamtel) (Zambia)
  • IAM (Morocco)
  • Celcom (Malaysia)
  • Sasktel (Canada)

Note:

We are working with other roaming partners to start 4G LTE Roaming services.

Tips
  • Tariff per MB (Inter Operator Tariff) for Prepaid, Postpaid and Hybrid Inbound &
    Outbound LTE 4G roaming service are similar to the 3G & GPRS roaming tariffs.
  • To get roaming services, please visit our sales shops before your departure.
  • Please get the list of preferred roaming service partners above.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)​

  • Before you travel, please got to the nearest ethio telecom sales outlet having your passport/national ID on hand. Or official requesting letter with signed and stamped roaming agreement form if the local SIM you use is owned by an enterprise customer. And birr 10,000 refundable deposit for all customers except Key Accounts.
  • On arrival, your phone will automatically display one of the local networks that have a roaming agreement with ethio telecom; otherwise, you can search the network manually. The steps you are going to follow are displayed here in this page.

  • To make a call to any country: simply dial with the appropriate preceding country code, area code, and subscriber’s number
  • To send SMS internationally: type your message and like in the above way.
  • To access GPRS service: apply similar steps you have done in home.

  • When you initiate a service (call or SMS), you will be charged based on the regulated inter operator tariff rates.
  • All your roaming bill will be reflected in your next bill period after usage.
  • When you receive a service (call or SMS), you will be charged for the international part of the call from Ethiopia to the country you are roaming in whereas the caller or the sender will be charged as per the relevant local & national tariff rate.

All customers are advised to choose an operator that has preferred deal with ethio telecom. Operators with whom we have preferred deal are listed with their respective country of operation in this web page.