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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 preferred network is available at your destination from the list below and enjoy a discounted roaming rate.

International Prepaid Roaming
We always make sure you are stayed connected with your family, friends as well as business associates while you travel abroad. You can now take your prepaid mobile number with you; our 550 international network partners are there to help you.

For Android:

Step1: go to “settings”

Step 2: Select “More Networks”

Step 3: Select “Mobile Networks”

Step 4: Select “Network Operators

Step 5: Select your preferred network.

Step 6: Turn on “Data Roaming”

For iPhone:

Step 1: Go to “Settings”

Step 2: Select “General”

Step 3: Select “Cellular”

Step 4: Turn on “Cellular Data” & “Data Roaming”

Step 5: Select “Carrier”

Step 6: Change “Automatic” to "Off"

For Windows:

Step 1: Go to “Settings”

Step 2: Select “Network & wireless”

Step 3: Select “Mobile & SIM”

Step 4: Select “Data roaming options”

Step 5: Select “Roam”

Where to get prepaid roaming?

No need to visit our service centers. Just make sure data roaming is turned on and have enough airtime or take voucher card with you.

  • 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.
  • Set your data APN as et.com (not etc.com) for smooth data roaming.

  • 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 (June 2024)

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)Call to Satellite Rate (ET Birr)Call to Premium/Special numbers (ET Birr)
AfghanistanMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 673.00 Standard Rate
AlbaniaVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 336.50 Standard Rate
AlgeriaATM 13.46 29.44 31.97 11.10 9.25 8.41 646.93 Standard Rate
ArgentinaTelefonica 50.48 50.48 50.48 11.95 10.94 12.62 933.79 Standard Rate
AustraliaTelstra 11.78 18.51 31.97 4.21 6.73 1.68 876.25 Standard Rate
AustriaA1 Telecom 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 471.02 Standard Rate
AustriaHutchison 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 450.91 Standard Rate
AustriaT-mobile 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 370.15 Standard Rate
BahrainViva 11.78 21.03 31.97 11.10 8.41 2.52 671.15 Standard Rate
BahrainZain 13.46 31.97 50.48 12.62 12.62 8.41 667.70 Standard Rate
Bahrain Batelco 13.46 31.97 50.48 12.62 12.62 0.84 404.64 Standard Rate
BelarusVelcom(A1) 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 1,125.60 Standard Rate
BelgiumMobistar 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 857.24 Standard Rate
BelgiumTelenet 16.83 30.29 30.29 11.10 9.25 4.21 857.24 Standard Rate
BeninMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 705.81 Standard Rate
BotswanaMascom/MTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 1,080.17 Standard Rate
Brazil Vivo 50.48 50.48 50.48 11.95 10.94 12.62 542.61 Standard Rate
BrazilTIM 16.83 29.44 33.65 - 12.62 8.41 542.61 Standard Rate
BulgariaA1 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 502.82 Standard Rate
Cameroon MTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 391.77 Standard Rate
CanadaBell 8.41 18.51 25.24 0.84 5.05 0.50 706.66 Standard Rate
CanadaVideotron 8.41 18.51 25.24 0.84 5.05 0.50 799.19 Standard Rate
CanadaSasktel 8.41 18.51 25.24 0.84 5.05 0.50 635.15 Standard Rate
CanadaTelus 8.41 18.51 25.24 0.84 5.05 0.50 635.15 Standard Rate
ChadMillicom 12.62 25.24 42.06 - 8.41 21.03 673.00 Standard Rate
ChinaChina Mobile 11.36 29.53 29.53 10.26 8.24 0.84 758.87 Standard Rate
ChinaChina unicom 11.36 29.44 29.53 10.26 8.41 0.84 868.01 Standard Rate
Congo BrazzavilleMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 677.21 Standard Rate
Congo, Democratic RepublicAfricell 31.97 31.97 50.48 12.79 12.62 12.62 507.70 Standard Rate
Congo, Democratic RepublicVodacom 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 906.54 Standard Rate
CroatiaVipnet (A1) 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 302.60 Standard Rate
CroatiaT-mobile 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 387.98 Standard Rate
Cyprusepic 13.46 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 8.41 1,371.84 Standard Rate
Czech RepublicT-Mobile 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 973.33 Standard Rate
Czech RepublicVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 - Standard Rate
DenmarkTDC 12.62 31.13 31.13 11.95 10.94 12.62 546.82 Standard Rate
DenmarkHi3G 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 548.25 Standard Rate
DenmarkTelenor 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 83.28 Standard Rate
DenmarkTelia 13.46 29.44 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 607.39 Standard Rate
Djibouti Djibtel 23.56 84.13 212.00 47.11 23.56 84.13 626.74 Standard Rate
EgyptOrange 13.46 29.44 33.65 4.21 12.62 1.68 650.29 Standard Rate
EstoniaTelia 13.46 29.44 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 722.25 Standard Rate
FinlandTelenor 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 620.85 Standard Rate
FinlandTelia 13.46 29.44 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 442.99 Standard Rate
FranceBouygues Telecom 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 548.25 Standard Rate
FranceFree Mobile 33.65 33.65 33.65 - 10.94 8.41 1,084.88 Standard Rate
FranceOrange 17.67 2,271.39 23.56 8.41 7.57 0.34 994.47 Standard Rate
FranceSFR 17.67 22.71 540.09 8.41 7.57 0.34 724.15 Standard Rate
GambiaAfricell 31.97 31.97 50.48 12.79 12.62 12.62 668.10 Standard Rate
GermanEmnify AA14 AA14 AA14 AA14 12.62 8.41 AA14 Standard Rate
GermanyE-Plus 50.48 50.48 50.48 11.95 10.94 12.62 1,155.04 Standard Rate
GermanyTelef¢nica Germany GmbH & Co OHG,DEUO2 50.48 50.48 50.48 11.95 10.94 12.62 1,169.01 Standard Rate
GermanyTelekom Deutschland GmbH 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 490.45 Standard Rate
GermanyVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 717.59 Standard Rate
GhanaGhana Telecommunications Company 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 296.96 Standard Rate
GhanaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 546.82 Standard Rate
GreeceCosmote 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 632.84 Standard Rate
GreeceVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 434.85 Standard Rate
Guinea RepublicMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 536.72 Standard Rate
Guinea BissauMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 403.66 Standard Rate
Hong KongCSL 11.36 67.30 67.30 10.26 8.24 1.26 904.35 Standard Rate
Hong KongHKT 11.36 67.30 67.30 10.26 8.24 1.26 904.35 Standard Rate
HungaryMagyar Telecom Hungary 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 497.23 Standard Rate
HungaryVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 430.65 Standard Rate
IcelandVodafone 12.62 18.51 31.97 11.10 8.41 2.52 575.92 Standard Rate
IndiaAirtel 10.94 18.51 29.44 - 6.73 0.25 595.36 Standard Rate
IndonesiaHutchison 3 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 763.02 Standard Rate
IraqZain 13.46 31.97 50.48 12.62 12.62 8.41 1,711.87 Standard Rate
IrelandMeteor 13.46 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 8.41 1,085.64 Standard Rate
IrelandThree 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 911.25 Standard Rate
IrelandVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 241.07 Standard Rate
IsraelCellcom 11.36 18.51 31.97 11.10 9.25 0.84 1,497.77 Standard Rate
IsraelOrange 13.46 31.97 42.06 11.10 10.94 4.21 1,275.13 Standard Rate
IsraelPelephone 12.62 21.03 31.97 11.10 9.25 0.84 757.13 Standard Rate
IsraelHot Mobile 24.40 30.29 256.16 11.10 9.25 8.41 474.55 Standard Rate
ItalyIliad 33.65 33.65 33.65 - 10.94 8.41 1,059.31 Standard Rate
ItalyTelecom Italia 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 455.04 Standard Rate
ItalyVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 529.65 Standard Rate
ItalyWind 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 685.20 Standard Rate
I?voire CoteMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 568.69 Standard Rate
JapanDocomo 25.24 30.29 30.29 11.10 9.25 4.21 258.40 Standard Rate
JapanSoft Bank 13.46 33.65 #VALUE! 12.79 12.62 4.21 487.93 Standard Rate
JerseyJersey Telecom(JT) 13.46 29.44 29.44 8.41 12.62 2.52 622.19 Standard Rate
JordanZain 13.46 31.97 50.48 12.62 12.62 8.41 1,061.41 Standard Rate
KazakhstanKcell 11.78 29.44 42.06 10.26 12.62 4.21 1,414.74 Standard Rate
KenyaSafariocm 8.41 18.51 63.09 - 4.21 4.21 378.57 Standard Rate
South KoreaSK Telecom 10.94 18.51 30.29 4.21 5.89 0.84 673.00 Standard Rate
LatviaBITE 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 481.11 Standard Rate
LatviaTelia 13.46 31.97 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 496.76 Standard Rate
LebanonMTC (MIC 2) 76.28 101.54 153.06 - 21.03 63.09 914.19 Standard Rate
LesothoVodacom 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 - Standard Rate
LiberiaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 582.99 Standard Rate
LiechtensteinMobilkom 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 912.01 Standard Rate
LithuaniaBITE 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 853.27 Standard Rate
LithuaniaTelia 13.46 29.44 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 776.40 Standard Rate
LuxembourgPOST 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 548.50 Standard Rate
LuxembourgVoxmobile 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 866.49 Standard Rate
MacedoniaA1 Makedonija 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 740.64 Standard Rate
MadagascarTelma 13.46 29.44 31.97 11.10 9.25 8.41 824.43 Standard Rate
MalaysiaDiGi 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 1,177.76 Standard Rate
MaliOrange 13.46 29.44 31.97 8.41 8.41 0.84 408.35 Standard Rate
MaltaVodafone 13.46 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 8.41 667.58 Standard Rate
MoldovaOrange 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 548.33 Standard Rate
MoroccoM‚di T‚l‚com 8.41 42.06 50.48 - 12.62 4.21 457.64 Standard Rate
MoroccoIAM 10.94 42.06 50.48 11.10 12.62 4.21 922.86 Standard Rate
MozambiqueVodacom 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 1,261.88 Standard Rate
NetherlandsKPN Telecom B.V 13.46 31.97 31.97 8.41 8.41 2.52 1,004.80 Standard Rate
NetherlandsT-Mobile 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 654.50 Standard Rate
NetherlandsVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 502.40 Standard Rate
New ZealandVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 976.45 Standard Rate
NigeriaGlo 13.46 29.44 42.06 - 8.41 2.52 630.94 Standard Rate
NigeriaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 729.12 Standard Rate
NorwayTelenor 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 405.49 Standard Rate
NorwayTelia 13.46 29.44 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 297.80 Standard Rate
OmanOmantel 16.83 25.24 294.44 12.79 12.62 8.41 1,180.01 Standard Rate
PolandPlay4 33.65 33.65 33.65 - 10.94 8.41 194.67 Standard Rate
PolandPTK 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 156.47 Standard Rate
PolandT-Mobile 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 237.73 Standard Rate
PortugalMEO 24.40 30.29 224.62 11.10 9.25 8.41 461.01 Standard Rate
PortugalVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 412.05 Standard Rate
QatarVodafone 12.62 30.29 30.29 - 8.41 4.21 693.34 Standard Rate
RomaniaOrange 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 828.54 Standard Rate
RomaniaVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 825.10 Standard Rate
RussiaMegafone 11.78 25.24 29.44 - 8.41 0.84 1,009.51 Standard Rate
RussiaMTS 22.71 33.65 510.64 11.95 12.62 2.52 1,098.77 Standard Rate
RussiaTel 2 13.46 25.24 29.44 11.10 12.62 4.21 841.26 Standard Rate
RussiaVImpleLCom 11.78 33.65 33.65 8.41 8.41 0.84 610.43 Standard Rate
RwandaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 639.44 Standard Rate
Saudi ArabiaSTC 9.25 11.78 448.39 - 3.37 0.59 897.28 Standard Rate
Saudi ArabiaZain 13.46 31.97 50.48 12.62 12.62 8.41 673.17 Standard Rate
SenegalSenegal Saga 11.78 30.29 84.13 4.21 8.41 2.52 1,092.79 Standard Rate
SerbiaA1 Srbija d.o.o. Beograd 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 457.14 Standard Rate
Sierra LeoneAfricell 31.97 31.97 50.48 12.79 12.62 12.62 637.34 Standard Rate
singaporeStar Hub Mobile 16.83 33.65 42.06 12.79 12.62 8.41 1,123.08 Standard Rate
SlovakiaOrange 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 189.61 Standard Rate
SlovakiaSlovak Telekom a.s. 12.62 31.13 31.13 12.62 5.89 12.62 595.36 Standard Rate
SloveniaA1 Slovenija, d.d. 21.03 42.06 42.06 4.21 12.62 8.41 669.05 Standard Rate
SomaliaGolis 12.62 18.51 42.06 8.41 6.73 4.21 1,278.71 Standard Rate
South AfricaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 823.86 Standard Rate
South AfricaTelecomAfrica 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 239.76 Standard Rate
South AfricaVodacom 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 915.37 Standard Rate
South SudanMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 2,467.66 Standard Rate
SpainOrange 21.03 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 16.83 665.60 Standard Rate
SpainTelef¢nica M¢viles 50.48 50.48 50.48 11.95 10.94 12.62 831.58 Standard Rate
SpainVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 658.54 Standard Rate
Sri LankaDialog 11.36 29.53 30.29 10.26 6.73 4.21 801.72 Standard Rate
Sri LankaHutchison 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 1,308.99 Standard Rate
SudanZain 13.46 31.97 50.48 12.62 12.62 8.41 841.26 Standard Rate
Sudan MTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 605.70 Standard Rate
Sudan Sudatel 8.41 21.03 33.65 - 6.73 1.68 819.97 Standard Rate
SwazilandMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 622.53 Standard Rate
SwedenH3G 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 548.25 Standard Rate
SwedenTelenor 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 535.88 Standard Rate
SwedenTelia 13.46 29.44 31.97 - 12.62 2.52 384.18 Standard Rate
SwitzerlandSunrise Communications 16.83 30.29 30.29 11.10 9.25 4.21 1,508.79 Standard Rate
SwitzerlandSwisscom 13.46 30.29 30.29 11.10 9.25 6.73 483.02 Standard Rate
SwitzerlandSalt 13.46 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 8.41 1,608.48 Standard Rate
TanzaniaVodacom 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 883.32 Standard Rate
ThailandDtac 11.78 21.03 26.08 10.94 6.73 2.52 568.69 Standard Rate
ThailandAIS 11.78 29.44 84.13 3.37 5.89 0.84 892.24 Standard Rate
TurkeyTT mobile/Avea 10.10 23.56 25.24 9.25 9.25 0.25 1,738.04 Standard Rate
TurkeyTurckcell 21.03 30.29 30.29 11.10 9.25 4.21 1,737.87 Standard Rate
TurkeyVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 1,738.29 Standard Rate
UgandaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 841.26 Standard Rate
United Arab EmiratesDU 8.41 16.83 25.24 - 6.73 2.52 904.69 Standard Rate
United Arab EmiratesEtisalat 11.36 29.53 29.53 2.52 8.24 1.51 607.05 Standard Rate
United KingdomEE 13.46 31.97 31.97 12.79 12.62 4.21 1,357.79 Standard Rate
United KingdomHutchison 3G 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 465.64 Standard Rate
United KingdomTelefonica 50.48 50.48 50.48 11.95 10.94 12.62 821.91 Standard Rate
United KingdomVodafone 12.62 30.29 31.97 11.10 8.41 4.21 817.19 Standard Rate
United State of AmericaVerizon 11.36 18.51 30.29 1.68 5.89 1.26 504.75 Standard Rate
United StatesAT&T 11.36 25.24 30.29 8.41 6.73 1.26 588.88 Standard Rate
United StatesT-mobile 29.44 29.44 29.44 - 8.41 1.68 857.24 Standard Rate
United States Viaero Wireless 13.46 30.29 31.97 8.24 8.41 4.21 664.59 Standard Rate
VietnamVietell 13.46 29.44 420.63 - 8.41 2.52 673.00 Standard Rate
VietnamVietnamobile 13.46 29.44 29.44 - 12.62 2.52 1,230.20 Standard Rate
ZambiaMTN 16.83 42.06 84.13 0.84 8.41 8.41 630.94 Standard Rate
ZimbabweTelecel 12.62 31.13 50.48 10.94 10.94 8.41 399.60 Standard Rate

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.

Our 4G LTE Roaming Partners

CountryOperator Name
AfghanistanAfghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC)
AlbaniaVodafone
AlbaniaAMC
AlgeriaATM
AlgeriaOptimum Telecom
AlgeriaWataniya
AnguillaCable & Wireless
AntiguaCable & Wireless
ArmeniaTelecom Armenia
AustriaHutchison
AustriaA1 Telekom Austria AG (former: Mobilkom)
AzerbaijanBakcell
AzerbaijanAzerfon
BahrainVodafone (Zain)
BangladeshRobi (Warid)
BarbadosCable & Wireless
BegiumBase
Belarus  Unitary enterprise A1
BelgiumMobistar
BelgiumProximus
BelguimTelenet
BelguimMobistar
BeninMTN
Biritish Virgin IslandsCable & Wireless
BotswanaMascom
BrazilVivo
BulgariaGlobul
Burkina FasoOrange
CameroonMTN
CanadaBell
CanadaSasktel
CanadaTELUS
Canada VIDEOTRON
Cape Verde CVMovel
Cape Verde Unitel T+
CaymanCable & Wireless
ChadAirtel
ChadMillicom
ChadAirtel
ChinaChina Mobile
ChinaChinaunicom
CongoVodacom
CongoMTN Congo
CroatiaVipnet
CyprusCyprus Telecom
Czech republicVodafone
Czech RepublicO2
DenmarkTelia Sonera
DenmarkTDC
DenmarkTelenor
DjiboutiTelecom
DominicaCable & Wireless
Egypt Mobinil
Egypt Etilsalat
Egypt Vodafone
EspanaTelefonica
EstoniaTele2
EstoniaEMT
EstoniaElisa
FinlandTelia Sonera
FinlandElisa
FinlandDNA
FranceFree Mobile
FranceBouygues Telecom
FranceSFR
FranceOrange France
FranceTransatel
GabonTelecom
GeorgiaMagticom
GermanyVodafone
GermanyE-Plus
GermanyTelefonica o2
GermanyEMnify
GermanyTelekom Deutschland
GermanyTelekom Deutschland GmbH
GhanaVodafone
GhanaMTN
GibraltarGibtelecom
GreeceVodafone
GreeceVodafone
GrenadaCable & Wireless
Guinea Bissau Orange
GuineeOrange
Hong KongCSL
Hong KongHKT
HungaryVodafone
HungaryTelenor
Hungary Westel (T-mobile)
IndiaAirtel
IndiaReliance Jio Infocomm Ltd
IraqKorek Telecom
IrelandO2
IrelandThree
irelandEIR
Isle of ManManx Telecom
IsraelPelephone
IsraelPartner
IsraelHot Mobile
Israel Cellcom
ItalyTelecom Italia Mobile
ItalyVodafone
ItalyWind
ItalyH3G Italy
ItalyIliad
Ivory CoastMTN Cote d'Ivoire S.A
JamaicaCable & Wireless
JapanNTT DoCoMo
JapanSoftBank
JerseyJT
JordanOrange
KenyaKencell
KenyaSafaricom
KuwaitWataniya
KuwaitZain
LativiaTele2
LativiaLMT
LebanonMIC 2 (Touch)
LesothoEconet Telecom
LiberiaLonestar
LibyaAl Madar
LiechtensteinSalt
Liechtenstein Telecom
LithuaniaTele2
LithuaniaTeliasonera
LuxembourgVoxmobile
LuxembourgPOST
LuxembourgTango
MacedoniaA1
MadagascarTelma
MalaysiaCelcom
MaliIKATEL (Orange)
MaliMalitel
MaltaVodafone
MexicoAT&T Mexico
MexicoTelcel Mexico
MontserratCable & Wireless
MoroccoWana
MoroccoIAM
MozambiqueVodacom
NetherlandsVodafone
NetherlandsKPN Mobile
NetherlandsT-Mobile
New ZealndsVodafone
NigeriaV-mobile (Celtel)
NigeriaGlo Mobile
NigeriaMTN
NorwayNetwork
NorwayTelenor
NorwayCom4
OmanVodafone
OmanOman Mobile
PanamaDigicel
PolandEra
PortugalVodafone
Puerto ricoClaro
QatarVodafone
RDCOrange
RomaniaVodafone
RussiaMTS
RussiaTele2
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Telecom
Saudi ArabiaZain
SenegalSonatel
SenegalSaga
SerbiaA1
SeychellesAirtel (Telcom)
SeychellesCable & Wireless
Sierra LeoneAfricel
SirlankaHutchison
SlovakiaT-Mobile
SloveniaTelemach
SloveniaA1
South AfricaVodacom
South AfricaMTN
South KoreaSK Telecom
South SudanZain
SpainVodafone
Sri LankaDialog
Sri LankaMobitel
St. KittsCable &Wirless
St. LuciaCable &Wirless
St. VincentCable &Wirless
SudanMobitel
SudanSudatel
SudanMTN
SwazilandMTN
SwedenTele 2
SwedenTelia Sonera
SwedenTelenor
Sweden Com4
SwitzerlandSunrise
SwitzerlandSalt
SwizerlandSwisscom
TaiwanTstar Telecom
TaiwanFar Eas tone
TaiwanChunghwa Telecom
TanzaniaVodacom
TanzaniaAirtel (Zain)
ThailandDTAC
ThailandWireless
TogoCellulaire
TunisiaOrange
TunisiaTunisie Telecom
TurkeyAvea
TurkeyVodafone
TurkeyTurkcell
Turks & CaicosCable &Wireless
UgandaMTN
UkraineLifecell
United Arab Emirates DU
United Arab Emirates Etisalat
United KingdomHutchison
United KingdomTelef¢nica
United KingdomVodafone
United KingdomEE Limited
United StatesVerizon Wireless
United StatesCingular Wireless
United StatesAT & T MOBILITY
United StatesLimitless Mobile
UruguayAntel
USAViaero Wireless
ZambiaCell Z (ZAMTEL)
ZambiaAirtel
ZimbabweTelcel
ZimbabweEconet
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.

OUTBOUND ROAMING PACKAGE
Our roaming packs designed for the top 13 destinations help you enjoy data and voice while roaming at an affordable price from our preferred roaming partners.

Weekly Monthly
Call   on visited country 10 Min 15 Min
call   to Ethiopia 25 Min 40 Min
Call   to Other country 10 Min 15 Min
Receiving   call 15 Min 30 Min
Eligible Country Weekly Price Monthly Price
 Canada 725 1160
 China 955 1530
 France 910 1455
 Germany 820 1305
 Italy 805 1275
 Kenya 785 1230
 Saudi Arabia 515 805
 South Africa 840 1350
 Thailand 835 1340
 Turkey 895 1450
 United Arab   Emirate 535 860
 United Kingdom 895 1450
 United State   of America 815 1310

Weekly Monthy
Call on Visted   country (in Minutes) 5 15
Call to   Ethiopia (in Minutes) 15 30
Call to other   Country (in Minutes) 5 10
Receiving Call   (in Minutes) 5 15
Data (In mb) 500 1024
Eligible Country Weekly Price Monthly Price
Canada 600 1265
China 780 1660
France 625 1360
Germany 590 1240
Italy 580 1220
Kenya 520 1090
Saudi Arabia 600 1250
South Africa 1710 3550
Thailand 795 1685
Turkey 585 1250
United Arab Emirate 910 1900
United Kingdom 585 1250
United State of America 790 1660

Weekly Monthy
Data (In GB) 1 2
Eligible Country Weekly Price Monthly price
Canada 430 860
China 575 1144
France 285 575
Germany 285 575
Italy 285 575
Kenya 215 430
Saudi Arabia 645 1290
South Africa 2575 5150
Thailand 715 1430
Turkey 215 430
United Arab Emirate 1290 2575
United Kingdom 215 430
United State of America 715 1430

  • How can I purchase the roaming packages?

üCustomer can purchase Roaming packages for self and others via USSD and at the Service center

  • Can I purchase a different package at a time?

üYes, you can purchase a new/additional package again before the existing one expires

  • Which country is eligible for the outbound roaming package?

üOB roaming package is applicable for 13 destinations only. i.e., Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirate, United Kingdom, and the United State of America

  • What are roaming packages?

üRoaming Packages allow you to enjoy discounted rates on outgoing calls, incoming calls, outgoing SMS, and Data in selected destinations and partner networks that have preferential deals with Ethio telecom