Ethio Telecom Reduces Internet Cost

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Ethio telecom announces a broad mobile internet service tariff revision and new mobile internet service packages starting from February 23, 2016. These new mobile internet tariff revisions and service packages made by the company are aimed at boosting the number of mobile internet subscribers in the country and to continue the country’s march towards a modern society through the sustained increment of the mobile internet service.

The number of mobile internet users have been rapidly increasing in our country in the last several years. In order to maintain this steady growth in the mobile internet user base, ethio telecom hasdeveloped new packages and tariff revisions which will be effective starting from February 23, 2016.

The tariff revisions and new packages that ethio telecom has made with regards to mobile internet service include the followingservices –

  • 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile internet service tariff discounts,
  • New 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile internet service packages,
  • 3G, 4G LTE and EVDO servicesmonthly subscription fee discounts for customers who are already using the services,
  • EVDO internet service discount,
  • New charging method for CDMA internet service,

 

These revisions will enable ethio telecom and its mobile internet customers to get closer to the cyber world and internet connectivity which are fueling development and transformation throughout the world.
All the above tariff changes and new packages are briefly explained as follows.

  • Mobile Internet Tariff Revision

According to this revision, the previously varied tariffs for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services has been changed and customers will pay similar amount (0.35 cents per mega bites) for all the three services.

Service

Existing Mobile Internet Tariff in Birr

New Mobile Internet Tariff in Birr

2G Mobile Internet

0.46/MB

0.35/MB

3G Mobile Internet

0.46/MB

4G Mobile Internet

0.55/MB

Note: All prices are VAT inclusive.

  • Introduction of New Mobile Internet Packages

 

Ethio telecom has also introduced new mobile internet packages on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. These packages enable customers to enjoy mobile internet service with a much lower service cost/tariff than the above-mentioned mobile internet tariffs.

Type of Package

Package Volume

Package Price in Birr

Package Validity Period

Package Activation

Daily

25 MB

5

 24 Hours

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55 MB

10

100 MB

15

Weekly

100 MB

20

7 Days

250 MB

50

Monthly

500 MB

85

30 Days

1 GB

165

2 GB

320

4 GB

600

8 GB

1000

10 GB

1200

20 GB

2200

30 GB

3000

Note:All prices are VAT inclusive. The new OBB (out of bundle) tariff Birr 0.35/MB will apply for all out of package usages.

  • New 3G Internet Package Tariff

Monthly Package

New Package Price
in Birr

Existing above packagein
Birr

New above packagein
Birr

1 GB

165

0.35/MB

2GB

320

4GB

600

8 GB

1000

0.46/MB

10 GB

1200

20 GB

2200

30 GB

3000

 

Note:All prices are VAT inclusive.Package Prices do not include 3G Modem fee.

  • Alignment of 4G LTE Internet Packages Tariff with 3G InternetPackage Tariff.

 

In addition, ethio telecom has also made the 4G LTE package price and 3G internet package prices similar. Now, customers will pay only0.35 Birr per MB for both 3G and 4G LTE Internet Packages.

The package prices do not include 4G LTE Modem (i.e the 3G & 4G LTE internet packages tariff alignment do not include modem fee).

Monthly Package

New Package Price
in Birr

Existing above packagein
Birr

New above packagein
Birr

1 GB

165

0.35/MB

2GB

320

4GB

600

8 GB

1000

0.55/MB

10 GB

1200

20 GB

2200

30 GB

3000

Note: All prices are VAT inclusive.

  • New EVDO Internet PackagesTariff

Ethio telecom has made that the tariffs for 3G, 4G and EVDO services monthly Internet packages have been made to be the similar which is 0.35 cents per mega bite. However, the new EVDO service sales areavailable only in regions where 3G internet deployment is not yet finalized and 3G internet package sales have not yet started. Shops which have already started 3G internet package sales cannot sell EVDO service to customers.

 

Monthly Package

Existing package price in Birr

New Package Price in Birr

Usage above package in
Birr

1GB

300

165

0.35/MB

2GB

500

320

4GB

700

600

Note:All prices are VAT inclusive and the mentioned prices do not include EVDO Modem fee.

 

  • New EVDO VPN Tariff

 

Ethio telecom has made discounts on EVDO VPN service subscription and monthly fees as well. According to this new discount the subscription fee has been discounted from Birr 3165 to Birr 1000 and the monthly fee has been reduced from Birr 2185 to Birr 2000.

The new EVDO VPN sales is only for regions where 3G deployment is not yet finalized and 3G VPN sales are not yet started. Shops which started 3G VPN sales cannot sell EVDO VPN service to customers.

Service

Existing Subscription Fee in Birr

New Subscription Fee in Birr

Existing Monthly Fee in Birr

New Monthly Fee in Birr

EVDO VPN

3165

1000

2185

2000

Note: All prices are VAT inclusive and the Price does not include EVDO Modem fee.

 

 

  • Alignment of Subscription Fee and Upgrading Fee of 2G, 3G & 4G Services

It is to be recalled that, ethio telecom hadmade theupgrading fee free of charge for those customers want to upgrade from 2G to 3G via 825. This will continue permanently. However, downgrading fee from 4G VPN to 3G VPN will be 240 Birr and the new EVDO sales are done only in regions where 3G deployment is not yet finalized and 3G internet package sales are not started. Shops that have started 3G internet package sales cannot sell EVDO service to customers anymore.

Service

Existing Subscription
fee (Birr)

New Subscription
fee (Birr)

3G on Mobile

60

30

3G Internet Packages (Data Only)

60

30

4G on Mobile

300

30

4G Internet Packages (Data Only)

300

30

2G/3G to 4G Upgrade

240

30

4G to 3G/2G Downgrade

240

Free

EVDO

100

30

Note:All prices are VAT inclusive.

H.CDMA 1x Charging Method and Tariff Revision

Ethio telecom has also made the service charging method changed for CDMA 1X service. Now, the previously duration based (Per Minutes of Usage) charging method has been changed to volume based (Per MB) charging method.

However, the new CDMA 1X sales is only carried out at regions where 3G deployment is not finalized and 3G internet package sales are not started. Shops which have already started 3G internet package sales cannot sell CDMA 1X service to their customers.

Service 

Existing Tariff in Birr

New Tariff in Birr

CDMA 1X

  • Up to 1300 Minutes = 0.12/min
  • Above 1300 Minutes = 0.08/min

0.30 per MB

Note: All prices are VAT inclusive.
Ethio telecom, Corporate Communications Department
February 23, 2016

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