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"Using mobile phone in Ethiopia" Top 5 Page for this destination Addis Ababa Favorite Tip by georeiser

Addis Ababa General: 19 reviews and 33 photos

Favorite thing: I was in Addis Ababa the first time in 2008. A foreign SIM card was at that time very hard to use. Roaming was difficult, and only one of ten attempts of sending SMS was successful. The situation was totally changed when I visited Addis for the second time in May 2010. Using a foreign SIM card was easy.

Anyway, it's much cheaper to get an Ethiopian SIM card in one of the many phone shops here. And you can recieve calls without credit, so it doesn't cost you anything. The country code is +251.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2010
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