Ethio Telecom is the only provider of cellular services in Ethiopia. Despite the monopoly, prices for mobile communications are relatively low in the country. Even with an average rate of 5 cents, it is possible to make a decent profit on traffic termination. The main thing is to choose the most advantageous package for outgoing calls.
One Ethio Telecom SIM card costs about $1 and you immediately get a 50 cents initial loan on your account. Registration of prepaid cards is mandatory, therefore we recommend finding another source of SIM-cards. The best solution is to find a dealer on online forums or social networks, which will supply you with the cards already registered in someone's name. The cost of a minute call by default is $0.02 at rush hour and $0.01 at night. Ethio Telecom has a Prepaid offer that includes two ranges of tariff plans - Mobile Night Voice Packages and Monthly Mobile Voice + Data Tariffs.
Mobile Night Voice Packages includes such packages that are active only at night:
- 30 min. 30 minutes for calls at $0.14.
- 60 min. 60 minutes for calls at $0.17.
- 120 min. 120 minutes for calls at $0.24.
- 240 min. 240 minutes for calls at $0.35.
Night packages are not very successful in terms of termination, because at night there is always less traffic than during the day.
The Monthly Mobile Voice + Data Tariffs range provides for both, minutes for calls and mobile Internet traffic, but their main advantage is that they are active around the clock. The range has a large number of packages; let's discuss the most suitable ones for calls landing:
- 280 min. For $2.10 you get 280 minutes for calls.
- 450 min. For $5.25 you get 450 minutes.
- 600 min. For $7 you get 600 minutes.
- 830 min. For $9.45 you get 830 minutes for calls.
For termination, we recommend the 280 minutes Monthly Mobile Voice package. With average voip rates ethiopia $0.05 per minute, the earnings of an entrepreneur will be approximately $130 (from each gateway port).