Safaricom Ethiopia switched on its network and services in Hawassa city yesterday; the company also expanded its services to Assela, Jigjiga, Sodo and Dilla cities over the past few weeks.
New customers in these cities will be able to purchase SIM cards for 30 birr, choose their preferred numbers, buy airtime and access dedicated customer support at the Safaricom Ethiopia branded shops in their respective cities.
We are excited to expand our coverage into Hawassa, Assela, Jigjiga, Sodo and Dilla with more cities set to join the growing Safaricom Ethiopia family. We are also delighted to have expanded our services into more regional states.Anwar Soussa, CEO, Safaricom Ethiopia
When customers join the “07” network, they get a welcoming package (Gursha) of 700 MB of data, 35 minutes of Safaricom to Safaricom voice calls and another 35 minutes of voice calls across all networks, that is valid for 30 days. In addition to the welcoming package, customers get Gursha bonus when they buy airtime and voice package.
The “07” network switch on in the five additional cities brings Safaricom Ethiopia’s current network footprint across the country to 21 cities – Dire Dawa, Harar, Haramaya, Adama, Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, Mojo, Debre Birhan, Awoday, Gondar, Addis Ababa, Sebeta, Dessie, Kombolcha, Jimma, Shashemene, Dilla, Sodo, Jigjiga, Assela and Hawassa.
In line with the network expansion, Safaricom Ethiopia is engaging customers on its products and services through Below-The-Line (BTL) activations in all the 21 cities in universities, open markets, distributor shops and roadshows. Customers are also rewarded with Gursha packages when they buy a SIM card, airtime and all network packages.