Safaricom Ethiopia has switched on its network and services in Hawassa and has expanded its services to Assela, Jigjiga, Sodo and Dilla cities.
According to the company, new customers in these cities can now purchase SIM cards, choose their preferred numbers, buy airtime, and access dedicated customer support at Safaricom Ethiopia branded shops in their respective cities.
“We are excited to expand our coverage into Hawassa, Assela, Jigjiga, Sodo, and Dolo with more cities to join the growing Safaricom Ethiopia family. We are also delighted to have expanded our services into more regional states,” said 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 network 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, Dila, Sodo, Jigjiga, Assela and Hawassa.
The Company said that in line with its network expansion, it is engaging customers on its products and services through Below-The-Line activations in all 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.
Safaricom Ethiopia first switched on its mobile telecommunications network and services in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital city in October, 2022. The Company’s mobile services are available in 2G, 3G and 4G.