May 28, 2012 - Ethio telecom has re-launched 3G network to enable clients to be the beneficiaries of a ‘modern and efficient’ third generation service, according to The Reporter. The third generation technology would enable clients to have a network quality that would be used to make voice calls, send and receive short messages (SMS), and more importantly, get a fast internet connection.
The third generation technology enables customers to quickly download music, stream video and send or receive e-mails and short messages.
In accordance with the company’s vision regarding world class telecom services from time to time, Ethio Telecom has now availed this technology with advanced network and adjustment to service fees, the statement read.
From now on, all customers with pre-paid and post-paid cards, who would like to get this 3G service, could get it for a payment of 250 birr subscription fee.
In addition to this, clients who will subscribe to this 3G service will be given a onetime 200 megabytes of free internet access as a reward. Moreover, 3G clients will pay service charge similar to that of 2G service for voice call and SMS services.
Ethio Telecom has deployed a 3G technology that is capable of supporting 300 thousand subscribers. 2G clients who would like to shift to 3G could get the service without losing their original service number after paying a 250 birr subscription fee.