How to Call Ethiopia Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+251 is the country calling code assigned to Ethiopia by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Proclamation No 256 of 2001 created by the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Ethiopian Government.

So if you’re calling Ethiopia, the number should start with:

+251 12-345-6789

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Other Important Information about Ethiopia

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Ethiopia’s telephone numbers are made up of 12 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to Ethiopia using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+7-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Ethiopia include Addis Ababa (11), Southeast Region (22) and Northeast Region (33).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Addis Ababa +251 (11) 1234 567
Nazareth +251 (22) 1234 567
Assab +251 (33) 1234 567

So if you’re making a call to Addis Ababa, dial +251 11 124 567.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across Ethiopia.

LTE coverage

LTE connection is only available in some parts of the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in Ethiopia

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Ethiopia:

Ethio Mobile

Orange Group

Tecno Telecom

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 4 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Ethiopia:

ambulance service

907 for ambulance service

fire

939 for fire

police

991 for police

warning

911 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call Ethiopia

Ethiopia observes Eastern Africa Time using the time offset of UTC+03.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Ethiopia from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Ethiopia 2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 9:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Ethiopia 3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
2:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
1:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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