SIM card rentals & local expertise for travelers.

Mobile apps & services for development.



See Ethiopia, Stay Connected.

Stay in touch with friends & colleagues while traveling.
Support the creation of mobile services for all Ethiopians.

iPhones & Nokias

Phone Rentals

SIM Card

SIM Rentals

Six ways we make your visit to Ethiopia even more enjoyable.

Domestic/International Calling
Our mobiles come pre-loaded with up to 60 minutes of talk time and use prepaid service which can be refilled at any time. Additional minutes can be purchased virtually anywhere in Ethiopia, or from us in advance so you're never paying for more than you need.
Transportation Reservations
Let us know if you need to go somewhere and we'll send a taxi or a van to come pick you up. We work with hand-picked local drivers with great reputations and pre-negotiate the rates for you so you'll get to your destination sooner rather than later.
Traveler Assistance Hotline
If you need anything, we'll be there. We provide assistance to travelers during their stay and help answer any questions or requests that may arise. With our number preset in all of our phones, all you need to do is give us a call and we'll handle the rest.
The Best of Addis
Looking to experience Addis like a local? We hand-pick the best Addis has to offer and send out daily digests to help you make the most of your stay. Let us know if you're interested and we'll make sure to send them to you too.
Real-time Translation
Don't know Amharic? Not a problem! Before starting your conversation, simply give us a call, put us on speakerphone, and we'll translate the conversation for you right then and there. Perfect for those looking to explore! (15 minutes/day included)
Travel Alerts
While you're off exploring the country, we'll stay in touch with your airline & embassy to keep you up-to-date on any alerts or tips that may affect you. If any action is needed on your part, we'll work with you through our concierge service to resolve it.

Reserve your mobile

Let us know when we can expect you.

Reserving in advance helps us make sure we can have the phone you want when you arrive. During the reservation process you'll be asked for the dates you'd like to have a SIM card or phone and where you would like us to deliver it.

We'll deliver it to you

We'll send a representative to meet you.

Once you arrive at your hotel in Addis Ababa, We will send one of our representatives to meet you and deliver your SIM card or mobile, walk you through some of the features, and answer any questions you may have.

Enjoy your stay

We'll come pick it up before you leave.

Our SIM cards and phones operate on the national Ethio Telecom network which provides service throughout most of the country. Once you're ready to leave the country, we'll schedule a time to pick it up and wish you a safe trip home.

Keeping your information secure

All payment information is securely processed through PayPal and is never stored on our servers or devices. All rentals are also wiped of all personal data immediately upon return to ensure your contacts & messages remain private.

Questions regarding reservations?

Let us know if you have any questions about the reservation process. Group rates are available for parties of four or more.

Mobile tech as a tool for development.

Arifmobile was born out of a desire to create mobile applications that help address developmental goals. Rather than take the traditional approach of relying solely on external sources of funding, we decided to "in-source" our fundraising by creating a model where visitors to Ethiopia become partners in development while gaining access to valuable information during their stay. Here are some of the things we're looking forward to doing:

Promoting Digital Literacy

We're passionate about helping children explore the power of technology and we plan on partnering with local schools to help provide opportunities for children to pursue their own passions.

Providing Educational Opportunities

We're also looking to provide internships and career options to students who demonstrate a significant passion for Information Technology and want to continue their education outside of the classroom.

Partnering with groups on the ground

We're looking to create meaningful partnerships with other groups within Ethiopia that want to do great things but may not have the technical resources they need. Through leveraging our technical expertise, we help provide affordable consulting services for groups that hold similar visions to ours.