Ethio Telecom launches 6-month SIM recycling life cycle


Ethio Telecom has announced that it will begin recycling prepaid SIM cards that have been inactive for six months. The telco says the prepaid mobile SIM lifecycle will be 6 months.

By mid February, any prepaid SIMs that have been inactive for 6 months will be put under a one way block, in which the SIM can receive incoming calls and SMSes, but not make any calls or send SMSes.

The number will then be blocked. After a one month ‘quarantine period’, the number will be recycled and ready for resale.