How to Configure Safaricom Ethiopia Internet setting on SmartPhone

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Safaricom PLC Recently entered Ethiopia and is operating as Safaricom Ethiopia in the Country offering Voice, data, and recently M-PESA services after they were granted the license. For Data Users when you buy a new handset you are always required to configure your internet settings on your device, the guide be; low will walk you through the process step-by-step.
Currently on Data the service offered by Safaricom Ethiopia includes both 3G and 4G internet services, You need to ensure that your device is compatible with the services ensure that your device is compatible, you can do a quick check by going to device settings>>select Mobile Networks>>then choose your preference between the 3G and 4G depending on what your device supports.
The configurations to use on your phone are as below:

  1. Go to your device settings and select “Mobile Networks”.
  2. Select “Access Point Names” (APN).
  3. tap on the “+” icon to add a new APN.
  4. Enter the following details for your APN:
  • Name: Safaricom
  • APN: safaricom
  • Proxy: Not set
  • Port: Not set
  • Username: Not set
  • Password: Not set
  • Server: Not set
  • MMSC: Not set
  • MMS Proxy: Not set
  • MMS Port: Not set
  • MCC: 636
  • MNC: 01
  • Authentication Type: Not set
  • APN Type: default
  • Save the new APN settings and exit the settings menu.
  • Restart your device to ensure the new settings take effect.

And that’s it! Your internet connection using your Safaricom Ethiopia service should now be up and running. in case you experience any issues, kindly contact Safaricom’s customer support team for assistance and advice regarding the service.

Internet speeds will always vary since they depend on factors such as network coverage, location, and device capabilities.
In conclusion, configuring your internet settings on your Safaricom device is a quick and easy process that can greatly enhance your online experience. Ensure to save the above settings and you will be able to connect to the internet with ease and enjoy all that Safaricom Ethiopia has to offer.

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