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Answer & Win: Which is the best Telecom Service Provider in Nepal?

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Ever wondered which is the Best Telecom Service Provider in Nepal? When one thinks of Telecom service providers in Nepal, we can name only three: NTC, NCell, and SmartCell. And the latter is in the dark for many, still. But there are actually three more such service providers in Nepal: Nepal Satellite Telecom, UTL and CG Telecom. Of course, due to the lack of proper infrastructures and some regulations, these three don’t really come into the light. Therefore, we play with the major three. And even these major players were not able to meet the Quality Assurance Tests from NTA.

Anyways, among the top players, these service providers vary from one another on many things. Telecom service mainly depends on these things:

  • Coverage – The geographical areas from where the service (2G/3G/4G) is accessible and the difference of speed in various geographical locations
  • Cost – The cost of the service provided including regular tariffs, and cost of various offers inclusive of taxes
  • Speed – The connectivity of regular phone calls and the speed of the internet on mobile data
  • Offers – How often the company provides various offers and schemes for data plans and voice packs for cheap

Some users value cost, while speed matters the most for others. And of course, for those frequently on the travel, coverage is of utmost importance. And we’re asking you, what do you value, and which service provider do you prefer? So, after all, which is the best Telecom Service Provider in Nepal? You choose:

Answer and Win Giveaway

This is actually an Answer and Win Giveaway! So help us know, which telecom operator users prefer the most: Nepal Telecom (NTC), Ncell, Smart Cell or any other. Three of our lucky contestants will get a chance to win a Digital Kagaj.

Steps to participate:

  1. Give a good reason, why you prefer the certain telecom operator and comment it in the comment section of our Facebook Post. And mention three of your friends on the same comment.
  2. Share this post publicly on your timeline
  3. Participate in the following poll

Terms and Condition of the Giveaway

  • Only 1 registration per person is allowed. If we detect multiple registrations by the same person they will be disqualified.
  • GadgetByte Nepal reserves all rights to make changes to the giveaway in case of unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Winner will be requested to take a photo with the prize upon receiving it for our winner gallery.
  • Winner will be announced on August 9, 2019, via Random Comment Picker. Since it’s a minor giveaway, we won’t be doing live this time to announce the winner.
  • The winner should contact us within 2 weeks.

If you’ve done taking part in the survey/poll, you may know all about those Service providers. But here’s a small overview.

Nepal Telecom

The first mobile telecom operator in Nepal, it was also the most preferred service provider in 2017 (according to you guys). And well, it’s for good reason. NTC’s tariffs are fairly cheaper than its competitors, especially NCell. Of course, it was NCell who introduced us to various compelling data packs and offers. Also, NCell introduced Credit service. But now, NTC has that feature, too, and it also has various offers from time to time. Right now, it’s their summer offers that are live:

All Time Data Pack

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity Subscription Code
28 MB Rs. 12 1 day Type Data28MB and Send SMS to 1415
100 MB Rs. 25 1 day Type ECO100MB and Send SMS to 1415
90 MB Rs. 30 3 days Type Data90MB and Send SMS to 1415
190 MB Rs. 60 7 days Type Data190MB and Send SMS to 1415
500 MB Rs.100 7 days Type ECO500MB and Send SMS to 1415
1500 MB Rs. 240 28 days TypeData1500MB and Send SMS to 1415
4500 MB Rs. 500 28 days Type ECO4500MB and Send SMS to 1415
12288 MB Rs. 900 42 days Type Data12GB and Send SMS to 1415

Night Data Pack

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity (11pm-6am) Subscription Code
125 MB Rs. 9 1 Night Type Night125MB and Send SMS to 1415
5000 MB Rs. 250 28 Nights Type Night5000MB and Send SMS to 1415
Daily unlimited Rs. 15 1 Night Type NUNL and Send SMS to 1415
Weekly Unlimited Rs. 85 7 Nights Type UNL7and Send SMS to 1415

Social Media Pack

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity Subscription Code
36 MB Rs. 6 1 Day Type FB36MB and send SMS to 1415
190 MB Rs. 30 3 Days Type FB190MB and send SMS to 1415
400 MB Rs. 60 7 Days Type FB400MB and send SMS to 1415

Streaming Pack

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity Subscription Code
150 MB Rs. 12 1 Day Type YT150MB and send SMS to 1415
400 MB Rs. 30 3 Days Type YT400MB and send SMS to 1415
900 MB Rs. 60 7 Days Type YT900MB and send SMS to 1415
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All-time Voice Pack

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity Subscription Code
14 minutes Rs. 12 1 Day Type VOICE14 and Send SMS to 1415
40 minutes Rs. 25 1 Day Type ECOVOICE40 and Send SMS to 1415
40 minutes Rs. 30 3 Days Type VOICE40 and Send SMS to 1415
60 minutes Rs. 75 7 Days Type VOICE75  and Send SMS to 1415
190 minutes Rs. 100 7 Days Type VOICE190 and Send SMS to 1415
490 minutes Rs. 240 28 Days Type VOICE490 and Send SMS to 1415
1100 minutes Rs. 500 42 Days Type VOICE1100 and Send SMS to 1415

Night Voice Pack

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity (10pm – 6am) Subscription Code
Unlimited Rs. 12 1 Night Type NVUNLand send SMS to 1415
60 minutes Rs. 9 1 Night Type NV60and send SMS to 1415
170 minutes Rs. 15 3 Nights Type NV170and send SMS to 1415
340 minutes Rs. 30 7 Nights Type NV340and send SMS to 1415

SMS Packs

Volume Price (Tax included) Validity Subscription Code
20 SMS Rs. 5 1 Day Type SMS20 and Send SMS to 1415
70 SMS Rs. 15 7 Days Type SMS70 and Send SMS to 1415
300 SMS Rs. 60 28 Days Type SMS300 and Send SMS to 1415

Of course, if you don’t want to keep checking for these every time, you can also download the NTC App from the Google Playstore. The app has all kinds of information and also lets you subscribe to packages from there itself.

NCell

NTC might be the first, but NCell is the largest telecom service provider in Nepal. Right now, NCell is a part of the Axiata Company and is a private venture. With its wide coverage and fast data, NCell is popular even though it’s considerably expensive. But of course, those who use NCell are in favor of those lucrative packages NCell offers? Besides the data and voice packs, NCell also offers you things like “Call Aayo, Paisa Payo“, “Recharge and Win“, etc.

Right now, it offers various data packs like Gajjabko, Sahi, Daami, and Ramro Data packs. To subscribe, simply dial *17123# and follow the steps. Or, simply download the NCell app from the Play Store.

Gajjabko Data Pack

Validity Data Volume Data Volume 4G Total Data Rate (Rs.) (excl. taxes)  Govt. Taxes (Rs.) Total Price (Rs.)
1 day 75MB 75MB 15                  4.15         19.15
3 day 200MB 200MB 35                  9.69         44.69
7 day 500MB 500MB 1000MB 75               20.77         95.77
30 day 3GB 3GB 6 GB 355               98.30       453.30

Here, 4G only is only usable with a 4G supported SIM and in 4G Coverage. Also, the 30-day package also allows you to surf the internet at Re.1 per MB after you’ve consumed the package but the validity is remaining.

Sahi Data Pack

Validity Data Volume Rate (Rs.) (excl. taxes)  Govt. Taxes (Rs.) Total Price (Rs.)
1 day 0.75 GB 39 10.8 49.8
3 days 2GB 99 27.41 126.41
7 days 4GB 199 55.1 254.1
30 days 16GB 799 221.24 1,020.24

Also, with all of these schemes, you can get 1 hour of free video streaming/download per day until the validity of these packs.

Daami Data Pack

Validity Data Volume Rate (Rs.) (excl. taxes) Govt. taxes (Rs.) Total Price (Rs.)
1 day 220MB 19 5.26 24.26
3 days 0.5GB 49 13.57 62.57
7 days 1GB 89 24.64 113.64

30 days

5GB 449 124.33

573.33

Ramro Data Pack

Validity Data Volume (3G/4G)  Data 4G only Rate (Rs.) (excl. taxes) Govt. Taxes (Rs.) Total Price (Rs.)
1 day 35MB 35MB 9 2.49 11.49
3 days 120MB 120MB 29 8.03 37.03
7 days 300MB 300MB 69 19.11 88.11
30 days 1300MB 1300MB 269 74.49 343.49

In all Sahi, Daami, and Ramro data packs, you can browse the internet for just Re.1 per MB (excl. of taxes) until the validity of those data packs.

Facebook Data Pack

Facebook Data Pack, as the name suggests is for using Facebook only. You can subscribe to this data pack by dialing *17115#.

Validity Facebook Data (can be used at any time of the day) Bonus Facebook Data – Night (can be used from 10 pm to 6 am) Rate (Rs.) (excl. taxes) Govt. Taxes (Rs.) Total Price (Rs.)
1 day 20MB 20MB 9 2.49 11.49
7 days 140MB 140MB 49 13.57 62.57
30 days 600MB 600MB 149 41.26 190.26

Smart Cell

Smart Cell is the third largest mobile network service provider of Nepal. Currently, it provides services to 45 districts of Nepal, but its 4G services are limited to major cities like Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Pokhara. However, the company does provide very affordable data packs.

Smart Data Packs

PACK NAME FEATURES VALIDITY MRP (incl. of tax) DIRECT USSD CODE
200 MB Get 200 MB @ Rs 9 (excl. of taxes) valid for a day. 1 day Rs 11.49 *141*3*1*6#
500 MB +500 MB Get 500 MB + Extra 500 MB Data @ Rs 29 (excl. of taxes) valid for 1 day. 1 day Rs 37.03 *141*3*1*1#
1 GB + 1 GB Get 1 GB + Extra 1 GB Data @ Rs 69 (excl. of taxes) valid for 7 days. 7 days Rs 88.11 *141*3*1*2#
1 GB + 1 GB Get 1 GB + Extra 1 GB Data @ Rs 89 (excl. of taxes) valid for 15 days. 15 days Rs 113.64 *141*3*1*3#
2 GB + 2 GB Get 2 GB + Extra 2 GB Data @ Rs 199 (excl. of taxes) valid for 30 days. 30 days Rs 254.10 *141*3*1*4#
5 GB + 5 GB Get 5 GB + Extra 5 GB Data @ Rs 319 (excl. of taxes) valid for 30 days. 30 days Rs 407.33 *141*3*1*5#

Smart provides double data volume for almost all of its data packages. And this makes their offers more lucrative!

Smart Voice Packs

PACK NAME FEATURES VALIDITY MRP(incl. of tax) DIRECT USSD CODE
Voice Unlimited- 1 day Talk Unlimited for 1 day within Smart Network for just Rs 9 (exclusive of taxes). 1 day Rs 11.49 *141*1*2*3#
Voice Unlimited- 7 days Talk Unlimited for 7 days within Smart Network for just Rs 29 (exclusive of taxes). 7 days Rs 37.03 *141*1*2*2#
Voice Unlimited- 30 days Talk Unlimited for 30 days within Smart Network for just Rs 99 (exclusive of taxes). 30 days Rs 126.41 *141*1*2*1#
Daily Rental Voice Pack- Rs 3/day All local calls @ Rs 0.90/min (exclusive of taxes). Daily Rs 3 (exclusive of taxes) rental cost renewed daily automatically. 1 day Rs 3.83 To Activate     *141*1*1*1#
To Deactivate *141*1*1*2#

Smart SMS Packs

PRODUCT DETAILS FEATURES & BENEFITS VALIDITY MRP(incl. of tax) DIRECT USSD CODE
SMS at 50 paisa/SMS All local SMS at 64 paisa/SMS (inclusive of taxes). Subscribe this pack at Rs 9 (exclusive of taxes). 30 Days Rs 11.49 *141*2*1*1#
3000 SMS (Smart to Smart) Get 3000 Smart to Smart SMS. Subscribe at Rs 20 (exclusive of taxes). 30 Days Rs 25.54 *141*2*1*2#

So, these were the various packages and services offered by the major telecom players in Nepal. Do take them into consideration and your user experience while voting. Thank you!