Nepali customers have always wanted a plan-based SIM cards for themselves. While telecommunication companies are trying to impress their users by introducing different schemes and offers for calls and data packs, these services are far from what the consumers are actually looking forward to. Keeping this in mind, a new SIM meant solely for internet messaging has made its way into Nepal.
Chatsim is world’s first SIM that lets its users connect to data connection anywhere in the world and use it for sending unlimited texts on selected internet messaging apps. It is currently operating in more than 160 countries through over 250 operators.
How Chatsim works:
Chatsim basically lets you send texts on Whatsapp, Messenger, BBM, Hike, WeChat, Telegram, Line, QQI and Kakao. The SIM users receive a phone number from Jersey – a British island. After popping in the SIM, customers will have to register their SIM number via Chatsim’s website. After registering, the SIM gets activated. Chatsim basically uses Nepal Telecom’s and Ncell’s network back and forth to provide their users a better network experience here in Nepal. So, you will never have to worry about it not working at a specific area.
Chatsim works with data roaming turned on. But if a user tries to make normal calls via the SIM card, an operator just lets them know that calls are blocked. As for sending multimedia contents, buyers will have to purchase extra credits just to make calls or send videos and photos through it.
It is, however, a bummer that Chatsim doesn’t support Viber – one of the most popular messaging platform in Nepal. But officials at Chatsim have confirmed that support for Viber is on the way.
Future Networks and Technology P. Ltd., authorized distributor of Chatsim in Nepal, has priced Chatsim at Rs. 3,500. As for its purchase, interested buyers can make a call at +977 -9801159640 or just register their details here. And yes, they accept cash-on-delivery.