Nepal Telecom (NTC) celebrated its 15th anniversary on Magh 22, i.e. February 5. The 15th anniversary marks the 15th year of conversion of the Government into a company. And to develop the company further, NTC will also focus on the following areas from now on.
- Broadband services from 4G LTE and FTTH
- Quality and capacity improvement
- Scientific business promotion and expansion of NTC services
- Revenue increment
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NTC 15th Anniversary Offers
To mark the 15th anniversary, NTC now has various kinds of offers. And most of these offers are already live since Feb 5, but, most of the offers have limited validity.
NT Mobile App
The first offer is on the download of the NT mobile app. NTC users who download and register their number via the mobile app will get a 100 MB of all-time data for free. One more reason to download the app!
GSM Postpaid offer
NTC’s previous Rs.900 pack offer has been revises. Users would get about 2 GB data and Rs.500 free resource (i.e. to do what users please for the amount) previously, but now, the pack will provide you 3.3 GB of data and Rs.500 free resource.
With the increase in data pack consumers, this should be a good incentive.
NTC Tourist App
Now, tourists who visit Nepal can also get a good package to suit their needs while they stay in the country. There are two variants to this pack.
The Rs.500 pack will get tourists 5 GB Data, 50 mins of Voice call, 50 SMS and Rs.100 of free resource international calls. Also, there’s Rs.1000 pack that gets you twice the services – 10 GB data, 100 min voice call, 100 SMS and Rs.200 of international calls. However, the SMS and voice calls are limited only within the NTC mobile network.
Data Bonus for Vision Impaired
On the recommendation of Netra-hin Sangh, the company will also offer various incentives to the visually impaired who subscribe to data packs on the NT network. It will provide 100% bonus to those people on the purchase of Rs.50, Rs.200 and Rs.300 data packs. A 50% bonus will also apply to a subscription of Rs.200 voice pack.
This offer is valid for 90 days, from the time of this article.
Bonus on MPOS recharge
There is also a 5% bonus on the recharge through MPOS (Mobile Point of Sale). So, if you want a small bonus, then, you can visit the stores with MPOS devices. This is a good way to get people to recharge their phones without using recharge cards and such.
Furthermore, NTC is also providing an incentive for ADSL users to switch to their FTTH services. The company will provide FTTH CPE devices (Customer Premises Equiment, i.e. router or modems) for free if anyone has been using ADSL for more than a year and wants to switch to FTTH. It will be provided if the customer switches to FTTH and pre-pays a bill of 3 months.
Soft Launch of Roaming Service
In addition to the various offers aforementioned, NTC also did a “soft-launch” of its Roaming services.
Roaming services refer to that which enables customers to use the mobile network outside the teritorry of the home country. It allows users to use their own number for voice calls, SMS and data so that they don’t have to switch out SIMs. It is very useful for those who have to keep traveling internationally frequently for business or trade or tourism.
Just to be clear, this service has already been available since 2001 and is usable with about 192 different mobile operators among 86 countries. But there have been some adjustments, and pre-paid roaming service has been started.
Postpaid customers initially had to deposit Rs.30,000 to use the Roaming service, but from 1st of January, 2019, the amount has been dropped to Rs.10,000.
For prepaid customers, there is no need for any kind of deposit. They can use their mobile balance for outbound roaming service. For now, this service will first come to neighboring countries – India and China. Hence the “soft-launch”. And so, there is no complete information on how to enable this service as of yet. After the full-fledged launch, the service will be usable by the public.