Nepal Telecom (NTC) has made a soft launch of international roaming in their prepaid service. Earlier the international roaming service was only available in GSM postpaid mobile. Firstly, the outbound prepaid roaming service will be available to India and China.
In the 15th-anniversary official program of Nepal Telecom, MoCIT Minister Mr. Gokul Baskota inaugurated the start of the prepaid roaming service in Nepal Telecom.
Roaming service allows a customer outside of their home country to get access to the mobile network for voice calls, SMS, and data with their own mobile number. As the customer can travel to any foreign country, international roaming service will help them use the mobile service without any hassle.
Nepal Telecom started the international roaming service back in 2001. Till now, they have partnered with 192 operators in 86 countries. For instance, if you take your Nepal Telecom SIM card (with international roaming service) in those countries, you will be able to use the mobile service.
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Deposit for International roaming in Postpaid Nepal Telecom prepaid
The customer had to deposit Rs 30,000 for international roaming service in a postpaid mobile. Since January 1, 2019, they have dropped the amount to Rs 10,000.
Now, with the start of the service, NTC prepaid customers can take international roaming on their prepaid mobile without any deposit. They can use the balance on their mobile for this outbound roaming service.
India China roaming in the first phase
As known, the roaming service will first come to neighboring countries, India and China, in the first phase. They will gradually provide the prepaid international roaming service to all other countries. They have said it is a soft launch. However, it is not known how to enable the service on the customer’s prepaid mobile. They will soon launch it full-fledged and make the procedure available to the public.