Nepal Telecom (NT) has announced various offers for its 10th anniversary.


Nepal Telecom (NT) has announced various offers for its consumers on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

Speaking at a program on Wednesday, Anup Ranjan Bhattrai, managing director of NT, said the state-owned telco would provide SIM/RUIM card having talk value of Rs 100 to speaking and hearing impaired people at Rs 100.

Such people can enjoy intra-network SMS service at just 20 paisa per SMS for three months. According to NT, the SIM/RUIM cards will be provided based on the certificate of disability issued by the agencies concerned.

NT has also announced to provide 50 MB data per month for its postpaid (GSM/CDMA) users free of cost for three months. The company has also announced 50 percent discount on GSM and CDMA rates for three days. The offer came into effect from Wednesday itself. The state-owned firm has also reduced subscription charge for postpaid lines (GSM/CDMA) to Rs 1,430 from Rs 2,130.

Minister for Information and Communication Madhav Prasad Poudel (left) launches a trial version of Nepal Telecom’s mobile app at the 10th anniversary celebrations of Nepal Telecom at its Central Office in Bhadrakali, Kathmandu on Wednesday. (Dipesh Shrestha)

Bhattarai also said process has already been initiated to join hands with a strategic partner to ensure the company´s strong presence in the competitive market. “We have also initiated plans to make the country digitally inclusive,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Information and Communications Madhav Prasad Paudel urged NT to be able to compete with operators in terms of quality. “By providing quality service, NT can be the leading operator in the country,” he added.

Lokman Singh Karki, chief commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), said NT should provide affordable telecommunication services without compromising on quality. “As the market is becoming competitive, NT should focus on customer-oriented services,” he said.

Similarly, Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudel said customers´ satisfaction would be the key to survival in the competitive market.

Meanwhile, NT has launched trial version of its mobile application on Android platform.

On the occasion, NT also awarded seven best wholesalers of mobile top-up cards and two electronic top-up service providers.

According to NT officials, the company´s customers and total revenue have increased by 23 times and five times, respectively. NT currently has 9.92 million customers throughout the country. It mobilized total revenue of Rs 38.85 billion in 2012/13 and earned Rs 11.3 billion net profit.

Published on 2014-02-06 01:33:44(Republica)

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