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NT announces offers for its 12th anniversary

Feb 5, 2016: Nepal Telecom, the government owned company is turning 12 years old today. Marking the day, NT has been continuously launching new offers for its anniversary also called as NT day. This year also NT has announced several offers in most of its services. As today is its 12th birthday, NT has provided 12 percent discount in Rs 1 per MB GSM Data tariff (without any package) for a week starting from today, 12 percent bonus on all recharge for three days. For the same one week duration, they have also provided 100 percent bonus on every data package subscription in GSM and CDMA, i.e. If you buy 200 MB data pack, then you will get 200 MB data as a bonus for the same validity duration. 3 GB to 12 GB Bonus data is also given for FTTH and WiMAX subscribers. In PSTN calls, they have provided 12 percent discount on the bills of Falgun. The validity of ADSL will be increased for unlimited package from 4 days to 48 days whereas for Volume based packages, the validity will be increased for a week. 
On this occasion, We (Nepalitelecom.com) would like to wish Nepal Telecom, Happy 12th anniversary and wish for your continuum work to provide affordable, good quality service to all Nepali people (in every nooks and corners of the country).





 

NT resumes balance transfer service

Dec 25, 2015: Nepal Telecom, the government owned telco has resumed balance transfer service to its GSM prepaid customers. According to some online news portal, NT has relaunched the service with new system and new procedure. It is known that customers can send their balance in the range from Rs 10 to Rs 100 but the total no of transfer in a day can be maximum 5. Previously subscribers need to put the balance amount in paisa for ex: 100 for Rs 1 but now subscribers can directly put 1 for Rs 1. The receiving number can be GSM prepaid or CDMA prepaid/Postpaid. As NT is struggling with the recent recharge problem, this service will help a lot to the customers in dire need of balance.

How to transfer balance from GSM prepaid?


To transfer the balance from your GSM prepaid number, you need a security code which can be received by sending a message scode to 1400. After getting the security code, you need to dial *422*security Code*Phone No*Rs# (which is different than the old method). The service is now enabled only for GSM prepaid numbers but the balance can be sent to CDMA prepaid and postpaid numbers.

 

TeliaSonera sells Ncell to Axiata

Dec 21, 2015: TeliaSonera sold its stake in Nepalese phone carrier Ncell to Axiata Group for more than US$1 billion (1 Kharba NRs), taking the first major step in its plan to exit Asian and former Soviet markets to focus on Europe and its home Nordic region.
The Swedish phone company is selling a 60 per cent stake in Ncell for US$1.03 billion and also dissolving its interest in an additional 20 per cent stake owned locally as required by Nepalese law, it said in a Monday statement. The disposal results in a positive net cash effect of 7.5 billion kronor (S$1.24 billion) after provisions, and TeliaSonera plans to use the proceeds to cut debt.
With the purchase, Axiata will add to its telecommunications operations across Asia, from Malaysia and Indonesia to India and Singapore. It's paying a total of about US$1.4 billion for an 80 per cent stake in Ncell, including the holding bought from TeliaSonera and about US$335 million for SEA Telecom's interest in the Nepalese carrier. Axiata has more than 260 million customers according to its website. TeliaSonera is seeking to focus on European markets to capitalize on higher demand for wireless Web-browsing and video services, while exiting former Soviet countries and Asia amid bribery accusations. The carrier is embroiled in legal probes in Sweden, the Netherlands and with the US Department of Justice over how it bought phone licenses in Uzbekistan in 2007. TeliaSonera has said it's cooperating with the investigations and its chief executive officer at the time has said the company broke no laws.

Shares of TeliaSonera advanced 1.1 per cent to 42.24 kronor at 9.27 am in Stockholm, giving the company a market value of 183 billion kronor. Axiata shares were halted on the Malaysian stock exchange Monday ahead of the announcement.
The transaction is set to be completed in the first half of 2016, TeliaSonera said.
Source: Bloomberg.com
 

5 Best Budget Laptops for the Year 2015


Everyone likes cheap when it comes to spending their own money. After all, who wants to spend more than they need to, to get what they want? However, cheap here does not mean low quality. No one wants a laptop that is poorly constructed and fails to perform. We have compiled a list of some of the best budget laptops for the year 2015.
All of these laptops are intelligently engineered and incorporate some of the best technologies and are feature rich. The one thing common between all of these sturdy laptops is that they are all budget-friendly. Buying a laptop without breaking the bank is possible and you can also avail some exciting deals at online marketplaces, such as Kaymu. Some of these online platforms, for instance, Amazon, offer these laptops at even lower prices.
1)      HP Chromebook 14

If you have already used the Chromebook by Hewett-Packard, you will surely be pleased with this new addition that offers bigger screen size and is easier to use. This laptop has a really attractive design and is available in three exciting colors. The only downside of this sturdy gadget is that it incorporates a relatively smaller hard drive. However, it tops our list of best budget laptops for the year because it is inexpensive and offers great battery life.
2)      Dell Chromebook 11

Dell makes a debut on our list with its Chromebook 11 that offers exactly what folks want from a well-crafted Chromebook. It is super-fast, highly portable with an elegant design. It also features a user friendly keyboard and two USB 3.0 ports. This laptop allows you to manage your day to day tasks and be productive. This affordable gadget is very easy to use and secure. It offers up to seven hour battery life.
3)      Acer Chromebook 13

Acer as a brand knows how to manufacture reliable and solid Chromebooks, and this robust laptop is no exception. Just like its predecessors, this laptop also delivers superior performance. The introduction of the bigger screen and larger battery sizes are welcome additions. The only downside of this Chromebook is that its display panel are not at par with the panels incorporated in the similar models offered by the competitors. Nevertheless, Acer Chromebook 13 offers far richer and unique user experience.
4)      Toshiba Satellite CL10-B-100

If you are looking for a highly portable laptop, then Toshiba offers some of the most finely built machines. This latest model weighs even less than 1.1 kilograms, which is lower than the majority of the budget friendly laptops. Its compact design and low weight makes it a perfect travel companion for you. If you want better performance out of Toshiba Satellite CL10-B-100, then simply add an SD card for extra storage space.
5)      HP Stream 11

This year has seen some of the best Chromebooks and HP Stream 11 is a killer Chromebook with an 11.6 inch screen that runs on Windows platform and it is available at a reasonable price. For the amount of money HP charges for this laptop, it performs and looks like a real netbook with a bright plastic case. It is powered by powerful Intel Celeron processor. You can also install desktop apps on this Chromebook.
If you are looking for a budget laptop, this list offers some great options. You can compare prices on various online marketplaces in Nepal, such as Neo Store or Kaymu

 

NT to provide bonus for recharge for a limited period

Dec 12, 2015: Nepal Telecom, the government owned telco is known to provide bonus amount in paper recharge, electronic recharge and MPOS (pinless). For recharge/electronic recharge of Rs 200, subscribers can get 5 percent bonus whereas the bonus will be 10 percent for Rs 500 and 15 percent for Rs 1000. Similarly for pinless recharge of amount greater than Rs 100, you can get 10 percent bonus amount. Citing the huge complains from the customer regarding the recharge problem, NT has brought this bonus for a limited period and they want customer to prefer electronic recharge/ MPOS. As the current recharge problem is due to the unavailability of Rs 100 denom recharge cards (shortage due to blockade) and customers preference for Rs 50 recharge in a already loaded recharge system (VoMS), NT believes that this bonus offer will decrease the load in their system and hence the recharge problem will be sort out. This offer will be valid for four days starting from Dec 12, 2015 Sunday (Mangsir 27). By that time. it seems there will be availability of Rs 100 recharge cards or the up-gradation of the loaded system will be done.
 
 
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