Nepal Telecom the pioneer telecom operator in the country, is near to complete its 3G up-gradation in three major areas outside Kathmandu. Morang, Dhangadi and Nepalgunj are the three major areas where 3G BTS are being operated. NT focusing more on data business, has this plan to provide 3G to all regions within this year. Similarly WiFi data service is also being expanded to other cities of the country.
It is known that the operation of 3G service has been completed in Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, MahendraNagar, Biratnagar and Dharan, where customers are getting speeds of 5 to 7 Mbps data. After this expansion, NT are moving towards higher altitude regions from the Terai belt.
Though NT is the first operator in the country to bring 3G in South Asia, its coverage was very much limited and the data speeds were not that satisfactory. Now with this recent expansion of 3.5 G technology outside Kathmandu, People have all good reasons to surf on the go in their mobile.
What to expect with 3G?
3G Subscribers there will be able to surf fast internet with speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. Apart from Fast internet access, 3G provides you additional service of Video call at Rs 2 per minute and MMS at Rs 1.5 per one MMS (file size 200 KB).
How to subscribe 3G?
NT GSM customers (both prepaid and postpaid) can easily subscribe 3G by sending a text 3G to 1400. Customers even need to select 3G in their mobile network settings, to use 3G service.
How to configure 3G for your handset?
After the registration of 3G, if you are already browsing NT GPRS in your handset then you don’t have to do anything as it is the same configuration, otherwise you have to add ntnet in the access point name inside the mobile network settings which are located differently in different handsets except for blackberry (where you have to use external browser Operamini). You can directly configure the handset by sending SMS to 1404 with keyword: gprs (nokia, lg, motorolla, indian etc), sagprs (samsung mobiles), segprs (sonyericsson mobiles), chgprs (chinise mobiles) and save the incoming SMS with setting by giving the pin code 1234.
If you are in one of the regions, please provide us feedback regarding the 3G coverage and quality with any of the operator there. Comment below.