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How to transfer balance in Ncell?

Ncell subscribers can transfer the money/balance from their account to another Ncell number. The balance transfer can only apply to the main balance of their mobile. This service benefits any Ncell number to send balance anytime to their friends or family’s number of Ncell Nepal using some code. Here is how to transfer money/balance in Ncell SIM.

Ncell prepaid subscribers can send a balance of amount Rs 10 to Rs 200 at a time to another Ncell number. So here the minimum balance that can be sent is Rs 10 and the maximum amount to send is Rs 200 at a time. Ncell limits the no of transfer to only 3 times, so the maximum balance that can be transferred in a day is Rs 600. Ncell increases the balance transfer limit for the lockdown period, along with several other offers for the Covid-19 in Ncell.

This service will help customers to avoid any inconveniences due to the unavailability of balance.


Remember the balance transfer cannot be done from Ncell to Ntc or other operators’ numbers or even from Ncell prepaid to Ncell postpaid SIM and vice versa. So, the balance transfer is only allowed from Ncell to Ncell number.

How to transfer the balance in Ncell?

To transfer the money in Ncell, prepaid customers need

  • to dial 17122 to activate the transfer service for one time. Then, they should dial the code as below.

To transfer the balance in Ncell, customers need to

  • dial *17122*<Type receiver’s mobile number>*<Type transfer amount>#.
    • Take, for example, to transfer Rs. 10, customers need to dial *17122*98XXXXXXXX*10#

Suppose A is the sender and B is the receiver of the balance. After sending the required balance either from USSD code or mobile app, the balance gets deducted from A and it adds to the balance of the B.

Service charge

The service charge of the money/balance transfer is

  • Rs 1 (excluding taxes) per balance transfer. So if the TSC and VAT each of 13% are added, the service charge becomes Rs 1.28.
  • So if you send Rs 10 from your mobile to another mobile, the other mobile will receive Rs 8.76, which is the amount sent minus the service charge.
  • Suppose the receiver is liable for any amount paid for services like loan, then the amount will also be deducted from the sent balance.

READ: How to check the remaining volume in the Ncell data pack? >>

To know more information about the money/balance transfer, customers can

  • dial 17122 to listen to the IVR information.

The money transfer can be done only from Ncell prepaid to another Ncell prepaid number. It cannot be transferred in Ncell from Ntc or other operator’s SIM. This balance transfer service helps people to avoid inconveniences due to sudden unavailability of balance or any pack. The balance recipient can use the transferred amount for making calls, sending SMS/MMS, and surfing the internet.

Transfer from abroad

People living in abroad also want to send the balance/money to their phone. There are people who take their Ncell SIM cards while traveling. So they want to send the balance for roaming or use immediately when they land in the airport upon arrival. For this, there is no such balance transfer but you can use your debit/credit card to recharge your Ncell number online >>

Comparison to Ntc

Compared to Ntc, Ncell has some limitations for the money transfer. First Ncell customers can only send the balance 3 times a day. Second, Ncell takes some service charge for each transfer, as mentioned above. Check the Ncell lockdown offer which increases the amount and makes it for free as well. Whereas in Ntc you can only send the balance for 5 times and is completely free. Read more of the Ntc balance transfer >>

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