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Gone are the days when people mostly recharge their mobile phones with recharge cards. Now people find it very convenient to recharge their number online. For recharge cards, you need to go to the shops, buy them and scratch to get the pin number. With the card, there is also a problem of missing some numbers with the scratch. But now you do not need to buy recharge cards as you can easily top up your mobile number online with several methods discussed below.
The pinless (MPOS: Mobile point of sale) recharge is also available with Ntc where you do not need to buy and scratch the recharge card for Pin no.
These days, people prefer to recharge online rather than recharge cards for mobile numbers. It is not only for the mobile balance top-up but also for a utility like electricity, water supply payments, landline bill payments, TV entertainment, movie tickets, airline tickets, and more.
People can recharge online either from the online payment portal of their bank or some third-party applications/platforms. The most used digital payment platforms are eSewa, Khalti, IME Pay, Prabhu Pay, and more.
Also read: How to pay electricity bills online?
The commercial banks in Nepal either provide either an m-banking or e-banking service to the bank accounts. There are official apps in Android or iOS for m-banking or e-banking. Banks like Nabil, NMB, Prime, Laxmi, Standard chartered, Nepal Investment, SBI, Kailash Bikash bank provide mobile banking or online banking account with some subscription.
Some banks even charge minimal fees for the yearly subscription of mobile banking or online banking. Customers are provided with the MPIN for mobile banking associated with their mobile phone or online banking account username and password. The transaction may even need a transaction password.
With the COVID pandemic, you can even enable mobile banking and internet banking for some banks, without visiting their counters.
Similarly, for digital payment platforms or web portals, you will also get an MPIN or user account for the payment. In the case of digital wallets, you need to load some balance to your account either from your bank accounts or ask for a transfer to your wallet from your friends.
Here is the process for the recharge online from payment portals either from a bank or third-party apps.
Here is the process to recharge online from mobile apps using SMS banking or mobile banking or log in.
If you have already bought or asked someone to get the Pin no of recharge cards (can be done online), then in the case of Ntc, you can use this portal for the recharge.
People also use physical recharge cards to top up their balance online. They do not have to remember the process and number to dial for the recharge. They have their own portal to do it online. Nepal Telecom (NTC) provides an online recharge portal in self-care to recharge all of their services like a landline, ADSL, WiMAX, SIP phone, GSM, and CDMA prepaid, postpaid mobile.
You just have to enter the customer number, which is a mobile number for GSM, CDMA SIM and then the recharge card pin number. There is also a captcha image text to prevent automated tools to do the recharge. OR you can also use the scanning feature in the Nepal Telecom mobile app.
Similarly, Ncell also provides online recharge through their portal. Visit the portal and click the recharge card tab on the right. Enter the mobile number and the recharge PIN and then click “I am not a robot”. Then the recharge is successful for your mobile number.
People can also recharge their telecom services with digital/mobile wallets. This is one of the services that these online payment service providers give in the first phase. There are many such digital wallets in Nepal.
Just select one of them, make sure you load enough balance in the wallet either loading funds from the bank or asking friends/family to transfer. Then go to the top up and recharge section, enter your mobile number and the amount, then it will recharge your mobile with the amount you mentioned.
If you are abroad and want to recharge a mobile number in Nepal (Ntc, Ncell, and Smart Cell), you can either do it with internet banking or bank apps. For that case, you need to have the login (username, password) for that account. In case you do not have access to such an account, then there are some payment portals or apps which let to recharge mobile phones using international payments like PayPal and others.
Here are some of them like recharge.com, connect2Nepal, Nepalekart, Ding e.t.c. Hamro Patro, an all-in-one app has also launched its web recharge service called Hamro recharge for Nepali numbers (Ntc, Ncell, and Smart Cell).
You need to enter the details of your bank cards to do the recharge from the master card or visa card or Union pay cards for Ntc, Ncell, and Smart Cell recharge portals.
Ntc, Ncell, and Smart Cell all have their own portal to recharge your account directly using a debit card/credit card. Find the Ntc card payment, Ncell online recharge, and Smart Cell online recharge portal, which allows you to top-up your mobile directly from the telecom operator’s portal using cards or wallets.
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