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Ncell Pvt Ltd. has expanded its fourth generation (4G) / Long term evolution (LTE) service in two more cities – Kohalpur of Banke and Birendranagar of Surkhet district of mid-western region of the country. Ncell 4G launches in these two cities on September 1 (Friday).
All Ncell customers possessing 4G SIM (U-SIM) with 4G compatible handset in Kohalpur and Birendranagar will be able to experience high speed mobile broadband from Friday.
Customers with old SIM, can easily acquire 4G SIM with same mobile number at just Rs 1 by visiting nearby Ncell Center. With the SIM upgrade using original document (citizenship certificate or driving license), the customers will also receive 1GB 4G data with validity of 3 days.
On the occasion of launch of 4G service in two more cities, Ncell is providing free music streaming/downloads service through Yonder Music app for 30 days to customers using Ncell’s 4G in Kohalpur and Birendranagar. Customers can enjoy Ncell’s 4G service and 30 days of free Yonder Music, which is an extensive digital library of over 20 million songs including 15,000 Nepali songs, by simply dialing *324#. Customers can check if their SIM is 4G by sending SMS to 324 typing Q.
With the commencement of 4G service in Kohalpur and Birendranagar, Ncell’s 4G/LTE service has now reached 19 cities across the country. The company had launched 4G first in Kathmandu Valley including Nagarkot, Banepa and Dhulikhel on June 1. Then Ncell 4G was extended to 17 cities on Aug 1. Ncell 4G is available also in cities, including Pokhara, Damauli, Biratnagar, Birtamode, Damak, Dharan, Bharatpur, Hetauda, Birjung, Bhairahawa, Butwal and Nepalgunj.
“We are delighted that we have been able to swiftly deliver on what we committed on 4G expansion,” said Pranay Acharya, corporate services director of Ncell. “As a part of our vision to contribute to the goals of National Broadband Policy and Digital Nepal, we will continue to expand 4G/LTE in other parts of the country as well so that more cities have access to new technology and people are able to reap its benefits.”
4G/LTE connectivity empowers ICT industry, technopreneurs, media and other industries, contributing to put the economy on higher growth trajectory, besides enhancing better customer experience. It offers better bandwidth, lower latency and improves spectrum efficiency, enabling customers to use more applications on mobile devices, provide real-time sharing of large files and media streaming, and immediate delivery of time-sensitive data.
Ncell is further planning and testing 4G service in other cities. The company has set a target to take 4G in 40 cities by 2018 to enable the customers to reap benefit of the new opportunities. “Apart from increasing access to 4G, we will also continue to bring more exciting offers to the customers, whereby they will be able to enjoy fast 4G connectivity and access unlimited videos for free, among others,” Acharya stated.
With introduction of the 4G/LTE service, Ncell has also been providing attractive weekly combo pack ‘One Plan’, which empowers customers to enjoy data, voice along with free unlimited music streaming/downloads via Yonder Music app under a single plan. Under this plan, customers can choose from any of the three available packs priced at NPR 150, NPR 300 and NPR 500 and get attractive data, talk time and SMS volume, as per their requirements. Customers can also buy data packs as per their need by dialing *17123#.