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Border side villagers still use Nepalese SIM cards

Back in 2016, we posted a news regarding the use of Ntc’s mobile network in the border side villages. The latest news report shows that the border side villagers still use Nepalese SIM cards for the mobile network. Villagers in Pithoragarh district, India are using Nepalese SIM for data internet and voice call. The reason for the cross-border mobile network usage is due to the poor service quality of Indian telcos.

As the signal from Nepalese mobile operators is of full strength, residents of Dharchula, Baluwakot, Jauljibi, and Jhulaghat towns use Nepalese SIMs. The usage has been there for several years. The news posted before has already become more than 2 years old. Read here: Nepal Telecom’s strong signal in Indian Border side.

Times of India reports that despite having expensive data tariff, people have no option than using full strength signal of Nepali telecom operators. They also mention that the weak signal of BSNL could be deliberate as they might have decreased the power of cell towers for security reasons.

About mobile network in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is a small city in Uttarakhand state of India, borders with Baitadi of Nepal in the east and China in the north. The city has a weak mobile signal from Indian telcos and a very strong signal of Nepal Telecom. So, people living there are bound to use Nepal Telecom SIM card. Using Nepal Telecom’s network, it will be an international trunk call if they make a call to Indian number. Whereas if all of the people in that area use the same SIM, it will be a local call to them.

While some people inside Nepal are complaining of no mobile network in their place, it seems quite strange to find the availability of Nepali telcos there. This proves that the mobile signal is not adjustable as per our requirement. As we said before, regarding the randomness of mobile signal.

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