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Hamro Patro, one of the popular Nepali apps, has introduced a recharge service for the NTC, Ncell, and SmartCell users. Though Hamro Patro started as a simple calendar app to track dates and events, it kept on updating its feature and recently the app has added one more feature to it.
In its 10 years long run, Hamro Patro has garnered a huge number of users across the country. Their user-friendly features and constant updates have people more attracted to it. Their service was limited to Nepalese in Nepal but now their service is available for Nepalese living abroad too.
Hamro Patro introduced a service on Saturday with the name ‘Hamro Recharge’. Hamro Recharge is useful for NTC, Ncell, and Smart sim users. Nepalese in abroad can now easily top-up a phone in Nepal via Hamro Recharge.
This service has been started especially targeting Nepalese living abroad. Hamro Recharge will be using international payment gateways for transactions. This service of Hamro Patro will allow those currently in the US to send recharges to Nepali telephone and mobile numbers through debit and credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and UnionPay.
As for now, the service is available only in the US. Nepalese residing in the US can send top-ups to their friends and relatives in Nepal. They intend to extend this service to more countries like Australia and Japan soon.
The cost of sending recharge in Nepal will be determined by the international gateway. The same gateway can be utilized for both top-up and payment purposes. It means Hamropatro has not directly collaborated with card service providers abroad and telecom companies in Nepal for this service. Hamro Patro sees the possibility of a payment in Nepal via Paypal in the future.
Hamro Recharge is a simple website that is yet to be introduced as an app. To use this service, you have to follow the following steps:
For now, they have four option to recharge separate accounts which will be selected on its own as Ntc, Ncell, Smart Cell and Ntc postpaid.
The amount of recharge that can be done with Hamro Patro also differs on the accounts whether its NTC or Ncell. Ntc has the options of $2, $3, $5, $7, $8 and $9 which will recharge as below.
Similarly, Ncell has a recharge option of 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 40 USD which adds a balance of Rs 230, Rs 345, Rs 575, Rs 1150, Rs 2300 and Rs 4600 respectively. If we compare the 2 dollar recharge among Ntc and Ncell, you will get more Nepali amount in Ntc.
We suppose the recharge amount varies as per the exchange rate.
Hamro Recharge appears to be a useful service. The service experience will be better if they introduce it as an app as well but their initiation is quite commendable. It can be useful to recharge the phone of old age people and digitally illiterate people. Instructing them on recharging phones can be time-consuming so, at that time, this service can come handy. The Nepalese abroad can quickly recharge the phone of their families and friends and continue their communication.
Read more methods for recharging Nepali phones online.
The service charges processing charges too. The processing charge seems to vary with the recharging amount. The service is looking at making Paypal as its payment partner. That would be great. Overall, the concept and service are appreciable. There is always room for updates and Hamro Patro has been excelling in that since its inception.