Nepal Telecommunication Authority recently announced that all the Nepalese customer should register their smartphones (including feature phones, and Tablets with 3G SIM slot) IMEI number in order to avoid it from getting blocked. Although NTA has not given any time frame for the deadline of the registration, it is wise to do it as soon as possible.
It’s actually a very easy process. You just have to download a document (Click here to download), fill the form, and email it alongside the scanned copy of your Citizenship ID, Passport or Driving License to [email protected]. The registration is free of cost, but you will require the internet to send the email.
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER MY SMARTPHONE’S IMEI?
The registration of your smartphone’s IMEI number not only will help you track your lost phone or during the emergency case, it also helps the government to stabilize the illegal supply of grey products in Nepal.
WILL MY PHONE WORK IF IT’S BOUGHT FROM ABROAD?
If individual users have bought a phone from abroad, you don’t need to get worried. Just follow the IMEI registration process mentioned above, and you are good to go. This also works for people who have bought the phones from unauthorized distributors. For eg. there are no official distributors of smartphone brands like HTC, Motorola, Oppo, Coolpad, etc, but it’s still available in some retail stores of Nepal. Although it is considered grey, if it’s bought for personal use, you will be able to register the phone. This registration process doesn’t hamper individuals who buy the handset from abroad or from local retail shops. It’s basically to diminish the unauthorized supply of smartphones in Nepal.