there is sim cards for tourists?I use iPhone.Anyone know how can I use my iPhone for internet and calling while I'm in Kathmandu?
You can certainly get SIM Cards in Nepal – I had an N-CELL one on my last two trips, they are very cheap and have a surprisingly good coverage – The only problem that you might encounter is that most i-phones use micro-sims and the ones I saw were the full sized ones, but I also saw people with little machines that cut the centre out of the full sized SIM Cards to make a micro-sim – It sounds a bit archaic, but I was assured it worked !!
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Don't forget your passport size photo to obtain the sim card.
In the airport you will find NTC and NCELL counters (two service provider of mobiles) and purchase the sim, you need to give a photocopy of your passport, visas and pp size photograph. It is very easy and the sim gets active at the very moments no need to wait.
The network of NTC is not so good, but it is comparatively cheap than NCELL. NCELL has good network coverage in and outside the valley. NCELL offers the various data package for internet users. But they charge high prices. So it is better to take NTC sim card at just Rs 200. BUt make sure you provide necessary details and testimonials. Like PP size photo, Photocopy of your passport. If you miss to buy the sim card at the airport you can buy it out at the Shops or onl
y at the concerned office. NCELL sim card is widely available. Whereas NTC sim card are available only in the office of NTC. NTC office is at Mitrapark which is 10-15 minutes drive from airport to the way of Bauddha.Edited: 28 June 2015, 07:04
But I totally disagree with Mr. Ram G. NTC and NCEll both have same network coverages. And another thing NTC is the oldest and most used network in Nepal.
Well, it totally depends where you are using the sim card. It has very good network coverage in the cities and not so if you are using them in the mountain. So you may purchage any company one as per your convenience but if you are more concerned about using the data for Internet purpose and Internet calls, you may choose the NCEL one as they offer several Data packages in resonable price.
I totally agree with anishSHTA
Your disagreement does not make any sense because I am also in Kathmandu and the network of NTC is not good in the remote part of Kathmandu too.
#post 1, cutting corners is that not the nepalese way 😉
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