Nepal’s economy may not be as advanced or developed as some other countries but you can be certain that you will have at least some access to most of the major technical services that more developed countries offer. One such service is that of cellular telecommunication services. Cellular phones are a great way to keep in touch with friends and relatives in other countries and are quite popular in Nepal with those who can afford it and who live in areas that support this form of communication.
There are currently only two major cellular phone networks in Nepal. These are Mero Mobile (also known as Spice Nepal), and Nepal Telecommunications (NTC). Both are very popular and offer pre-paid services for those on a budget. NTC covers the Pokhara, Bhaktapur, Birganj and Biratnagar areas and is recommended. Short Message Service, or SMS as it is more commonly known, has definitely found a place in this strikingly beautiful country and more and more cellular phone owners in Nepal are making use of Nepal SMS. We recommend that you do the same as they are cheaper than cellular phone calls and will save you money.