NTA: IMEI of mobile sets purchased in Nepal need not be registered
"Nepal Telecommunications Authority has published a notice regarding the registration of all the mobile phones to register their IMEI number under NTA before 16th of July to continue the mobile services."
Nepal Telecommunications Authority has published a notice regarding the registration of all the mobile phones to register their IMEI number under NTA before the first of Shrawan(16th July) to continue the mobile services.
NTA has published the notice to discourage the illegal import and buying of mobile phones and to ensure the proper procedural and legal import and buying of mobile phones. Every phone should be bought from registered and authorized dealers and their IMEI number must be approved or else it shall be ruled out of service.
The mobiles bought from Nepal authorized dealers and bought in Nepal don`t need to be registered.
NTA has faced network trafficking due to the excess number of people accessing the website for registering their IMEI, and the authority has put the site under service and soon will be back in service again.
The mobiles imported from foreign for individual use will be facilitated for the smooth functioning and IMEI registration process will be allowed after the site is restored, these phones won't be deprived of their services.
NTA requests the buyers to take the VAT bill compulsory after every purchase of mobile to avoid unnecessary problems.
"Many mobile users have been visiting the Authority due to confusion regarding whether they have to register IMEI of the set they have been using. Technical issues have surfaced in the system due to excessive flow of people registering IMEI of their mobile sets in NTA's website and it will take some time for resumption of the website," reads the notice.