With the introduction of the iPhone 14 series which only supported the e-sim on the US model, there were lots of discussions in Nepal regarding e-sim availability and had become a hot topic. Moreover, Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA) had just announced the implementation of MDMS (Mobile Device Management System) yesterday and now NTC (Nepal Telecom) introduced E-SIM in Nepal today. So in this article, we will be talking about NTC E-SIM availability, supported device and advantage of e-sim, and more.
What is NTC E-SIM and How to get NTC E-SIM in Nepal?
E-Sim is an electronic Sim designed with the motive to replace the physical card with a virtual embedded system built on the mobile’s main board. The NTC Embedded sim (e-SIM) has started in Nepal today (September 16, 2022) and is available for Prepaid and Postpaid users whereas NTC is offering a free upgrade for their user device which supports e-SIM.
To Get NTC E-SIM you need to be a current subscriber of NTC pre-paid and post-paid SIM and visit the Telecom office at Sundhara, Kathmandu to receive a free upgrade to NTC E-SIM. Whereas for the new subscriber of NTC E-SIM it will be sold at a price for both prepaid and postpaid customers.
Device Supported by NTC E-SIM?
NTC E-SIM is supported in all of the devices that feature Embedded Sim (E-Sim). Some of the popular devices that feature E-Sim are Samsung Galaxy Flagship devices such as S-series and Z series whereas the Samsung wearable device Galaxy Watch 5 series also supports e-sim.
Furthermore, Apple has been providing E-SIM feature from iPhone XR and higher while the iPhone 14 series for the US now only come with e-SIM. So if you’re wondering if the iPhone 14 series from the USA will work in Nepal or not then, for now, the device will work in Nepal with NTC telecom as of now.
Advantage of eSIM?
- Easier to directly switch to networks
- Use less physical space
- Allows you to have more than one sim
- Can allow the temporary change to another network
- No fear of theft lost for a tiny chip
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