NT to cut fixed, mobile call tariffs

8 Jan 2008

Nepal’s dominant fixed line and mobile operator by subscribers, Nepal Telecom (NT), is cutting the call rates of its fixed line, pre-paid CDMA wireless in the local loop (WiLL) and mobile services from 13 February. In a statement published yesterday, the telco said that the cost of peak rate post-paid mobile services would come down to NPR2.40 (USD0.04) per minute, from the current NPR3.00, while off-peak rates would drop from NPR1.50/minute to NPR1.00. Pay-as-you-go mobile users will see their charges dropping from NPR3.50 per minute to NPR3.00 in peak hours, and from NPR2.50 to NPR2.00 at all other times. NT is also cutting the cost of CDMA pre-paid (sky phones) from NPR3.00 per minute to NPR2.70, while long-distance calls made on a landline will come down from NPR4.00 a minute to NPR3.50 (peak business hours) and from NPR3.00/minute to NPR2.50 off-peak.

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