112,000 re-register for pre-paid cell phone
Kathmandu, August 14:
Although the resumption of service is yet not certain, a total of 112,000 people re-registered their pre-paid cellular mobile phones till yesterday. Nepal Telecom (NT) has called its customers to re-register the pre-paid cell phone. However, it has extended the re-registration period by a week. The customers, who could not make it this week, can re-register at Bhaktapur, Chabahil, Naxal, Hattigauda, Gongabu, Chhauni, Kiritpur, Balambu, Patan and Bhadrakali Plaza counters of NT. Following closure of over six months, NT announced the re-registration of pre-paid mobile phones from August 6 to August 13 under first phase in the Kathmandu valley. Out of the total 142,000 lines distributed in the valley, only 112,000 were re-registered during the period, said Madan Kaji Shakya, director at the New Services Directorate.
Shakya also informed that the mobile owners who could not re-register within the deadline could go to the counters at Bhaktapur, Chabahil, Naxal, Hattigauda, Gongabu, Chhauni, Kiritpur, Balambu, Patan and Bhadrakali Plaza for re-registration. Shakya, however, could not specify the date for the resumption of mobile phone service. The service was closed down from February 1, citing security reasons. The directorate has already said that the re-registration for pre-paid mobile service will be open outside the valley after the service comes into operation in the valley. 32,000 customers are expected to re-register for pre-paid cell service outside the valley.