Kathmandu, April 9:

Mero Mobile, the telecommunication service provider under TeliaSonera Group and product franchise of Spice Nepal Pvt Ltd, will cut call costs from Mero Mobile to all other networks from April 14 (Baishakh 1 of 2066 BS).

Interconnection costs will be toned down. A minimum of Rs 2.13 (to NTC prepaid local), Rs 1.89 (to NTC postpaid local) and a maximum of Rs 2.83 (to UTL LMS prepaid in different charging areas) has been applied.

Call costs from Mero Mobile to NTC (prepaid, postpaid, CDMA and PSTN landlines) and from Mero Mobile to UTL (LMS and CDMA fixed) have been cut by an average ranging between more than 25 per cent and 40 percent. Costs have been cut for SMS services as well

Full details of reduced call rates

Old rate New rate

Prepaid - NTC GSM/CDMA Mobile 3.99

Postpaid - NTC GSM/CDMA Mobile 2.75 2.29

Prepaid - UTL LMS Local Charge Area 3.99 2.33

Postpaid - UTL LMS Local Charge Area 2.75 2.09

Prepaid - UTL LMS Different Charge Area 3.99 2.83

Postpaid - UTL LMS Different Charge Area 2.75 2.59

LOCAL

Prepaid - NTC PSTN/NTC CDMA/UTL CDMA Fixed 3.49 2.13

Postpaid - NTC PSTN/NTC CDMA/UTL CDMA Fixed 2.75 1.89

INTRA

Prepaid - NTC PSTN/NTC CDMA /UTL CDMA Fixed 3.49 2.79

Postpaid - NTC PSTN/NTC CDMA/UTL CDMA Fixed 2.75 2.55

INTERNATIONAL

Prepaid - NTC PSTN/NTC CDMA/UTL CDMA Fixed 3.49 2.81

Postpaid - NTC PSTN/NTC CDMA /UTL CDMA Fixed 2.75 2.57

The call cost for Local SMS Networking at NTC GSM Mobile and UTL CDMA Mobile from Mero Mobile will also be brought down from Rs 2 to Rs 1.27

from April 14.

The company will soon launch Datacard facility also for internet surfing. —HNS