Bid to restart pre-paid services

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, July 19:

An 1001-member committee was formed today under the convenorship of Rajan Rai to struggle for the resumption of pre-paid mobile phone service that was stopped after the February 1 royal takeover. Rai, addressing a meeting on the premises of Nepal Law Campus

today, said it was obvious that the delay in the resumption of the service was just because of the ‘King’s special interests’ as the public relations officer of the Royal Nepalese Army has already clarified that the Army had nothing to do with the resumption of mobile phone services. He demanded resumption of the service at the earliest. If the government cannot resume the service, all the customers should be refunded along with the price of their mobile sets, he said. The committee has decided to hand over a memorandum to the General Manager of the Nepal Telecom on Friday serving him a one-week ultimatum to resume the service. “If post-paid mobile phones are safe for the government, why does it not dare to convert all pre-paid mobile phones to post-paid ones?” Rai asked.

Syangja waiting nod

SYANGJA: It’s been over six months that Nepal Telecom brought equipment for launching mobile phone service in Syangja, but the Telecom is yet to get the government nod to launch the service. According to NT chief in Syangja, Tikaram Tiwari, even landline telephone lines were yet to be resumed in Waling and Galyang, after the Maoists bombed the repeater tower in the district. — HNS