Telecommunications Authority

16th July 2020, Kathmandu

Here’s good news to us who lose our cell phones and end up never finding them. Ever lost your phone and taken multiple trips to the Police Department only to find nothing?

Well, anyone finding any lost phones should return the phone to its rightful owner. In case the finder tries to sell the phone to any other individual; they will come under legal action as per the recent notice of the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA). To read the notice, click here.

We are all aware that every phone set has unique code numbers such as International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), Electronic Serial Number (ESN), and Mobile Equipment Identity (MEID).

Every phone set coming to Nepal will have a record in the NTA’s database which means that the Telecommunication Authority can track all the phone sets we are using here in Nepal.

In case we lose our phones, we can still track our phones with the “Mobile Tracking” service available to us at NTA’s website! Here’s a quick link to the “Mobile Tracking” service, click here.

If anyone finds a lost phone, it is recommended that they return it to the owners or if that is not possible, hand it over to the nearest Police Station.

NTA has also advised mobile phone buyers to not buy stolen phones. We tend to buy these phones at a cheaper price but we need to be aware that these cellphones can be tracked and you may face legal actions for purchasing such phones.

We think this is a good initiative by the NTA to reduce crime and serve society. We’ve all lost phones at some point in our lives, have we not?

Let us know what you think of this recent notice.

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