Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) in Nepal is a system that keeps track of all the devices connected to the cellular network of mobile service providers in Nepal. This includes both registered and unregistered devices in the MDMS. Every mobile phone comes with a unique number called International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) that the MDMS utilizes to identify the device. In this blog post, we will discuss the process of registering IMEI number in MDMS system in Nepal and the importance of doing so.
What is MDMS?
MDMS, or Mobile Device Management System, is a system that keeps track of all the devices functioning in Nepal connected to the cellular network of mobile service providers in Nepal. This includes both registered and unregistered devices in the MDMS. When users put a SIM card in a mobile device, the IMEI number of the device gets updated to the database of the National Equipment Identity Register (EIR). The MDMS then blacklists the unregistered devices and whitelists the registered devices. Under the provision of MDMS, mobile network operators (MNOs) such as Nepal Telecom, Ncell, and Smart Cell will activate mobile communication service only to compliant mobile devices.
Why is it important to register IMEI number in MDMS system in Nepal?
According to Achyutananda Mishra, joint spokesperson of NTA, this system will identify and track the phones based on the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. If a phone is not registered in the MDMS system, it will not function in Nepal. The MDMS Bylaws, 2018 mentions that MDMS will instruct network operators to block the blacklisted devices from use in Nepal after six months from the date of commencement of operations of MDMS.
Will Phones Bought Abroad Work in Nepal? How Many Phones Can One Bring?
NTA Chairman Purushottam Khanal said that his organization has no intention of bothering Nepali individuals or foreigners who are legally permitted to use phones brought from abroad. The telecom regulator is focused on blocking grey phones that importers illegally import in a huge quantity which causes a big loss of tax revenue for the government. According to the notice regarding Baggage Rules, 2016 issued by Department of Customs, a permanent resident of Nepal returning from a foreign country can bring one cellular mobile phone without paying customs duty.
How to Register IMEI number in MDMS system in Nepal?
If the user wants to use a Nepali SIM card on a device brought from abroad, the device will receive an SMS from NTA warning that it is unregistered and requesting that it be registered within 15 days. The person needs to upload their citizenship and visa, or any other valid proof, to NTA’s system, and NTA will register the device. This process is done all online and does not require a visit to the NTA office.
Step-by-step guide on register IMEI number in MDMS system
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to register your IMEI number in MDMS system in Nepal:
- Check your IMEI number: The first step in registering your IMEI number is to find out what it is. You can usually find it by dialing *#06# on your phone or by checking the packaging of your phone.
- Prepare the required documents: To register your IMEI number, you will need to provide some personal information and documents such as your citizenship or visa.
- Visit the NTA website(https://eir.nta.gov.np/login): Go to the website of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) and look for the IMEI registration section.
- Fill in the required information: Once you have found the IMEI registration section, you will need to fill in the required information such as your IMEI number and personal details.
- Upload the required documents: You will also need to upload the required documents such as your citizenship or visa.
- Submit the registration form: After filling in the required information and uploading the required documents, submit the registration form.
- Wait for confirmation: Once you have submitted the registration form, you will need to wait for confirmation from the NTA. This process may take a few days.
- Confirmation SMS: After the registration process is done,you will receive confirmation SMS from NTA.
By following these steps, you will be able to register your IMEI number in the MDMS system in Nepal. Once your IMEI number is registered, your phone will be compliant with the MDMS and you will be able to use it without interruption.
It is important to register IMEI number in MDMS system in Nepal to ensure that your phone is compliant and can be used in Nepal. By registering your phone, you will be able to avoid any issues with mobile service providers and ensure that you can use your phone without interruption. If you are planning to bring a phone from abroad, make sure to register the IMEI number in the MDMS system to avoid any issues with mobile service providers.
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Call to action: “Don’t let your phone become blacklisted in Nepal, register your IMEI number today!”
Link for registration : https://eir.nta.gov.np/login