Among the telecommunication service providers in Nepal, Smartcell is also one of the prominent names that are heard in the market. The Smartcell telecommunication services/ Smart Telecom Private Limited (STPL) was established on July 1st, 2008.

Currently, it has subscribers around 1.3 million. With this large subscriber base, it has been able to become one of the fastest-growing mobile operators in Nepal. The telecommunication services are provided over VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) and other available technologies. A GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) service was commenced since July 2010 in Nepal by Smartcell Nepal.

smartcell nepal

Smartcell or smart telecom with the saying “Your world, Our connection” has its coverage spread over in 7 out of 7 states of Nepal. Smart Telecom is present in 45 out of 77 districts in Nepal.

Smartcell was able to obtain its USL (Unified Service License) in 2013 and since then it has been providing reliable and affordable services to the customers. Smartcell Nepal has been going on a full-fledged mission so that the coverage of its network spreads all over Nepal in 75 districts.

For this purpose of extension of its services, Smartcell Nepal has been increasing the number of network towers. Also, it has been engaged in the fixture of necessary technological equipment and operation of the manpower.

Nepali market is dominated by the adding telecommunication service provider NTC and Ncell. In such a case Smart Telecom Private Limited (STPL) is another mobile operator in Nepal. Abbreviated as smartcell Nepal, it is the third-largest and fastest-growing mobile operator in Nepal established July 1, 2008.

The network is already available in 45 districts of Nepal. Recently they have added their network in western remote areas and now are being available in other remote parts of the country as well. Also, the network has started its 4G services in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and many other cities. They further plan to reach more places.

Smartcell call rate

With Smartcell network, you can enjoy the prepaid services, voice and SMS services, internet packages and international calls at exciting prices. The rates for different services like calls, SMS, and data is different at different times.

Smart Cell call rate

Smart cell voice pack

You can talk unlimited for a day on Rs. 11.49.

You can talk unlimited for 7 days on Rs 37.03.

You can talk unlimited for 30 days on Rs 126.41

You can make local calls on 0.90 rupees per minute taking a subscription worth 3.83 rupees per day.

Smart cell voice pack

How to activate Smart cell sim?

To get started with the Smartcell Nepal services, you have to fill up the customer application form as requested. You can get this at our nearest point of sales from the place that is accessible to you. You will have to bring along with you one passport size photo and original and copy of your identification document. It is for the verification purpose and you can bring your citizenship card, driving license or your passport.

Smart cell Data Pack

You can also enjoy internet services in the smart cell network. Smart cell knows the importance of mobile data. So, it came up with a massive offer on internet pack.

Smart cell data pack

Smartcell Sim in Nepal

The SmartCell Nepal is available for all Nepali. It costs Rs.99 that comes with a main balance of Rs.99. The main balance allows you to make calls, SMS and use the internet.

Student sim offer

Smart Cell student sim costs 1 rupees. It comes with free 1500 MB of data.

3GB Data Sim

This sim costs 99 rupees. It comes with 3 GB data and 20 minutes talk time with a validity of a month. You also get bonus when you recharge your sim.

Smart Cell has gained popularity due to its cheap service. It also provides a bonus amount when you recharge 100 or above in each month. But you can get the bonus balance of RS 162 only after the second month of SIM card activation. The bonus balance includes:

  • Rs 100 of talk time and 50 SMS within Smart cell network
  •  Rs 50 for other networks.

SmartCell bonus: The bonus balance recurs every month with a recharge of Rs 100.

The validity of the Smart cell SIM card is six months. The problem with the Smart cell SIM card now is it only has a regular SIM card. As most of the SIM slots available in smartphones are either micro or nano, there is a need to make will surely make the three in one SIM card available, as with Ntc and Ncell. This sim card leaves them behind the competition with NTC and Ncell which already have 3 in one sim card facility.

Smartcell Offers and Scheme

Smartcell Nepal always comes with an offer. There are numerous offers currently available for the users.

Smart Cell New Year offer

Smartcell Nepal has come up with a new scheme in this New Year 2079.

This new year offer gives you a bonus on your every recharge. When you recharge your Smart Cell, you will get free calls, free SMS with validity up to a month that works on all networks.

Smart Cell New Year Bonus

Smart Cell comes up with amazing offers that you should not miss. To stay updated with the latest offers, you can visit their official website on

How to recharge smartcell Nepal sim?

  • Use the USSD code, for that dial *122*pincode#
  • Use the USSD code to recharge other numbers, dial *120*pincode *phoneNumber#
  • Using The IVR service, dial 4244

You can even recharge using Esewa. If you like to know more about esewa, follow eSewa Nepal | How to create eSewa Account, Verify and use?

In Summary

To recharge your own number you can dial *122pin#. If you wish to recharge other smart cell numbers, you can dial *120pin*mobilenumber#

You can also transfer balance from Smart Cell to Smart Cell. To transfer the balance from one sim to another, you can follow the syntax.


Smartcell Number Check

Many of our users are asking us how to know Smart Cell number? We will give you a very easy way to see your smart cell number on your screen.

Dial *134# from your mobile phone and press call button. You will get your Smartcell number using *134# USSD code.

Smart cell network in Nepal

Smart cell network is available in 45 districts of Nepal. 4G network is available in 24 districts whereas 2G network is available in 21 districts.

Smart Cell Network in Nepal
Smart Cell Network in Nepal

The red indicator on the map shows Smart cell 4G network coverage.

The yellow indicator on the map shows Smart Cell 2G network coverage.

Smart Cell customer care number

Smart Cell call center and customer service team is available from 6am in the morning to 12pm in the midnight. If you are Smart cell user, you can dial 4242 to contact the call center.

If you are using any other phone service provider, you can call 9611004242.

Smart Cell balance check

Smart Cell has a number of USSD to make users life easy. To check balance on your Smart Cell, you can dial *123# from your Smart Cell phone number.

Smart Cell Loan

Smart Cell is in Nepal with easy loan. If you have balance less than Rs 1 on your sim, you can take a loan of Rs 40 on your Smart Cell.

To take loan, you need to use USSD code. Dial *129*40#.

There is a service charge of 2 rupees while taking a loan.

The only criteria you must meet is that your Smart Cell sim must be at least 3 months old.

FAQ’s on SmartCell

How to know a Smart cell number?

Dial *134# from your mobile phone and press the call button. You will get your Smart cell number using the *134# USSD code.

How to take smart cell data?

You can take smart cell data using USSD code 141316#. There are a few more options to choose.

How to take the pack in Smartcell?

You can take a voice pack or data pack using the USSD code. The complete list of USSD codes for data is listed on the website.

How to check the balance in Smart cell?

To check the balance on your Smart Cell, you can dial *123# from your Smart Cell phone number.

How is the Smart cell network in Nepal?

Smart cell network is available in 45 districts of Nepal. 4G network is available in 24 districts whereas 2G network is available in 21 districts.

How to recharge Smart cell Nepal sim?

Use the USSD code, for that dial 122pincode# or use eSewa to recharge Smart cell sim.