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

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Currently, it has subscribers of around 1.3 million. With this large subscriber base, it has become one of the fastest-growing mobile operators in Nepal. The telecommunication services are provided over VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) and other technologies—a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) service in 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 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 customers. Smartcell Nepal has been going on a full-fledged mission so that its network coverage 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 the operation of manpower.The 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 on July 1, 2008.

The network is already available in 45 districts of Nepal. Recently they have added their network in remote western areas and are now 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 the Smartcell network, you can enjoy prepaid services, voice and SMS services, internet packages, and international calls at exciting prices. The rates for different services like calls, SMS, and data are different at other times.

smartcell call rate

Smart cell voice pack

You can talk unlimited for a day at Rs. 11.49. You can talk unlimited for seven days at Rs 37.03. You can talk unlimited for 30 days for Rs 126.41. You can make local calls for 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 sale from the place that is accessible to you. You will have to bring along with you one passport-size photo and an original copy of your identification document. It is for verification purposes, and you can bring your citizenship card, driving license, or your passport.

Smart cell Data Pack

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

Smart cell data pack

Smartcell Sim in Nepal

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

Student sim offer

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

3GB Data Sim

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

Smart Cell has gained popularity due to its cheap service. It also provides a bonus when you recharge 100 or above 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 the following:

  • Rs 100 of talk time and 50 SMS within SmartCell 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 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 and free SMS with a validity of up to a month that works on all networks. Smart Cell New Year Bonus

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

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 an eSewa Account, Verify and use?

In Summary

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

You can also transfer the 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 SmartCell 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 the call button. You will get your Smartcell number using the *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 the 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 are available from 6 am in the morning to 12 pm to midnight. If you are a SmartCell 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 user’s life easy. To check the balance on your Smart Cell, you can dial *123# from your Smart Cell phone number.

Smart Cell Loan

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

To take a loan, you need to use a 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.