Nepal Telecom starting e-SIM from Bhadra 2079

An eSIM is a SIM card that is embedded in a mobile device and can connect you to any operator offering eSIM services.

Furthermore, the eSIM works the same way as a traditional SIM card, but you don’t need a physical SIM card to use it. It is actually pre-installed in the device and you can activate it by installing the “eSIM profile” of a new operator.

Actually, it is an evolution of the physical SIM card. More and more smartphones, tablets and laptops are equipped with an eSIM card.

For now eSIM are compatible for the below devices: 


  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone SE 2 (2020)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 3 (2022)


  • iPad Pro 11″ (model A2068, from 2020)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (model A2069, from 2020)
  • iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019)
  • iPad (model A2198, from 2019)
  • iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)


  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G 
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

Google Phone

  • Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service)
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google pixel 6a
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Huawei Phones

  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Oppo Phones

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 5A
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
  • Oppo Find X5
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • Oppo A55s

Other Phones that support e-SIM

  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Motorola Razr 5G
  • Nuu Mobile X5
  • Gemini PDA
  • Rakuten Mini
  • Rakuten Big-S
  • Rakuten Big
  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite
    Sony Xperia 1 IV
  • Surface Pro X
  • Honor Magic 4 Pro
  • Fairphone 4

The following brand computers also support eSIM

  • Microsoft Surface Pro X
  • Microsoft Surface Go 2
  • Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Advanced
  • Acer Swift 3
  • Acer Swift 7
  • Asus Mini Transformer
  • Asus NovaGo
  • Asus VivoBook Flip 14
  • HP Elitebook G5
  • HP Probook G5
  • HP Zbook G5
  • HP Specter Folio 13
  • Lenovo Yoga C630
  • Lenovo Miix 630
  • Lenovo Yoga 520
  • Lenovo Flex 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2

How does e-SIM work?

With an eSIM-compatible device, you can easily install an eSIM profile (provided by operators/carriers) to be able to buy an eSIM data plan when you need it, on the go. Plus you can use multiple operators and subscribe simultaneously several data plans to suit your needs: when travelling, working from home or remotely…

More to know: eSIM plays a major role in the Internet of Things (IoT) as the technology is already embedded in cars, wearables, home appliances, industrial machines…

Nepal Telecom e-SIM

Nepal Telecom (NTC) will begin distributing eSIM cards from Bhadra. The operator is reportedly conducting internal tests and is close to introducing the programmable virtual SIM cards to the customers next month.

Ranjit Lohiya, the Co-spokesman of Ntc recently shared, “We are currently testing the service. We are at the final stage. After internal testing for Shrawan, we will launch eSIM commercially in Bhadra”.

With embedded SIM cards available, people won’t have to look around for physical ones. If a user’s mobile phone supports, the system itself configures a SIM profile.

In April, NTC signed an agreement with Monty UK Global Limited to bring embedded SIM cards to the telcom’s customers. The plan is to bring a revolutionary eSIM service to Nepal’s GSM users in the first half of 2079 BS. This could happen as early as Shrawan if the testing is completed.

Ntc has signed an MoU with Monty UK Global’s regional representative Ultimate Horizon Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Ntc Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Sangita Pahadi and Ultimate Horizon’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aditya Anand signed the agreement papers on Baisakh 11th 2079.

As per the agreement, the UK-based tech company Monty UK Global will provide a necessary eSIM platform for NTC.

Mrs. Pahadi said that introducing eSIM “is part of the company’s commitment to bringing modern technologies”.

Similarly, Aditya Anand, CEO of Ultimate Horizon Technologies extended his views on the project of eSIM in Nepal. He shared that the company would fulfill all the technical work in time and hand over the platform to Ntc. A regular SIM card comes with a dedicated slot in mobile phones. On the other hand, its enhanced digital sibling goes right to the chip inside the phone. You need an eSIM profile to activate the digital SIM service. It gives phone makers more space that they can utilize for a larger battery or make lighter devices.


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