Jul 072012
 

Nepal is taken as one of the countries which are lagging behind in the process of development. It is taken as a least developed country. But, it is trying its best in order to make itself listed in the list of developed countries. It is working hard to make itself one of the prosper and strong countries of the world.

Though Nepal is not being able to develop many infrastructures of development, it is trying its best in all possible infrastructures. One of such infrastructures is communication. Communication is one of the fields in which Nepal has been successful to bring out many developments during these recent years. Along with the establishments of different telecommunication companies like Nepal Telecommunication, Namaste, Mero Mobile (now NCell), Smart Cell etc. most of the people of Nepal have got easy access to communication. Among those telecommunication companies, United Telecom Limited (UTL) is also the one which has been providing CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) service to the people ever since its establishment.

But, these days it is felt that United Telecom Limited (UTL) is not being able to function properly and effectively. Some rumors also said that it was going to get in the condition of bankruptcy. It was almost going to get dismissed. But now it is back with a new service with the help of additional capital. It is now going to bring out GSM mobile service with the help of united license system. In addition to this service, it is also going to upgrade its services with high internet speed, PSTN service and many other telecommunication services.

Viewing the inability of CDMA service to beat the cut-throat competition, the need of the customers and to minimize the loss, it has now decided to get united license. For this, the company has already started preparations for preparing and providing all the necessary documents to be submitted to the Nepal Telecommunication Corporation. United Telecom Limited is the joint venture of some Nepalese with the Indian Companies. In this company, there is 80% capital share of Indian Companies and 20% share of the Nepalese. Among the Nepalese capital share, 15% of the total share belongs to Nepal Communist Party (UML) leader Raghuveer Mahaseth and 5% of the total capital share belongs to a company named Nepal Venture Pvt. Limited. United Telecom Limited is the first company in Nepal which had got the license to provide telecommunication services to the public in private level. UTL says that without commencing GSM mobile service and high speed internet it is impossible to compete in the market.

So, it can be told that in order to be able to compete in this cut-throat competition in the telecommunication market, United Telecom Limited is planning to launch new and effective services that may surely win the hearts of the mobile customers. Will United Telecom Limited be able to be successful? Will the customers be happy with its service? Will it be able to minimize its loss? The answers of these questions will be found in the future.

May 182012
 

Buying a mobile phone has become a compulsion for all people and it has become a topic to be discussed and planned. Though costly mobile phones don’t carry value for the people having economic strength, they carry high importance for those people with low economic strength. And those people should check their economy also for buying such gadgets.
According to the investigation carried out by an investigating organization named Gartner, it is found that most of the Europeans and American change their mobile phones twice a year. But, according to mobile phone traders in Nepal, the mobile phones used by the people hardly last for three to four years. It is a bad luck for the people of Nepal that they haven’t got easy and cheap methods for buying mobile phones till date.
So, while buying mobile phones many aspects are to be viewed thoroughly. Some of those important aspects are described below:

Style
The first and foremost thing to be decided while buying a mobile phone is the style of the mobile phone to be bought. Flip phones, candybar etc. are the famous styles of mobile phones in today’s time. Few years ago, slider sets were widely used, but now their sales has decreased. Flip phone is the best choice for keeping in shirts, pants, jackets etc. They are the best ones because keypads and screen won’t be pressed while keeping in the pockets of those dresses. Candybar phones are one of the famous types of mobile sets in Nepalese market. These phones are easy to use and they are mostly strong and shock proof. Due to these features, these phones are widely used. Nowadays, LG and Samsung have brought their some models in Slider styles. These phones contain QWERTY keypad similar to computers which enables the users to get easy typing experience. While buying mobiles, we should be able to decide which models do we like the most.

Features
The main thing that affects the price of the phones is the features in them. The prices of the mobile phones differ due to the various applications. At the time of buying mobiles, spending money for the features that we do not need is worthless. Mobile phone traders always give mental pressure to the buyers to buy expensive mobile phones. But if we can understand what we need in our mobile phone, we can save our money from being wasted.
If our main need is to use email, internet and social networking sites, then our best choice can be smartphones. For those who don’t use such features in their mobile phones, it becomes useless for them to spend money on them. For listening to songs, to watch video clips and to take snaps, mobiles costing four thousand rupees to five thousand rupees is enough.

Specialties
The next thing to be discussed while buying a new mobile phone is the warranty, guarantee, and battery life of the mobile phone. The occupation of the user and the status of the country also decides the type of mobile phone needed. For example, for the countries like Nepal, where more load shedding occurs, mobile phones with high battery life are best. Likewise, shock proof and dust proof mobile phones can also be bought.
Most of the people plan to buy mobile phones while going abroad. While buying the phones abroad we might get them in cheaper price. But the main thing to be considered is to check whether the mobile network and the frequency band match or not? The frequency bands used in European and American countries are different as compared to the bands used in Nepal. So, they must be thoroughly checked so that the problem of returning the mobile sets again to the seller doesn’t arise. If we are buying GSM mobile phones abroad, then we should buy GSM 900 and 1800, 3G Frequency Band supporting phones.
The companies that sell the mobile phones in Nepal test the mobile phones before 2 to 3 months of selling them. The phones produced by Samsung are sent to Nepal’s shops after testing them in different places of the country.
The battery life of the mobile phones should also be checked while buying mobile phones. If we buy batteries that last for a long time, we won’t face problems. The main reason behind the sales of Indian mobile phones is the battery life of those phones. Indian mobile phone companies are producing such phones which have the talktime of seven days.

Use of Mobile Phones
Today mobile phones are not only means to talk to people. They have became so much advanced that we can use Internet, WiFi and different other functions. We can even do video chats in mobile phones and television can also be watched in mobile phones. While buying mobile phones, we should know our needs or requirements first. Otherwise, we may just waste our money in vain.
If we are fond of using internet in mobile phones, then CDMA E-Video and 3G are the best choices. If we use mobile phones in villages and remote areas, then CDMA phones are the best. If we use phones in urban and developed areas, then 3G is the best. We can use high speed internet through 3G supported phones like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia Lumia etc.

The proper and wise use of mobile phones will result in the easy and luxurious life. So, it is better to buy such phones which meet our requirements and our stature.