Ncell launches Nano SIM for iPhone 5 & iPad in Nepal

Ncell launches Nano SIM
Ncell launches Nano SIM

Apple had launched its most awaited Smartphone and best iPhone till date in the history of Apple Inc on 12th of September, named iPhone 5. From that day, Apple is facing flaw taking the features about iPhone 5 like Maps App, Wireless and camera to name a few. The iPhone 5 only support nano SIM so in context of Nepal there is a buzz that you cannot use iPhone 5 here in Nepal. iPhone lovers out here in Nepal are were a little bit upset with that. But there was is a hope that you can use iPhone 5 in Nepal also, which is a great news for iPhone lovers. CTV Mobile at Tamrakar House, New Road has claimed that it can make SIM cards distributed by local telephone operators workable for Apple’s iPhone 5.

Updated! However, today on November 22nd Ncell announced the availability of Nano SIM for iPhone 5, Apple iPad and other gadgets (?) that need Nano SIM for the Ncell customers.

Customers of all tariff plans Prepaid, Pro & Postpaid can get a brand new Nano SIM (with a new number) or existing number with a new Nano SIM for Rs. 99, from Ncell service centers. As of now Apple iPhone 5 and Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi+Cellular are the only two gadgets that require Nano SIM card. Note that Ncell has already been providing Mini SIM for devices like Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nokia N8, Samsung Galaxy S Duos, Ace, Galaxy S II, Sony Xperia go, sola, arc etc and Micro SIM for Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, LG Nexus 4, Apple iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 920, Sony Xperia S, HTC Droid DNA etc.

Evolution path of GSM SIM card showing full-size SIM card (1FF), Mini SIM card (2FF), Micro SIM card (3FF) and Nano SIM card (4FF)
Evolution path of GSM SIM card showing full-size SIM card (1FF), Mini SIM card (2FF), Micro SIM card (3FF) and Nano SIM card (4FF)

“Some people are saying that iPhone 5 cannot be used in Nepal. It is not true, we make iPhone 5 work in Nepal by using SIM distributed by Nepal Telecom and Ncell,”  Alive Glider, managing director of CTV Mobile weeks ago claimed in a statement issued as reported by MyRepublica. iPhone 5 bought from informal channels, is available in the local market in the price range of Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 115,000.

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