We have heard a lots of News about new system to Block Stolen & Illegal Phones in Nepal,  Nepal Telecommunications Authority also called NTA has already started the System Called  Equipment Identity Register (EIR) to make the Database of All of the Database of IMEI Number used in Nepal with all Service provider.

The EIR system will create the List of IMEI number of Currently used Mobile phones in Nepal and update regularly , and categorizes on 3 major part as White Listed , Grey Listed and Blacklisted. White Listed IMEI number are the legally purchased  and registered with no lost or illegal claim , Grey Listed are the IMEI of such phone which cannot be identified as legally imported but there is no claim of Lost or stolen , Black listed are those phones IMEI number which are  on Stolen or Illegal.

To create a effective and safe EIR system NTA is partnering with foreign agency to implement the system nation wide since the service is already started but still need to run more effectively. This system will be called  Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) in Nepal.

How to Block or track if your phone is Stolen or Lost in Nepal ?

  1. Before you use the service you need to first register your IMEI number on EIR site of NTA, (you can find your IMEI number by *#06# on Dialer.)
  2. Go to eir.nta.gov.np and click Sign up if you don’t have user id , click as a Individual (id you are not importer)
  3. Go to the Option Block/Track and Provide all information Lost date / Place IMEI number of  lost Phone and more
  4. Enter your email address and submit you will receive further communication via Email.

How to Register IMEI number of your mobile if it is Not purchased on Nepal ?

  1. Before you use the service you need to first register your IMEI number on EIR site of NTA, (you can find your IMEI number by *#06# on Dialer.)
  2. Go to eir.nta.gov.np and click Sign up if you don’t have user id , click as a Individual (id you are not importer)
  3. Go to the Option New Register  and Provide all information like Brand of Mobile , Model ,IMEI number , Your ID card and email address.
  4. Currently NTA allows individuals to use phone from foreign but it has Limit and Need to register on EIR system Nepal But the Phone you get from Foreign shouldn’t be  Blacklisted There as stolen/Lost /or locked Via service provider. 

 

What will be the pro and cons of NTA plan to Block Stolen & Illegal Phones

EIR system will help you to track or block your Mobile phone IMEI so Any country using same system wont allow those device to use their Network so Most of chances is you will get your Lost phone back and stealing phone will be minimized.

Still many of  Phone sold in Market are imported through illegal channels by not paying tax to government and not proper service centers many of customers fall for those phone due to slight low rate  , but country is loosing huge amount of tax so EIR system will discourage them.

Many Nepalese get phones from foreign as Gift or purchased there while gone there for work or study , EIR system wont block those but limit on how many phones 1 user can register and has to register in Nepal before they can use here But if the phone you get from foreign is blacklisted on international system (lost/stolen ) then it wont work here. Many of people get iphone and costly phone from foreign and leave in Nepal to relatives and claim on foreign countries as lost/stolen That will end.

 

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