Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has implemented Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) in Nepal with effect from Bhadra 30, 2079. Now, you won't be able to use your mobile phone without registering under MDMS issued by NTA. The NTA has made it mandatory to register the IMEI numbers of mobile phones that won't be commercially imported into Nepal.

If the IMEI number of your mobile phone is not registered under MDMS then your mobile phone will be blacklisted by the network carrier based on the IMEI number. And when your mobile phone is blacklisted, you won't able to make or receive calls or even be online using a cellular network, even if you change the SIM cards.

In this article, you will learn how to register the IMEI number of your mobile phone under MDMS. But before that let's know a little about the MDMS and IMEI number. If you already know about it then you can directly go to how to register the IMEI number of your mobile phone.

What is MDMS?

MDMS is a mobile device management system that helps to manage and secure mobile devices. Mobile devices include smartphones, tablets, and laptops. MDMS software typically provides a way to remotely control and manage mobile devices. It can be used to enforce security policies, remotely erase data from a lost or stolen device, and track the device's location.

The biggest advantage of IMEI registration is in catching criminals. If someone's mobile phone is lost or stolen, the phone can be tracked/blocked by authorities with the help of the IMEI number.

A grey market or dark market mobile phones will be reduced, which encourages more authoritative brands and channels. Also, mobile payments will be secured with each owner's identity database.

What is the IMEI number?

An IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a unique number assigned to every GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phone. It is usually found printed on the phone underneath the battery. It is also sometimes referred to as the phone's serial number.

The IMEI number is used by the network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used to stop a stolen phone from accessing the network. For this reason, it is important to keep your IMEI number safe and not share it with anyone.

If you lose your phone or have it stolen, you should contact your network provider as soon as possible and give them the IMEI number. This will help them to block the phone from being used on their network and hopefully make it easier for you to get your phone back.

You can also check your IMEI number online to see if it has been reported as lost or stolen. This is a good way to check if a second-hand phone you are thinking of buying is stolen.

How to register your phone's IMEI number under MDMS?

You can easily register the IMEI number on your mobile phone under MDMS by visiting the IMEI registration page of NTA. But first, you have to find the IMEI number of your mobile phone.

Let's see how to do that.

  1. Go to your mobile phone's dial pad and dial the *#06# USSD code.
  2. After dialing the USSD code, the IMEI number of your mobile will appear. If your mobile phone supports dual SIM then two IMEI numbers will appear, the first is IMEI1, and the second is IMEI2. Once the IMEI is visible, copy it or note it down on paper.
  3. Go to the NTA's individual registration page. After going to the NTA's individual registration page, you can see that you are in step 1 of the individual IMEI registration form.
  4. Scroll down to the "Mobile Details" section and fill in the mobile details and click or tap on the "Validate IMEI and Continue" button. In this process, if your mobile phone IMEI number is already registered under MDMS then you will see the "This device is already registered in MDMS. Registration is not necessary" popup message. But if it is not registered, you go to step 2.
  5. In step 2, Enter your active email address and verify it through OTP. After verifying your email, now you go to step 3.
  6. In step 3, fill every detail required by NTA and click or tap on the "Continue" button.
  7. After that, you will go to step 4, or the final step. Scroll down to the "Confirm Your Submission" section and upload a .jpg or jpeg file of the documents required by NTA.
  8. And finally, click or tap on the "Submit Registration form" button.

After submitting your registration form, within a few minutes NTA will register your mobile phone IMEI number under MDMS if you submit all the details correctly.

How to check your phone's IMEI number registration?

To check whether your mobile's IMEI number is registered or not, go to the NTA's individual registration page and follow step 3 mentioned above.

If your mobile phone IMEI number is registered under MDMS then you will see the "This device is already registered in MDMS. Registration is not necessary" popup message.

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