After a long period, the launch of Namaste Pay is finally over now. The first-ever digital wallet of Nepal that supports both online and offline payments- NamastePay has started its service on September 14, 2021.
Nepal Digital Payments Company Limited (NDPC) has introduced Namaste Pay as the first government-owned digital wallet in Nepal. NDPC is a joint venture of Nepal Telecommunications Authority and Rastriya Banijya Bank with an authorized capital of Rs 1 billion.
Besides that, Namaste Pay is the first mobile money that is available for both offline and online usage. One can transfer funds even without the Internet. It is based on the USSD system for offline transactions while one can use the app for online payments and transactions.
You can register yourself through the USSD service on your mobile. The offline service would run on both kinds the devices among feature phones and smartphones. However, for online digital wallet features, you have to use smartphones. The USSD code can be used to transfer the funds from your Namaste Pay account offline. You need to load your wallet through the banks or through Namaste Pay agents which will be maintained soon.
How to register your mobile number for Namaste Pay services?
To use the NamastePay service, first, you need to register yourself through USSD on your mobile phone. This can be done without the Internet. Moreover, it supports both feature phones and smartphones. Follow these simple steps to register:
- Dial *500# on your mobile through the NTC number
- Then enter your name, date of birth in AD format, gender and identification details as prescribed.
- Then confirm your details and proceed.
- You’ll get a four-digit login code to your mobile number.
- Dial *500# once again and you can change the PIN-code on your own.
Through the USSD service, you can transfer the fund to another