Spice Telecom, a licensed private mobile phone network, has decided to start a dual band based mobile system with the 'Mero Mobile' trademark. Spice Telecom plans to launch with GSM 900 and 1,800 bands from April, according to company officials. "Using these bands will improve the quality of mobile phone service," says Spice Nepal's Indra Subedi. Though the company is all set to start, due to the change in the country's situation, it will probably begin with a soft launch. Meanwhile, it is scouting for the best possible location for its base station. Spice Telecom will offer both prepaid and post-paid mobile phone services but they will have the same kind of numbers, says Subedi. Nepal Telecom's prepaid and post-paid services have different range of numbers. Spice Telecom has recently tendered for one million mobile phones from Nokia, Siemens, Ericsson and three others. Negotiations are being conducted with these companies, says Subedi. Russia's Megaphone Company holds 60 percent share of Spice Telecom.