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Call to stop data and talktime messaging packages on the internet

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Update: Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Call to stop data and talktime messaging packages on the internet

The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association, an organization working on consumer rights, has called for an end to the manipulation of mobile-based internet data and talktime to reduce the extra expenses of customers who have lost their income in the wake of the Corona epidemic.

In a statement sent to the media on Saturday, Mohiuddin Ahmed, president of the organization, said that when the Digital Bangladesh was announced in 2008, the bandwidth usage was only 600 Gbps. And 2400 Gbps was used to complete the era of digital Bangladesh. At that time the price of bandwidth was 1 lakh 25 thousand rupees. At present the government has reduced it to only Tk. 280. The number of broadband internet users is 1 crore 5 thousand. On the other hand, the number of mobile phone based internet users is 11 crore 81 lakh 30 thousand.

He also demanded an end to the interference of internet data and talk time, adding that the maximum bandwidth usage of broadband is 1,400 Gbps. And with about 12 crore mobile phone based internet users using only 900 Gbps bandwidth. It is easy to guess why the revenue collection of mobile phone operators is so high even after using so little bandwidth to serve most customers. This has caused frustration among the customers which is being expressed by many through social media, for example, after buying data or talk time with money, after the expiration of a certain period, the unused data and talk time is not available for the next recharge?

Answering this question himself, he said, the calculation is very simple. Suppose you bought 1 GB of data but used only 500 MB, in the meantime your time has elapsed. So where did the unused 524 MB go? The answer is very simple, different packages have been made with unused MB and resold to the customers. Since the Regulatory Commission has decided to model the difficulty of pricing the Internet, we call for an end to the interference of Internet data and talktime without reducing prices in the Corona epidemic. We kindly request that the neglected data talktime be added during the next recharge. I humbly request the Mobile Phone Operator Regulatory Commission and the government to consider the matter.

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