Starting midnight on Monday, the minimum single call rate for mobile phones is 45 paisa per minute. As a result, there is no offnet and onnet facility for talking on mobile phones. Calling on the same operator number, it is called Onnet and other operators are called Offnet. The maximum call rate will be 2 taka as before.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has sent instructions to all mobile phone operators to implement this directive on Monday. Operators have also started preparing to implement this instruction.
Acting chairman of BTRC Jahurul Haque said in the first light, From now on there is no offnet and onnet facility to speak on mobile phones. The minimum limit for call rate is 45 paisa. The maximum limit is 2 taka So the minimum price for calling on the same operator (onnet) was 25 paisa and the minimum price for calling the other operator (offnet) was 60 paisa.
The sectoral people say that without changing the number, the need for operator change was to remove the difference of onnet and off-call calls before the introduction of mobile number portability (MNP). If it was not done, small operators would have been affected in market competition. According to the new call rate, mobile phone operators will now set new prices for the customers.
Operators claim, reducing the cost of calling the customer to the new call rate. Because the minimum value in the onnet call was 25 paisa, but in reality, this type of call would cost the customer 40 paisa. And the cost of call to other operators, ie other operators, from 90 paisa to 1 rupee 45 paisa. Ongoing call rates will increase the cost of onnet calls by 5 paisa, but the cost of the off call will be reduced to 45 to 50 paisa. This will give customers the advantage of the backlog operator.
According to the information received by mobile phone operators, 90 percent of calls from Grameenphone are now on onnet, 10 percent of call offsite. On the other hand, 10 percent of the government-owned operator Teletalk is on the onnet and 90 percent of the calls are off-net. Robi and Banglalink’s onnet-offnet calls 70 and 30 percent.