Grameenphone launches 3G commercially

Grameenphone launches 3G for its customers of Basundhara and Baridhara area on commercial basis from October 8, 2013.

The launch marks the beginning of a nationwide network roll out, with the ambition of covering all 64 district towns by end of March, 2014.

“It’s a proud moment for Grameenphone as we now start serving customers with 3G-packages. By offering a seamless experience with instant internet access on the best network we will provide our customers with the competitive mobile service they expect from Grameenphone. Starting today, we will be offering three value packs for subscribers to choose from depending on their device type, usage and affordability needs,” said Allan Bonke, CMO, Grameenphone.

From now on customers within the coverage areas will be able to use 3G packages of Grameenphone. The operator initially is offering three packages in two speed tiers, with more packages to come in the near future.

There are three packages under 512 Kbps, starting with 2GB standard monthly plan at BDT 400. There is a Smart Plan for smartphone users comprising unlimited data (Fair Usage policy after 1.5 GB), Voice minutes, SMS and MMS at BDT 800 and for the heavy users’ unlimited monthly plan (Fair Usage policy after 8 GB) at BDT 950.

In the 1 Mbps tier there are three packages, starting with 2 GB standard monthly plan at BDT 700. There is a Smart Plan for smartphone users comprising unlimited data (Fair Usage policy after 1.5 GB), Voice minutes, SMS and MMS at BDT 1100 and for the heavy users’ unlimited monthly plan (Fair Usage policy after 8 GB) at BDT 1250.

A video call to other 3G enabled GP number will cost BDT 1.20 per minute with 10 second pulse. Video calls to other operators will be possible in the future.

Within the next few weeks other areas of Dhaka and Chittagong along with Gazipur and Narayangonj will be covered with 3G network.

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