The Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) Thursday announced cut in call tariffs, line rent, and transfer fees for the board’s land phones effective from November 1, said a telephone board release on Thursday. The nationwide dialling charge has been halved to Tk 1.5 a minute on 30-second pulses; peak and off-peak hour billing has been withdrawn.
The new system has also withdrawn the distance factor for call charges. Calls between upazilas of a district will now be treated as local calls. An NWD call within 100 kilometres is charged at Tk 3 a minute during peak and Tk 1.50 during off-peak hours. The rates are Tk 4.50 and Tk 3 for calls for a distance above 100 kilometres. The monthly line rent has been reduced to Tk 80 in Dhaka and Chittagong multi-exchange areas, Tk 70 in districts and Tk 50 in upazilas. The board now charges Tk 150 in line rent. Fee for the transfer of telephones has been reduced to Tk 1,000 in Dhaka and Chittagong multi-exchange areas, Tk 500 in district and Tk 300 in upazilas.
Reconnection of a barred line will now cost Tk 1,000 in Dhaka and Chittagong Multi-exchange areas and Tk 500 in districts and upazilas. The new rate for the transfer and change in ownership is Tk 1,000 in Dhaka and Chittagong areas, Tk 500 in districts and Tk 300 in upazilas. Change in telephone number will now cost Tk 1,000.