Published on 12:00 AM, October 15, 2018

Now '013' too GP

Grameenphone launched its new phone number series starting with ‘013’ in a programme held at a Dhaka hotel on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Photo: Courtesy

Grameenphone yesterday launched its new “013” number series as its existing “017” prefix has reached its 10 crore capacity.

The rollout came through the first official call to Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar by the mobile operator's deputy chief executive officer, Yasir Azman, at The Westin Dhaka.

Addressing the ceremony as chief guest, Md Mustafa Kamal, a director general at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, hoped that the operator would continue “the same quality of service that it is known for”.

With the telecom regulator limiting the prefix to two crore connections, Grameenphone will be selling 0130 and 0131 series of equal proportions. SIMs will be available at all sales outlets and the product, service and network experience alongside the price will be the same as of 017, said the operator's officials.

Starting its journey in March 1997, Grameenphone had 7.05 crore active connections as of August, according to the regulator.