Landline provider Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has offered unlimited calls within its network for only Tk 150 per month as the struggling state-run company fights for a turnaround.
BTCL has also removed the monthly fee, said a statement yesterday.
The monthly fee for connections in the Dhaka, Chattogram and Khulna metropolitan city areas is Tk 160, in district level Tk 120 and Tk 80 for the rest.
To make calls to other network the charge will be Tk 0.52 per minute and the new rate will be effective from August 16.
Currently there are about 5.50 lakh active landline connections of BTCL.
The decision to make the state-owned landphone company lucrative to subscribers came in a meeting presided over by Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar at his office.
“We want to make the government-owned company’s business viable and that’s why service needs to be improved,” Jabbar said.
BTCL has turned in profits in the first few years after being turned into an independent company in 2008. But after that it has only been downhill for the state-run company as mobile phones took over.