High Court directions on mobile phone call charge, call drop

Rtv online report
|  13 Dec 2018, 00:00 | Update : 13 Dec 2018, 17:00
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The High Court has given directions over increasing mobile phone call charge without taking the opinions of the subscribers and compensation for the subscribers regarding call drops.

The directions came in on Thursday after filling a writ petition challenging the validity of increasing call charge and call drop.

Earlier directions were sought for forming an expert committee to take necessary measures for supervising, monitoring and protecting subscribers’ rights after filing a writ with the concerned department of High Court on Wednesday. 

Members of Bangladesh Law Reporters Forum M. Badiuzzaman, Mehedi Hasan Dalim, Mobile Phone Subscribers Association president Mahiuddin Ahmed and Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Rashidul Hasan filed the writ petition for public interest.

After hearing of the writ Mobile Phone Subscribers Association president Mahiuddin Ahmed told Rtv online, the High Court has given for specific directions in this regard.

He said, it was said on behalf of the High Court for not increasing the call rate and other charges again, if call drop happens then the mobile phone operators cannot charge the money from that call and unnecessary messages cannot be sent to the mobile phone subscribers.

In the writ telecommunication Secretary, BTRC Chairman, Secretary and Chief Executive Officers of Grameen Phone Limited, Airtel Limited, Robi Axiata Limited, Banglalink Limited and Tele Talk were made as the defendants.

In the writ a report of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) was attached.

There it was said, from September 2017 to September 2018 in these 13 months the mobile phone operators made call drops for 222 crore times.


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