Village Phone

Intro

Village Phone Program is a noble effort by tri party (GP-GTC-GB) to eliminate poverty by providing self-employment opportunity. Village Phone program has created an income-earning opportunity for the VP operators, mostly poor women and borrower members of Grameen Bank, who are now able to make their opinions count. The Village Phone (VP) initiative has made tremendous social and economic impact in the rural areas of Bangladesh, creating a 'substantial consumer surplus' for the users. They are popularly known as VPO (Village Phone Operator). It Received 'GSMA in the Community Award' in 2000, 'Commonwealth Innovation Award' in 2003 & "Petersburg Prize" awarded by the Gateway Foundation in 2005. The profit for VPO is the difference between end customer tariff & operator's tariff. This profit enables them to meet not only basic need like food, shelter, health etc. but also entertainment need.

Features

  • Prepaid Price Plan
  • Tk. 50 Preloaded talk time with validity of 30 days
  • Make and Receive Calls from any phone (Mobile, PSTN,ISD)
  • Electronic and Scratch Card Based Recharge
  • VP Community Pricing
  • 1 sec pulse
  • Start up price BDT 100

Tariff for Opt-in Plan

TypeCall Rate
Any Local Operator79 poisha/minute
Pulse1 second
SMS50 poisha/ SMS (within 160 characters limit)

Tariff for Default Plan

Type12pm-4pm4pm-12pm
Any Local OperatorBDT 0.49BDT 0.99
Pulse1 second
SMS24 hours at BDT 0.50/SMS (within 160 character space)

 

Note:

* 5% Supplementary Duty (SD) + 15 % VAT inclusive of SD will be applicable for all charges + 1% surcharge on base tariff

*To migrate this optional tariff plan Please Dial *479*2# (free)

*To migrate the default tariff plan Please Dial *479*1# (free)

FAQ

What is the offer?

What is rate of this tariff plan?

Which products are eligible for this tariff plan?

What is the validity for this Tariff Plan?

Is 1 Paisa, PCO lower tariff & Startup users are eligible for this tariff plan?

Is there any opt out option?

What will happen to the default tariff plan of VP product?

What will happen to churn back customers?

 

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