Grameenphone (GP) has introduced a new number series of '013' alongside the existing '017' series.
The new number series was unveiled on Sunday at a local hotel by Brig. Gen. Md. Mustafa Kamal, Director General (E&O), Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), according to a statement.
With '013' connections, customers will be able to enjoy the same portfolio of products and services, and the best network experience in the country that our customers using '017' love. New SIM cards with '013' numbers will be available at all SIM selling outlets, just like the "017" numbers and at the same price.
GP's Deputy CEO and CMO Yasir Azman, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Mahmud Hossain and other senior officials of the company were present on the occasion, along with the representatives from the media. The first official call of 013 has been made by Yasir Azman to Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar.
During the telephone conversation the minister said, "I congratulate you for the courage you have shown while spreading the network. I believe it will not be difficult for you to maintain quality for the huge number of customers you have."
The chief guest congratulated GP for being able to launch the '013' number series within a short time and hoped the company will 'maintain the same quality of service that it is known for'.
Grameenphone started its journey on March 26, 1997 with '017' number series when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the first call to Laily Begum, living in the rural outskirts of Dhaka city.
Since then the company has been leading the telecom industry of the country and is currently serving 71 million customers, making it one of the top 20 mobile operators in the world in subscriber numbers.
In the last 21 years the company has established the largest network of the country covering 99% of the population with high speed mobile internet.
GP always puts customers in the centre and strives to offer services with unparalleled quality, which is why Ookla has declared GP network as the fastest mobile network in the country in 2018.
During its long journey, Grameenphone has always received the trust and loyalty from its customers leading to the high demand for '017' number series and ultimately to the exhaustion of the '017' number series.
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