Package Count and Durations: The total number of packages will now be 40, including regular packages, special packages (CCSP), research and development (R&D), and all brand-specific options as per flexible plans. This marks a reduction from the previous 85 packages. Furthermore, the validity for all packages will be 7 days, 30 days, and unlimited, as opposed to the previous validity periods of 3 days, 7 days, 15 days, and 30 days.
Unlimited Package Options and Data Volumes: Each operator has the flexibility to provide unlimited data packages in three volumes: 25 GB, 50 GB, and 75 GB. Operators may seek approval from the BTRC to adjust the data volume in the future.
Flexible Plan Package Design: Customers who use MyGP, MyRobi, MyBL, My Teletalk can design their own package by selecting talk time, data volume, social pack, SMS, etc. If the customers like the displayed price, they can acquire the package using their mobile app and it will be treated as a regular package.
Carry forward benefit: Under the new guidelines, customers will be able to enjoy data carry forward benefit if they buy the same package before the validity period expires. Customers will be able to carry forward up to a maximum of 50 GB data. Carry forward benefits will also be effective in social and bo-nus packages.
Data expiry notification for customers: In the event a customer is presented with a new package offer prior to the expiration of their current package, the offer should mirror the existing package, while the other two alternatives may align with their usage history. Additionally, customers should receive a noti-fication regarding the impending data expiration via SMS one day before the package’s expiry date.
Minister Jabbar said the decision has been taken for the convenience of the customers and will be changed keeping the benefit of the customers in mind.
BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder presided over the function while Vice Chairman Mohiuddin Ahmed delivered the welcome speech.
Representatives of mobile operators’ association AMTOB and representatives from mobile phone opera-tors were also present.