Grameenphone Xplore Postpaid Package Details Feature and Call Rates

Grameenphone Ltd. (GP) introduces it’s Xplore Postpaid product in a brand and exciting new way. With an aim of delighting all existing Xplore subscribers and the upcoming generation of postpaid users, GP has not only made a change in the tariff plan of this product but has also introduced other new unique offers for it (such as: Auto debit option with Standard Chartered Bank, Lanka Bangla Finance, The City Bank Ltd. (AMEX Card only) & United Commercial Bank (Credit Card only) and Extended Credit Limit Option with Bank Guarantee from United Commercial Bank).

Product specification:

Connection Type Current Price
Xplore Postpaid (M2M, BTCL, NWD) BDT 499

* ISD connection after activation without any security deposit.

  • NWD calls: BTCL’s Peak (8am – 10pm) & Off-peak (10pm – 8am) rate will be applicable for BTCL charge
  • All figures are excluding VAT. 3% Supplementary Duty (SD) +15 % VAT on price inclusive of SD will be applicable.
  • BTCL Incoming is absolutely free for Xplore

Other Attractive Offers:

Internet at a lower price

3G Mini Pack 250 MB (512 Kbps) at BDT 80 for both New & Existing Xplore subscribers. To activate the package subscribers will have to Dial *500*9# or SMS ‘512 250MB‘ to 5000 (Free of charge). This is a permanent offer for the Xplore subscribers.

Free bill checking options

Currently there are 6 ways through which Xplore subscribers can check their bill. The options are as follows:

Options Existing Scenario New Scenario
Invoice Copy Free Free
SMS in Invoice Date Free Free
Push Pull SMS BDT 2 / SMS Free*
Grameenphone E-Care Free Free
121 (IVR) 50 Paisa/ Min 50 Paisa/ Min
USSD N/A Free*

*Note: Newly introduced free bill checking options
a) To check bill through Push-Pull SMS: Type Usage in SMS option and send SMS to 4777
b) To check bill through USSD option:

  • Dial *111*4*1*2# to check Total due
  • Dial *111*4*2# to check credit limit information

 

Auto Debit Bill Payment Option

Through this offer, Credit Card and Account holders of Selective banks / financial institutes will be able to enjoy auto-debit facility and if any subscribers avails this option then he/she will not be required to submit BDT 3,000 as security deposit to enjoy the ISD facility. In addition to this, these subscribers will get BDT 3,000 as additional credit limit. To avail the full benefits of this particular offer, subscribers need to have credit cards/accounts of Standard Chartered Bank, Lanka Bangla Finance, The City Bank Ltd. (AMEX card only) & United Commercial Bank (Credit Card only)

Disconnected SIM Offer

Duration of Disconnection* Minimum Requirement for **Reconnection Percentage of Discount on Local Dues
Disconnected for 1 to 2 Years Will have to clear full dues 10% discount on local airtime usage for next 3 months as per bill cycle
Disconnected for more than 2 Years to 5 Years Subscribers will have to clear the rest of the dues after discount 50% discount on local dues
Disconnected for more than 5 Years to 9 Years Subscribers will have to clear the rest of the dues after discount 70% discount on local dues
Disconnected for more than 9 Years Subscribers will have to clear the rest of the dues after discount 90% discount on local dues

*Note:

  • Disconnected meaning Permanently disconnected
  • For reconnection subscriber has to have a registered SIM as per BTRC guideline
  • Reconnected SIM will be treated as new SIM and therefore will be eligible for freebies

Prepaid to Postpaid Balance Transfer

  • Through this offer Prepaid subscribers can now transfer balance to any GP Postpaid as per existing balance transfer process and conditions
  • Transferred amount will be treated as bill adjustment
Modalities & Conditions
Maximum number of transfer in one month* 16
Minimum amount transfer per transaction BDT 50
Maximum amount transfer per transaction BDT 100
Maximum amount that can be transferred in a month BDT 1000
SMS charge for sender BDT 2.00 + 5% Supplementary Duty (SD) +15 % VAT on price inclusive of SD
Balance transfer charge for receiver BDT 2.00 (flat charge for any amount)
Product Features Offers
SIM Price BDT 499
Default Credit Limit BDT 300
Freebies (For New Subscribers only) 1000 SMS, 1000 MMS, (GP-GP, 3 Months), 99 X 6MB Data (6 Months) and MCA & Call Block(6 Bill Cycle)
Line Rent Zero
Call Rate 2 Paisa/Second
Friends and Family (F&F) Maximum 9 GP-GP or GP-Other Operator (in which 2 GP-GP Super F&F options),
GP-GP F&F : 60 paisa/min (i.e. 1 paisa/sec),
GP-Other Operator: 90 paisa/min (i.e. 1.5 paisa/sec),
Super F&F (GP-GP): 30 paisa/min (i.e. 0.5 paisa/sec)
Pulse 1 Second
SMS (On-net, Off-net & F&F) 50 Paisa per SMS (within 160 Character Spaces)
Discount in On-net Airtime Usage 20% discount on voice calls (to any local number) for 6 months plus 10% discount on usage, (if BDT 500+ Voice Usage to any local number) for the next 6 months
Thank You Bonus Discontinued

*Note:

  • To check freebies usage, type “freeunit” and send SMS to 4777
  • Freebies: SMS and MMS can be used in On-net only
  • 99×6 (594MB) internet will be pushed at once with 6 months validity. Customers can use it by 1 day or through out 6 months
  • Check F&F and Super F&F activation or modification process
  • 3% Supplementary Duty (SD) +15 % VAT on price/tariff inclusive of SD will be applicable

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FAQ:

1. What are the changes in the basic features of Xplore?

Answer: The following changes have been made in the basic features of Xplore postpaid package:

Features

Xplore (New)

SIM Price

BDT 499

Default Credit Limit

BDT 300

Freebies

1000 SMS,1000

99 X 3MB Data

MCA &

MMS

(6Months)

Call Block

( For New Subscribers only)

(6 Months)

(6 Bill Cycle)

Line Rent

Zero

Call Rate

2 Paisa / Sec

Maximum 9 GP-GP or GP-Other Operator (in which 2 GP-GP Super F&F

options)

Friends & Family (F&F)

GP-GP F&F : 60 paisa/min (i.e. 1 paisa/sec)

[24 hours]

GP-Other Operator: 90 paisa/min (i.e. 1.5 paisa/sec)

Super F&F (GP-GP): 30 paisa/min (i.e. 0.5 paisa/sec)

Pulse

1 Sec

SMS

(On-Net, Off-net

50 Paisa per SMS (Within 160 Character Spaces)

& F&F)

20% discount on voice calls (to any local number) for 6 months plus

Discount in On-net Airtime Usage

10% discount on usage,(if BDT 500+ Voice Usage to any local number)

for the next 6 months

Thank You Bonus

Discontinued

2. Other than the aforementioned changes in the basic features, are there any new offers with this phase of the launch in Xplore?

Answer: Yes. There are other new attractive offers for our Xplore subscribers which are as follows:

Internet at a lower price: P9 package at BDT 80 for both New & Existing Xplore subscribers. To activate the package subscribers will have to type P9 from his/her SMS option and send the SMS to 9999 (Free of charge). This will be a permanent offer for the Xplore subscribers.

Free bill checking options: Currently there are 6 ways through which Xplore subscribers can check their bill. The options are as follows:

Options

Existing Scenario

New Scenario

Invoice Copy

Free

Free

SMS in Invoice Date

Free

Free

Push Pull SMS

BDT 2 / SMS

Free

Grameenphone E-Care

Free

Free

121 (IVR)

50 Paisa/ Min

50 Paisa/Min

USSD

N/A

Free

Note: Newly introduced free bill checking options are highlighted in Blue color in the table above

a)To check bill through Push-Pull SMS: Type Usage in SMS option and send SMS to 4777

b)To check bill through USSD option:

I. Dial *111*4*1*2# to check Total due

II. Dial *111*4*2# to check credit limit information

Auto Debit Bill Payment Option: Through this offer, Credit Card and Account holders of Selective banks / financial institutes will be able to enjoy auto-debit facility and if any subscribers avails this option then he/she will not be required to submit BDT 3,000 as security deposit to enjoy the ISD facility. In addition to this, these subscribers will get BDT 3000 as additional credit limit. To avail the full benefits of this particular offer, subscribers need to have credit cards/accounts of

Standard Chartered Bank, Lanka Bangla Finance, The City Bank Ltd. & United Commercial Bank

3.Will there be any other changes in the previous offers from Xplore, specially in it’s other basic features?

Answer: No. There will be no changes in the other basic features of Xplore. The other attractive basic features of Xplore are as follows:

a)New Start-Up / SIM Price: The new Start-Up/ SIM Price of Xplore will BDT 499

b)Default Credit Limit: The new default credit limit for Xplore would be BDT 300

c) Freebies offered: The following freebies are offered to the new Xplore subscribers

Freebies

1000 SMS,1000 MMS

99×6 MB* Data

MCA & Call Block

(with 6 Months Validity)

(with 6 Months Validity)

(with 6 Bill Cycle Validity)

*Note: Once activated subscriber will get a total of 297 MB data all at one go with a validity of 3 Months. However subscriber will have to activate any of the Edge Packages (P1, P2, P3, P5 and P6) to avail this free data. Once the 3 months validity will be over, subscriber will be able to use data services as per the package he/she originally activated. And to check freebies usage, subscriber needs to type “freeunit” and send SMS to 4777. Freebies: SMS & MMS can be only used in GP-GP

d)Monthly Line Rent: The monthly line rent for a revamped Xplore will be Zero (‘0’)

e)Call Rate: Xplore subscribers will be able to enjoy a flat call rate of BDT 1.20 / Min or 2 Paisa / Sec at any number (On-net & Off-net)

f)Thank You Bonus: Thank You bonus has been discontinued under this revamped Xplore product portfolio.

4. How Super F&F number can be added?

Answer: Type SF 017XXXXXXXX & send to 2800.

5. How to change the Super FnF?

Answer : Customer needs to Delete their current Super FnF first by sending D <GP Number> to 2800 and then Activate New Super FnF.

6. How on-net/Off-net F&F numbers can be added?

Answer: Type 017XXXXXXXX/019XXXXXXXX & send to 2800.

7. Will the previously launched Bank Guarantee offer with United Commercial Bank, continue?

Answer: Yes. The previously launched Bank Guarantee offer with United Commercial Bank on Extended Credit Limit will continue. The details of the Bank Guarantee offer are as follows:

Bank Guarantee Offer: This offer is an unique and permanent offer for Xplore subscribers through which Xplore subscribers will be able to enjoy the following with United Commercial Bank Ltd. (UCB) as GP’s partner in the role of a guarantor:

This offer will allow Xplore subscribers (both Existing & New) to increase their credit limit and talk uninterruptedly within that limit as per UCB’s approval and feedback as a guarantor.

Subscribers will be able to avail this offer from the 18 Grameenphone Centers all through out Bangladesh only.

This offer will be available to for those customers only who will have A/C No. / Debit Cards / Credit Cards of UCB

While availing this offer, subscribers will have to fill up a separate User Registration Form other than the BTRC Subscription form (incase of a New Xplore Subscriber)

8.Will the existing Disconnected SIM Offer in Xplore , continue?

Answer: Yes. The existing Disconnected SIM Offer in Xplore will still continue. The details of the

disconnected SIM offer in Xplore are as follows:

Disconnected SIM Offer: This offer is targeted towards those Xplore subscribers who are having a registered SIM as per BTRC guideline but remains permanently disconnected. Under this offer these subscribers will be able to reactivate their connection and receive discounts on their due. The discount matrix is as follows:

Duration of Disconnection*

Minimum Requirement for

Percentage of Discount on Local Dues

**Reconnection

Disconnected for 1 to 2 Years

Will have to clear full dues

10% discount on local airtime usage for

next 3 months as per bill cycle

Disconnected for more than 2 Years to

Subscribers will have to clear the rest

50% discount on local dues

5 Years

of the dues after discount

Disconnected for more than 5 Years to

Subscribers will have to clear the rest

70% discount on local dues

9 Years

of the dues after discount

Disconnected for more than 9 Years

Subscribers will have to clear the rest

90% discount on local dues

of the dues after discount

*Note:

*Disconnected : Permanently Disconnected

** Reconnection: Subscribers has to have a registered SIM as per BTRC Guideline

Reconnected numbers will be treated as new connection. Therefore they will be eligible for freebies .Reconnection will be done Free Of Charge (FOC)

9. Will the existing Prepaid to Postpaid balance transfer offer continue?

Answer: Yes. The existing prepaid to postpaid balance transfer will continue. The details of the prepaid to postpaid balance transfer are as follows:

Prepaid to Postpaid Balance Transfer: Under this offer Prepaid subscribers will now be able to transfer balance to any GP Postpaid subscriber as per the following balance transfer process and conditions:

Modalities & Conditions

Maximum number of transfer in one month*

16

Minimum amount transfer per transaction

BDT 50

Maximum amount transfer per transaction

BDT 100

Maximum amount that can be transferred in a month

BDT 1000

SMS charge for sender

BDT 2.00 + 15% VAT

Balance transfer charge for receiver

BDT 2.00 (flat charge for any amount)

*Note:

From multiple prepaid numbers

Transferred amount will be treated as Bill Adjustment

Prepaid subscribers will be able to transfer balance to any other GP Postpaid number Business Solutions Postpaid) other than Xplore

10.Will Xplore subscribers be able to avail the Bank Guarantee offer from any other customer touch points of GP?

Answer: No. Both Existing & New Xplore subscribers will be able to avail the Bank Guarantee offer only from the 17 Grameenphone Centers, all around Bangladesh. The Bank Guarantee offer can only be availed from the following GPC’s:

GPC Name

Location

Address

GPC Agrabad

Agrabad, Chittagong

59, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong

GPC Barisal

Barisal

L L Tower, 119, Sadar Road, Barisal

GPC Bogra

Bogra

Kabi Nazrul Islam Road, Jahautala, Bogra

GPC Comilla

Comilla

JL 285, Holding # 1043/986, Mouja – Kandirpar, Jhautola, PS:

Kotowali, Comilla

GPC

Dhanmondi, Dhaka

H # 38/2, R # 16 (new), 27(old), Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka

Dhanmondi

GPC Dinajpur

Dinajpur

Goneshtola, Kotoali Thana, PS – Rajbati (Opposite to Fire Service),

Dinajpur

GPC Farmgate

Farmgate

71 , Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Farmgate, Dhaka

GPC GEC

GEC, Chittagong

1012/A, CDA Avenue, East Nasirabad, Chittagong

GPC Gulshan

Gulshan,Dhaka

Delvistaa Tower, H #1/A, R # 113, Gulshan -2, Dhaka – 1212

GPC Jessore

Jessore

128 R.N. Road (Ground Floor), Jessore – 7400

GPC Khulna

Khulna

181, Khan-E-Sabur Road, Khulna

GPC Mirpur

Mirpur, Dhaka

Rabiul Plaza, Plot # shee-1/kha, Section-1, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216

GPC Rajshahi

Rajshahi

Dainik Barta Complex, Alu Patti, Natore Road, Rajshahi

GPC Rangpur

Rangpur

Central Point, Central Road, Paira Chattar, Rangpur

GPC

Mymensingh

11, C.K. Ghosh Road, Mymensingh

Mymensingh

GPC Sylhet

Sylhet

Dewan Manson, Airport Road, Amborkhana, Sylhet

GPC Motijheel

Motijheel

City Center Building, 1st Floor Plot # 5/A, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-

1000

11. What if a subscriber requests for availing the Bank Guarantee offer from customer touch points other than the aforementioned 17 GPC Locations?

Answer: If any subscriber requests GP Official of touch points other than the aforementioned 17 GPC Locations for availing into the Bank Guarantee Offer, GP Officials are requested to kindly direct the subscriber to the nearest aforementioned GPC and inform him/her about the fact that the offer can only be availed from these listed GPC’s all over Bangladesh.

12. After availing the Bank Guarantee Offer can any subscriber transfer the ownership of his/her connection along with the Bank Guarantee?

Answer: No. Subscriber with Bank Guarantee offer cannot transfer ownership of their connection to anyone else. Owner ship transfer will only be possible after the subscriber discontinues from the Bank Guarantee offer.

13. After availing the Bank Guarantee offer can any subscriber migrate to any other packages of Grameenphone?

Answer: No. Subscriber with Bank Guarantee offer will not be able to migrate to any other packages o Grameenphone. Migration will be possible only after the subscriber discontinues from the Bank Guarantee offer.

14. What will be the procedure for discontinuing from the Bank Guarantee Offer?

Answer: The process of discontinuation is very simple. If a subscriber wants to discontinue from the Bank Guarantee offer he/she will have to clear the dues from the Bank Guarantee offer first .In this case subscriber can either pay the amount used under Bank Guarantee by himself /herself or GP can claim that amount from the Bank if the subscriber wishes not to settle the amount.

15. Suppose a subscriber has already extended his/her credit limit from GP with UCB’s Bank Guarantee.

Can he/she further extend and revise the credit limit originally taken?

Answer: Yes. In the aforementioned scenario, the subscriber can surely extend the credit limit by going through the process of Bank Guarantee again from GPC and if then UCB wishes to guarantee more amount as extended credit limit on behalf of that subscriber, subscriber will definitely be able to revise his/her extended credit limit.

16. After availing the Bank Guarantee Offer and having an extended credit limit, will the subscriber’s line be barred?

Answer: Yes. Even after extending the credit limit through UCB’s Bank Guarantee, subscriber’s connection may get barred only if the subscriber crosses his/her extended credit limit.

17. What will be the unbarring procedure when a bank guarantee subscriber’s connection will get barred?

Answer: The unbarring process for a Bank Guarantee subscriber will remain AS IS. Subscriber will have to pay the due amount to unbar his/her connection.

18. Suppose a subscriber through Bank Guarantee gets the opportunity of extending his/her credit limit up to BDT 5,000.Does this mean within this 5000 limit he /she will not have to pay bills?

Answer: No. Subscriber will have to pay their bills every month as per the terms and conditions indicated in the BTRC Subscription Form even if he/she has an extended credit limit with Bank Guarantee.

19. Other than UCB is there any other Bank with whom GP is having Bank Guarantee partnership?

Answer: No. Till now it is only UCB with whom GP will be in partnership for the Bank Guarantee Offer. If more partner banks are added, all relevant cross functional teams will be informed accordingly.

20. Will existing Xplore subscribers be receiving the freebies?

Answer: No. Freebies will only be available for New Xplore Subscribers.

21. Will the default credit limit of existing Xplore subscribers be changed to BDT 300 ?

Answer: No. Default credit limit of existing Xplore subscribers will remain AS IS. Only the new Xplore subscribers from March 29, 2011 will have a default credit limit of BDT 300.

22. Will Existing Xplore subscribers need to manually migrate to new Xplore package?

Answer: No. Existing Xplore subscribers need not to migrate manually to new Xplore package.

23. If a Xplore subscriber can get balance transfer 16 times in a month, then a prepaid subscriber be able to transfer balance 16 times as well?

Answer: No. As per BTRC regulations a prepaid number can transfer balance maximum up to 10 times in a month. However, a postpaid can receive balance from multiple prepaid number maximum up to 16 times.

24. Will New Xplore subscribers need to deposit BDT 3,000 as security deposit for opening their ISD line?

Answer: No. Any New and Existing Xplore subscriber with Bank Guarantee or either Auto Debit option will have their ISD connections unbarred. If any subscriber who does not qualify for Bank Guarantee the process for unbarring his/her ISD connection will remain AS IS.

25. While filling the Bank Guarantee User Registration Form, does the subscriber need to commit to GP of any monthly commitment fee?

Answer: No. Since in this phase of the launch we are only considering Bank Guarantee with Extended Credit Limit Facility Only.

 26. Will the Bank Guarantee Offer Cover International Roaming Facility as well?

Answer: No. The Bank Guarantee Offer does not cover International Roaming Facility. To avail International Roaming Facility, AS IS process of availing international roaming will be followed.

27. I would like to avail the Bank Guarantee Offer and I am already Xplore subscriber. Do I still need to fill both the BTRC form and the User Registration Form for Bank Guarantee?

Answer: No. In case of an existing Xplore subscriber, subscriber will only need to fill the Bank Guarantee User Registration Form. If the case is such that a new Xplore subscriber comes and wants to avail the Bank Guarantee Offer, then he/she needs to fill both the BTRC form and the Bank Guarantee User Registration Form.

28. On Friday’s and Saturday’s Banking Operation remains closed. What will happen at that time when a subscriber would visit GPC to avail the Bank Guarantee offer on weekends?

Answer: On weekends i.e. Friday & Saturday, subscriber with UCB credit cards will be able to get the service over phone from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (i.e. GPC working Hours)

Other than weekends, A/C holders of UCB will be able to get the service over phone from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM during Banking Hours.

29. The monthly line rent is zero. Is it zero for all Xplore subscribers and is it a permanent offer?

Answer: Yes. Monthly line rent is zero for all new and existing Xplore subscribers and Yes this is a permanent offer.

30. If a permanently disconnected subscriber comes for reconnection. Will he/she be charged for that?

Answer: No. Permanent Disconnected subscribers coming for reconnection will not charged extra while getting a new SIM.

31. If a subscriber wants to activate his/her permanently disconnected connection, will that connection fall under existing Xplore?

Answer: No. That connection will be treated as a new subscriber and therefore will be eligible for receiving the freebies.

32. What will happen if a subscriber use an Xplore connection for 12 months but total billed amount (in 12 months) doesn’t exceed BDT 300 (default credit limit)?

Answer: As long as the subscriber does not exceed the default credit limit of BDT 300, the line will remain unbarred.

 33. In what cases GP will bar an Xplore connection?

Answer: An Xplore connection will get barred under the following conditions:

If a subscriber crosses the Total Credit Limit: default+ SD amount+ extended credit limit amount with Bank Guarantee

Incase if there is no Bank Guarantee, subscribers connection will get barred once it crosses the default credit limit

34.What will happen to those subscribers who has already deposited amounts as security deposit (SD)?

Answer: Nothing will happen to that security deposit amount. The security deposit amount will remain AS IS as long as the subscriber does not wish to withdraw the SD amount. Also note that any customer can increase his/her credit limit anytime by giving Security Deposit for uninterrupted service.

35. Can a subscriber avail the Auto debit option & the Bank Guarantee offer at the same time?

Answer: Yes a subscriber can avail both the Auto Debit Option and the Bank Guarantee offer at the same time.

36. What will happen to the existing Auto Debit option taking subscribers? Will they receive BDT 3000 credit limit?

Answer: No. Existing Auto Debit taking subscribers will not get BDT 3000 credit limit since they have already availed the auto debit option. The new offer will be applicable for those Xplore subscribers who will avail it from March 31, 2012.

37. For Auto Debit, where will the subscribers come and avail it?

Answer: To avail the Auto Debit Option subscribers can either come to our Grameenphone Centers

(GPC’s) or go to the respective bank and enroll. At the moment, only credit card / account holders of

Standard Chartered Bank, The City Bank Ltd., United Commercial Bank and Lanka Bangla Finance can avail this service. However only Lanka Bangla Credit Card & Account Holders will have to go to Lanka Bangla and enroll for Auto Debit.