SIM Card Unused/Inactive 2 Years Subscribers lose Ownership BTRC Notice

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
BTRC Notice To Mobile operators Cellular phone (Simcard) users in the country would lose the
ownership on SIM (number) if it is remained inactive/Unused for two years
The telecom regulator yesterday issued a directive to
this end which said the operator could resell the SIM as “the ownership
claiming period has been trimmed to two years, which the subscriber
earlier used to enjoy for lifetime, after deactivation of the numbers”.
The directive “Directives on Service and Tariff 2015” of the Bangladesh
Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said a mobile number
becomes automatically deactivated if it is not used for 90 consecutive

It said the mobile phone companies would be allowed, upon
the permission of BTRC, to resell any number if it is not in use for 730
consecutive days.

The old number, however, can only be resold at a regular price, added the directive.

to the directive, the subscriber will be allowed to reactivate the
number by recharging talk-times within 356 days since deactivation and
will be able to reactive the number by paying Tk 100 as reactivation fee
within 730 days.

Mobile operators have to give the subscriber a three-month prior notice before reselling the number.

said the Service Providers have to display list of the connections that
are to be reused in its own website, Customer Care Centers, and in the
website of the regular. In addition, the Service Provider shall preserve
all information/documentation relevant to the registration and usage of
all such connections.

Besides, the directive also set the
minimum validity and usability of service amount of recharge: 10 day BDT
10 – BDT 30, 15 days BDT 31 – BDT 50, 30 days BDT 51 – BDT 150, 45 days
BDT 151 – BDT 300, 100 days BDT 301 – BDT 500, 180 days BDT 501 – BDT
999, and 360 days BDT 1,000 and above

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