According to the government directive all unregistered SIMs will be deactivated from zero hour of June 1, 2016. To promote re-registration, Grameenphone is offering one smartphone every 20 minutes for the customers who are re-registering their SIMs. The offer will be available everyday from 10 am to 8 pm till May 31, 2016.
The first person re-registering on every twentieth minute of an hour will be awarded with an Okapia co-branded smartphone. Winners will be notified through SMS and will have to collect their phone by July 15, 2016.
Moreover, every customer who comes to re-register during this period will get free talk-time worth BDT 200. This talk-time will be valid for seven days and can be used for GP-GP calls only. The offer will be available till May 27, 2016.
The extended time for biometric re-registration of mobile SIM cards will end on May 31, 2016. All Grameenphone customers who are yet to register have been requested to complete re-registration by the deadline to avoid permanent disconnection. From January 2016 the government initiated re-registration of mobile phone subscribers through the biometric process. Through this process customer’s NID and fingerprint is verified by the Election commission (EC) against EC’s Database.
Re-registration is being done at more than 50,000 Grameenphone biometric points across the country. Subscribers are required to bring a copy of their National Identity (NID) Card, a passport-size photograph and the active SIM intended for re-registration.