Village Phone

Village Phone
  • Intro
  • Features
  • Tariff
  • FAQ
Village Phone Program is a noble effort by tri party (GP-GTC-GB) to eliminate poverty by providing self-employment opportunity. Village Phone program has created an income-earning opportunity for the VP operators, mostly poor women and borrower members of Grameen Bank, who are now able to make their opinions count. The Village Phone (VP) initiative has made tremendous social and economic impact in the rural areas of Bangladesh, creating a 'substantial consumer surplus' for the users. They are popularly known as VPO (Village Phone Operator). It Received 'GSMA in the Community Award' in 2000, 'Commonwealth Innovation Award' in 2003 & "Petersburg Prize" awarded by the Gateway Foundation in 2005. The profit for VPO is the difference between end customer tariff & operator's tariff. This profit enables them to meet not only basic need like food, shelter, health etc. but also entertainment need.
  • Prepaid Price Plan
  • Tk. 50 Preloaded talk time with validity of 30 days
  • Make and Receive Calls from any phone (Mobile, PSTN,ISD)
  • Electronic and Scratch Card Based Recharge
  • VP Community Pricing
  • 1 sec pulse
  • Start up price BDT 100

Tariff for Opt-in Plan


Call Rate

Any Local Operator

79 poisha/minute


1 second


50 poisha/ SMS (within 160 characters limit)

Tariff for Default Plan




Any Local Operator

BDT 0.49

BDT 0.99


1 second


24 hours at BDT 0.50/SMS (within 160 character space)


* 5% Supplementary Duty (SD) + 15 % VAT inclusive of SD will be applicable for all charges + 1% surcharge on base tariff

*To migrate this optional tariff plan Please Dial *479*2# (free)

*To migrate the default tariff plan Please Dial *479*1# (free)


  • 1. What is the offer?

    This is a new Tariff Plan for all existing and new Village Phone customers where customer can Opt-In simply by dialing *479*1# (Free of charge). However, from 11th March, 2015 onwards new VP customers will automatically get this tariff plan.

  • 2. What is rate of this tariff plan?

    79 paisa 24hrs to any local number with 1 second pulse.  

  • 3. Which products are eligible for this tariff plan?

    Only Village Phone customers are eligible for this tariff plan.

  • 4. What is the validity for this Tariff Plan?

    There is no validity for this Tariff Plan. Once customers opt-in to this tariff plan it will be valid for unlimited time.   

  • 5. Is 1 Paisa, PCO lower tariff & Startup users are eligible for this tariff plan?

    Yes but tariff of that specific campaign will be applicable first. After the campaign is over or if customer opt-out from that campaign 79 paisa tariff will be applicable. 

  • 6. Is there any opt out option?

    Customers can opt out by Dialing *479*2# (Free of charge)

  • 7. What will happen to the default tariff plan of VP product?

    If the customer, opt-out from 79 paisa plan then s/he can enjoy the default tariff plan

  • 8. What will happen to churn back customers?

    Churn customers will enjoy the VP default tariff plan when activated. However if s/he wants to avail this tariff plan then s/he has to dial *479*1# (Free of charge) for activation.