Advancement in the country's telecommunications sector is yet to make any impact on the 'call charges', the leaders of Citizen Rights Movement said urging the government to bring down the call charges of T&T land phone and mobile phones to tolerable level, reports BDNEWS.
Speaking at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club, the leaders of the Movement demanded the reduction of the BTTB's monthly line rent from Tk 150 to Tk 50 along with the increase of its call duration to 10 minute in first unit and five minutes from second unit.
The organisation also demanded fixing of mobile call rate at Tk 0.50 per minute for all operators.
Former BTRC chairman Syed Marghub Morshed said BTTB, mobile telephone operators as well as BTRC would have to be compelled to reduce call charges initiating a specific guideline and consumer protection law.
"We would go for legal action if necessary", he said adding that a movement involving people of all walks of life would be more effective in this connection.
Mobile users of the country under the banner of Citizen Rights Movement will form a human chain in front of the National Museum in the city at 10 am on February 11 with their eight-point demand most important of which is that the operating companies reduce their call charges to Tk 0.50 per minute.
The call charge in the country is higher than that in any other country in the South Asia region.
They will continue their campaign for lower rates until their demands are met, they added.