The High Court on Thursday imposed a ban on hiking the mobile phone call rate and charge for call drop from the subscribers.
The court also ordered the authorities concerned to form a committee to fix the call rate.
It also issued a rule asking the government and the operators of the mobile phones to give details in a month why hiking call rate charge without soliciting opinions from the subscribers should not be declared illegal.
The HC bench of Justice Tariqul Hakim and Justice Md Suhrawardy issued the order and rule following a writ petition.
Law Reporters Forum Members M Badiuzzaman and Mahedi Hasan Dalim, Mobile Phone Subscribers Association President Mohiduddin Ahmed and Supreme Court lawyer Rashedul Hasan submitted the petition.