Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has moved to gradually convert its subscribers’ land phone numbers into 11 digits across the country for better service delivery.
As part of the move, it will start converting fixed telephone numbers in the capital’s Gulshan area from August 6, says a BTCL press release.The main purpose of this great initiative is to ensure improved and modern service, BTCL has claimed.
02-2222 numbers will be added to the last five-digits of all the existing seven-digit numbers under Gulshan telephone exchange.
However, all the numbers starting with ‘984’ and ‘985’ under Gulshan exchanges will now be replaced by fully new 11-digit numbers instead of existing seven-digit numbers.
But the last five digits of ‘986’, ‘988’, and ‘989’ group numbers will remain unchanged, according to BTCL.
For instance, the existing 9887488 telephone number of Gulshan area will be replaced by 02-2222-87488.
Telephone numbers will remain unchanged if subscribers are willing to transfer their telephones to any place within the same zone. Moving to another zone will only change the zone code, while others digits will remain the same.BTCL now has five zones across the country. Zone code for the central zone is 2, for south-east zone 3, for south-west zone 4 for north-west zone 5 and for north0-east zone 9.
For any information regarding number change, subscribers can call BTCL’s call centre number 16402 or customer service, Gulshan, 02-41061199 or DGM (Switch) Gulshan Office on 02-41080000 or 02-41061096.