Does Grameen Phone Need to Rethink Promoting Its Value Added Services for Users of Sylhet in Bangladesh?
Ahmed, S. M. Saief Uddin
Chowdhuri, Abu Sayef Md Muntaquimul Bari
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Bangladesh has one of the fastest growing consumers in mobile communication sector and Grameen Phone Ltd. is standing in top position. Value-added services (VAS) help mobile phone operators go beyond typical voice services to earn more revenue. This paper identifies 69.3 percent Grameen Phone (GP) users belong to 21-30 age group, 57 percent users are student, 58 percent is using smart phone while almost 48 percent is using Nokia aspreferred cell phone brand. 44 percent users are using GP more than six years while 38 percent users spent Tk. 501 – 1000 per month. Almost 47 percent users got informed about VAS via GP’s bulk SMS and 21.2 percent via newspaper. From plenty of VAS, SMS (33 percent) and call waiting/hold (52 percent) are used a great deal by the users. The study depicts significant and strong positive association with users’ age and usage (Tk.) per month, and users’ profession and call conference and opera mini.