If your curious mind wants to be sure no one else has used your NID to register their mobile number – you need to do the following:
Robi Users: Dial *1600*3#
Banglalink Users: Dial *1600*2#
GrameenPhone, Airtel, Teletalk and Citycell has not yet announced this feature.
Good News! – Viber, WhatsApp, Line, Tango etc have been Unblocked. These were blocked few days back on the ground of security issues.
I checked this morning and all of these were working perfectly. This has happened when people were fearing ban on Facebook on same excuse.
Three more instant messaging and Internet calling software got blocked in Bangladesh – just one day after blocking another popular program Viber. From an unconfirmed source – I could learn that these are blocked till 21st January with an excuse of security concern.
Although officials said these will be unblocked by 21st January – but many are fearing it will not be. The government blocked Youtube earlier a couple of years back. Many other Google services were interrupted due to this block. It took a long time for the unblock that time.
Whatever the reason for the block the Government may provide – it is never accepted positively among the users. The new generation is highly dependent on these services – which are known to be famous for their free text messaging and Internet voice calls.
Skype, Google Talk (Hangout) and Facebook calling services are still running fine but many are fearing blocks might be imposed on these too.
A group of Bangladeshi hackers have hacked the website of BTRC. They did put a logo of theirs’ in BTRC website homepage. BTRC probably taken the site down immediately. The website www.btrc.gov.bd is still down ( 1am 19-01-2015).
It has been referred from an unconfirmed source that – the hacking has taken place in protest of BTRC’s recent action on shutting down popular Internet calling services like Viber, Tango, Line etc.
The Government of Bangladesh has blocked Viber and similar popular instant messaging and Internet calling services in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has sent a letter to all the mobile operators and International Internet Gateway (IIG) providers to shut the services of these services.
While most of the users of Mobile operators are unable to use these services – some other ISP users are still able to use Viber and those blocked services.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.