USSD codes of GrameenPhone, Robi, Banglalink, Airtel, Teletalk

GrameenPhone
Prepaid Balance Check : *566#
Show SIM Number : *2# or *111*8*2#
Package Check : *111*7*2#
Minute Balance Check : *566*24#,*566*20#, *566*22#
SMS Check : *566*2#, *566*18#
MMS Check : *566*14#
Data (MB) Check : *566*10#, *567#
Call Me Back : *123*Number#
Net Setting Request : *111*6*2#
Miss Call Alert (On) : type START MCA & Send to 6222
Miss Call Alert (Off) : Type STOP MCA & Send to 6222
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Banglalink
Prepaid Balance Check : *124#
Show SIM Number : *511#
Package Check : *125#
Minute Balance Check : *124*2#
SMS Check : *124*3#
MMS Check : *124*2#
Data (MB) Check : *124*5#, *222*3#
Call Me Back : *126*Number#
Net Setting Request : Type ALL & Send to 3343
Miss Call Alert (On) : Type START & Send to 622
Miss Call Alert (Off) : Type STOP & Send to 622 .
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Robi
Prepaid Balance Check : *222#
Show SIM Number : *140*2*4#
Package Check : *140*14#
Minute Check : *222*3#
SMS Check : *222*11#
MMS Check : *222*13#
Data (MB) Check : *222*81#, 8444*88#
Net Setting Request : *140*7#
Miss Call Alert (On) : Type ON & Send to 8272 Miss Call Alert (Off) : Type OFF & Send to 8272 .
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Airtel
Prepaid Balance Check : *778#
Show SIM Number : *121*6*3#
Package Check : *121*8#
Minute Balance Check : *778*5# or *778*8#
SMS Check : *778*2#
MMS Check : *222*13#
Data (MB) Check : *778*39# or *778*4#
Call Me Back : *121*5#
Net Setting Request : *140*7#
Miss Call Alert (On) : *121*3*4#
.
Teletalk
Prepaid Balance Check : *152#
Show SIM Number : Type “Tar” & send to 222
Package Check :
Minute balance Check : *152#
SMS Check : *152#
MMS Check : *152#
Data (MB) Check : *152#
Net Setting Request : Type SET & Send to 738
Miss Call Alert (On) : Type REG & Send to 2455
Miss Call Alert (Off) : Type CAN & Send to 2455

Robi Internet Packages, price, validity & Activation Codes

Robi Internet Packages, Validity, Price, Activation code:


Updated: 24th March 2019

VolumePriceValidityActivation Code
250MB4630*123*110#
750MB @ 31tk7414*123*0074#
1GB11930*123*0119#
1.5GB1017*123*101#
2GB413*123*041#
2GB20930*123*209#
3GB (2GB + 1GB 4G)483*123*48#
4GB(3GB Regular + 1GB 4G)1087*123*0108#
4GB31630*123*316#
6GB (3GB+3GB 4G)1297*123*0129#
7GB (5GB+2GB 4G)39930*123*399#
10 GB (7GB Regular + 3GB 4G)1997*123*0199#
10 GB (7GB Regular + 3GB 4G)50130*123*501#
15 GB64930*123*649#
1 GB, 50 Mins, 100 SMS987*123*098#
1 GB, 75 Mins, 30 SMS14930*123*149#
2 GB, 150 Mins, 150 SMS (Prepaid)25130*123*251#
2 GB, 150 Mins, 150 SMS (Postpaid)25130*123*251#
200 MB, 20 Mins297Scratch Card
600 MB, 30 Mins, 30 SMS (Prepaid)587*123*058#
600 MB, 30 Mins, 30 SMS (Prepaid)587*123*058#
60 MB (any use) +40MB Bonus for FB, IMO103*123*0010#
100 MB + 100MB FB IMO BONUS193*123*019#
350 MB IMO1828*123*56#
350 MB Facebook & Whatsapp1828*123*0250#
400 MB + 400 MB FB IMO Bonus5930Scratch Card
600 MB + 200 MB FB IMO Bonus497Scratch Card
600 MB any use + 200MB FB & IMO Bonus497*123*049#

 

Source:  Robi Axiata Website.

GrameenPhone Internet Packages, Validity, Price, Activation Code

GrameenPhone Internet Packages, Validity, Price, Activation code:

Updated: 24th March 2019

VolumePriceValidityActivation Code
5MB2.53*121*3002#
250MB @ 31tk313*121*3083#
2GB443 (72hours)*121*3242#
1GB Weekly867*121*3056#
1.5GB1047*121*3344#
2GB Weekly1297*121*3058#
4GB Weekly1797*121*3084#
6GB(3GB Regular + 3GB 4G)1487*121*3262#
10GB (5GB Regular + 5GB 4G)1987*121*3133#
1GB18930*121*3390#
1538MB22930*121*3027#
3.5GB (2.5GB Regular + 1GB 4G)33728*121*3009#
3GB27930*121*3391#
5.5GB (3.5GB Regular + 2GB 4G)42728*121*3010#
5GB39930*121*3392#
6GB60928*121*3012#
10GB64930*121*3393#
20GB99830*121*3394#
115MB5630*121*3005#
85MB377*121*3004#
555MB14928*121*3007#
Whatsapp pack 26MB2.53*121*3063#
Viber pack 26MB2.53*121*3070#
Heavy Video pack63*121*3020#
Facebook 3 Days1.53*121*3022#
Emergency data loan (12MB)53*121*3021#
Facebook 28 Days1828*121*3024#
Facebook 7 Days67*121*3023#

 

Source:  GrameenPhone Website.

Bangladeshi Passport – VISA free, On Arrival & eVISA Country list

Bangladeshi passport is one of the weakest Passports in the world. If you are one of the Bangladeshis – you probably are aware of the hassle of getting Visa when you intend to travel abroad. Fortunately, the doors are much welcoming for Bangladeshi passport holders in some of the countries. Here is the list of those countries:

VISA Free entry – Bangladeshi passport holders can travel the following countries without any Visa:
1. Bahamas
2. Barbados
3. Bhutan
4. Dominica
5. Fiji
6. Gambia
7. Grenada
8. Haiti
9. Indonesia
10. Jamaica
11. Lesotho
12. Micronesia
13. Saint Kitts and Nevis
14. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
15. Trinidad and Tobago
16. Vanuatu

On-Arrival Visa – The following countries provide Visa on-arrival:

1. Benin
2. Cape Verde
3. Comoros
4. Guinea-Bissau
5. Madagascar
6. Maldives
7. Mauritania
8. Mozambique
9. Nepal
10. Somalia
11. Timor-Leste
12. Togo
13. Tuvalu

eVisa – The following requires you to Fill out an online application and obtain an eVisa:
1. Cambodia
2. Djibouti
3. Gabon
4. Kenya
5. Kyrgyzstan
6. Malaysia
7. Myanmar
8. Qatar
9. Rwanda
10. Sri Lanka
11. Uganda
12. Zambia
13. Zimbabwe

Seychelles Provides a Visitor’s permit and Samoa provides Entry permit on-arrival.

Dhaka city – Only one main road connecting North & South

Commuters from Uttara to Motijheel know what it takes for them to reach their destination in rush hours. It is hard to believe that our urban planners couldn’t make a parallel lane to the Uttara – Motijheel road. Yes there are branch roads one through Kuril Bishwaroad and another one through Mohakhali Tejgaon – but still – Uttara to Kuril – ONLY ONE CONNECTING ROAD.

There was probably no need to write this article – but one recent incident on 14th & 15th October – Chinese President’s visit to Bangladesh is an eye opener for our urban planners. Chinese President was staying at Le Méridien Dhaka – which is located on this road. It is understandable that to ensure security for this VVIP – the security agencies needed blocking this road. But what is not understandable is that – this road is the only road through the city which connects the Northern and Southern part of the city. Not only that – the road is vital as Country’s largest Airport is located by this road. This road also connects few other Highways – such as:

  • Dhaka – Mymensingh Highway
  • Dhaka – Sylhet Highway
  • Dhaka – Jamuna Bridge Highway

Blocking this road entirely – means blocking these highways and blocking the way of Airport goers as well as blocking the commute from Uttara to Southern part of the city. This is insane!! The whole city had to suffer on those two days (14, 15 October 2016). Please have a look at the following map:

 

The problem on those two days were not only for North to South commuters. Since this road divides the city in two parts – East and West and people from both side needs to use this road to go to other sides – blocking this road means blocking East West crisscrossing too.

What on our policy makers’ minds go through when they plan to reside Chinese President Le Méridien Dhaka??? Couldn’t they imagine the consequences?? The VVIP not only stayed on that hotel – he had to use the road to attend all the programs and most of them were in the middle of the city.

Now this incident is an eye opener for our Urban planners to think seriously about the issue. It is understandable that not every day VVIPs will stay in Le Méridien Dhaka – but some other incidents may take place (For example, PM or VVIP Leaders are welcomed when they return from foreign trip) which can cause the road block. Moreover, in few years time twice the number of people will start living at Purbachol – so add those people in the number who will be using this road!!

It is time Government should take this issue seriously and try to build more roads connecting North to South. We have seen building flyovers are not even working since those do not have enough connecting roads which will make room for the transportation. There are still some less occupied areas through which roads can be built. These roads will definitely help reduce the pressure on the Airport road and moreover act as redundant connectivity from north to south.

Hasibul Islam

 

How to check numbers registered (Biometric) against your NID

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.

Check your Mobile Balance – GrameenPhone, BanglaLink, Robi, Airtel, Teletalk, Citycell

Grameenphone: *566# (Prepaid), 12115 (Postpaid) or sms: 2000 (Postpaid)
Banglalink: *124#
Airtel: *778#
Robi: *222# or *222#1 or 222
Teletalk: *152#
Citycell: *8111

Check own number – GrameenPhone, BanglaLink, Robi, Airtel, Teletalk, Citycell

Since I needed this information quite often –  I believe many others will need it too. Here is how you may know your own number from various mobile phone operators:

GrameenPhone: *2#

BanglaLink: *511#

Robi: *140*2*4#

Airtel: *121*6*3#

Teletalk: *551#

Citycell: Type MDN & send it to 7678

ভ্যাট এবং একটি কবিতা

কোনো বাসে আগুন ধরে নাই – ভাঙ্গা হয় নাই গাড়ি।
সহিংসতাহীন আন্দোলনে ছিলনা বাড়াবাড়ি।
কেউ এসে দিয়ে যায়নি বিরানির কোনো প্যাকেট –
সিটি কর্পোরেশন দিয়ে যায়নি মোবাইল টয়লেট!!

ফার্মের মুরগি বলে যাদের দিকে মারা হত তীর
যৌক্তিক আন্দোলনে সফল হয়ে আজকে তারাই বীর।

ভ্যাটের শতকরায় শিখেছেন অনেক হিসাব।
মন্ত্রির মাথায়ই আসলে ছিল জ্ঞানের অভাব।

তা নাহলে দেশ করার কারিগরদের অজ্ঞ কিভাবে বলে?
শিক্ষকদের আন্দোলন ও যাবে না বিফলে।

– হাসিবুল ইসলাম