Electricity bill payment thru’ Robi at Mymensingh

Robi Axiata Limited, one of the leading mobile phone operators of the country has launched electricity bill payment service facility for Power Development Board (PDB) at Mymensingh region. Robi believes that this will facilitate a reliable and convenient mechanism for the clients of PDB to pay their monthly electricity bills.

Robi’s system for mobile payment of electricity bills will be integrated with the PDB’s electricity billing system. Hence, electricity bills paid through Robi’s electricity bills payment system will be updated on PDB’s billing system on real time basis. From convenience point of view, PDB clients may choose to pay their electricity bills either through Robi Cash Points or through their mobile phone.

2Mobile users will get an automatic SMS regarding their monthly electricity bill payment dues. Besides, they will get a reminder SMS prior to the payment deadline in case they forget to pay the dues. Moreover, once they pay the electricity bill they will get an immediate confirmation of the payment. Hence, Robi mobile electricity bill payment system is completely secure and reliable.

PDB clients in Tangail, Bhuapur, Shakhipur, Ghatail, Kalihati, Mymensingh Metro, Mymensing (North)-I, Fulpur, Fulbaria, Gouripur,  Muktagacha, Iswarganj, Haluaghat, Netrokona, Bhaluka, Trisal, Gafargaon, Jhenaigati, Nalitabari, Nokhla, Sreebordi, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Sarishabari, Kishoreganj, Bajitpur, Bhairab Bazar,  Kuliachar, Shimulkandi, Kishoreganj areas will be able to avail this facility under Mymensingh region.

Out of 6 regions of PDB’s mobile electricity payment zones; Robi is currently offering the service to Rajshahi, Comilla and Mymensingh region. Robi has recently won the right to collect electricity bills in Mymensingh region from PDB through a competitive tendering process beating other mobile phone operators.

In the launching program, Mr. Shah Jalal Uddin, Head of Business Operations, Digital Services and Syed Ashraf Uddin Ahmed, Mymensingh Regional Manager from Robi demonstrated how a customer could pay their monthly electricity bills using the Robi mobile bill pay service. Local artists performed traditional Geeti Kobita in the program to highlight the facilities of mobile electricity bill payment system, Mobile Financial Services and to promote the initiatives undertaken by the Government to realize the vision of Digital Bangladesh.

Md. Abdur Rouf, General Manager, Commercial, PDB, Mymensingh was present as Chief Guest while Engr. Sk. Md. Alauddin, Chief Engineer, PDB, Mymensingh and Ataul Karim Khokon, Secretary, Mymensingh Prss Club were present as Guest of Honour of the programme. Rakibul Islam, Additional Chief Engineer and Mr. Mrinal Kanti Sen, Superintendent Engineer (Mymensingh Zone) were also present in the occassion.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer of Robi said that “We are proud to be facilitating the collection of electricity bills in Mymensingh region for Power Development Board (PDB).  We would like to thank PDB for entrusting Robi with this responsibility. This certainly strengthens our ability to ensure quality customer experience with our products and services to a wider group of customer base. With necessary digital infrastructure, Robi is ready to facilitate improved lifestyle for our customers in Mymensingh with complete range of digital services.”

Besides, Muhammad Mehedi Hasan, Vice President, Market Operation; Dewan Nazmul Hasan, Head of Finance & Regulation, Digital Service; Danesh Bansal, Vice President, Enterprise Program Management Office; Raz Sharif Shah Jamal, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and a number of officials from Robi Axiata Limited were present on the occasion.

About Rob Axiata Ltd:

Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc, of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with over 25 million subscribers, as of September 2014. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with more than 11,000 BTS and nearly 2,200 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 400 operators across 207 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.