Robi offers 48-hour free calls to and from Nepal

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the leading telecom operator Robi announced free calls and text messages to Nepal from its network for 48 hours. It was effective from 0800am on 28 April 2015.

1Calling and texting to and from Nepal without charges will be applied to all post-paid and pre-paid customers of Robi with international calling.

 This initiative is designed to help Robi customers check on their friends and relatives who might have been affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April.

 Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer Matiul Islam Nowshad said: “As a small gesture during this hour of crisis, Robi has decided to offer free calls and text messages to Nepal. This would enable our subscribers across the country to get in touch with their families and friends in Nepal.”

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 26 million subscribers, as of March 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with more than 11,200 BTS. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 600 operators across 200 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.