I had several reasons to switch to WARID from grameenphone (GP). The tariff GP was charging then made me suffer a lot. Specially when I used to make FnF calls. One thing was that GP allowed me to have only one FnF number. So, I was paying a lot while making calls to my other friends and members of my family. Whenever I was in a problem I was really confused whether to make a phone call to GP or not, of course because of the amount of money I was about to lose. GP had problems with its Welcome Tunes either. I did not find it easy to install a tune at once. You’d always have to wait to get set and go. Besides, the tunes would not be heard all the time, i.e. when there was a heavy traffic fighting to get through the BTSs.
The list of reasons for moving to GP from AKTEL was endless. But it undoubtedly started with the quality of service provided by AKTEL then. It was really full of shit. I am talking about the time when AKTEL first introduced their JOY package. I used to cry while making a call after mid-night. It was like something I cannot describe with my words. I used to pray for AKTEL either to get bankrupt or destroyed. I will never forget about the services I was provided with by AKTEL. Those were worse than anything. They had some mismanagement in their administrations too. So, I thought it would be wiser to switch to the best network.
I moved to AKTEL from Citycell for just for pleasures. Citycell did not allow me to buy nice and cool mobile sets as it was CDMA technology based operator. The handsets were really like toys. Its tariff was not attractive to me anymore. More students were buying AKTEL SIMs then. Because AKTEL had a 30 second pulse. So you’d never expense a full 7 taka if you talked only for 29 seconds. In addition, I thought it’d be nice to have a SIM than to have a CDMA-technology thing. I though I’d be able to change my handsets whenever I wished. A reason for not buying GP then was the cost of a GP-SIM. Let me guess, oh yeah, it was almost a double of an AKTEL one then (2004).
Whatever you say, whatever you think; as of now, WARID is the best. You get all those free-bees just spending as low as 575 taka. Though I must admit, these are available in the post-paid packages only. But it doesn’t matter, does it? I used to spend about 1500 taka a month while using GP. Now I need to pay out a sum of 800 taka or a bit more. That’s really cool to me.
For now, I go for WARID.