Customer Service in Robi

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This report is prepared on the basis of my three-month practical experience at Robi Axiata Limited.  This   internship  program  helped  me  to  learn  about  the  practical  scenario  of  a Telecommunication Company. Robi Axiata Limited is a dynamic and leading countrywide GSM communication solution provider. It is a joint venture company between Axiata Group Berhad, Malaysia and NTT DOCOMO INC, Japan. Robi Axiata Limited, formerly known as Telecom Malaysia International (Bangladesh), commenced its operation in 1997  under the brand name Aktel among the pioneer GSM mobile telecommunications service providers in  Bangladesh. Later, on 28th March 2010 the company started its new journey with the brand name Robi. This report has been presented based on my observation and experience gathered from the company. The organization has many divisions and departments but he focus is given more on the level of employee satisfaction in Technical Division as I only got the opportunity to work in this division.

The report mentions about the facilities and benefits Robi Axiata Limited provides to their employees. A research is conducted to draw a conclusion on the effects of these facilities and benefits. The result that is  found is quite considerable. However Robi Axiata Limited should work  a  lot  to  convince  and  sustain  their  existing employees.  The  result  of  the research is described in details in this report in the later chapters.After knowing the scenario of Robi Axiata Limited in terms of their employee satisfaction a lot of recommendation came up. The report also consist recommendations and conclusion according to my point of  view,  which I think would improve the environment of the organization if implemente.

Introduction:

Mobile phone means a device that transmits voice or data, using radio waves to communicate with radio antennas placed within adjacent geographic areas called cells. It is a very common source of communication in these days. Most of the people are using mobile phone in the city and the urban areas. Telecommunication linked with satellites. It brings about revolutionary changes in communication. New STD (Standard) and ISD (International System for Dialog) facilities have made communication an instantaneous process. The world appears to have contracted or been squeezed into a small room in which, given certain facilities, it is possible to communicate with anyone in any part of the world.

Technologies Used in Mobile Phone:

Based on the technology mobile is divided into two types-

GSM: GSM stands for “Global System for Mobile”. GSM is mostly a European system and is largely unused in the US. GSM is interesting in that it uses a modified and far more efficient version of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access). GSM is the combination of TDMA and FDMA. GSM keeps the idea of timeslots and frequency channels, but corrects several major shortcomings

CDMA: CDMA stands for “Code Division Multiple Access” and is both the most interesting and the hardest to implement multiplexing method. CDMA has been likened to a party: When everyone talks at once, no one can be understood, however, if everyone speaks a different language, then they can be understood. CDMA systems have no channels, but instead encode each call as a coded sequence across the entire frequency spectrum. Each conversation is modulated, in the digital domain, with a unique code (called a pseudo-noise code) that makes it distinguishable from the other calls in the frequency spectrum. Using a correlation calculation and the code the call was encoded with, the digital audio signal can be extracted from the other signals being broadcast by other phones on the network. From the perspective of one call, upon extracting the signal, everything else appears to be low-level noise. As long as there is sufficient separation between the codes (said to be mutually orthogonal), the noise level will be low enough to recover the digital signal. Each signal is not, in fact,spread across the whole spectrum (12.5 MHz for traditional cellular or 60 MHz in PCS cellular), but is spread across 1.25 MHz “pass-bands.” CDMA systems are the latest technology on the market and are already eclipsing TDMA in terms of cost and call quality. Since CDMA offers far greater capacity and variable data rates depending on the audio activity, many more users can be fit into a given frequency spectrum and higher audio quality can be provide.

b. A Technical Comparison between GSM and CDMA Technology:

Advantages of GSM:

GSM is already used worldwide with over 450 million subscribers.

It offers international roaming facility to the subscribers.

GSM is matured enough; it started in the mid-80s. It means a more stable network with strong features.

GSM’s maturity means engineers cut their teeth on the technology, creating an unconscious preference.

The availability of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM).

Disadvantages of GSM:

Lack of access to rapidly increasing US market.

Advantages of CDMA include:

Increased cellular communications security.

Immediate conversations, less call drops, strong network.

Low power requirements and a little cell-to-cell coordination needed by operators.

Extended reach – beneficial to rural users situated far from cells.

Disadvantages of CDMA include:

Due to its proprietary nature, all of CDMA’s flaws are not known to the engineering community for solving.

CDMA is relatively new, and the network is not as mature as GSM.

CDMA cannot offer International Roaming, a large GSM advantage.

From the above discussion we can say that GSM technology based on the combination of TDMA and FDMA being better in today’s mobile communication.

 c.Telecommunication Cycle:

The transmission of the sender’s ideas to the receiver and the receiver’s feedback or reaction to the sender constitute the telecommunication cycle. The main steps of this cycle is as follows-

Input: – the information or ideas the sender wants to send to the receiver.

Channel: - fax, phone call, electronic mail, etc.

Massage: – the actual massage that is send.

Output: – the information the receiver gets.

Feedback: – the receiver’s response (or non-response) to the massage.

Brain drain: – the possibility of misunderstanding at any step.

 We can illustrate this cycle in the following way:-

At present, five different mobile companies are providing mobile phone connections in Bangladesh. In compare to the big population it is becoming a huge market for mobile phone service companies. Every company is trying to provide as much facilities as possible to do marketing campaign with there. TM International (Bangladesh) Limited is formed a huge demand in this sector. The company known with its brand name as Robi across the country has more than two million subscribers both in Pre-paid and Post-paid forms.

Origin of the Report:

 Each professional degree needs practical knowledge of the respective field of discipline to be fruitful. Our MBA program also has an Internship Program, relating to the exchange of theoretical knowledge into the real life. This report entitled “Customer Service in Robi”. The main purpose of the preparation of the report is due to the partial fulfillment of the Internship Program of MBA Program conducted by the Department of Business Administration, Southeast University.

 3. Objectives:

 The general objectives of this study are to provide an overview of learning of an Intern during the Internship Program and fulfill the Internship requirement. Beside the general objective, this report can be categorized into main objective and specific objectives. The objectives behind this report are mentioned below:

 a. Main Objective:

The main objective of this study is to prepare an Internship report on the specified topic working within an organization and implementing the knowledge that has been gathered during the Internship Program.

 b. Specific Objectives:

The specific objectives of this report are as follows:

-To understand the reasons behind the preferences of subscribers for using Connection of Robi.

-To identify the spending patterns of Robi customers.

Methodology:

 This report is a descriptive one, which is administered by collecting primary and secondary data. Descriptive research has an important objective-gives description of something-marketing characteristics of function and also the description of phenomenon or characteristic associated with an object population (who, what, when, where and how of a topic). The report tried to evaluate other customer preference on Robi connection, why the customers use this connection. Before going in to the deep study, conceptual structure visualized under which the whole study was conducted.

In preparing this report about the customers preference on Robi is a difficult and complicated task and no single method is appropriate for preparing the report. For this reason, a number of procedures have been followed to prepare a meaningful report. The methodology of the task can be depicted as follows.

Sources of Data:

This study covered two types of data, which are:

 a. Primary data      b. Secondary data

a. Primary Data:

Primary data has been collected through a structured questionnaire, constructed specially for this report.

To collect the primary data, the following steps have been followed to obtain the research objective:

* Sending questionnaires to all subscribers.

* Data is collected from web site.

* Taking interviews of subscribers over Phone.

* Taking face-to-face interviews of subscribers.

* Interview of key informant that is the senior official of Robi in order to   collect information about the services.

* Collecting filled up Questionnaires from different sales outlets throughout the   country.

b. Secondary Data:

Going through different documents and papers, news letter (for internal purpose only), developed by the company personnel, different books, journals, newspapers, brochures, website also was used to collect the secondary data.

* Collection Procedure of Data:

Personal interview technique was the primary tool used in collecting information.   Interview with the Customer have done through questionnaire in order to discuss about the related matters before preparing the report. Managers and officers of Robi from different divisions were the main sources of secondary data.

* Analysis of Data:

Collected data are analyzed by using percentages, graphs to draw the conclusion. All the data have shown in tabular form.

* Sampling Plan and Sample Size:

** Study Population:

The first step of the sampling design is to define the study population. Due to time restriction and other limitations, the survey will only focus into subscribers of Robi. The sample area has been selected on the basis of organization’s interest.

** Sampling Method:

To investigate the factors for customer’s preference, Non-probability Sampling Procedure has been used.  The sampling unit was selected through Convenience Sampling: where the selection of the sampling unit is left primarily on the interviewer. The reason behind choosing Convenience Sampling is many but here most importantly, there is no appropriate structure or framework that can aid to select the sample.  Farther, these procedures are both time saving and inexpensive.

Data Gathering Method:

Close-ended question has been used to collect the data from the respondent. The respondent has responded under each attribute into different viewpoint related with

 “Strongly agree” resulting to a higher degree of satisfaction and with “Strongly disagree” resulting to a lower degree of satisfaction. Some demographic and spending pattern question will be in the questionnaire for more in-depth interpretation of the respondent.

 Pre-testing:

The originally develop questionnaire has pre-tested in order with few dummy respondent to ensure the quality of the questionnaire in terms of preciseness, conciseness, objectivity and understandability of the questions.

 Coding, Tabulation and Analysis Procedure:

The response of the respondent being entered into the computer for tabulation and analysis.  Microsoft Excel has been used to analyze the data.

Limitations of this Report:

The study is not free from some practical limitations. Following limitations I have to face during the study and the time of working and data collection:

Time is the main limitation for my study. Due to lack of sufficient time, I was not able to do survey among all of the sample size. That’s why the findings may not be fully but partially true.

Due to lack of practical experience, some errors might be occurred during the study. Though the maximum efforts have given to avoid mistakes.

 Time Line for the Research:

 I had collected the data during this period and the latest Call Tariff.

 Preparation of literature review, formulating research objective, conducting introductory chapter including detailed context of the study as well as development of research design.

Data collection, emphasizing on the methodological part as its initial stage and primary data analysis and preparing data presentation. Preparing the report and prepare the ancillaries for presentation of the final report.

ROBY an Overview

  1. Introduction

Axiata (Bangladesh) Limited  is a dynamic and leading countrywide GSM communication solution provider. It is a joint venture company between Axiata Group Berhad, Malaysia and NTT DOCOMO INC, Japan. Axiata (Bangladesh) Limited, formerly known as Telekom Malaysia International (Bangladesh), commenced its operation in 1997 under the brand name Aktel among the pioneer GSM mobile telecommunications service providers in Bangladesh. Later, on 28th March, 2010 the company started its new journey with the brand name Robi.

Robi is truly a people-oriented brand of Bangladesh. Robi, the people’s champion, is there for the people of Bangladesh, where they want and the way they want. Having the local tradition at its core, Robi marches ahead with innovation and creativity.

To ensure leading-edge technology, Robi has the international expertise of Axiata and NTT DOCOMO INC. It supports 2G voice, CAMEL Phase II & III and GPRS/EDGE service with high speed internet connectivity. Its GSM service is based on a robust network architecture and cutting edge technology such as Intelligent Network (IN), which provides peace-of-mind solutions in terms of voice clarity, extensive nationwide network coverage and multiple global partners for international roaming. It has the widest International Roaming coverage in Bangladesh connecting 550 operators across 205 countries.  Its  customer centric solution includes value added services (VAS), quality customer care, easy access call centers, digital network security and flexible tariff rates.

With its strengths and competencies developed over the years, Robi  aims to provide the best quality service experience in terms of coverage and connectivity to its customers all over Bangladesh. Together with its unique ability to develop local insights, Robi creates distinct services with  local flavor to remain close to the hearts of its customers.

TMIB, a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia Berhad and A.K.Khan & Co. Ltd, was established in 1996. The company launched its cellular services in November 15, 1997 under the brand name Aktel

Telekom Malaysia (TM), the majority shareholder with 70 percent, is financially strong and internationally renowned for its successful venture, the market leader in the telecom industry of Srilanka. TM has a global presence in 11 countries with staff strength 30,000 group wide. TM has a 27.3 % stake in Pakistan, Indonesia’s third largest mobile operator, and a 47.7 % stake in Idea cellular of India. Chittagong based A.K. Khan Group is one of the oldest industry house of Bangladesh. During the Pakistan period, it was renowned as one of the twenty-two business dynasties of Pakistan.

b. The Vision

To be the most preferred GSM cellular service provider in Bangladesh.

c. The Mission

To provide total customer satisfaction the company strives to become the most preferred GSM cellular service provider in Bangladesh. AXIATA will achieve this through developing people, products, and services of the highest quality and meeting the needs of its customers, employees, shareholders, society and the nation.

Theme:  “Customer First”.

 The Robi Slogan“Jole Uthun Apon Shaktite”

The whole is the sum of parts and when the best come together; the results can be truly spectacular. AXIATA brings Robi Mobile phone service, a digital cellular phone service, which will prepare better for life in the fast lane. Robi GSM always keeps so near, even when so far.

7.Corporate Summary:

The overall company growth and satisfactory performance has been achieved under the dynamic leadership of  Michael Kuehner, Managing Director / CEO, Koji Ono (Chief Strategy Officer).

 Axiata (Bangladesh) Limited is a Joint Venture company between Axiata Group Berhad (70%) and NTT DOCOMO INC. (30%)

 Axiata is an emerging leader in Asian telecommunications with significant presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In addition, the Malaysian grown holding company has strategic mobile and non-mobile telecommunications operations and investments in India, Singapore, Iran, Pakistan and Thailand. Axiata Group Berhad, including its subsidiaries and associates, has approximately 50 million mobile subscribers in Asia, and is listed on Malaysia’s stock exchange (Bursa Malaysia).

NTT DOCOMO INC is the world’s leading mobile communications company and the largest mobile communications company in Japan. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 44 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world’s first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DOCOMO also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world’s most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by 48 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DOCOMO mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. With cutting edge technology and innovative services, DOCOMO is fast becoming a preferred lifestyle choice, continuously expanding its role in its users’ lives, growing globally throughout Asia, Europe and North America. NTT DOCOMO INC is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.

 AXIATA Operation, Management, and Corporate Offices

AXIATA’s Chairman is Mr. Sirajul Huda Bin Mohamad (Head of Corporate, Management) and the Head of Administration, is Arif M Moslehuddin

AXIATA provides standard mobile connections with NWD and IDD facilities. They also provide mobile-to-mobile services. It has fully covered the Capital city Dhaka, and started functioning in the Port city from 26th March 1998. In the same year they expanded their coverage in Narayanganj the Business City and an important one closer to the capital city Dhaka. They have also reached the city with biggest beach of. Now Robi is covering 61 districts of Bangladesh.

, Human resource Division, Technical Division and Marketing Division, Information Technology (IT) Division; all are functioning under efficient and highly qualified persons.

 AXIATA Corporate Offices

Head Office: BRAC Center, 9th Floor, Mohakhali Commercial Area, Dhaka-1212.

They have a separate Marketing Office; with a customer service section at Land Mark Building (1st floor and 8th floor) 12-14 Gulshan North C/A, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212. This office is responsible for all marketing oriented jobs.

Technical Office: House No.-2; Road No.-9; Block-G; Banani-1213, Dhaka.

Chittagong Office: Faruk Chamber (1st Floor); 1403 Sk. Mujib Road; Agrabad C/A, Chittagong.

Organizational Structure

The organization is headed by its Chief Executive designated as the Managing Director entrusted with overall responsibilities of business direction of the organization and leading dynamically towards the attainment of its Vision, Mission, and Goal. In attaining the above mission, the Managing Director is assisted by 4 General Managers & 1 Director, Co-ordination. AXIATA has established a strong and formidable sales channel, which consists of direct dealers and its own sales force.

Business Definition:

 AXIATA is in the GSM Telephony business. With the technological development in future, AXIATA adopt cost- effective and more efficient technology to provide a state of the art and comprehensive service to its customers. AXIATA ‘s vision is to continuously monitor its customers’ needs, wants and to plan accordingly. It is always sincere about the development of the technology and updates itself to meet customer demand.

 a. Robi as the  GSM Provider

 * Digital security with peace-of-mind.

 * Various choices of value-added-features.

 * Better customer care-not just promised, but delivered.

 * Competitive rate and better billing.

 * The technology trusted around the world.

 * Wide coverage with digital clarity.

b. Product and Services of Robi

Robi has the following categories of product:

 *Post-Paid

Simple Plan:

Out going Voice Calls

Any Operator (Incl.BTCL/NWD)

BDT 0.68/min

Any International

Only IDD/E-IDD Charges

SMS

Any Operator

BDT 1/ SMS

Connection Fee & Others

Connection Price

BDT 499

Credit Limit

BDT 300

 Normal Plan:

Out going Voice Calls

Any Operator (Incl.BTCL/NWD)

BDT 1/min

Any International

Only IDD/E-IDD Charges

FnF(5): Any Operator (Incl one BTCL)

BDT 0.68/min

Partner Number(1); Any Robi

BDT 0.25/min

SMS

Any Operator

BDT 1/SMS

Connection Fee & Others

Connection Price

BDT 499

Credit Limit

BDT 300

 

 *Pre-PaidRobi Prepaid has everything to offer; a single package that delivers simplicity and flexibility at the same time. Robi Prepaid is continuously adding new features and plans to provide absolute freedom to the customers.

  • Prepaid Kingdom of Robi offers all its Prepaid customers:
  • Single prepaid package with the best rates in the market
  • Different tariff plans in one package to meet different types of needs
  • Instant, easy & multiple migration facility from one tariff plan to another
  • 5 FnF to any operator mobile with one Robi partner facility
  • Full BTCL connectivity with FREE BTCL incoming
  • Extended and simplified refill validity for ease and freedom
  • Nationwide EasyLoad facility
  • Nationwide high speed internet connectivity
  • All available Value Added Services (e.g. SMS, MMS, GoonGoon, ringtone, wallpaper, games, animation downloads)

Market Development

Robi GSM are trying to convert non-users to mobile phone users, stressing the benefit of GSM services, and with the service benefit of Robi that will make their life easier. To serve the market more accurately their target market will be further segmented based on psychographics and business size.

Product Development

 The strive to develop a better product will be a continuous process. Conducting of market research will be in every three months. They will use the input to develop new product based on data they will get from survey. Thus the product will be designed to meet the customers’ need.

Marketing Policy

 a. Customer Segmentation

Individual businessman, entrepreneur professionals and established organizations are the main customers of AXIATA. They have also a target to take students and low-income groups with their introduction of Robi simple rate  Pre-Paid services. They target high class people by the post-paid service.  To serve the market more accurately their target market will be further segmented based on psychographics and business size.

 b. Marketing Strategies

TMIB always wants to achieve desired sales growth and customer base. AXITA wants to encourage existing customers to use more and more of their services.

Their newly introduced package named “Eid Double Bonus” is one of their successful initiatives for the exiting customer It has a concept of “Customer gets Customer”

c. Product Positioning

Initially their target was to reach the top. But others are targeting to the grass root level, and increasing their customer. AXIATA wants to be the leader with good quality and is designing products for the middle class range also.

d. Marketing Product Mix

*Product—

         • Continuous improvement of quality.

         • Reposition of slow moving products to different target markets.

         • Always branding Robi with all packages with a GSM service

* Price—

       • Necessary changes in tariff structure, and changes in terms and conditions.

       • Penetration pricing in the face of competition.

     • Skimming policy where possible.

* Place—

    • Make effective use of distribution.

    • Make product and service delivery system more effective and less time                                   consuming.

    • Wider distributing network to make service more accessible.

* Promotion—

     • Brochures with all necessary information, Press advertisements, Television, Radio, Commercials and Billboards.

 SWOT Analysis:

* Strength-

GSM technology.

Better reputation.

Effective human resources.

Quality of-Management.

Quality billing system.

Quality customers care system.

 Expertise and experience of parent company.

Better liaison with foreign GSM operators.

Long range strategic planning.

Market research unit.

Strong Dealer network.

* Weakness-

Poorer coverage than the competitor.

 Not enough channels with BTTB.

 Absence of human-resources policy.

 Shortage of human resource in the Help-line.

 Package – pricing are more expensive and less attractive.

 Higher call rate than its competitors.

* Opportunities-

Public sector unable to meet demand.

Product with very long life cycle.

New technology.

Growing middle class population.

Main competitor has a congested network because of its unplanned customer growth.

* Threat-

Unstable political culture.

Recession in the economy.

Non-cooperative telecommunication regulatory body.

Possible health risk for using mobile phone.

 Market Development

Robi GSM are trying to convert non-users to mobile phone users, stressing the benefit of GSM services, and with the service benefit of Robi that will make their life easier. To serve the market more accurately their target market will be further segmented based on psychographics and business size.

 Product Development

The strive to develop a better product will be a continuous process. Conducting of market research will be in every three months. They will use the input to develop new product based on data they will get from survey. Thus the product will be designed to meet the customers’ need.

Organizational Structure

The organization is headed by its Chief Executive designated as the Managing Director entrusted with overall responsibilities of business direction of the organization and leading dynamically towards the attainment of its Vision, Mission, and Goal. In attaining the above mission, the Managing Director is assisted by 4 General Managers & 1 Director, Co-ordination. AXIATA has established a strong and formidable sales channel, which consists of direct dealers and its own sales force.

Business Definition:

AXIATA is in the GSM Telephony business. With the technological development in future, AXIATA adopt cost- effective and more efficient technology to provide a state of the art and comprehensive service to its customers. AXIATA ‘s vision is to continuously monitor its customers’ needs, wants and to plan accordingly. It is always sincere about the development of the technology and updates itself to meet customer demand.

a. Robi as the  GSM Provider

 * Digital security with peace-of-mind.

 * Various choices of value-added-features.

 * Better customer care-not just promised, but delivered.

 * Competitive rate and better billing.

 * The technology trusted around the world.

 * Wide coverage with digital clarity.

b. Product and Services of Robi

Robi has the following categories of product:

*Post-Paid

Simple Plan:

Out going Voice Calls

Any Operator (Incl.BTCL/NWD)

BDT 0.68/min

Any International

Only IDD/E-IDD Charges

SMS

Any Operator

BDT 1/ SMS

Connection Fee & Others

Connection Price

BDT 499

Credit Limit

BDT 300

 Normal Plan:

Out going Voice Calls

Any Operator (Incl.BTCL/NWD)

BDT 1/min

Any International

Only IDD/E-IDD Charges

FnF(5): Any Operator (Incl one BTCL)

BDT 0.68/min

Partner Number(1); Any Robi

BDT 0.25/min

SMS

Any Operator

BDT 1/SMS

Connection Fee & Others

Connection Price

BDT 499

Credit Limit

BDT 300

 *Pre-Paid

Robi Prepaid has everything to offer; a single package that delivers simplicity and flexibility at the same time. Robi Prepaid is continuously adding new features and plans to provide absolute freedom to the customers.

  • Prepaid Kingdom of Robi offers all its Prepaid customers:
  • Single prepaid package with the best rates in the market
  • Different tariff plans in one package to meet different types of needs
  • Instant, easy & multiple migration facility from one tariff plan to another
  • 5 FnF to any operator mobile with one Robi partner facility
  • Full BTCL connectivity with FREE BTCL incoming
  • Extended and simplified refill validity for ease and freedom
  • Nationwide EasyLoad facility
  • Nationwide high speed internet connectivity
  • All available Value Added Services (e.g. SMS, MMS, GoonGoon, ringtone, wallpaper, games, animation downloads)

 Customer Service of the company

Customer Services

ROBI Customer Service Points

Need some help with your Robi connection? Want to know more about ROBI’s latest products and promotions?

Contact any of the ROBI Customer Service Points for instant support and assistance.

For your convenience, we have established more than 200 Customer Service Points in 61 allowable districts all over the country.

Through 19 ROBI Customer Care Centers, 24/7 Support Helpline and 200+ ROBI care contacting ROBI has never been easier. Our competent customer service staff will guide you through the services and will ensure that your needs are met.
You can also SMS us at 8123 (from your ROBI number) and e-mail to
For more details on the different ROBI Customer Service Points, please click on:

ROBI has now extended its customer service delivery to 443 Channel Partners across the country. In addition to selling ROBI products, these 443 Channel Partners are now providing the following customer services:

  SIM Change  Scheme Migration (Postpaid)
  Re-initialization (Prepaid)  Itemized Bill (Postpaid)
  Reconnection (Postpaid)  Activation of Value Added Services
  Ownership Change (Postpaid)  Easy Load
  Address Change (Postpaid)

 The location of nearest Service Point is available at your fingertips. Please go to the MESSAGE option of your handset and follow the below instruction using UPPER CASE:

Type ‘name of the area (first three letters)’ space type ‘name of the district (first three letters)’ Send to 8734

For example, if you want to know the address nearest ATP of Hazaribag, Dhaka, your message will be:

Customer Care Centers

Overview

ROBI Customer Care Centers have been established to meet all your needs and demands, under one roof. Staffed with professionals, these Centers cater to any queries that you may have regarding ROBI and its products / services.

Any support regarding your ROBI connection, be it as simple as paying your bills or activating any of ROBI’s innovative value-added services, is available at these Centers. Our vibrant and experienced customer service team aim to provide you with a unique quality experience that will make your realize how important you are to us.

You are most welcome to visit us at any one of the 19 ROBI Customer Care Centers that are currently operational in select cities, with many more to open shortly. For more details on ROBI Customer Care Centers and the services available, please clicking:

Customer Care Centers

CCC Services

 Basic Requirements for airs:

  • An ROBI regular post-paid subscription with IDD facility
  • An International Credit Card with at least 6 months validity in customer’s own name or Foreign Currency Account (Only for corporate customers.)
  • Security Deposit (Refundable)
    – Tk. 10,000 for Bangladeshi Nationals
    – Tk. 50,000 for Foreigners
    – No Security Deposit for Corporate Customer authorizing auto debit facility
    – TK 10,000 for Corporate Customer without auto debit facility.
  • * ROBI offers special discount on International Credit Card from partner Banks.

Additional requirements for an Individual customer

  • Properly filled up and signed airs Registration Form, available at ROBI Customer Care Center
  • Two copies of colored passport size photographs of the customer attested by Class 1 Gazetted Officer or ROBI Representative
  • Photocopy of ownership document
  • Photocopy of the first seven pages of the customer’s passport attested by Class 1 Gazetted Officer
  • Enlarged photocopy of both sides of the International Credit Card
  • Properly filled up Authorization Form prescribed by ROBI, authorizing ROBI to collect the Security Deposit (in USD) against the International Credit Card
  • Photocopy of Work Permit (in case of Foreign Nationals only)
  • Security Deposit in USD equivalent to BDT 10,000 only for Bangladeshi Nationals and BDT 50,000 only for Foreign Nationals against the authorized International Credit Card
  • Bank Certificate in case of Foreign Currency Account

Additional requirement for a Corporate Customer

  • A letter on Company’s letterhead pad from authorized signatory of the Company, authorizing the user of the mobile to avail airs and guaranteeing payment/settlement of bills.
  • Company wants airs subscription on its ROBI mobile no 018 XXXXXXX
  • User name & designation
  • User’s international Credit Card no. from which all the bills and security deposits related to International Roaming will be charged
  • Properly filled up Authorization Form prescribed by ROBI, authorizing ROBI to collect the Security Deposit (in USD) against the International Credit Card of the individual

Checklist for the Requirements

Subscription paper

The total Security Deposit (including airs deposit) against the subscription will be treated as the Credit Limit for the customer. If the accumulated charges (billed + current usage, Local + Roaming) exceed the Credit Limit, the connection may get barred automatically

To avail uninterrupted service, the customer may increase the Security Deposit in slabs of Tk. 10,000 to be paid in USD against the International Credit Card

A proper handset (compatible with the visiting network) is a must to use airs facility while roaming abroad

Acceptable International Credit Cards for airs

ROBI accepts the following International Credit Cards* for airs related transactions:

  • Master Card
  • VISA Card

To get an airs connection ?

Anyone interested to subscribe for an ROBI roaming connection needs to contact ROBI Customer Care Centers in Bangladesh.

To pay airs bills - There will be two parts in your monthly bill: one part for local calls and one part for roaming calls. The Roaming bill has to be paid in USD against the International Credit Card in the following ways:

  • By coming in person with airs bill at ROBI Office:

Silver Tower Customer Care,
52, South Gulshan C/A Gushan -1,
Dhaka- 1212

Saber Plaza (2nd Floor), Barik Building Moor,
161 Strand Road, Agrabad C/A Chittagong.

  • By sending another person (representative) with properly signed Authorization Form with airs bill, specifying the amount and month along with photocopy of both sides of the International Credit Card

International Roaming

Visitors to Bangladesh

 Visitors to Bangladesh-Inbound Roamers

While you are in Bangladesh selecting AKTEL Network as your choice for telephony communication will connect you to the most reliable and powerful network with extensive nationwide and worldwide coverage.

  • ROBI offers the most comprehensive nationwide coverage
  • ROBI  has connectivity in 64 Districts out of 64

Selecting ROBI Network:

Once you arrive in Bangladesh you can log to ROBI network in either of the following ways:

Automatic Selection

  • Phone sets are by default configured on automatic network selection.
  • When you reach Bangladesh your phone set will search for available networks and will select a network automatically. Make sure the selected network is ROBI.
  • The network code of ROBI will be displayed any of the following: “ROBI”, “BGD 02”, “470 02”, “BGD AK”, “BGD ROBI” or “BD
  • ROBI”.

Manual Selection

  • If you are unable to access ROBI network automatically then you can search for the list of available networks by browsing your phone set.
  • For instance, in a Nokia Handset:Go to “Settings followed by Phone Settings and then Network Selection or can refer to the phone guide.
  • After a few moments, you will find a list of available networks. Then select “ROBI” , “BGD 02”, “470 02” , “, “BGD ROBI” or “BD ROBI” anyone of which is displayed and you will be connected to ROBI.

Please note that to roam in ROBI Network your handset has to be compatible with GSM 900or 1800 Network.

 International Calls

For international Calls dial the international access code, the country code, area code for fixed phone or mobile code (without leading zero) before calling. Example: if you are calling a fixed phone in Canberra Australia you will dial

+61 2 XXXX XXXX or 0061 2 XXXX XXXX

For any inquiries please call the 24/7helpline for International Roaming at +8801819 232477 (AIRS) or email us at airs@robi.com

We are there for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year

Special Offers of ROBI

Pre-Paid

All Prepaid packages fof ROBI now transforms into a single package… A package that delivers singularity, a refreshingly new identity… brining in simplicity and desirability only for you!

 • Why ROBIPrepaid?

Prepaid Kingdom of ROBI offers all its Prepaid customers:

  • Single prepaid package with attractive and simplified call rates
  • Freedom of choosing any single ROBI number as ‘Partner’ (Special FnF) to stay in touch with the dearest one and enjoy greater cost benefits
  • Full BTCL connectivity with FREE BTCL incoming
  • Economy ISD (EISD) facility to call 55 countries of the world by dialing 012
  • Extended and simplified refill validity for ease and freedom
  • Nationwide EasyLoad facility
  • Nationwide Internet connectivity
  • All available Value Added Services (e.g. SMS, MMS, GoonGoon, ringtone, wallpaper, games, animation downloads)

• Get a new connection:

  • Package price Tk. 149
  • Welcome gift of Tk. 25talk-time upon activation (applicable for any purpose)
  • 30  days validity on activation
  • Available at ROBI Customer Care, ROBI Touch Points (ATP) & all the mobile outlets nationwide
  • Recharge your prepaid account.
  • Using Scratch card

1. You can recharge your AKTEL Prepaid Account by purchasing any available amount scratch card from any retailer.

Validity Period of prepaid scratch card
Voucher (BDT)

Validity period (days)

10 – 99

30

100 – 299

60

300 – 1000

365

*Note: Applicable for both Scratch Card and Easy-Load (PIN and cash)

Using Easy-Load:

You can also recharge your account by buying ‘Robi Easy-Load’ ranging from BDT 10 to any allowed amount from your nearest Easy-load shop. You can also recharge your account by buying secret numbers of available amount from Easy-Load shops.

 To Enquire Account Balance and Validity:

 Type *222# and dial (Free of Charge)

 To Enquire Bonus Account Balance and Validity:

 Type *222# or *222*1# and dial (Free of Charge).

 For prepaid tariff.

For details on FnF and Partner number setting.

  • d. GSM Technology
  • The Cutting-edge Technology:

GSM stands for Global System Mobile communications. GSM is the world’s most advanced and extensively used mobile phone system. More than 20 million subscribers in almost 130 countries worldwide and A Robi in Bangladesh use the latest GSM technology because AKTEL are committed to give the customer the very best.

AKTEL subscribers enjoy the following GSM features without bearing any additional costs: -

* Calling Line Identification Presentation (CLIP)

Display of the phone number of an incoming call in subscribers’ handset before the call is answered.

  • Call Waiting and Holding

While talking to the first caller, subscribers will hear a special tone informing subscribers about the second call on the line. At that moment subscribers can put the first caller on hold and talk to the second caller.

*Call Forwarding

Call forwarding let’s subscribers’ redirect or re-route subscribers’ call to another AKTEL mobile or any other fixed (if subscriber have BTTB connectivity) or mobile phone.

* Call Barring

Enables subscribers to restrict certain types of calls to be made from subscriber’s mobile. This feature is especially important for security purposes.

Mobile Internet

With Mobile internet AKTEL opens up the vast world of internet for you. Browse HTML-pages, enjoy online chatting, download files, read e-mail, and enjoy other Internet services.

How can I enjoy Mobile Internet?

1. You can browse directly from your handset

2. You can connect your handset** + SIM to a Laptop/Desktop PC to start web surfing

To set Mobile Internet:

  Dial *140*7# and select “Internet setting”
  Enter your  handset’s model number and appropriate settings will be delivered to your handset
  Save the settings as default and if required put 1234 as PIN
  You can get settings by sending SMS to 8738 as below:
web<space>manufacturer&model (Example: web nokia7610)
  For assistance call 123

Charges

  • Pay-per-use: Tk. 0.015/Kb (available to all as default/start-up)
  • Monthly unlimited: Tk. 750/month (available to Postpaid customers only through subscription)

d)

Suspend registration

e)

Resume registration

 

 

The Areas under Robi’s Network

Robi Beliefs:

Robi strongly believes that subscribers are the most valuable assets. The company has a strong Customer Service. To always be with customer, Robi “Help Line’ is there.

Robi has successfully migrated to a new switch with higher capacities in terms of accommodating higher customer base and as well as to let them use all the basic and supplementary services under GSM technology. It introduced the both-way national roaming all through its network coverage. The Pre-paid services with enhanced features have been commercially commenced successfully and now the company taking some projects to accumulated more advanced technological features in network.

In terms of network quality, the company will ensure the equipment of world-class standard but more importantly its size or capacity is catered to the right dimensioning of customer base, in order to overcome the drop calls problem or call congestion. All these are done through proper planning, control and schedule maintenance program.

The company maintains the benchmark for providing the quality services. It monitors these through generating regular report and on site survey. If any weak signal or drop call comes to notice, skilled engineers are providing services round the clock and resolve the problem instantly.

The most important key resource factor at AXIATA is its efficient human resource. Moreover, its decisions are based on facts from market research and coverage survey. Furthermore, the entire thing can only be achieved through the right people. Robi  has put its sharp eye in developing its employees through proper training, as it believes that the most important asset for AXIATA is its staff members. The company is trying its best to ensure the quality services by quality people. It has the plan to give opportunity to every household to use cellular service in the country at the competitive price providing unparalleled quality service and customer care. In achieving this goal, the company can’t wait for more interconnection facilities with the fixed network. The company is planning to enforce strong efforts to create its own independent network. It has already started Dhaka-Chittagong Robi backbone.

Findings and Analysis:

 The researcher divides the questionnaire into two parts in the findings and analysis segment;

these are general information and customer satisfactory of the users. These two parts will give a clear idea about the customer preference towards Robi connection.

a. Profession of the Respondents:

                                      Table-1: Profession of the respondents

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Service4343.00%
Business77.00%
Student4040.00%
House wife66.00%
Others44.00%

The above picture shows most of the users of Robi connection are service holder which is 43%. 40% of the total respondent’s are student, 7% are Businessmen, 6% are housewife and 4% are in other category. It indicates that most of the respondents are either student or service holder.

Monthly Income of the Respondents:

                                Table-2: Monthly income of the respondents

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Below 6,0001111.00%
6,000 – 10,0002323.00%
10,000 – 15,0003535.00%
15,000 – 20,0001616.00%
20,000 – 25,00099.00%
Above 25,00066.00%

The highest percentage of respondent’s monthly income level is between Tk.10, 000 to Tk 15,000, which is 35%, second highest percentage is 23% which income level is Tk. 6,000 to Tk. 10,000. So the middle class people use Robi prepaid connection most.

c. Recharging the Mobile Phone:

About the question of how much do you recharge each month using scratch card? The followings are found.

                                    Table-4: Recharging the mobile phone

Amount(Tk.)FrequencyPercent
Tk. 3008181.00%
Tk. 6001212.00%
Tk. 120055.00%
Tk. 240022.00%

  The above table show, most of the respondents’ recharge their mobile by Tk. 300 scratch card, which is 81 % and 12% are by Tk 600. It indicates that most number of AKTEL prepaid users use Tk 300 scratch card.

Reason for Using a Mobile Phone:

                                Table-7: Reason for using mobile phone

ParticularsFrequencyPercent
Keep in touch with family4747%
Business77%
Keep in touch with friends1919%
Office use2323%
Others44%

 The graphs show that most people use mobile phone to keep in touch with their families. 47% respondent said that it is their main usage of mobile phone. 23% use mobile connection for official use and 19% to contact with friends. Only 7% uses mobile phone for business reasons.

In the second part of the survey, which is addressed as the customer preference for using Robi prepaid connection, is divide into six segments, which are Quality, Recognition, Facility, Commitment, Promotion and Packing. This part will give us a clear picture why the customers give preference to Robi prepaid connection

h. Quality:

e. The Low Startup Cost:

After taking survey the following picture has been invented.

                                              Table-8: The low startup cost

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree2424.00%
Agree4444.00%
Neutral55.00%
Disagree2020.00%
Strongly Disagree77.00%

 After analyzing this data, 44% of the total respondents agree with the statement, 24% strongly agree while other 20% respondents disagree with it as well.

 f. Satisfaction with the Network Coverage:

                         Table-9: Satisfaction with the Network coverage

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree6363.00%
Agree2222.00%
Neutral00.00%
Disagree1212.00%
Strongly Disagree33.00%

 Customers are satisfied with the network coverage of Robi. 52% of the total respondents strongly agree with the availability of the network coverage of Robi, 33% agree with it. So there are a little bit objections about Robi’s network coverage, which is one of the main advantages of Robi over its competitors.

f. Recognition:

 * Market Reputation of Robi:

After taking survey the following picture are to be invented.

                                      Table-1: Market Reputation of Robi

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree1717.00%
Agree5454.00%
Neutral66.00%
Disagree1616.00%
Strongly Disagree77.00%

 17% of the total respondents strongly agree that Robi has a good reputation in the market, 54% agree with it. On the other hand 7% respondents are strongly disagreeing with the strong market reputation of Robi. The market reputation is quite satisfactory for Robi.

Providing New Technology and Related Services:

Table-11: Providing New Technology & related services

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree1919.00%
Agree4141.00%
Neutral1313.00%
Disagree2121.00%
Strongly Disagree66.00%

The above table and graph illustrate Robi’s new technology and services (SMS, Voicemail, AIRS, Information Service, GPR’S etc) where 41% respondents agree with the related features, 19% respondents strongly agree with it. The respondents are agreeing with this statement that Robi provides the latest technology and related services.

g. Commitment:

* Satisfaction with the Duration of Scratch Card:

                        Table-14: Satisfaction with the Duration of Scratch Card

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree99.00%
Agree2929.00%
Neutral55.00%
Disagree66.00%
Strongly Disagree5151.00%

 

 

 

 

Duration of prepaid scratch card is very important for the subscribers. The above picture shows that 51% of the total respondents strongly disagree with the validation time of the card and in contrast 29% respondents agree with it. So it can be a worrying factor for AKTEL.

  • Low Call Charge per Minute:

                             Table-15: Low Call Charge per minute

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree66.00%
Agree2020.00%
Neutral33.00%
Disagree77.00%
Strongly Disagree6464.00%

64% of the respondents are Strongly Disagree about the low call charge per minute. Only 20% are agreed and 6% are Strongly Agree, Which indicate a total of 26% are satisfied with the call chare by the Robi. It indicates the Robi don’t give the low call charge over the customer with the Robi Prepaid connection.

  • Take Prompt Action in Case of any Dissatisfaction:

               Table-15: Take prompt action incase of any dissatisfaction

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree1111.00%
Agree2323.00%
Neutral1717.00%
Disagree3939.00%
Strongly Disagree1010.00%

 

 

 

 

The graph represents that 23% agrees with the statement that GP take prompt action in case of any dissatisfaction with the service. 17% are neutral and 39% disagrees with the statement.

k. Promotion:

**Promotional Activities-

                                          Table-16: Promotional Activities

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree1919.00%
Agree4646.00%
Neutral33.00%
Disagree2626.00%
Strongly Disagree66.00%

Advertisement plays a vital role in any business. When asked about this question 46% respondents agree that before buying this connection they were encourage to see the advertisement in billboard, newspapers, TV etc. 19% strongly agree with the statement.

h. Packing:

Awareness of the Product:

                                            Table-16: Awareness of the product

ParticularsFrequencyPercentage
Strongly Agree2121.00%
Agree4444.00%
Neutral1616.00%
Disagree1212.00%
Strongly Disagree77.00%

 About the awareness of the product of the customers are at AKTEL’s side. 44% of them Agree and 21% strongly agreed with it. No of disagreeing of people are small, only 7% strongly disagree.

Strategic Analysis:

After finishing the findings part it was found that the customer’s feedback is quite interesting. Now the researcher is trying to analyze the findings and these are follows:

Among the respondents a few number of customer’s profession are house wife and businessman. The majority of prepaid subscribers are service holder and student. They mainly use this connection to keep in touch with their family and for official use. Majority subscribers’ ages are from 20 to 35 years.

People who have high incomes do not prefer Robi prepaid connection that much. They prefer regular or post paid connection. Persons who have limited and low income are the main user of prepaid connection. That’s why the number of respondents of low monthly income is high.

People uses Tk. 50 scratch card the most and usually waits for the full expiry of the scratch card before refilling a new card.

Mainly for the budget constraint customers wait for the valid date for the scratch card and this percentage is quite high. Some are buying cards monthly because they have an allowance for the mobile phone cards in that duration.

There are many reasons for using mobile phone, the service holders use cell phone for official use, housewives and students to communicate with their family and friends. The respondent’s reason for using mobile phone varies on their profession. Although a high percentage of respondents responded that they mainly use the mobile to keep in touch with their family.

Earlier it was mentioned that the second part of the survey will give a clear picture, why the customer prefer the Robi Prepaid connection. To know the customer’s view about the product the researcher asked the respondents about quality, recognition, facility, commitment, promotion and packing.

First segment is quality where the researcher asked about the low startup cost and network coverage. The customers agreed with the startup cost of the connection. On the other hand the customers have an objection about the network coverage of Robi. They said Robi’s network is going to be effective in Bangladesh.

In the second part, which is recognition, concedes market reputation, image of the company etc. Robi has a good reputation in the market after launching the Easy

prepaid connection, with their expansion of network, clear sound, attractive phone set etc, they were able to get a firm grip on the market.

Customers prefer or choose one product or service when a company provides good facilities to it. Here Robi does the same; they offer good facilities to their customer and try to satisfy them. The subscribers agree that Robi provides new technology often. Providing new technology and related service means SMS, GPRS, Voicemail, and Infotainment Service etc. Some customers face problems because sometimes they do not know how to operate these services.  These respondents are not familiar with the technology and services because they do not know how to active these options. The number of respondents who agree with the off peak hour system are high. They like the idea of low call rate system for a specific period of time. But people who disagree with it have complained about the timing of the facility. Some respondent argue that the number of people to which they can select this option should be at least 3.

The commitment segment contains duration of scratch card; low call charge per minute, taking prompt action against dissatisfaction with the services etc. Customers are not too satisfied with the duration of the scratch card. The present duration of the Tk. 300 scratch card is 30 days and 45 days for Tk. 600 scratch card. Subscribers strongly think that the duration of the Tk. 300 scratch card is effective in 30 days. It would be very convenient for them. Because then they can buy cards monthly. Some subscribers suggested that at least they should have the opportunity to receive incoming call for 30 days. Subscribers are clearly dissatisfied with the call rate per minute. They think although Robi’s network coverage is good enough, they should lower their call charge. They think it is too high. The other companies are charging less than them.

 a. Reasons for Introducing such Kind of Connection:

When Robi introduced itself as a mobile phone company, they did not have prepaid connection in their product list. Before launching this connection, their market was not expanded. After launching this, the market of Robi had boomed within couple of years and became popular to the customer. Robi authority thought on the people of Bangladesh, most of them are middle class who cannot afford the postpaid connection because of monthly connection charge. As a result the consumer chooses pre-paid connection. The researcher was interested to find out the reasons that influenced Robi to come up with this pre-paid connection. It was found that mainly two reasons were behind introduction of such category of connection.

To Expand the Business:

After introducing prepaid connection in the market, Robi expanded their market all over the country promptly.  Robi launched prepaid connection after Grameen Phone (a popular telecom company), City Cell, Bangla Link and It captured market very quickly in the prepaid connection subscriber in the whole telecom sector. It is very clear that the prepaid connection helped them to expand their market.

 To Capture the Market:

Among the cell phone companies in Bangladesh, Robi deserves much popularity in the pre-paid connection in this country and hence captured the mobile phone market effectively. As a new company Robi invested hugely and expands their network coverage all over the country and got the result promptly. They took huge risk in their business operation. Thus Robi takes the challenge to be the next Market Leader of the cell phone industry by the help of easy prepaid connection.

b. Why the People Prefer Robi:

There are lots of reasons behind the customer for preferring Robi connection. These are as follows:

A service holder or Student who has limited income, prefer this connection where it is convenient for them to use a connection with no monthly bill. If they have some finance problem they can go on by not using mobile for few days.

Customer’s monthly income affects the type of mobile connection they use to communicate with others. In my survey it was found large number of respondent’s income level is between Tk.10, 000-15,000, and it is easy for them to use the Robi’s prepaid connection. Because they do not have to pay monthly charge for using post-paid connection.

Subscribers are satisfied with their network coverage that captures almost the whole area in Bangladesh. They said it is the main strength of Robi over its competitors.

Subscribers are not too happy about the scratch card duration the company provides currently. But it has some other facilities than other prepaid connection. It has 30 seconds pulse from the first minute and so people prefer Robi Pre-paid connection than others.

Subscribers prefer Robi because of their market reputation also. It has succeeded to create strong market reputation over the years.

Another reason is off peak hour system for which the respondents prefer this connection, which gives the half rate from the peak hour. By which a customer talk with others more than half rate.

People are not too happy with the customer service they provide in case of any dissatisfaction with the service. They said if they complain about anything it took some time for them to take action against it. They also have to wait in a long queue when they want to meet customer service centers officials for any reason.

The standard connection (Mobile Standard) is another reason people prefer Robi Pre-paid connection because of they could use both way (T&T incoming and outgoing). Here they select the standard packages as they can talk with their homes, offices, or anywhere by using scratch card. This option is very popular with the customers.

Robi’s advertisements are more attractive than others. It has big, nice looking billboards, TV advertisements, and sponsors regular TV news headline in popular channels.

c. Preference Pyramid of Robi Connection:

Figure-22: Preference Pyramid of AKTEL’s Prepaid Connection

This pyramid represents the customer’s preference towards Robi Pre-paid connection. The bottom two levels represents areas where the preference level is low and the first three levels shows the main reasons the subscribers are using this connection.

When a customer buys a cell phone connection then they compare their connection with the other connections in the market. Here the researcher is trying to find out the preference level of the customer. The bottom preference level represents less customer preference to Robi Pre-paid connection.

Call charge per minute: Subscribers think Robi’s call rate per minute is competitive and customers are mostly satisfied.

Duration of scratch card: Here also the preference level is high. Subscribers are satisfied with the availability of the scratch card they are currently providing- the duration of 365 days for Tk.300 and 30 days for Tk.100 scratch card.

Network coverage: Robi has wide network coverage in the country than any other cell phone company’s network and the fifth level contains this preference level. Most of the respondents are happy with the network coverage of Robi. Mainly for this reason the customer can pay more call charge per minute. Wherever they go they find Robi’s network. The customer’s preference level is high here and their preferences to Robi  mainly exist between these first three levels. For a mobile phone connection the network plays a vital role and which attracts the customer. Robi going to reshuffle its network solution to catch the customer first across the country

After analyzing my findings I found the customer preference level exists between the first two levels, which are network coverage and off peak hour system in the pre-paid options provided by Robi

 Presently Robi is doing very nice by offering people scratch card Tk.300 for 180 days and Tk.600 for 365 days in their business. This is a dynamic offer in the Pre-paid connection service for the first time in Bangladesh. They have subscribers over 2 million but they don’t have huge number of subscriber as like Grameen Phone (GP). To stay ahead in such competitive market Robi’s authority should realize the customer’s needs and wants and provide facilities to them according to that.  The suggested recommendation may help Robi to increase their number of subscribers and increase the satisfaction of the current subscribers.

 Robi should offer the special hour as my time to motivate the Pre-paid customer.

Conclusion:

The present study has attempted to describe the customer response on Robi connection in perspective of different area. More specifically in this study customer’s view regarding the suitable Pre-paid connections offered by Robi has been discussed. The company successfully active in the three Pre-paid packages like Standard (BTTB incoming and outgoing), Mobile plus (BTTB incoming), and Mobile link (Mobile to mobile) and with different services.   The intention of this study was to find out the customer satisfaction by using these three prepaid options offered by Robi. Selecting the right package is very much important for communication. People need to communicate effectively. So, it is very important to select different packages and from the survey it was found that the customers consider standard as the most suitable option in Robi. Here the customer could easily communicate with the BTTB by using Pre-paid card suddenly. It was also found that people prefer Pre-paid option for the duration of 180 days for Tk.300 and 365 days for Tk.600 scratch card, also the e-fill system.

In some cases, customers make objections seriously for the Robi’S comparatively low powered network coverage and its frequency.

Now, A Robi has more than 2 million customers and 90% of it is a Pre-paid customer, so Robi should take more care for its Pre-paid customers for the company’s better satisfaction.

We know that mobile call rate of Bangladesh is higher than from rest of the world. So Robi as a mobile company of this country it should take step to minimize the call rate.

However, I hope this study may help to identify the reaction of the current position on Robi Pre-paid customer and their satisfaction at the extreme level. I hope the findings and analysis, recommendations that are suggested in the report will help Robi to fulfill the demand of the customer precisely.

Recommendation:

The recommendations given below are not decisions; rather they are only suggestions to improve the customer service in order to fulfill the customer satisfaction so that subscribers give more preference to Robi Pre-paid connection. The recommendations are made on the basis of survey findings and analysis and these are:

 Recently the customers are facing some network problem with Robi’s network, AKTEL should be more careful about it. Robi’s network is not as good as like Grameen Phone (GP).  In response to customer’s objections of the Robi’S (comparatively) low powered network coverage and its frequency, it should make concentration seriously on its network coverage and frequency.

 They have to remember that their main advantage to catch the customer first all over the country. So they should improve the network coverage and at the same time network solution.

 Although Robi provides new technology and services, they should make it more clearly to the customer. Because it has been noticed that many customers are ignorant about how to use some value added services and may not well informed about the recent packages.

 Robi can emphasize in newsletter or advertisement on how the customer can use these services.

 The off peak hour system should be extended, because according to the findings and analysis, the respondents have objection about the timing of it.

 There is dissatisfaction among the respondents about the call charge per minute. The respondents said that Robi should reduce call charge per minute again.

Terms Used in this Report

STD- Standard

ISD- International System for Dialing

NWD- Nation Wide Dialing

GSM- Global System for Mobile

CDMA- Code Division Multiple Access

TDMA- Time Division Multiple Access

FDMA- Frequency Division Multiple Access

PSTN- Public Switch Telephone Network

OPPS- One Pre-Paid Service

VMS- Voice Mail Service

VAS- Value Added Service

SMS- Short Massage Service

CLIP- Calling Line Identification Presentation

SIM- Subscriber Identification Module

AIRS- AKTEL International Roaming Service

NBTP-Night Bird Talk Plan

F&F- Friends & Family

IDD- International Direct Dialing

Bibliographical References

 Books:

1. Cooper, R. D., Schindler, S. P., “Business Research Method” McGraw-Hill Irwin

17th edition, 2001, New York

2. Philip Kotler, “Marketing Management” Prentice-Hall international,

 The Millennium Edition, 2001, New Delhi

9. C. R. Kothari, “Research Methodology”, New Age International (P) Limited, Publishers,

 2nd edition, 2005

 Articles:

*Different daily newspapers.

* “Newsletter” of Robi – publications for customer.

* “InterAKT”, Robi’s- internal publications for employees.

* Latest tariff reports of Robi.

* Handbills of different packages and offers and services.

* www. Robi.com

* www.citycell.com

* www.grameenphone.com

* www.banglalink.com

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