Samsung Bangladesh has offered 5-20 percent discount on its Galaxy devices for the students who have passed their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations this year.
The special discounts will be provided for some selected Galaxy devices and it will be applicable till June 11, said a press release.
Samsung Bangladesh said they are making this offer for the second consecutive year.
Md Muyeedur Rahman, head of mobile, Samsung Bangladesh, said, “Samsung has always thrived to build a Digital Bangladesh and help the educational sector to prosper by taking initiatives like Samsung Junior Software Academy and Samsung Polytechnique Institute.”
“We’re happy to celebrate the success of SSC results and recognise their hard works,” he added.
The offer is only applicable for SSC and Dakhil students of SSC examinations 2020.
Students must submit their registration card copy (hardcopy or softcopy) to avail of the offer.
The offer will only be available at selected Samsung outlets. Home delivery service can be availed by ordering through https://bit.ly/2MpF1Fw
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Walton, the country's leading brand of electronics and technology products, has offered attractive discounts for various products including smartphones from E-Plaza platform.
The E-Plaza platform has already geared up its online sales activities as customers can get their required products staying at home amid the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, said a press release.
Walton also ensured hygienic and safe home delivery during this pandemic.
Asifur Rahman Khan, head of Walton Mobile sales, said customers are given flat 6 percent discount on the purchase of all models of smartphones available at E-Plaza.
The discounts are also being offered on new models of Primo H9, N4 and the best-selling RX7 Mini smartphones, he added.
Anyone can buy all kinds of Walton products from the online e-plaza (https://eplaza.waltonbd.com) while the smartphone can directly be purchased by following this link: https://eplaza.waltonbd.com/smartphone.
Customers can pay the bill of purchased products from E-Plaza through debit and credit cards, online banking, mobile banking such as bKash, Rocket and Nagad along with cash on delivery facility.
Washik Jahan Eshan, digital marketing coordinator, Walton Mobile, said a total of 14 models of smartphones are currently available at E-Plaza. Primo H9 and N4 models are added newly in the list that priced at Tk 8,699 and Tk 11,699 respectively.
These two phones can be purchased at a discounted price of Tk 8,177 and Tk 10,997 respectively. Walton's best-selling RX7 Mini smartphone will cost only Tk 8,929 when it is purchased from E-Plaza.
He said that at present there are a total of 30 models of Walton smartphones and 25 models of feature phones in the market.
The 'Made in Bangladesh' handsets, manufactured at Walton's own factory, have 30-day replacement facility along with one-year after-sales service.
All models of Walton smartphones can be purchased from all Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlets across the country with six-month EMI facility at 0% interest and 12-month installment facility.
Bangladesh Bank has issued a new licence to Recursion FinTech Ltd, a private firm, to operate as payment service provider (PSP) to provide e-wallet services in the country.
With this new one, the total number of licensed PSP has been risen to three. The existing PSPs are -- iPay Systems Ltd and D Money Bangladesh Ltd.
A circular issued Thursday by Bangladesh Bank's Payment System Department (PSD) said the licence was issued to the Recursion FinTech Ltd under “Bangladesh Payment and Settlement Systems Regulation 2014” with certain conditions.
PSPs received licence from the central bank to facilitate payments or payment processes directly like e-wallet and mobile wallet services to customers and to settle their transactions through a scheduled bank or financial institution.
The PSPs provide e-wallet solution in which a user can store his/her money for any future transaction or purchase. This platform enables anyone to make any kind of transaction with the help of their mobile phone or website without carrying cash or Credit/Debit Card.
Taking licence from Bangladesh Bank, some companies operate as payment service operators (PSO) as well for payment activities between or among participants where the principal participant must be a scheduled bank or financial institution.
Bangladesh Bank in March this year asked all scheduled banks not to provide any banking services or transactions facility to unlicensed payment service providers (PSP) and payment system operators (PSO).
Viber has recently launched its new group video calls feature in Bangladesh.
Up to 20 people will be able to participate in the group video calls for unlimited duration, said a press release.
The news feature was added after being inspired by the tremendous success of Viber’s group audio calls feature and growing demand for face-to-face conversations and conferences. Users are asked to access https://vb.me/901b08
for its group video calls.
Viber’s group video calls are easily accessible from the Viber app, with support for work-friendly features like screen sharing and video broadcasting for both mobile and desktop devices.
Starting a group video call is easy; just tap the new “video” button added to the top of the screen, or simply add more participants to an ongoing video call.
Group Video Calls give the speaker the floor, displaying their video for all participants. Users can choose to privately pin anyone’s video to their personal screen during the call. Users can also mute themselves or disable their video during the call, as well as see if other participants are on mute or if their video is turned off.
“We’re excited to enable users to participate in video calls with up to 20 people, and we’re going to expand this further very soon,” said Ofir Eyal, CEO of Viber.
With Viber, users can communicate face-to-face with their coworkers, friends, and family while staying healthy and safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he said.
Huawei is providing its state-of-the-art SMS solution to Teletalk to facilitate SMS-based access to SSC and equivalent exam results scheduled to be published by all the education boards on Sunday.
The convenient digital solution will allow students as well as their parents to get the results from the comfort of their homes. Thus it will also work as a deterrent against the spread of the Coronavirus at the community level.
According to Education Ministry officials, results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams will be published on Sunday, May 31. Students can pre-register for the service till May 30.
For those who pre-register, the results will be sent to all registered mobile numbers through SMS as soon as they are published by the board. Those who don’t can follow the same process after the results are out and extract their results.
To know about SSC results, SMS should be sent to 16222 with the text SSC<space>Board Name<space>Roll<space>Year.
Earlier, Teletalk thanked Huawei on their Facebook page, for providing the service to them.
Jerry Wang, CTO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited,says, “Huawei aims to bring a Better Connected Intelligent Bangladesh. And our unique solutions play an important role. It is our pride that our Short Messaging Service Center solution can help numbers of SSC candidates to be safe.”
This year, the SSC exams began on February 3, with the theoretical and practical tests ending on February 27 and March 6 respectively.
Around 2,050,000 students took part in the exams in over 3,500 centers from around 29,000 educational institutions across the country.
The results will also be available on the Education Ministry’s website.