Saturday, August 21, 2010

Samsung Opens Service Center in Rawalpindi

Picture1 300x201 Samsung Opens Service Center in RawalpindiSamsung has opened its service center in Rawalpindi for increases customer support and timely after sales services.
In the picture, Mr. Roy Chang, Mr. Zeshan Quershi, Mr. Usman Tariq from Samsung Electronics and Mr. Salman Ahmed and Mr. M. Asraf Yousuf from Teletec Enterprises inaugurating the Samsung customer Service with Teletec at Murree Road Rawalpindi.

Telenor Receives Best Place to Work Award 2010

Telenor Pakistan received Best Place to Work Award 2010 by Pakistan Society of Human Resources Management (PSHRM) and Engage Human Resources in Karachi at a local hotel.
The Award was announced by Vice President Human Capital Division Telenor Pakistan Nayab Baig at the convocation ceremony of Telenor Pakistan’s Ambassador’s Program held in Lahore.
The Telenor Pakistan Ambassador Program’s ceremony saw attendance from the Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto, MPA Senior Minister (Punjab) Raja Riaz Ahmed, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer, Telenor Pakistan, Aamir Ibrahim and Vice President Human Capital Division, Telenor Pakistan Nayab Baig and the Telenor Pakistan Ambassadors.
Federal Minister for Youth Affairs, Shahid Hussain Bhutto congratulated Telenor Pakistan on winning the Best Place to Work Award 2010. While talking about youth and its significance in the society, he said, “Under the National Youth Policy, the government is continuing to work towards initiatives that engage and inspire the youth to come forward and make use of their true potential. Aligned with our vision, Telenor Pakistan’s Ambassadors Program is one example, where young professionals can make use of opportunities and contribute to sustainable development in the country. We hope that such initiatives will continue to take place.”
Vice President Human Capital Division Telenor Pakistan, Nayab Baig said, “Through our Ambassadors’ Program, we aim to provide hands on learning opportunities to young professionals that help to hone their skills and give them a real time experience of the corporate world. We consider our interns valuable resources and advocates of our vision and values.”
At this occasion, it was announced that the Best Place to Work Award 2010 has been awarded to Telenor Pakistan by PSHRM and Engage HR. The award recognizes Telenor Pakistan’s open work environment, egalitarian policies, transformational learning opportunities and equal and non discriminatory benefits.
Telenor Pakistan provides employment to 2500 direct employees and 25000 indirect employees. The company has also been voted the ‘Most Preferred Employer 2009’ by ROZEE.PK. Telenor Pakistan is committed to develop high-quality human capital through modern corporate practices, advanced trainings and international exposure.
Telenor Pakistan’s Ambassador Program offers internship opportunities to students across Pakistan every year. The Telenor Pakistan Ambassador’s program can be applied for, from the Telenor careers website:

Telecom Infrastructure Affected in KP: PTA

Recent heavy rains and floods have seriously affected the infrastructure of telecommunication services in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a statement on Monday.
It said that the areas worst affected as far as telecommunication infrastructure is concerned includes Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Swat, Dir, Malakand, Kohat, Jahangira, D I Khan and Timergara.
Total of 53 Base Station Controllers (BSCs) and 2,703 Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) have been affected.The PTA pointed out that though the restoration of services was a gigantic task in the wake of heavy floods and access issues in affected areas, the backbone service providers and mobile operators made utmost efforts and chalked out revival plans.
As a result, a total of 43 BSCs and 2,239 BTSs have been restored so far. Remaining sites are being accessed by technical teams and will be restored as soon as possible, the PTA said.

Mobilink Jazz Offers SMS Eid Khazana!

image003 Mobilink Jazz Offers SMS Eid Khazana!After the grand success of SMS Khazana Part I and Part II, Mobilink has brought “Jazz SMS Eid Khazana”, which promises loads of cash prizes.
With Ramadan just around the corner, Mobilink Jazz is giving its customers a chance to win daily and weekly cash prizes and double their Eid celebrations with loved ones.
The Jazz SMS Eid Khazana campaign has begun since August 4th and will continue for 36 days ending on September 8th.
How to Participate:
Just send a blank SMS to 5555 and you can win Rs.75,000 daily, Rs. 600,000 weekly or even get a chance to win the grand prize of Rs. 1,200,000!
More you play, the better the chances of winning.
Step 1:
The participant will send “JK” or “R” to 5555 to enter the contest. The users can send in any other key words or blank message to 5555. It will be accepted as well.
Step 2:
The participant will receive a Ringtone along with a welcome SMS.
Step 3:
The quiz mechanism consists of multiple choice questions where participants should answer in order to gather points and increase their possibilities to become a winner. All points will be accumulated during the campaign for the final draw/grand prize.
  • Every correct answer awards 100 points for the prizes
  • Every incorrect answer awards 50 points
  • Every invalid answer gives 50 points
  • Various bonus mechanisms give the chance to the participant to win more points
Step 4
The participant will send the answer he/she believes is the correct in order to gain points. Once answered, user is notified if the answer was correct or incorrect. In case the user does not respond or responds with reply other than 1 or 2, he/she gets the invalid reply message (message will be sent after 45 minutes).
Terms & Conditions:
  • Daily prizes will be delivered within 15 working days, weekly within 20 working days & grand prize within 1 month of the lucky draw. (Note: Due to operational process the above mentioned prize delivery time may take longer)
  • One particular user cannot win two similar cash prizes during the campaign. For example, same customer cannot win daily or weekly prize twice. However the customer will be eligible for Grand Prize lucky draw of PKR 1,200,000 at the end of the campaign with all accumulated points.
  • All applicable Govt taxes will be deducted from the prize money before handing over the prize amount to the winner.
  • The SIM should be registered in the name of the prize claimer.
  • Indigo users can also participate in the campaign.
  • In case of postpaid connection, until & unless all the dues are cleared, prize money will not be handed over to the winner.
  • Mobilink’s decision will be deemed final in case of any dispute
  • Mobilink Employees, their immediate family members & first blood relatives, Mobilink Franchise & dealers are not eligible to participate in this campaign.
  • The website will be updated every 3 days with the names of lucky winners for SMS Khazana. Keep visiting for updates.

Nokia Launches Ramadan Mobile Application

nokia ramadan application Nokia Launches Ramadan Mobile Applications
Nokia has come with new mobile applications with the content tailored for the holy month of Ramadan. The new Nokia mobile applications are available in the Ovi store. The updated mobile applications tailored for the Holy Month can now be downloaded on the well-matched Nokia devices for free directly from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
“The overwhelming response and feedback that we received from last year’s offering allowed us to improve and expand this year’s application offering. Nokia users have now a single and easy access to many of the cherished experiences that Muslims like to be close to, and keep them connected to the Holy Month. The applications this year also support a wider range of devices including both touch and non-touch Nokia devices, and are available in more languages” said Haseeb Ihtisham, Head of Marketing, Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan.
This year’s Ramadan applications are feature packed, and include the Holy Quran, Prayer Times, Hadith, Boyoot Allah, Arabica, Mozzaker, and Makkah and Madinah. New features include Quran recitation from multiple recitors from which users can choose to download in MP3 format. Arabica is a great new feature for non-Arabic speaking Muslims to help them learn and understand the message of Allah in Arabic. The new mobile services also feature locations of major mosques in Saudi Arabia, such as the two holy mosques, Masjid Al Haram in Makkah and Masjid Al Nabawi in Al Madinah. Additionally users can also find locations of mosques all around the world using free Ovi maps available on Ovi store.
“Ramadan applications for 2010 are free and offer a variety of content from a range of global and local content providers ready to be downloaded for the widest range of devices.” Haseeb added.
The Ramadan applications are developed by ASGATech, a Forum Nokia Premium Partner in the Middle East, with all content reviewed and approved by Al Azhar Al Shareef.
Ramadan applications for 2010 are compatible with a range of Nokia devices including Nokia N97 mini, Nokia E72, Nokia E52, Nokia X6, Nokia 5230,Nokia 5530,Nokia C5,Nokia 5235, Nokia 5800, Nokia E5, Nokia 6700 slide, Nokia 5233, Nokia X3, Nokia 6303i, Nokia 2710, and Nokia C3. The user interface for the applications is available in English, Arabic, Farsi, French and Urdu.

Telecom Companies Donate Rs 238.5m for Flood Victims

A huge contribution has been made by the telecom companies to help the flood victims. Three leading telecom operators Ufone, Mobilink and Telenor have contributed Rs 238.5 million for the flood victims, while other operators are making efforts to assist the masses in this hour of need. Telenor made a major contribution of Rs 100 million to Secretary General, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Brig (Retd.) Muhammad Ilyas Khan, at a ceremony.
The amount will be utilized to facilitate urgent relief efforts and longer term healing initiatives by PRCS. Another telecom operator, Mobilink, committed Rs 85 million. Mobilink will be coordinating with relief organizations, including World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) to reach out to the flood victims to ensure that aid needs of the deserving and un-served are met in an efficient manner. The funds will be used to provide immediate relief assistance including clean drinking water and dry food rations.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and its sister organization, Ufone, made a joint contribution of Rs 53.5 million to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund. President of PTCL, Walid Irshaid, and CEO Ufone, Abdul Aziz, called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and expressed their solidarity at this time of need. Mobilink has also played his part and made the contribution of Rs 85 million for flood relief. Telecom operators are looking keen to help their nation in this delicate time.

Ericsson-PTA Mobile Excellence Award 2010

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Ericsson and Pakistan Telecommunication authority (PTA) has announced the Ericsson, PTA Mobile Excellence Award to honor all those students who have developed the innovative user generated or professionally produced content that engages the mobile users and enhances the traditional mobile content experience. The panel judges included senior management from Ericsson and PTA.
The Ericsson and PTA Mobile Excellence Award 2010 aims to reward the best mobile content developed in the area of:
  • Location based services
  • Entertainment (music/video)
  • Social Networking / online communication
The following criteria must be fulfilled in order to applying for the award:
  • Innovative (no reuse or adaption of already existing application)
  • Ease of use and reach
  • Impact of the application or service when used in the industry
  • Tangible business benefits
  • Project, application or service driving change and growth in the mobile marketplace
  • Practical demonstration and visual demonstration to the panel is must
Students registered with HEC recognized university in any Business Administration and Engineering  or Computer science universities at the time of submitting their application are eligible.
The last date for submission of the projects is September 15, 2010 and award will be announced on October 08, 2010.
The prize consists of both monetary (upto 100,000 PKR) and non monetary awards depending on the level of sophistication of the wining project, application or service.
Interested candidates can send their applications at or can also post their applications at the following address:
Ericsson Pakistan (PVT) LTd.
Communication Department
61-A, F-7/G-7, Jinnah Avenue
Saudi Pak Tower, Blue Area
Islamabad, Pakistan

Call for 2.99/hr in Ramzan : Zong

zong Call for 2.99/hr in Ramzan : ZongZONG came up with a new offer named as Zong’s Ramzan Value Time Offer, Through this offer you can avail calling rates of 2.99+tax/hour throughout the holy month of Ramzan.
How to subscribe/unsubscribe:
  • To subscribe you can dial *711# or write sub in a text message and send to 711.
  • To unsubscribe the offer Send unsub to 711.
  • This offer is valid from 1st – 29th Ramzan.
  • There is a one-time subscription charge of Rs 10+tax.
  • Ramzan value time Offer subscribers can call any ZONG number at Rs 2.99 + tax/hour from:
    Midnight – Sehri (12am – 4am)
    Afternoon – Post Iftari (2pm – 8pm)
  • Offnet calls will be charged as per tariff plan.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

PTCL Vfone Grand Recharge

In order to attract its lapsed customers, PTCL has introduced a new offer named as “Vfone Grand Recharge”. If you have not recharged your Vfone account after 15thApril, 2010 than by loading a Vfone scratch card of any denomination you can get an extra balance, exactly equal to card load!
  • Free balance offer will be valid only for customers who POS date is less than Oct 1, 2010
  • Free balance can be utilized for calling on-net (V-V, V-PSTN Local & NWD)
  • Free balance can be utilized for Internet and SMS (on-net and off-net)
  • The validity of free balance will be 30 days only
  • Free balance offer will be applicable only for WIN subscribers & not for WIPT i.e. not for VPCO

Warid Becomes Communication Partner of Superior Group

From left: Mr. Muneer Farooqui, Chief Executive Officer, Warid Telecom while exchanging documents with Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman, Rector Superior Group of Colleges.
From left: Mr. Muneer Farooqui, Chief Executive Officer, Warid Telecom while exchanging documents with Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman, Rector Superior Group of Colleges.
Superior Group of Colleges signs Warid Telecom as their cellular communication partner.
The signing of this agreement took place this Monday at Royal Palm, Golf and Country Club. Warid will now serve Superior Group of colleges with all its communication needs including Blackberry services for all its management, staff members and students across 13 campuses.
Mr. Muneer Farooqui, CEO Warid Telecom while giving comments on signing occasion said ”Superior Group of Colleges is an international standard institution in Pakistan and it is a privilege to serve the communication needs of such an esteemed educational institution. We believe in service excellence and we are determined to continuously bring best of breed communication solutions to optimally serve businesses and individuals alike. I am sure we will best serve Superior Group of Colleges as a total telecom service provider. I wish our business relationship to grow and flourish in years to come, Insha Allah.”
‘Warid is a matchless cellular service’ said Prof. Dr. Ch. Abdul Rehman, Rector Superior Group of Colleges. While explaining on choosing Warid as their cellular communication partner he added “Warid is broadly admired by its superior network, transparency and innovation and mainly It’s the customer experience and service reliability that makes Warid uniquely distinguish. Our partnership with Pakistan’s premium cellular service will enable our Management, Staff members and students experience the exceptional cellular and blackberry services by Warid. ‘Facilitating Superior Human Beings’ is our vision and communication is perhaps the only solution. We have never compromised on quality education and true professionalism and our partnership with Warid Telecom would certainly benefit our wide cellular communication needs. I wish our relationship bond with Warid Telecom may fortify”
With this partnership Warid Telecom also attains exclusive branding rights for all 13 campuses of Superior Group of Colleges. Warid Telecom is also sponsoring a swimming pool for Superior university, main campus, Raiwind Road.
This partnership will benefit members and students of Superior group of colleges to avail Warid’s pocket friendly postpaid packages with crystal clear/uninterrupted voice quality through best cellular network that covers over 530 major cities of Pakistan.
Warid also offers Pakistan’s largest Edge/GPRS and BlackBerry Roaming coverage. Leading the market with customized products and services, Warid offers a product portfolio of over 50 value added services based on IVR, SMS, GPRS and MMS platforms. Warid has International Roaming Partnership with 240 live operators in more than 145 countries with many other innovative products to offer such as SMS Roaming, Safe Arrival SMS, WiFi Roaming, In-Flight Roaming and Maritime Roaming which allow its customers to stay connected to home, whether they travel by sea, air or land

PTCL brings Ramadan Offer!

ramzan PTCL brings Ramadan Offer!
In the holy month of Ramadan PTCL has introduced a new sales promotion with bundle of attractions listed below:
New Connection in Rs.500 only:
All NTC customers will only pay Rs.500 as installation charges (offer valid till last day of Ramadan)
Free Telephone Sets:
Free telephone set for all NTC customers who apply for PTCL’s Fixed line during Ramadan
Discounted Tariff Rate for making calls to Saudi Arabia:

  • Saudi Arabia Fixed: Rs.6.99 per minute
  • Saudi Arabia Mobile: Rs.12.99 per minute
Ramadan Value Added Services:
  • Live Tarawee from Khana Khaba
  • Full Quran with Urdu translation
  • Top 10 Naats
  • Naats and Hamds
  • Arabic Duas
  • Arabic Islamic Nasheeds
  • Prayer timings
  • Names of Allah
  • Sehar and Aftar timings
    Service Short Code is 1324 and service tariff is Rs 2 / minute (Exclusive of Taxes)
Free Wake-up Call Service for Ramadan:
To activate dial: *55* HH MM # (time in  24 Hrs format)

Samsung Ramadan Campaign for SOS village

samsung ramadan 300x100 Samsung Ramadan Campaign for SOS village
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced an online campaign to promote the spirit of humanity and charity during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
A special campaign titled “Join Hands with Samsung” is being organized in association with SOS Children’s Village – a global organization that focuses on family-based, long-term care of children. This campaign will take place in Pakistan, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, KSA, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
During the campaign, which starts on August 5 and ends on September 12, Samsung will donate SAR-1 for every newly registered user on The website, which is available in Arabic, English and French, will soon be the world’s biggest virtual human chain. The money will be donated through SOS Children’s Village which will help build a community school in Kasur, which is an impoverished area near Lahore and in acute need of development. This will give the less fortunate children a have a chance for a better tomorrow. Samsung had initiated a similar campaign in 2009, and the funds from it had been utilized in making computer labs for SOS Children’s Village Dodhial.
The General Manager, Samsung Pakistan Mr. Steve Han said; “Ramadan is a time for charity and giving and we would like to use this opportunity to try and make a difference in society. At Samsung we believe in giving back to the community and this commitment is reflected by this campaign “Join Hands with Samsung”.
Exclusive Ramadan downloads as well as interesting information and tips about fasting will be featured on the website and made available for all registered users. Registered users also stand a chance to win Samsung phones, Cameras and Hard Disk Drives for every friend they invite to this noble cause.‪ Mrs. Khola Mustafa, President of SOS Children’s Village Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan said‪ “We at SOS Children’s Village are thankful for Samsung’s support for this charitable initiative to spread the joyful spirit of Ramadan to as many underprivileged children as possible”.

Celco’s Restoring Network in Flood-hit Areas: PTA

The cellular services providers are making efforts to restore the telecommunication network in flood-hit areas, said a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority official in an interview with The News.
The fibre optic cable network of PTCL and Wateen Telecom in Khyber Pakhtonkhwa (KP) was cut off severing link between numerous towns of the province, PTA said. Due to the deluge a total of 53 Base Stations Controllers (BSCs) and 2,703 Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) have been affected at Peshawar, Nowshera, Dir, Mardan, Charsada, Swabi, Jahangira, Swat, Bara, Timergara, Mingora, Bannu, Kohat, D. I. Khan, Kurram Agency and Khyber Agency.
Access in the affected areas was difficult but the service operators made utmost efforts to restore 43 BSCs and 2,239 BTSs. Remaining sites are being accessed by the technical teams and shall be restored as soon as possible.
Another official of a cellular company informed that telecom network on both banks of Indus River is yet to be fully restored. Flood, broken roads, and collapsed bridges are hindering the repairs. Ufone spokesperson Moazzam Ali Khan said Ufone has been able to keep 99 percent of network running throughout the country.
“Out of around 6,000 only 25 sites are down at the moment; most of the effected sites have already been restored,” Khan said.
“The floods have caused staggering damages to infrastructure in rural Punjab and KP,” said Telenor Head of Corporate Communication and Responsibility Affan Haider.
It was hard to keep the network going with no electricity and fuel, but most of the sites were restored within days, he said. “The scenario in Punjab and Sindh is much more fluid, with floods continuing to play havoc we are cautiously watching and maintaining our current network access and are geared to intervene in case of any issues,” Haider said. Warid spokesperson said that most of the infrastructure damaged due to floods in KP has been restored. The flood damaged the cellular services equipment, electric power system, generators and fuel tanks, boundary walls, floors and tower bases.
Warid attained redundancy via Wateen & Mobilink on few routes and planned long haul route redundancy in Southern Punjab, Sindh and KP.

LG Contributions for Flood Victims

Like many other telecom operators and electronic companies LG has also decided to not only financially assist these flood victims but also partner with registered NGOs to provide them with food, shelter, medicine, clothes and other basic necessities to bring them back to their normal way of life.
The number of Pakistan flood victims are likely to exceed the number of victims of Indian Ocean tsunami 2004, Haiti earthquake 2010 and also South Asia earthquake 2005. It is reported that 13.8 million have been affected by the devastating floods of Pakistan. In this time of need LG has also played its part and giving donation for flood victims.
Su Young Ryu GM LG Electronics grieved at the loss of lives, infrastructure and the ongoing crisis adding that LG and Pakistan hold a very special place and All LG employees worldwide have also decided to donate a certain percentage of their salaries for these flood victims.

Warid Donated Rs 800,000 in University Endowment Fund Trust of GCU

waridgcu Warid Donated Rs 800,000 in University Endowment Fund Trust of GCU
The Warid Telecom on Wednesday joined hands with Government College University Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) by donating Rs 800,000 to meet academic expenses of its bright and deserving students. The Warid Telecom Sales and Distribution Head Amer Aman Khan handed over the cheque to GCU Dean of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Khalid Perviaz in a ceremony held in this regard at GCU Syndicate Committee Room on Wednesday. GCU Registrar Shahibzada Faisal Khursheed, EFT Executive Committee Professor Khalid Manzoor Butt and Warid officials also present.
Addessing the ceremony, Dr Khalid Perviaz said the world over universities have come forward by establishing their endowment funds with the help of their old students and corporate sector. “Harvard University has an endowment fund of $25.474 billion, Yale has $15.225 billion and a small university like the University of Virginia has endowment fund of $3.219 billion,” he added. However, he said, the GCU is the only public sector university in Pakistan, which has an active endowment fund giving scholarships to deserving students.
Briefing the Warid officials about GCU EFT lifetime scholarship schemes, Prof. Butt said that they had initiated 23 lifetime scholarships for deserving students which include 11 golden and 12 sliver scholarships. “A golden scholarship covers the university fee as well as hostel expenses of a deserving student, while a sliver scholarship covers the university fee only,” he added.
He said, the scholarships initiated on the special directions of GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab are given to GCU students on merit every year, and the scholarships are named after those people who donate money for them. The Warid officials appreciated the EFT perpetual scholarship schemes.

Contribute to Flood Relief Fund by Sending an SMS

PTA in collaboration with telecom industry has started “1234″ SMS service to supplement the efforts of the govt in its rescue and rehabilitation efforts for the flood affected across the country.
The short code 1234 has been activated from all cellular mobile operators platform.  SMS can be sent to 1234 by writing “Fund” which will be charged RS.10/- excluding taxes for contributing to PM flood relief fund 2010 for flood affectees peoples.
The amount collected by “1234″ sms would be deposted to PM’s flood relief fund 2010 for which  a special account has been created in NBP (A/c No. 898989)
People are reqeusted by PTA to send maximum numbers of sms to help their affected brothers in this hour of need.

PTCL Signs Service Promotion Agreement with Wisecomm

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) has signed an agreement with Wise Communication Systems Pvt. Ltd (Wisecomm) to promote its services across Pakistan.
Mr. Naveed Saeed (SEVP Commercial), PTCL and Mr. Tariq Bhatti (Chairman Wisecomm) signed the agreement in the ceremony held at PTCL headquarters on Tuesday 10th Aug, 2010.
Wisecomm is an international telecommunication service provider of Pakistan origin, operating a global network of voice and data services with presence in all major European countries, North America and Pakistan.  Wisecomm also operates a nationwide network of calling cards and pay-phone services in Pakistan.
PTCL is licensed in Pakistan, AJK & NA’s to establish, operate and maintain its telecommunication network and to provide telecommunication services.
SEVP Commercial Naveed Saeed speaking on the occasion marked this very valued partnership and hoped to continue to work in collaboration to provide people across the country with best possible telecom services.

Ufone Shukria Pakistan

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As Independence Day is approaching and everyone is trying to play his role to celebrate this great day.  Ufone staying ahead of all other telecom operators says “Shukria Pakistan”. Ufone is proud of Pakistan and wants all other Pakistanis to share their thoughts and love for Pakistan by simply sending an SMS to 1947*.
R. 0.01 + tax / SMS. Taxes apply
This is a great step by the Ufone and we all need to realize the endless blessings that Pakistan has bestowed us, its beautiful s scenery of the tallest mountains or the shimmering coastline, the seasons that come in all their glory, above all we are breathing in the fresh air of a free and independent country. We all must be thankful and proud of our country.

Telenor Karo Mumkin Show; Starting Today! (13.08.2010)

Karo Mumkin Show Telenor Karo Mumkin Show; Starting Today!

People of Pakistan responded overwhelmingly to the call of Telenor Karo Mumkin Show by submitting their ideas about making Pakistan better. Now the time has come when best ideas will be shown in “Karo Mumkin Show”, out of which one idea will be selected as best one based on viewers’ votes.
You can watch Telenor Karo Mumkin Show on leading TV channels today from 7:30 pm onwards & vote for the idea you like.
Schedule details are available here
To download the Karo Mumkin RBT

Code: 60173 13
Send STcode to 230”

Warid Organizes Prize Distribution Ceremony for Retailers

Reema Khan and Mr. Amer Aman Head of Sales and Distribution Warid giving away the prize to winner.
Reema Khan and Mr. Amer Aman Head of Sales and Distribution Warid giving away the prize to winner.
Warid Telecom organized a prize distribution event at Pearl Continental Lahore this Wednesday that was attended by over 600 retailers, Franchise and distributor partners.
Warid brand ambassador Reema Khan graced the event and gave prizes to the winners.
The Grand prize 800 CC Car was won by Mr. Asim Memon while 4 Umrah tickets with other 500 exciting prizes were distributed amongst winners.
Seen in the picture are Reema Khan and Mr. Amer Aman Head of Sales and Distribution Warid giving away the prize to winner.

Mobilink Posted Strong Revenues in H1 2010

Mobilink has posted strong revenues, higher EBITDA and increasing subscriber base in the first half of 2010 as compared to the same period last year.
According to the results published by OTH, Mobilink closed the first half of 2010 with revenues of PKR 47.5 billion showing a YoY increase of 11.4% and there was a YoY increase of 24.8% in its EBITDA in rupee terms. Moreover, the company’s EBITDA margin has increased to 39.6% versus 35.5% over the same period last year.
Mobilink subscriber base increased by 10.5% as compared to same period last year closing at 32.2 million at the end of H1 2010.
Financial data Mobilink Posted Strong Revenues in H1 2010
Operational data Mobilink Posted Strong Revenues in H1 2010
Commenting on the results, Khaled Bichara, Group CEO, OTH shared that the first half of 2010 has demonstrated stable growth for most of Orascom operations, supported by a trend of high additions to various customer bases. Mobilink’s indicators have shown healthy signs of growth across the board, in particular an 18% YoY increase in EBITDA in USD thanks to reduced SIM tax subsidization.
Rashid Khan, Mobilink President and CEO, said, “Mobilink has maintained a strong presence in the market with aggressive marketing and innovative services. At the back end, we are striving to enhance the user experience by investing in the infrastructure to further improve quality of service. We continue to enjoy the faith of our customers due to our edge in coverage, quality and network strengths and hope to maintain this trend in the second half of the year as well.”
Mobilink has invested over $3.3 billion in Pakistan and will be investing an additional $250 million in 2010.

Qubee Doubles Bandwidth Limits During Ramadan

Qubee Qubee Doubles Bandwidth Limits During Ramadan

Qubee, Wimax broadband provider, has doubled data transfer volume limits on all packages as a special Ramadan Offer.
Offer is valid from 12-Aug-2010 to 30-Sep-2010.
Following are revised tariff details:

Mobilink Offers Unlimited SMS in Ramadan

Jazz Special Ramadan SMS offer 234x300 Mobilink Offers Unlimited SMS in RamadanThis Ramadan, Mobilink Jazz launches “Ramadan kay Paigham”. With Ramadan kay Paigham offer, Jazz customers can send unlimited SMS to any network in Pakistan between Sehri and Iftar for Rs. 1.99 plus tax per day.
Rs. 1.99 plus tax per day
How to Subscribe:
Jazz customers can subscribe to offer by dialing *106*1#.
Terms & Conditions:
  • This offer is valid between 0300 – 1900 hours
  • The validity of SMS will be 1 day
  • · Charges of Rs. 1.99+tax/day apply
  • The offer is valid till September 8th, 2010
  • Fair usage policy applies i.e. the number of SMS will be 500
  • The offer is available to all prepaid customer on all tariff plans

Official: PTCL Launches 9.3 Mbps EVO Nitro Device

evonitri page Official: PTCL Launches 9.3 Mbps EVO Nitro Device

This independence day, PTCL has unveiled its anticipated Evo 3G Nitro in Pakistan; the World’s first & most cutting edge EV-DO Rev.B commercial network. Priced at mere Rs. 2,999 per month, internet users of Pakistan will be able to enjoy 9.3 Mbps wireless internet.
Nitro USB Device Charges: Rs.3, 999 (One time charge)
Nitro Unlimited: Rs.2, 999/monthly
Key highlights
  • PTCL is the first operator in the world to commercially launch EV-DO Rev.B products.
  • Pakistan’s fastest & most cutting edge Enhanced Wireless Mobile Broadband solution.
  • Download Speed of up to 9.3 Mbps & uplink of up to 5.4 Mbps.
  • Nationwide Roaming facility, providing Rev B speeds in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore & Karachi with Backward compatibility & seamless roaming on Rev A Network (up to 3.1Mbps) in 99 cities across the country.
  • Plug & Play—Instant Connectivity
  • USB compatible with laptops & Desktops.
  • Average data rates vary between 1.25 Mbps- 3.75 Mbps
  • Device Upgrades available for existing Evo customers.
*Speed is on Best effort basis up to 9.3Mbps on downlink & 5.4Mbps on Uplink. Speed depends on factors such as modem capability, location, distance from communication tower and number of simultaneous users.
We are yet to test this device.
  • Our previous coverage on Evo Nitro is available here.
  • Pre-launch pictures are available here

Call for 35 Paisas in Ramadan with Jazz!

ramzanjazz Call for 35 Paisas in Ramadan with Jazz!
Mobilink Jazz launches a ‘Ramadan Special offer’ through which customers can call all Mobilink numbers for 35 paisas + tax.
Customers can subscribe to the offer for Rs. 10 only, and enjoy talking to their loved ones for the next 7 days between 5 pm till midnight.
How to subscribe/unsubscribe?
  • Dial *108# on mobile screen  and press send to subscribe to this offer. Validity of the discounted tariff will be 7 days (168 hours) from subscription. New tariff will be applicable on all Packages under the following timings and conditions.
  • You can unsubscribe from the promotion by dialing *108*4# on mobile screen and pressing send.
  • The call rates are per 30 seconds.
  • The duration of this promotion will be 21 Days (August 12, 2010 till September 1, 2010).
  • Last date for subscription is September 1, 2010.
  • Subscriber who subscribe to the offer on September 1, 2010 will get the discounted tariff till September 8, 2010.
  • The offer is not available for Jazz 24 Ghanta Offer users.
  • The new Tariff will be applicable on On-net Calls only. The Off-net tariff will remain as per package plan.
  • Tariff will become active immediately after subscription, but the subscriber will be able to enjoy it only during the specified time window of 5 pm till midnight.

PTCL Suffers Rs 2.5 Billion Loss Due to Floods

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) suffered a loss of Rs 2.5 billion due to recent floods in different parts of the country as over 150 exchanges and 150,000 connections were damaged, said Naveed Saeed Senior Vice President (Commercial) of PTCL in a media briefing.
Addressing media on the occasion of launching ‘EVDO RevB’, he said that PTCL has donated Rs 53.5 million for the flood victims.
He said PTCL employees have generously donated Rs. 20 million towards the relief fund out of total Rs 53.5 million.
He said PTCL set up many relief and medical camps in the flood-affected areas where people are being provided free medicines.

Sim Jagao Offer: Warid

warid sim jagoo 300x130 Sim Jagao Offer: WaridWarid is offering incentives for its customers who haven’t used their SIMs for 2 months.
If you haven’t used your Warid SIM for last 2 months and get it back today, you will win free balance worth Rs.30 right there and then! That’s not all, the more you charge the more you get!
For three months, you can also get up to 3000 minutes and 15000 SMS on a balance recharge of Rs.1000 every month!
  • Free balance worth Rs.30 will be added to your account immediately after you insert your Warid SIM and reactivate it by making calls to Warid numbers or sending SMS to any network. This balance will be valid for 5 days.
  • Once your Warid SIM is activated, you can get free On-net minutes worth first recharge of every month; i.e. if you recharge your account with Rs. 100, you will receive 100 free On-net minutes; valid for 5 days only.
  • You will get free On-net & Off-net SMS 5 times worth the first recharge of every month i.e. If you recharge your balance with Rs.100 you will receive 500 SMS (On-net & Off-net) valid for 30 days.
  • This offer is available for recharge through scratch card and Warid ezeeload. It is not available for Warid balance share.
  • This offer is valid till 5th Nov, 2010.
Terms and Conditions
  • All charges include government taxes and levies as well as a 19.5% federal excise duty.
  • Each recharge done through scratch cards and Warid easy load includes a 10% withholding tax.
  • To get a Warid connection, you are required to submit a copy of your computerized National Identity Card along with the connection form.
  • Without a valid computerized National Identity Card, the SIM will not be activated through 789.
  • All calls will be automatically terminated after 50 minutes.

Warid Offers Ramadan Hourly Package

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Ramadan brought some great deals for customers and same is the case with Warid that has endorsed its Crazy Hour as “Hourly Package”
With this package, Warid customers can make as much calls as they want in the specific 2 hours of the day, at the cost of Rs.3+ tax.
Customers have a choice to select any 2 hours as Hourly package of the day. This package is valid only to on-net calls.
Subscription charges:

Timings Charges
11:00 PM_6:59 PM Rs.4+tax/hour
7:00PM_10:59 PM Rs.8+tax/hour
  • Hourly Package is activated by sending to 2742. To select 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM as your Hourly Package, just type 9pm and SMS it to 2742. Rs. 0.5+tax/request apply.
  • Customers have to choose their Hourly package every day.
  • To find which hour is selected as Hourly package write “FIND” and send an SMS to 2742 to know your selected hour.  This SMS will be charged at Rs.0.5+tax.
  • Customers can change their selected Hourly package as many times as they want in a day before the start of the chosen hour. Latest request will override the previous one.
Terms & Conditions:
  • All calls will automatically disconnect after 50 minutes.
  • Activation charges are applicable.
  • 19.5% FED on usage & 10% withholding tax on recharge apply.

Samsung Applications Gaining Popularity

Samsung Apps 300x91 Samsung Applications Gaining PopularitySamsung has announced that utility and entertainment apps available through the “Samsung Apps”, are dominating the popularity list, released recently.
“Magic Torch” application has topped the list as it is the Most-Downloaded” application in the list, from 1st of June till mid of July 2010. The “Magic Torch”, transforms Samsung Wave (S8500) into a flashlight with four different screens — standard light bulb, Ecological light bulb, Neon light bulb, and white screen.
Another utility app; “MyMirror” – turns the phone into a mirror using the camera device, this was featured at No. 7 on the list, while entertainment programs filled out the rest of the field. The top 10 apps for the Wave were: Need for SpeedTM Shift (games), Illusions (entertainment), SouthAfrica2010 (entertainment), Real Football 2010 (games), BatteryLife (productivity), Basketball (entertainment), Shot Gun (entertainment) and Exciting Free kick (games).
The third-most downloaded program, “Illusions” offers visually stimulating puzzles and screenshots. The application named “SouthAfrica2010” gained rapid popularity during the recent football tournament and came at No. 4. The “Free-throw practice” app Basketball was ranked No. 8, while the arcade-style shooting program “Shot-Gun” stood at No. 9. The Auto-racing program “Need for SpeedTMShift” led in the games category, coming at No. 2 on the list. The football game “Exciting Freekick” was at No. 10. Productivity app Battery Life, was ranked No. 6, which calculates remaining battery power, based on factors such as Wi-Fi use, call time, music playing and use of 2G or 3G Internet connections.
The General-Manager, Samsung Pakistan, Mr. Steve Han said, “The response to Samsung Apps has been tremendous in our target markets, mainly due to the popularity of utility and entertainment apps. The days of using a phone just for talking are long gone — functionality is the key now. With Samsung Apps, we aim to fill the need for functionality for all Samsung customers. New customers are also attracted through fresh and unique applications. We’re excited with what the future holds for Samsung Apps.”
The Samsung Apps was created in September 2009 to deliver a dedicated online application destination, for Samsung smart phone users. Today the size of this Applications Store has more than tripled, in most European and Asian markets — It now offers a multitude of new applications, including games, social networking, e-books and health-related tools. Samsung Apps was created and managed by Samsung’s Media Solutions Center (MSC), which is also responsible for bada platform development, Social Hub and various other contents.
Samsung Apps can be accessed here:

PTCL Employees Went on Strike over Salary Differences

PTCL employees observed full day strike over “Salary Package 2010” that offers 50 percent pay raise of their salaries in year 2008.
Strike resulted into a virtual halt of almost all PTCL services including 1217, 1218, OSS centers and others.
PTCL employees are demanding Pay Raise by 50% of their current basic salaries as per government’s notification, medical allowance, Eid reward and promotions for all.
Government of Pakistan had issued a notification of 50 percent pay raise of current salaries of PTCL employees.
MoIT Notification Salaries PTCL Employees Went on Strike over Salary Differences
In contrary to which, PTCL management issued following pay raise notification on August 11, 2010.
No. HR/Salary/2010                                              Dated: August 11th, 2010
Inter Office Memo
Subject: Salary Increase for Regular & NCPG Employees
The Management is pleased to announce the following increase in salary for all the Regular and NCPG employees as an immediate relief to cover the inflation in the country effective 1st July 2010.
1. Non-Management Employees:
1.1. For the non-management Regular employees, the increase in salary will be equal to 50% of the initial Basic Pay of PTCL Pay Scales, 2008. This will be termed as “PTCL Allowance”.
1.2. For NCPG employees, the same increase will be allowed in accordance with the equivalent mapped scales as elaborated in the salary package 2008 notified on 29-9-2008.
2. Management Employees:
2.1. For the Regular Management employees, the increase in salary, termed as PTCL Allowance, will be based on the individual’s performance as depicted in the last PMS for the calendar year 2009.
The individual performance will be determined on the basis of the Forced Ranking system as per the following categorization:
S. No. Ranking Salary Increase
  • Top 10% 50%
  • Next 20% 42%
  • Next 40% 34%
  • Next 20% 26%
  • Bottom 10% 18%
This allowance will also be calculated based on the initial basic pay of the PTCL Pay Scales, 2008.
In addition to the above, management, in line with the assigned business targets, is currently considering to issue further incentives in terms of salary increase based on the performance of the company during first and second half of this financial year ending December 2010 and June 2011 respectively. These will be communicated shortly as soon as finalized.
Best regards,
(Shahzad Safdar Khan)

Warid Launches its Video Portal

vow3 300x78 Warid Launches its Video PortalWarid has launched video service for its customers to enjoy free videos on the move where ever they are, though GPRS charges will apply.
Warid customers can now access the world of news, sports, entertainment and education with a user friendly interface on their mobiles via the new ‘VOW’ (Videos on Warid) Service.
‘VOW’ shall be constantly updated with new FREE video content that users can view using their GPRS enabled mobile phones. ‘VOW’ provides mobile video content for full screen video streaming and downloading over Warid’s GPRS/Edge network.
How to Watch Videos?
‘VOW’ by visiting from your GPRS enabled mobile handset.
Video/Channel Categories:

  • Qawwali
  • Qarshi
  • Omnisport
  • Hayters Teamwork
  • Pure Sport
  • Love Showbiz
  • Pop Corn
  • Bollywood
  • Wedding TV Asia
  • Jokes
  • Cinema Live
  • Craze
  • Galactic DJ
  • ShowTech
  • Amplified
  • Adventure
  • How to
  • Joystick
  • BodyBeat
  • Sci-Fi Universe
  • Cartoons
For more details on channels click here

Free Minute Per Minute: Ufone

MinPerMinOffer header 300x111 Free Minute Per Minute: UfoneUfone has gone aggressive with this offer that allows one free minute with every minute for on-net calls, round the clock and no daily charges.
This offer is valid for 20 days only with one time subscription charge of Rs. 20; hence it is treat for heavy users who
How to avail:
Dial *26# from your Ufone and enjoy this limited time offer which has no daily charges!
Subscription Charges:
A onetime Opt-in fee of Rs.20 + tax will be charged to avail the promo.
Terms & Conditions:
  • This offer is only for Ufone to Ufone calls.
  • Subscribers on UWon, UWon+, Tension Free, Public Demand and Josh packages will be eligible for the campaign.
  • U-U Calls made from Public Demand package will not be charged from 10th minute onwards
  • A onetime Opt-in fee of Rs.20 + tax will be charged to avail the promo.
  • Calls made using Voice Buckets will not be eligible for the offer.
  • Call made to FnF numbers will not be eligible for the offer.
  • Calls made to free numbers and short codes will not be eligible for the offer.
  • this offer is valid till 7th of September 2010
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Using SIMS without proper documentation is a crime – PTA
  • 19.5% FED on usage and 10% withholding tax at recharge or bill applies.

Mobilink Signs Acision for Expanding its Messaging Capacity

Acision today announced that Mobilink has once again selected the Acision SMSC to expand its messaging capability to manage growth in messaging traffic.
Rashid Khan, President and CEO, Mobilink said, “Acision has a proven track record in products, expertise and continuous service innovations, and is one of Mobilink’s trusted value partners. With our customers expecting exceptional quality and performance from each of our services and products, we are confident that Acision will continue to aid us in delivering high quality and performance every time.”
Sherif Hamoudah, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Acision in Middle East, Africa and Pakistan said, “Acision’s track record in underpinning high-volume messaging services has enabled us to become a trusted partner to mobile network operators across the world. As a global leader in mobile data, Acision is committed to powering high revenue services. We firmly believe in close partnerships with our customers and we understand what drives their business. This is why leading operators like Mobilink choose to work with Acision to support their mobile data services business.”
The Acision SMSC, part of the Acision Mobile Data Services portfolio, enables operators to reduce total cost of ownership of their SMS infrastructure, manage their messaging capacity according to customer demand and consistently deliver a high quality of service.

62 Solar Powered Sites Completed by Telenor and CMPak

Through the Rural Telecom Projects of Universal Service Fund, Telenor and CMPak have completed 62 solar powered sites in
  • Mirpur Khas – 34 sites,
  • Bahawalpur – 13 sites
  • Nasirabad – 15 sites
A population of 2.37 million people will be benefitting from these projects in total which resides in the districts of Sanghar, Tharparkar Umerkot and Mirpur Khas in Mirpur Khas lot (218 muzas), Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan Districts in Bahawalpur Lot (888 muzas) and Bolan, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi and Nasirabad in Nasirabad lot (648 muzas).
Since commercial power has not reached most of the areas where USF is running rural telecom projects, it proved to be a barrier to provide smooth uninterrupted telecom service. Even where commercial power infrastructure is available, the availability of power is extremely limited.
As a result, the telecom operators had to rely completely on diesel generators. Not only there was the cost of diesel, the transport and re-fueling at these sites was also a big and expensive hassle. At the same time, there was also a great need for cross-cutting operational expenses for maintenance of remote and hard-to-reach sites. Therefore, following a consultative process where all stakeholders participated, it was decided that operators will bid for all future infrastructure in un-served areas with renewable energy solutions.
This decision has played an important role in reducing the energy costs and is also a small contribution towards dealing with the energy crisis in Pakistan. Moreover, this initiative will also help in reducing carbon content in the atmosphere.
Overall, the projects being executed by Universal Service Fund are showing great progress as the number of previously un-served Mauzas where service has been provided has crossed 3,500 and number of small towns and cities with broadband connections is approaching 200. At the same time, nearly 1,000 kms of Fiber Cables have been laid to connect Tehsils so far not served with Optical Fiber. Technical Audits are in progress at all the sites where the Operators have claimed to have completed the milestones, as payments are made only after full verification of the achieved targets by technical auditors.
USF Pakistan is hailed as one of the best performing Universal Service programs in the developing world, which is all due to joint efforts of the stakeholders as each one of them is represented on the Board of Directors of USF Co. – in true Public-Private Partnership basis.

Nokia Unveils Touch and Type Design Nokia X3

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Nokia has unveiled the new super slim Nokia X3 Touch and Type, with a unique combination of a touch screen and traditional 12 button phone keypad.
As Nokia’s first ‘Touch and Type’ phone, the Nokia X3 allows people to tap quickly on the bright color touch screen, as well as enjoy the familiarity of the full keypad for quick fire text messages and phone calls. Expected to be on sale in the third quarter, the Nokia X3 is expected to sell for approximately EUR 125, excluding taxes and grant.
“Innovation is not just a high-end game. The Nokia X3 is a great example of bringing new consumer value to lower price points,” said Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President of Mobile Phones at Nokia.
“With the Nokia X3 we are giving consumers the best of both worlds by combining a touch screen and a keypad in an affordable device. We have given people a larger screen with clear icons and menus plus kept critical keys such as the send and end keys. We’ve also added dedicated function keys for important links like music and text messaging,” she said.
“We have designed the Nokia X3 to be a touch and type device because typing is ideal for SMS and social networking where fast and frequent input is needed, while touch is ideal for functions such as setting alarms, smooth browsing and controlling applications like music and games. “continued McDowell.
With its sleek and modern design coming in at a very thin 9.6mm making it one of the slimmest Nokia phones ever the Nokia X3 slips easily into the purse or the pocket, and looks the part with its brushed aluminum back cover which will come in five vibrant colors designed to suit any mood or wardrobe.
Despite its size, the Nokia X3 is jam-packed with features including 3G, WLAN, a music player and an FM radio. Lovers of the snapshot and social networks will enjoy a great 5 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom that can take both still and video images. The Nokia X3 also features dedicated music and messaging keys allowing fast access to important Ovi services including social and entertainment applications. In addition to Ovi Mail, people’s favorite consumer email and chat accounts can be pushed direct to the phone via Nokia Messaging.
With a gentle slide over the touch screen people can go online and get access to many services including thousands of apps from Ovi Store. In certain markets, the new phone will also be available with Ovi Music Unlimited, enabling the owner to access a virtually limitless range of the latest hit music that can be stored on the available 16GB memory card.

PTCL Broadband Ramadan Offer

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This Ramadan PTCL Broadband comes up with an amazing offer for its student subscribers who have taken the student package and for those who are planning to take the Pakistan Broadband connection. Broadband Pakistan has announced Ramadan offer in two different categories that are effective from1st of Ramadan i.e. 12-08-2010.
The two main categories are:
Category 1
PTCL will give financially support of Rs 100,000 as educational expenses to 50 students applying for a PTCL Broadband Connection during the month of Ramadan.  This promotion is for all existing and new broadband student package customers. The 50 lucky students will be selected via a transparent process of a lucky draw after the end of Ramadan.
Category 2
Anyone applying for a PTCL broadband during the month of Ramadan can also apply for one Free Easy Learning internationally recognized card worth of Rs.4000 absolutely free. This card will facilitate students in online learning. This promotion is for all new broadband customers.
This offer is valid only for the month of Ramadan.

Mobilink Indigo Ramadan Offer 50% off Rates

Mobilink Indigo ramadan offer 300x128 Mobilink Indigo Ramadan Offer 50% off RatesMobilink Indigo brings special offer of 50% off on all Mobilink to Mobilink calls in this Ramadan. This discount is valid for the whole month of Ramadan i.e from 12th August to 8th September.
Customers on i-Initial, i-100, i-400, i-900, i-1500 and i-Unlimited (Basic+Premium) are eligible for this offer. All Mobilink indigo customers can make calls at 50% discounted rate from 5 PM to 12 AM.
  • Call at 111 to subscribe for this offer. The offer will be available after 2 hours of subscription.
  • Customers will be charged onetime nonrefundable fee of Rs. 40 upon subscription, which is same on all indigo packages.
  • Government taxes will also be deduced.
  • Changing the package plan will not have an impact on this offer.
Tariff Plan:

i-100 i-400 i-900 i-1500 1-unlimited
Standard Rates (Rs./min) 1.25 1.00 0.75 0.50 0.25
Discounted Rates (Rs./min) 0.63 0.50 0.38 0.25 0.15
Subscription Charges (Rs.)

Mobilink Reaches Out to 38,000 Flood Victims

Mobilink is rigorously conducting relief efforts and delivering basic necessities to flood victims all over the country and has reached out to more than 38,000 individuals.
Items distributed among the suffering families include; 35,000 bottles of clean drinking water, 600 bags of flour, 1,260 packs of Dry rations and 3,650 packs of Ready-to-eat items.
Along with the relief goods, a large number of Mobilink employees are also providing dedicated volunteer hours. Mobilink is distributing these items with the help of a cross-functional team of employees directly and in coordination with relief organizations and armed forces where needed.
Mobilink said that its teams reached close to 5,000 families in remote areas in and around Muzaffargarh, Nowshera, Charsadda, Swat, Sukkur, D.I. Khan as well as smaller towns and villages across Pakistan.
The items are being procured from the Rs 85 million flood relief fund established by Mobilink and Orascom. In addition, Mobilink employees have contributed more than Rs. 6.5 million from their pockets, through 23 collection points at Mobilink offices nationwide as well as funds raised through friends and family.
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PTCL Islamic Portal Service

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PTCL has announced yet another offer for holy month of Ramadan. PTCL has launched Islamic Portal services to provide Islamic services to its subscribers in this Ramadan. All the PTCL Landline and Vfone subscribers can take benefit from this portal and can refresh their Islamic spirit.
The service charges are Rs 2 / minute+tax
  • Customers can access this service by dialing 1324 from their landline/Vfone sets. Once connected they will hear the menu stating list of content available.
  • Dial *55*HH, MM# to set the time for wakeup call which is totally free but only for landline customers.

Islamic content list:

  • Live Tarawee from Khana Khaba
  • Full Quran with Urdu translation
  • Top 10 Naats
  • Naats and Hamds
  • Arabic Duas
  • Arabic Islamic Nasheeds
  • Names of Allah
  • Sehar and Aftar timings

For further information call helpline at 1236

PTCL Union to Face Stern Action If They Take Law into Their Hands: LHC

lahore high court 640x480 300x225 PTCL Union to Face Stern Action If They Take Law into Their Hands: LHCHonorable Justice Mamun-ur-Rashid Sheikh of Lahore High Court (LHC) while disposing of the application filed by PTCL management against their employees Lala Hanif, Rana Hassan and Malik Maqbool has directed PTCL employees not to take law into their hands otherwise the stern action will  be initiated against them.
The PTCL management through their counsel Naeem Bokhari had moved an application in LHC taking plea that CBA and other unions had launched a violent protest to press their demands
He contended that these elements are manhandling and harassing PTCL employees. Women workers are insulted and abusive language is used against them. At certain locations physical abuse has also been reported.
Giving remarks Honorable Justice Mamun ur Rashid on the occasion asked the CBA and other unions that country was hit by the floods and if they would close down the exchanges it would compound the problems of the people and they would  face difficulties in making contacts among them. Those protesting employees had no sympathy with the people, he further remarked.
During the protest neither work be suspended on any telephone exchange nor the public or company’s property be damaged, he ordered. Moreover all the executives and other workers coming to perform  duty should not be blocked nor harassed and the employees including female staff members be dealt with dignity.
On the occasion, Malik Maqbool and Rana Hassan gave the undertaking to the court in writing to the effect that  neither work would be suspended on any telephone exchange nor the public or company’s  property be damaged. Union would not block  the executives and other workers forcibly from performing their duties and all the workers including women workers would not be harassed, they further assured.
Via Telecom Recorde

Protesting Employees Won’t Get Salaries And Eid Bonus: PTCL Management

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) management has decided not to pay the current month salaries and bonuses to the employees not performing their duties.
The management has reacted strongly against on-going strikes by company employees, demanding raise in salaries and allowances announced by the government in recent budget.
PTCL management said the allowance and bonus packages will be given to those employees who will perform their jobs as if they do in normal routine.
The internal memo issued by the top management asked its all regional heads to review the performance of the employees under respective jurisdictions and send their recommendation to Human Resource Department for the issuance of August salary and allowances.
Previously, it said the salary raise and Eid bonus will be given to selected employees based on their past year performance.
PTCL management has reacted severely in past too, however, it had to bow down to the employee’s union in the end by partially or wholly accepting their demands.
Recent strikes by PTCL employees have halted the whole PTCL system leaving customers in miserable and support-less situation.
Employees are demanding 50 percent pay raise on their running basic and salaries in accordance with the government’s notification, medical allowance, Eid reward and promotions for all.
Via: Telecom Recorder

Pakistan Text Messaging Growth Reaches 106 Billion

As we can observe that everyone around us is busy doing text messages. Due to the bulk of free SMS packages and their low rates offered by the Cellular companies, it is now in the access of every layman to send and receive text messages. According to the latest PTA report of December 2009, a total of 106 billion text messages were sent across the 5 cellular networks in Pakistan in 2009. If there are 95 million subscribers on average, it comes to 93 messages per person per month.
This rate is comparatively high than any other country. The reason may be that the youth tends to rely more on text messages. The dramatic SMS growth is good news for mobile operators in Pakistan. Most operators around the world continue to rely on text messaging as a critical source of data revenues.
SMS will continue to breed the highest share of global mobile data revenue through 2012 and will make a larger impact in emerging markets. However, SMS revenue as a percentage of mobile data revenue will turn down throughout the estimated period, as other data services made possible by the rollout of next generation networks will gain further toehold

Monday, August 9, 2010

Warid Soft launchs Call Block 9211

call 300x188 Warid Soft launchs Call Block 9211Following the footsteps of Zong, Telenor and Ufone, Warid is soon going to launch the call block service named as “Call Block 9211“, This service enables you to block annoying calls from any number so you can enjoy the freedom of control.
How to Subscribe:

Though the service is in test phase and not commercially launched yet, you can still subscribe to it :
To subscribe send Sub to 9211
To add a number in block list send Block Number and send to 420
To delete a number in block list send Unblock Number and send to 420
The service is in Test phase so its possible that these commands may/may not work.
  • Monthy charges are Rs. 25+tax
  • Sending a Sms to 420 costs Rs. 2+tax
  • This service is only for Call blocking, Sms service is not included.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

PTCL Landline Lucky Draw Promotion

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PTCL has come up with an exciting offer “Landline Lucky Draw Promotion “for all landline customers. With this offer all landline customers can enter into a lucky draw and can win amazing prizes. Customers can enter into a lucky draw by making calls worth Rs.1000 or more per month from PTCL landline.
Exciting prizes for Lucky draw customers are 10,000 1 Mbps Broadband Connections free for 1 year, 100 PTCL branded Cordless Phones and 50 Television Set.
Terms and conditions:
  • Lucky draw will be conducted for all customers whose PSTN usage is Rs. 1,000 or more either in August 2010 or in September 2010.
  • Usage includes: Local, Nationwide, Fixed to mobile, International calls and package charges only.
  • This offer is valid for 01 Private Residential Customers only


Vfone Postpaid PTCL Vfone POSTPAID
PTCL has introduced “Vfone POSTPAID” at affordable line rent in three different packages. Customers of Vfone POSTPAID can also make calls while using the internet. Wireless Local Loop (WLL) set price is Rs. 3600.
Terms and Conditions:
  • Charging will be done as per prescribed rates in each package, after expiry of free facility.
  • Outgoing facility will be blocked on expiry of 99.99% of security.
  • Customer can pay additional security to avoid blockage of outgoing facility i.e. to enhance his credit limit.
Vfone POSTPAID Packages are:
  • V-I
  • V-II
  • V-III


Free Offer NIL
Security (Refundable) Rs. 500/-
Monthly Line Rent Rs. 174/month
Vfone to Landline Rs. 1.00/min
Vfone to Vfone Rs. 1.00/min
Vfone to Mobile/other LLO Rs. 2.50/min
International As per defined zones
SMS Rs.0.25
Internet Rs.2/20mins


Free Offer 1.   Vfone-Vfone – Unlimited free 2.   Vfone-PSTN – 100 free min
Free internet – 15 hrs
Security (Refundable) Rs. 1000/-
Monthly Line Rent Rs. 299/month
Vfone to Landline Rs. 1.00/min
Vfone to Vfone Unlimited Free
Vfone to Mobile/other LLO Rs. 2.00/min
International As per defined zones
SMS Rs.0.25
Internet Rs.2/20mins


Free Offer 1.      Vfone-Vfone – Unlimited free 2.      Vfone-PSTN – Unlimited free
3.      Free internet – 25 hrs
4.      SMS to all networks – Unlimited free
Security (Refundable) Rs. 1000/-
Monthly Line Rent Rs. 599/month
Vfone to Landline Unlimited Free
Vfone to Vfone Unlimited Free
Vfone to Mobile/other LLO Rs. 2.00/min
International As per defined zones
Internet Rs.2/20mins
SMS to All Networks Unlimited Free

Mobilink Pledges Rs. 85 million For Flood Relief

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Mobilink, Pakistan’s market leader in cellular communication services, with the support of parent company Orascom Telecom Holding has committed Rs. 85 million for providing relief to the affectees of the floods caused by torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan.
Mobilink will be coordinating with relief organizations including World Food Programme and World Health Organization to reach out to the flood victims to ensure that aid needs of the deserving and un-served are met in an efficient manner. The funds will be used to provide immediate relief assistance including clean drinking water and dry food rations.
Naguib Sawiris, Executive Chairman, OTH and Khaled Bichara, Group Chief Executive Officer, OTH expressed grief at the loss of lives, infrastructure and the ongoing crisis adding that Mobilink and Pakistan hold a very special place at Orascom and the Rs. 85 million fund is a humble way of expressing solidarity with the millions of people affected by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history.
Rashid Khan, President & CEO Mobilink shared that, “This is a national tragedy that requires each one of us to respond with support that is tangible and urgency which is critical. As one of the largest private sector organizations in the country, Mobilink has always been at the forefront in supporting our fellow citizens in times such as these. We have an experienced team who have been a part of Mobilink’s efforts in the 2005 earthquake, Balochistan floods and more recently the IDPs Relief efforts as well as a generous employee and subscriber base that makes us ideally positioned to deliver effectively.”
In addition to committing funds at the company level, Mobilink has also set up a short code to enable Mobilink users to contribute Rs. 10 (plus tax) by texting “Flood” to 616 or deposit donations  to Mobilink Foundation account (account # 0401-0028266-0001) by visiting any NIB branch. Mobilink has also set up a salary fund to enable employees to donate towards this cause.
According to sources, the flood has affected more than 3 million people, including 1.4 million children. Having killed at least 1,400 already, the death toll  is expected to rise as more heavy rain is reported in the midst of the monsoon season, feared breakout of water-borne diseases such as cholera and  a food crisis due to several parts being cut off for almost one week now.
Last year, Mobilink established a complete relief camp accommodating 1,000 families of IDPs with a Rs. 81 million fund. Recognized as the largest private sector relief commitment for the IDPs, the camp provided inhabitants with all basic need items ranging from tents, bedding and hygiene items, dry food rations, cooking areas and utensils to basic health care, education and even recreation. As a company committed to reshaping lives, Mobilink and Orascom have shown unwavering commitment in the past as well by actively engaging in the relief and rehabilitation of the Oct 2005 earthquake affectees

Mobile Internet Users Increasing Tremendously in Pakistan

increase chart  Mobile Internet Users Increasing Tremendously in Pakistan
In the recent years, due to pretty low rates of cellular services, there is an increase in the number of subscribers with an accelerated pace. Furthermore, the subscribers adopting internet services are showing incredible growth of 161 percent by June-end.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority reported, the number of internet subscription on network of different cellular operators have reached 14.4 million by the end of closing financial year 2009-10. The number of internet subscribers on cellular operators’ network was recorded 4.4 million by the end of 2008-09.
Telenor has grabbed the biggest share in terms of number of mobile internet users; however, penetration-wise Zong is leading the market with its lowest cost package of internet services.
Industry analysts said the internet subscription numbers might be over-stated by the authority because the internet users are not permanent in the cellular sector on specific operator’s network. They were of the view that cellular operators’ revenue has seen a healthy increase from the usage of mobile internet on GSM technology.
The quality of handset also facilitates subscribers to use internet, an internet services are used mostly on expensive handset of branded companies. The growth of mobile internet subscribers has outpaced the growth of internet subscribers utilizing broadband and dial-up connections in the outgoing fiscal year.
As per estimated figures, the number of internet users had reached 19.5 million by 2009-10 as compared, with the number of users reported less than 19 million in the country by the end of corresponding previous year.
However, the number of internet connections has reached nearly 10 million in the country including broadband and dial-up. The broadband growth witnessed 150 percent in just two years, which has never been experienced before.
The number of broadband users has grown from 45,000 in 2007 to 900,000 this year. Due to these results, Pakistan has been placed 6th in terms of quarterly growth and 10th in terms of annual growth in the global broadband market by a leading web source on broadband statistics.

Telenor Pakistan Pledges Rs100 Million for Flood Affectees

Photo Telenor Pakistan pledges Rs100 Million for Flood Affectees 300x201 Telenor Pakistan Pledges Rs100 Million for Flood Affectees
Telenor Pakistan has pledged Rs. 100 Million in funding and telecommunication services, towards relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. The amount will be used to facilitate immediate relief efforts and longer term rehabilitation initiatives by Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

Chief Strategy Officer and VP Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan, Aamir Ibrahim said, “In this hour of need, where millions have been affected by devastating floods across the country, Telenor Pakistan stands by its brethren. We will contribute through donating funds, offering our telecommunication services and volunteering our collective employee efforts towards the rehabilitation of the affectees. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the destruction caused by recent floods. We are sure that this humble effort will help those who need it most.”
Secretary General, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Brig. (Retd.) Muhammad Ilyas Khan appreciated Telenor Pakistan’s timely contribution. He said, “This is a great initiative from Telenor Pakistan and hopefully will also encourage other organizations to contribute in a similar manner. This is a national crisis and everyone needs to do their part by coming forward and extending support.”
Telenor Pakistan runs a number of community support initiatives aimed at helping communities help themselves. In addition to becoming a disability friendly organization, Telenor Pakistan also takes a lead in extending support to disaster victims. In wake of October 2008 earthquake in Baluchistan, it was the first telecom operator to reach the affected area that provided communication facilities and a month’s supply of food items to 160 families. Other than providing crisis communication support to Edhi, National Crisis Management Cell, press and relief organizations, Telenor Pakistan also made a contribution of Rs. 65 million to the President Earthquake Relief Fund and International Red Cross after the 2005 earthquake. Telenor Pakistan and PRCS also worked together during the IDP crisis to help thousands of displaced people from tribal areas of Pakistan.

Ufone and PTCL Contribute to Flood Relief Fund

Mr Walid Irshaid, President PTCL & Ufone and Mr Abdul Aziz, CEO Ufone jointly presenting cheques to the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani for the PM’s Flood Relief Fund 2010.
Mr Walid Irshaid, President PTCL & Ufone and Mr Abdul Aziz, CEO Ufone jointly presenting cheques to the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani for the PM’s Flood Relief Fund 2010.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Pakistan and its sister concern Ufone, donated Rs.53.5 million to the Prime Minister’s flood relief fund.
Mr. Walid Irshaid President PTCL and Ufone  and Mr. Abdul Aziz CEO Ufone met the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Yousuf Raza Gillani and expressed their solidarity at this time of need.
The Company has and always will stand by the people of Pakistan. This effort is in response to the recent call for help from the private sector by the Prime Minister.
Mr. Walid Irshaid President PTCL and Ufone Pakistan said that this is a testing time for all in Pakistan. The natural calamities have been unimaginable and it is up to each one of us to come together in order to create a unified effort to help the people of Pakistan.
We as socially responsible organizations need to join hands and make this the fastest and most effective relief effort ever. And hoped this contribution will help in providing people relief of their grievous conditions.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Telenor Pakistan, Partners Organize Leadership Conference for PWDs in South Asia

The Regional Leadership Conference for Persons with Disabilities in South Asia 2010 was inaugurated at a local hotel today. The three-day conference has been organized by Special Talent Exchange Program, SightSavers Pakistan and Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education in partnership with Telenor Pakistan’s flagship corporate responsibility program ‘Khuddar Pakistan’. Some 80 leaders of organizations working on issues related to persons with disabilities (PWD) from Pakistan as well as dignitaries from Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and US are also attending.
Chief Guest at the occasion, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer Telenor Pakistan Aamir Ibrahim while commenting on the event said: “Through Telenor’s Khuddar Pakistan program we aim to provide the disabled community of Pakistan with integration and inclusion opportunities. We believe that a platform like the Leadership Conference enables participants to devise ways and means to resolve the issues that they face. It is also an opportunity for government and corporate sector stakeholders to get a clear perspective on steps necessary to mainstream Persons with Disabilities.”
Country Director, Sightsavers Pakistan, Niazullah Khan appreciated the initiative as a positive step towards inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. He said: “We are extremely satisfied with how the conference has progressed from a national initiative last year, to a regional one during 2010. We are sure that the conference will achieve its desired results and will continue to grow as a potent platform for Persons with Disabilities”.
Others who spoke at the inauguration were Muhammad Atif Sheikh, President, STEP; Akiie Nino Miya, Executive Director, APCD; Dong Lin Li, Country Director, ILO Pakistan; Toshiya Sapo Chief of JICA; and Adam Thomson, British High Commissioner to Pakistan.
The conference is expected to provide various stakeholders with an understanding of upcoming developments in the disability sector and the needs of persons with disabilities. It will close on August 2.

ZONG Extented LBC Offer to 21 More Cities

LBC2 ZONG Extented LBC Offer to 21 More Cities
ZONG after the thriving launch of ‘Location Based Charging’ in 37 cities formerly, ZONG has now made a new move and added 21 more cities to its LBC offer.
Now customers in Bagh, Bela, Dadu, Dipalpur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Lodhran, Mailsi, Mandi, Bahauddin, Mirpur, Khas, Narowal, Nawabshah, Okara, Pannu, Aqil, Pasrur, Pattoki, Rawlakot, Sangarh, Shakargarh, Wazirabad and Ziarat can also subscribe to this offer and make unlimited free calls to all ZONG numbers anywhere in Pakistan.
All existing, new & MNP customers using ZONG network in the cities mentioned below, are permitted to avail this offer.
Offer details:
• Daily subscription for unlimited on net calls on a charge of Rs. 7+ tax/day.
• All subscription will be through short code i-e 522
• The relevant keyword will have to be sent to 522 e.g. for Bela send ‘bla’ to 522“– refer to table below
• If customers want to unsubscribe they will be required to send “unsub” to 522 or Call 310
Short code & Keyword:
The LBC cities along with the relevant Keywords are as follows; City Keywords
1 Bagh bgh
2 Bela bla
3 Dadu ddu
4 Dipalpur dpp
5 Ghotki gtk
6 Khairpur krp
7 Lodhran ldr
8 Mailsi msi
9 Mandi Bahauddin mbd
10 Mirpur Khas mks
11 Narowal nrl
12 Nawabshah nws
13 Okara okr
14 Pannu Aqil pna
15 Pasrur psr
16 Pattoki ptk
17 Rawlakot rkt
18 Sangarh sgh
19 Shakargarh skg
20 Wazirabad wzb
21 Ziarat zrt
source: Telecom Recorder