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How to Subscribe Un-subscribe Mobilink MobiTunes and Charges Details

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Mobitunes – A new way to greet your incoming callers – instead of listening to the conventional ringing tone , with Mobitunes you can now make your callers listen to your chosen Mobitune.

How to Subscribe

Send ‘sub’ to 230 or dial 230.

How to Un-subscribe

Send ‘unsub’ to 230 or dial 230

Charges

Prepaid:
IVR Charges: Rs. 1.99+tax/minute
SMS Charges: Rs. 7.99+tax/sms
Subscription Charges: Rs. 1.4+tax/day

Postpaid:
IVR Charges: Rs. 1.99+tax/minute
SMS Charges: Rs. 7.99+tax/SMS
Subscription Charges: Rs. 45+tax/month

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PTCL Upgrades All 1Mbps Economy Subscribers to 2Mbps Economy Package

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PTCL has upgraded all of its 1Mbps economy package subscribers to 2Mbps Economy package automatically with same monthly rental till April 30th, 2014.

PTCL, on its website, said that 2Mbps Economy Package will allow all existing 1Mbps Economy Package subscribers to enjoy double data rate speed.

From May 1st, 2014 all subscribers with 2Mbps Economy package will be charged with Rs. 750 per month with a data limit of 10 GBs per month.

All customer who do not wish to continue with 2Mbps Economy will have to Opt out by calling 1236 and reverting back to 1Mbps Economy, or they will be shifted to 2Mbps Economy package for ever.

It was way better if PTCL had offered an opt-in upgrade instead of forcefully upgrading customers to high-bandwidths and then charging extra from them after the promotion period.

Promotion Highlights:

  • All 1Mbps Economy Package users are upgraded to 2Mbps Economy package
  • 2Mbps Economy package promotion charges: Rs. 499 per month
  • Download Limit for 2Mbps Economy pacge: 10 GBs
  • Additional GBs at Rs. 100 per GB
  • Billing Cap at Rs. 1,500 per month
  • Upgrade Promotion is valid up to 30th April 2014
  • All customer who do not wish to continue with 2Mbps Economy will have to Opt out by calling 1236 and reverting back to 1Mbps Economy.
  • From 1st May 2014 2Mbps Economy charges @ Rs.750 per month will be charged. (10GB download limit, Additional GBs at Rs. 100 per GB with billing cap at Rs. 1,750 per month.
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Mobilink Becomes the World’s Fastest Growing Brand on Facebook

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Mobilink has been certified as the World’s Fastest Growing Brand on Social Media by Social Bakers, global provider of network statistics and analysis for the most commonly used social networks.

This is the first time a Pakistani Brand has led the global charts of any social media ranking. Social Bakers has also marked Mobilink as the most socially devoted Pakistani for a second consecutive month on all social fronts.

The achievement followed Mobilink’s fan base crossing the milestone of over 2.1 million Facebook fans and twitter followers growing to more than 89,000. This marks Mobilink as the leading telecom brand on social media with maximum likes on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mobilink) and the most followers on its twitter account (www.twitter.com/mobilink).

Ali Murtaza, Director Marketing Mobilink said, “The overwhelming response of our growing fan base on the social media and our leading statistics are reflective of our focus on providing the best customer experience on all fronts. As social media and mobile internet become a popular way of modern communication, Mobilink continues to empower its customers with the best online experience to create ‘A better every day’ for everyone.’

Mobilink has recorded the best response rate of 94% for customer queries on social media according to Social Bakers. The Twitter statistics issued by Social Bakers for the month of December show that Mobilink has escalated through the charts to reach the Klout score of 61 with a clear 5 points lead over the closest competitor as of January 1, 2014.

Mobilink’s dominant strategy of connecting with its fans on the social media was part of the launch of its new brand identity Har Dil – Har Din in June last year. Mobilink has since seen a significant increase in popularity and has been acknowledged for its online customer engagement to become the most followed telecom brand on the social media.

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Nokia and Telenor Introduce the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503

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Nokia Pakistan announced that the new Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503 are available for purchase in Pakistan with 6 months free Telenor Talkshawk Internet.

The new affordable smartphones are aimed at mid-range audience with their innovative Fastlane home screen, attractive new design and a deeper integration with social networks.

Commenting on the new Nokia Asha range, Arif Shafique, country general manager, Nokia Pakistan said: “With the expansion of the Nokia Asha family, we bring three exciting smartphones for our consumers to suit their budget needs. The new Asha series has a stunning new design, a plethora of social networking apps and enhanced imaging quality. This way, millions of consumers across different price points will get access to smartphone technology”.

Irfan Wahab Khan, chief marketing officer, Telenor Pakistan said on the occasion: “This is yet another example of the successful collaboration between Telenor Pakistan and Nokia. Introducing high-quality yet affordable smartphones with a very user-friendly social experience is in line with Telenor Pakistan’s ‘Internet for all’ strategy. We believe in bringing the internet experience to the masses of Pakistan, and Telenor’s free 6 months’ internet offering with these new Asha devices is aimed at encouraging people to utilize the true benefits of internet”.

With the launch of the latest range of Asha smartphones, Nokia introduces the unique ‘dual shot’ design which combines an inner layer of bold, bright coloured shell surrounded by an outer layer of crystal-clear transparency. This distinctive combination enhances the durability of the device and surely makes the smartphone user stand out of the crowd. The high-end design brought to this price point is a clear differentiator, as are the craftsmanship and attention to detail.

The Asha 500 offers a 2.8-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera and 2G telephony while the Asha 502 comes with a 3-inch screen, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. At the top of the current family is the Asha 503, which has a 3-inch screen made from curved Gorilla Glass, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, and 3.5G speeds.

The Asha 500 and 503 come in single- and dual-SIM variants, with Nokia’s Easy Swap technology on dual-SIM, allowing users to swap cards without restarting the phone. While all three of these new phones come with the same software and stunning hardware design, the three offer hardware specifications that scale upwards by model number and price.

As social networking is the need of the hour, these new devices allow the user to become more social across various social media. With Fastlane, users can create a personalized shortcut to the phone’s recently accessed apps, features and content, as well as future activity, such as calendar appointments.

It’s the fastest way to access an app in its last state, as well as being the social hub of the new Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503. Deeper integration with social networks now enables live updates, which alert people to likes and comments through notifications on Fastlane so they never miss an important update.

Here are the prices:

  • Nokia Asha 500: PKR 8,300
  • Nokia Asha 502 (Dual SIM): PKR 10,400
  • Nokia Asha 503 (Dual SIM): PKR 10,950
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Ufone Introduces Super Sasta Package with Lowest Call Rates for all Networks

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Ufone has introduced this new package called “Super Sasta Package”, with which its customers can make calls for just 90 paisa + tax per minute on all networks during 12 midnight till 5 PM the next day.

Call charges between 5PM to 12PM would be 90 paisas per 30 seconds, for all networks.

Moreover, with this package, Ufone customers can also enjoy sending SMS to all networks at for just 90 paisa + tax/SMS.

Charges:

  • There are no daily charges for this package.
  • Base tariff of 90 paisas plus tax per minute during 12PM to 5PM next day
  • Base tariff of 90 paisas plus tax per 30 seconds during 5PM to 12 PM
  • Base tariff of 90 pasias plus tax per SMS

How to Subscribe:

  • Dial *5678# to activate Super Sasta Package
  • One time standard charges of Rs.10 + tax apply on package conversion will apply

Terms & Conditions:

  • 10 paisa + Tax per call will be charged.
  • Offer is valid for prepaid customers only
  • Standard charges of Rs.10 + tax apply on package conversion
  • No voice offers are available on this package
  • International Direct Dialing, Data and SMS Buckets & offers are available on this package
  • Uth Pack or Uth packages offers are not available on this package
  • Using a SIM which is not in your name or allowing others to use your SIM is a crime – PTA
  • 19.5% FED on usage and other taxes on recharge or bill apply.
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Mobilink Introduces SMS Alerts for International Roaming Data usage

Mobilink has introduced free SMS alerts for its international roaming (IR) customers as a means to enhance Mobilink customers’ experience worldwide.

The service will provide Mobilink IR customers with their Data usage details every four hours keeping them aware of their usage and managing their budget accordingly.

Farid Ahmad, Vice President Marketing Mobilink said, “Mobilink is the operator of choice for the premium customers of Pakistan for the last two decades due to products and services that add value to their daily business and personal communication needs. Our SMS Alert is aimed at creating a better customer experience for our customers that frequently to other countries.”

The SMS Alert service empowers frequent users of international roaming data services by giving them the option to monitor their IR Data usage via text alerts. Users can choose to temporarily unsubscribe Data services from their handset to avoid bills beyond their budget.

The SMS Alert service is pre-activated for all existing & new international roaming subscribers. The service is provided free of charge in all countries where Mobilink offers International Roaming services.

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Upgrade 3.1 Mbps EVO to 9.3 Mbps Wingle Device With Same Monthly Charges

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Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has announced EVO to Wingle upgrade offer for the convenience of its customers.

This new offer by PTCL enables customers to experience wireless broadband internet at high-speeds of 9.3mbps.  Customers will now be able to enjoy Wingle connectivity at only Rs. 2,100, which is the existing price of EVO unlimited package. One time upgrade charges are only Rs. 1500.

Any EVO Unlimited package customer on Rs.2100 Monthly charges can upgrade to Wingle Unlimited and continue paying Rs.2,100 per month for Wingle connectivity.

The offer can be availed by paying both the upgrade charges and the monthly line rent in advance and is available for both active and inactive connections.

For Postpaid; customer Must have cleared his last bill. For prepaid; Customer Must be on EVO Max package at the time of availing the offer.

PTCL broadband internet is empowering people across Pakistan to reach out to the world, enabling convenient access to knowledge and information nationwide.

Highlights:

  • Device upgrade from EVO to Wingle is charged at Rs.1500.
  • Customer shall be able to enjoy Wingle connectivity at the price of EVO Unlimited monthly charges.
  • Customer shall be required to make upfront payment for the upgrade in order to avail the offer.
  • Customer shall be required to pay the Monthly charges upfront at the time of upgrade for both postpaid & prepaid billing; as the package upgrade shall be on Non-PSTN billing mode only.
  • This offer is valid for both Pre-paid and Post-paid customers
  • Offer is applicable for all EVO 3.1Mbps customers only.

Terms:

  • Offer is Valid for all EVO USB postpaid & Max users only.
  • EVO Device Must be physically returned to PTCL OSS for availing the offer.
  • Any EVO Unlimited package customer on Rs.2100 Monthly charges can upgrade to Wingle Unlimited and continue paying Rs.2,100 per month for Wingle connectivity.
  • For Postpaid; customer Must have cleared his last bill.
  • For prepaid; Customer Must be on EVO Max package at the time of availing the offer.
  • Offer can be availed from PTCL OSS/ Direct sales channel only
  • This offer is valid for both Pre-paid and Post-paid customers
  • Offer is not applicable for EVO Cloud, Nitro, Nitro Cloud & EVO Tab customers.
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Mobilink Announces Q Mobile Noir Z4 from its Platform

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Mobilink, in collaboration with Q-Mobile, is offering Q Mobile Noir Z4 as a means of enhancing the bouquet of offers to its smartphone subscribers.

The phone will be available with a pre-loaded data bundle and be priced at Rs. 35,000.

Moied Javeed, Director Marketing Mobilink, highlighted “Mobilink is committed to offering innovative communication solutions to its customers with the latest mobile phones coupled with country’s best mobile internet offers. I am confident that the customers will enjoy our aggressive data bundle that comes with the Q Mobile Noir Z4 and make the most out of it.”

Q Mobile Z4 is a slim and smart single body device designed with a smooth finish with an excellent mix of technology. Z4 provides 32GB onboard storage, 13MP BSI sensor rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2GB RAM, Gorilla glass protection and comes with a 1.5GHz quad core processor.

Mobilink said that its data package with Q Mobile Noir Z4 will provide its customers with a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with unlimited data bundle offer for 6 months, with fair usage of 6GB.

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Ufone Offers Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra with Free Bundles

Ufone is offering Sony’s flagship devices to its retailers in Pakistan with free voice, SMS and Internet bundles for one month.

Below are offering details:

  • Sony Xperia Z1: PKR 74,400
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra: PKR 63,000

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony’s Xperia Z1 runs on a quad-core SnapDragon 800 processor alongside Adreno 330 graphics and 2 GB of RAM.

The main attraction of the Z1 is undoubtedly the camera at the back. It shoots 20.7 megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. The 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture is 70 percent larger than most phones, yet keeps the phone amazingly thin at just 8.5mm. Sony’s own G Lens technology and BIONZ image processors are used. There’s also a 2 megapixel Full HD camera at front.

More details about Xperia Z1 are available Below.

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Here are the full specs of the “Honami”:

  • Customized Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 5 inch display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 8.5mm thick
  • 170g heavy
  • 2.2Ghz Krait 400 CPU with quad-core SnapDragon 800 SoC and Adreno 330
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB expandable storage
  • 20.7 megapixel camera with Full HD1080p videos at 30fps
  • 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor, Sony G Lens, f/2.0 aperture, BIONZ Image Processing
  • 2 megapixel 1080p front-camera
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, 4G LTE
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Available in White, Black and Purple

Sony Xperia Z Ultra:

The Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s first phone to pack a SnapDragon 800 processor. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal expandable storage. The back hosts a 8 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and HDR mode.

The Xperia Z Ultra happens to be water-resistant. It comes with IP58 certification which means it can dive deeper than 1 meter for more than 30 minutes.

More details about Xperia Z1 Ultra are available Below

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The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Here are the full specs of the Xperia Z Ultra:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 6.5mm thick
  • Weight: 212g
  • 6.4 inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution
  • Super-sensitive, shatterproof display
  • IP58 certified water-resistant
  • 2.2Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD and HDR mode
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, NFC, 4G LTE
  • 3050 mAh battery
  • Free Offers:
    • Free on-net calls for one month (Fair Usage Policy: 6,000 minutes)
    • Free SMS for one month (Fair usage Policy 9,000 SMS)
    • Free Mobile Internet for one month (Fair usage Policy 1.5 GB)
  • Warranty: Both devices come with one year of official warranty.

Ufone said that both Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra are available at Ufone Service centres in major cities of Pakistan

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Ufone Has Come up with a Service Called Hisaab SMS

Telenor recently kicked off a campaign (read war) against all other operators by accusing them of stealing balance from mobile phone users.

Telenor, with its blunt TVCs, claimed that all operators steal balance of their customers while Telenor, according to its TVC, is the only operator with most honest and transparent practices.

In response to Telenor, Ufone has come up with a service that sends customers one SMS a day with daily summary of all the costs and charges that were deducted from the account on the previous day.

This service, called Hisaab SMS, is sent to customers daily with not only call and SMS costs but details of all charges associated with any value added services (that a customer is subscribed to) are also shared.

Here is a sample screen of Hisaab SMS:

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Most importantly, Hisaab SMS is free of charge and all Ufone prepaid customers are automatically subscribed to the service. Though they can unsubscribe it by calling helpline.

Unlike Telenor – that just claimed to be the most honest operator – Ufone has shown us the perfect example of what the honesty and transparency is.

We will have to see if Telenor has guts to be transparent enough to its customers by starting a similar service that clearly communicates all the charges that are deducted from customers?

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