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Zong Introduces City Specific or LBC Mobile Internet Packages

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Zong has taken another step to drive telecom industry growth by introducing city specific packages for mobile internet.

Just like LBC offers, with this new offer, ZonG customers can subscribe to Mobile internet packages using GPRS if they reside in following four cities:

  • Lahore
  • Sialkot
  • Gujrat
  • Daska

All customers living in these cities can subscribe to either of the two packages: Volume offer or Time offer.

Volume Offer:

  • Subscription Charges: Rs. 1 per day
  • Usage Charges: Rs. 1 per MB
  • How to Subscribe: Dial *111*1# OR SMS ‘VOL’ to 6677

Time Offer:

  • Subscription Charges: Rs. 1 per day
  • Usage Charges: Rs. 2/hr
  • How to Subscribe: Dial *111*2# OR SMS ‘TIME’ to 6677

According to Zong, one of the major goals behind launching pocket friendly internet packages is to give the masses residing both in Urban and Semi Urban areas a basic understanding and feel of mobile internet to ensure better response to the launch of 3G services in Pakistan in near future.

This initiative is a first of its kind in the industry which will certainly position ZonG as a key enabler of mobile internet in the cities of Punjab.

Note:

  • Both these package have NO usage caps. However, they are limited time offers.
  • To unsubscribe from either offer, SMS “UNSUB” to 6677
  • These offers are valid for ALL Zong customers using inside the target city boundaries
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Zong Has Finally Gets an LDI License

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Zong has finally been issued an LDI license (Long Distance and International) for Pakistan, we have confirmed with sources.

Zong was long struggling to get the LDI license, which was earlier denied due to an agreement between Government of Pakistan and Etisalat.

According to PTCL SPA (Sale-Purchase agreement) government of Pakistan was bound to not to issue any new telecom license till March 2013.

Despite starting its operations in Pakistan in April 2008, CMPak or Zong struggled to get the license.

Situation went deteriorating given the fact that Pakistan and China enjoy strong relations. These bilateral ties were getting only stronger but Zong remained without well deserved LDI license.

Recently, Government of Pakistan principally decided to issue Zong an LDI license, however, events turned last week when Sindh High Court imposed a hold on issuance of new LDI licenses, based on the fact that Telecom Policy had expired and licensing should be done on renewed policy.

SHC, yesterday, vacated the stay order and Zong was today immediately issued the LDI license.

It is likely that SHC will reinstate the stay on new licenses in a day or two.

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Zong Offers Huawei Vision With Free Bundles for Rs. 10,000

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Zong is offering – slightly out-dated – Hauwei Vision to its customers with a price-tag of Rs. 10,000, which includes the handset, a 4 GB SD card and free bundle of minutes, SMS and Mobile Internet.

Here is what you can get:

  • Huawei Vision
  • Free 100 on net minutes per month
  • Free 200 SMS per month
  • Free 600 MB per month
  • First 200 customers will get a free T-shirt as well!
  • Price: Rs 10,000

Here are the brief specs for Huawei Vision – and a complete review of Huawei Vision that we did back in August 2012.

  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 118 x 59.9 x 9.9 mm (4.65 x 2.36 x 0.39 in)
    • Weight: 121 g
    • Display: 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density), TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Memory:
    • 4 GB SD Card included
    • Internal: 1 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255-1 Snapdragon
  • CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion
  • GPU: Adreno 205
  • Battery:
    • Stand-by: Up to 400 h
    • Talk time: Up to 6 h 40 min
  • Price: PKR 10,000
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Zong Launches Youth Brand Circle Youth Specific Offering

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Zong today announced the launch of a youth brand – Circle – with the tagline “Hamesha Together”. Zong claims to be offering the best rates for the youth. Zong said that the tagline “Hamesha Together” reflects the concept of how important it is for youth to be able to connect and stay in touch with their circle of friends, in order to amplify their life experiences.

Like any other brand, Zong says that it did all the intensive research and testing studies during past year before the launch of Circle.

Zong’s Top Management with Circle Team at the Launch Ceremony of “Circle”

Sajid Mehmood, Chief Commercial Officer of ZONG, while commenting on the launch of new brand said:

“The youth form a major bulk of the population of Pakistan, about 63%. This shows that it is our responsibility to to empower the young people in our country and help them build their skills and talent.

ZONG has always supported and encouraged the youth of Pakistan and helped them nurture their talent, through several initiatives in a wide range of areas from sports, fashion, to music. Our new initiative, Circle, offers the cheapest packages to the youth to help them stay in touch with their friends and loved ones, in a simple way”.

Circle Club:

Base tariff for circle customers will be as following:

  • On Net: Rs. 0.90 plus tax per 30 seconds
  • Off-Net: Rs. 0.90 plus tax per 30 seconds
  • Mobile Internet: Rs. 12 per MB
  • SMS: 50 paisas per SMS

Full Gup Shup Voice Bundle:

Circle allows you a bundle pack for all your communication needs in just Rs. 5 per day. Bundle details are as following:

  • Bundle Price: Rs. 5 plus tax per day
  • Free on-net minutes per day: 75
  • Free SMS per day: 500
  • Free MMS per day: 100

Thaka Thak SMS Bundle:

Circle comes with an SMS bundle, with sufficient amount of SMS per day at Rs. 2.5 as daily charges. Below are the details:

  • SMS Bundle Price: Rs. 2.5 plus tax per day
  • Free SMS per day: 500

Cheetah Internet Bundle:

  • Daily Mobile Internet: 4 MB
  • Charges: Rs. 3.99 including taxes
  • Monthly Internet Bundles – that Zong is already offering – can also be availed.

FNF Rates

Once in Circle Club (read below to know how to join), subscribers can avail special hourly discounts on off-net friend and family numbers, while an hourly discounts for all Circle Club members.

Circle Club is like a huge FNF club, where every Circle Club member will become your FNF automatically. Circle Club daily charges are Rs. 2 plus tax.

Circle Club members can avail Special calling Rates and other bundles:

  • On Net FNF: Rs. 0.90 plus tax per hour
  • Off Net FNF: Rs. 0.90 plus tax per minute
  • Unlimited SMS

How to Add FNF

  • All Circle customers are your FNF, while you can add up to 5 off-net FNF numbers as well.
  • To add off-Net FNF dial 900

Club Check:

  • You can check if a certain Zong number is in Circle or not, but texting the number to 4567. If its in Circle, then special on-net FNF rates will apply.

How to Join Circle Club:

  • Dial *456# to Join Circle Club

Circle Club Charges:

  • Charges are Rs. 2 plus tax per day
  • Once Subscribed to Circle Club, you can avail FNF rates, unlimited Daily SMS

Conclusion:

Call and SMS rates are quite competitive.  Not the best in some cases (base tariff for off-net, on-net), but off-net and off-net FNF rates are amazing for Circle Club members.

Circle bundles are impressive too. Their daily voice bundle is probably the industry best. It offers sufficient voice minutes, SMS and MMS to meet all your communicate doze for a day; that too in just Rs. 5 per day.

Brand’s look and feel is exiting and moving. However, its strange – probably coincidental – that Circle is also using Yellow color, which was recently used by Ufone for Uth Pack, its Youth brand.

Here is the Circle website if you need any further information: http://zongcircle.com/

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Zong Gives Away Cars to Carnama Winners

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Zong has said that it received an overwhelming response for its Carnama offer which was concluded recently.

Zong has announced a series of Carnama offers, under which customers are given away Honda cars for just consuming credit for their communication needs.

Customers, who consume a specific amount of credit during a promotion time, are automatically entered into a lucky draw through which they can win Honda cars.

Zong, for its recent most Carnama offer, announced the lucky winners who were given away cars by the company.

Above given pictures show ZONG’s representatives distributing cars key to Muhammad Salman (2nd left) of Hyderabad and Fahimullah (3rd left) of Islamabad.

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Zong to Setup Solar Charging Stations in Rural Areas of Pakistan

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Zong in collaboration with Buksh Foundation, a leading microfinance organization, is set to light up rural lives through the project ‘Lighting a Million Lives’ that will provide solar-powered lighting to 2 villages as a start of a long term partnership.

The initiative is a part of the TERI project that aims to provide lightning to a billion people worldwide through solar power.

Under the partnership, Zong will sponsor the establishment of Solar Charging Stations in the selected villages in Chiniot District, providing solar lanterns for the use of the villagers, which can be regularly charged at the solar-charging stations. This is the first time in the country’s history that a telecom company is investing in a clean energy initiative to provide much needed lighting to those living in the depth of darkness in rural parts of the country.

Solar-charging stations will be operated by women from the same villages which is a way of promoting women empowerment. Two female micro-entrepreneurs will be selected from each village to run these stations. They will then either rent out the charged solar lanterns every evening to fellow villagers at an affordable fee, or will sell the lanterns to individual households as per their need. Further, project will contribute to improvement of education and health standards, as has been observed in other countries where the project has been implemented.

The use of solar lanterns, over its life span of about 10 years will also result in 500 to 600 liters of kerosene not being used for kerosene lamps, eliminating about 1.5 tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

About 43% (80 million people) of the total population of Pakistan lives without access to electricity. Interestingly, while some of the villages do not have electricity, their residents still have cellular connections and carry cell phones. The common practice in these areas is that one of the villagers’ collects all cell phones and goes to a nearby town with electricity to recharge these phones. By investing in the solar charging stations, ZONG is also making the process of recharging hassle free for the 2 fortunate villages.

It merits mentioning here that Zong now has more than 400 cell sites which are solar powered, the highest number for any telecom service provider in Pakistan.

At the MoU signing ceremony between Zong and Buksh Foundation for the project Mr Fan Yunjun, the CEO of Zong Pakistan stated “‘We are pleased to support Buksh Foundation on this solar energy initiative especially since this aims to address a critical energy gap in the country. We are optimistic that this collaboration, whilst addressing the energy crisis, will also enhance female employment through generating increased entrepreneurship opportunities and will hence positively impact overall socio-economic development in the country.’

Ms Fiza Farhan, Chief Executive Officer of Buksh Foundation states, ‘“This unique collaborative project will help create female empowerment in rural areas, provide a Sustainable Energy Alternative for impoverished communities, increase economic capacity of the rural areas, creating literacy about the needs for environmentally friendly energy alternates and the benefits they provide. With the help of Zong we will be able to directly impact the lives of more than 500 individuals in Chiniot District and aim to expand this scope with time.”

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Zong Offers ZTE Skate with Data 2GB Monthly Bundle

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ZONG has announced this new handset bundle offer – ZTE Skate Data Bundle — for its prospective post-paid customers.

All existing and new postpaid customers (with any of the postpaid package) can avail ZTE Skate along with 2GB data bundle for 12 months for just Rs. 13,999.

ZTE Skate is an Android device launched by ZTE Corporation. ZTE Skate runs on Android 2.3 with 4.3 inch display, 5 mega pixels camera, EDGE/HSUPA/HSDPA, 800 Mhz CPU, 512 MB internal and 2GB external memory amongst other innovative features.

Here are other Specs for ZTE Skate:

  • OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • CPU: 800MHz
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 125.9 x 67.8 x 10.4 mm
    • Weight: 120 g (4.23 oz)
  • Display:
    • TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory:
    • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
    • Internal: 512 MB RAM
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery
    • Stand-by: Up to 288 h
    • Talk time: Up to 5 h

All devices are network locked and can only be used on ZONG Network

Terms & Conditions:

  • In case customer is using prepaid plan, customer must switch to any postpaid plan to avail this offer
  • 12 month 2GB data bundle (2GB every month for 12 billing cycles)
  • Data consumption beyond 2GB will be charged as per default data package
  • In case customer switch package plan from postpaid to prepaid after handset sale, then customer will no longer be eligible for 2GB free data promo
  • Standard 6 months repair warranty, user induced damage will not be covered under warranty terms
  • Customer can avail this offer on both existing and new postpaid connections
  • Promo offer can be availed only on one number, number will be mapped with handset at the time of handset sale

Product Availability (Channels):

Zong said that ZTE Skate can be availed from Zong’s customer care centres or through corporate sales’ officers.

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Zong Offers Discounted Calling Rates for China

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Zong has announced voice bundles with discounted rates for calling China. Dubbed as “Pak-China Friendship Bundle”, the voice bundles are aimed at those Chinese professionals working in Pakistan and Pakistanis having their business and FnF contacts in China.

Zong says that with these voice bundles customers will be offered at least 50 percent discount (as compared with usual tariff) on all calls made to China.

Offer Details:

Pak-China Friendship Bundles (IDD China Bundles) Price (PKR) (excl. tax) Free Minutes Validity
Daily Rs. 10 12 1 Day
Weekly* Rs. 50 60 7 Days
15 Days* Rs. 100 120 15 Days
Monthly 1 Rs. 500 600 30 Days
  • The Weekly and 15 Days Bundle shall be available only for Prepaid Customers.
  • Pak-China friendship bundles are available to all prepaid and postpaid customers
  • The customers can check the remaining minutes via *102#

How to Subscribe:

  • Dial *138# to subscribe

How to Unsubscribe:

  • Dial *139# to un-subscribe

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subscription validity is recursive, once subscribed to a bundle the customer remains subscribed to bundle till the time he/she un-subscribes.
  • Offer available on all prepaid and postpaid packages. However, Weekly and 15 Days bundles are available only for prepaid customers.
  • In case of Postpaid, the first subscription of monthly bundle shall be valid till end of current billing cycle. After current billing cycle, the validity of monthly bundles shall be till end of one month billing cycles.
  • Free minutes valid for 24 hours a day
  • International SMS to all destination (including China) will be charged as per standard tariff
  • Premium numbers are not eligible for the discount. International Roaming subscribers (own & visiting) not eligible
  • Government taxes apply. All bundle prices mentioned above are Exclusive of Tax.
  • In case the validity expires, the un-used minutes will be confiscated.
  • Old monthly China packages will not be available for new subscriptions. The customers already subscribed on previous monthly packages will continue using it; until they unsubscribe it and manually subscribes on new package; or the previous package expires after validity period due to insufficient balance.
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Zong has Announced A New Service Called MusiCall

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Zong has announced this new service called MusiCall, which will enable its customers to enjoy musical experience when they make calls to their friends and family.

This exciting service is topped by MusiCall content which is absolutely free. You can download from a treasure trove of melodious songs, inspiring instrumentals and much much more from Zong MusiCall Library without paying any charges (limited time promotion). In addition to this Offer you can also Copy free Music during the conversation. .

Zong MusiCall features are not limited here, you can also select different music for different people and play special effects during the conversation by just pressing a keypad button on your mobile phone.

Methods To Subscribe?

  • Via SMS: Send Sub to 5500
  • Via IVR: Dial 5500

Subscriber Eligibility:

  • All packages of Prepaid and Postpaid users are eligible for this service

How To Use Zong MusiCall Service?

  • Just Dial IVR 5500 to subscribe and download free content.

Detailed Mechanics:

  • Once the service is subscribed customer will listen to the default Zong instruments if he did not purchase any content
  • After selecting content, customer will be given the option to assign the selected instrumental/Music on his phone keys i.e. from 1 to 9 .
  • Customer can enjoy Zong MusiCall by adding a prefix 55. BGM call can be connected to ON-NET, OFF-NET, PTCL as well.

How to control Volume during the Zong MusiCall

  • Customers can easily control the volume of the music during Zong MusiCall and can end the music as and when he wants
    • To increase volume press ‘#’ key.
    • To Decrease volume the ‘*’ key.
    • ‘0’ key will mute the Music playing in the background during the Zong MusiCall
    • By pressing ‘0’ key again will re-activate the MusiCall service
  • Zong MusiCall Service also allows the customers to add sounds effects after listening to lots of content by dialing 5500 IVR
  • The content list will be continuously updated for maximum customer appeal & engagement

Copy Favorite Music

  • Zong MusiCall service allows the user to copy the music of other MusiCall users by just pressing the * key during the call
  • Initially party A and Party B needs to be subscribed on Zong MusiCall in order to copy music

Zong MusiCall Pricing:

  • For Prepaid Subscription Charges: Rs. 0.5+Tax per Day
  • For Postpaid Subscription Charges: o Rs. 15+Tax per Month
  • IVR Charges to 5500: Rs. 2+Tax per Minute
  • Content Download: Initially FREE for Limited Time Offer
  • Zong MusiCall Tune Copy: Initially FREE for Limited Time Offer
  • SMS to 5500: Rs. 2+Tax/SMS
  • Call Charges with prefix 55: Will be charged as per the package plan (Prepaid & Postpaid)

How to Unsubscribe:

  • Type Unsub and Send it to 5500 ( 2+Tax)
  • Dial IVR 5500 for un-subscription by following the easy instructions

Terms and Conditions:

  • Calls with prefix 55 will be charged as per package plan
  • If customer is subscribed to LBC,Sixer Offer and Free Minutes his BGM On-net Call will not be charged and he can enjoy music as much as he can as per the subscriber offered .
  • Service available for both Prepaid and Postpaid users.
  • Service is not applicable for International calls & Roamers
  • After using the service for a month, if customer do not have the service subscription fee for next one month he will be unsubscribed
  • If customer is not subscribed to Zong MusiCall Service and want to initiate a Zong MusiCall by dialing 55 before the required number, call will not be initiated and customer will be prompted to press 1 to subscribe the service.
  • Prepaid customers cannot purchase monthly bundle.
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Zong Announces Its Carnama offer Winners

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Zong has announced the winners of its Carnama offer.

Through this offer the telecom giant has rewarded 5 fortunate subscribers with brand new Honda Civic cars and 40 subscribers with motorbikes.

Names of the winners were selected by conducting a lucky draw, which was carried out by CEO Mr. Fan Yunjun accompanied by CCO Mr. Sajid Mahmood and Executive Director Mr. Usman Ishaq.

To be eligible for the prize all that one had to do was to consume a minimum balance of Rs 200 plus tax till 25th November.

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