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Qubee Launches its Services in Islamabad Rawalpindi and Lahore

Just after three months of official launch in Karachi, Qubee has soft launched its WiMAX broadband services in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Maps available on Qubee’s website suggest that coverage in Islamabad and Lahore is pretty dense; however, massive Rawalpindi is still uncovered.

Qubee's Coverage: Islamabd and Rawalpindi
Qubee’s Coverage: Islamabd and Rawalpindi 
Qubee's Coverage: Lahore
Qubee’s Coverage: Lahore 

USB Shuttle, Said to be a Powerful, Portable Device

For Islamabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi, Qubee is testing USB Shuttle; this is what they are calling their USB device.

USB Shuttle is said to be more powerful device than usual USB dongles, which have less signal strength as compared to their normal devices. But the case is opposite in the case of USB shuttle. Inside reports claim that USB Shuttle is more powerful than other devices of QUBEE, in terms of signals.

Tariff:

With USB Shuttle, Qubee will offer unlimited bandwidth for Rs. 1,500 per month; however, this unlimited package won’t be come with any other Qubee devices. For Usual tariff, check following table:

Tariff Qubee Qubee Soft Launches its Services in Isb/Rwp and Lahore

Note: Up-mentioned bandwidths were doubled as special promotion in Ramadan only.

Availability:

Qubee has this main office in Islamabad that will serve for their sales and support as well. Address is: 75, East Blue Area, Fazal-e-Haque Road, Islamabad.

Another office is being opened at Chandani Chowk, Murrue Road Rawalpindi.

For Lahore their outlet is located at: 11, M. M. Alam Road, C/1, Gulberg III, Lahore

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Call Phone from Your Gmail

Google is easing our lives, this time by embedding a phone dialer in your Gmail. Earlier it was told that phone feature is only for people in US and Canada, however, phone dialer is appearing in all countries for now.

Google said that calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be billed at very nominal rates.

Kick going by simply installing the voice and video plug-in and you are done!

P.S. Calls made to US from Pakistan are not getting through, at the moment at least.

Note: Using VoIP in Pakistan without license is not entirely legal.

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Wi-tribe Launches Social Media Bar for Easy Browsing

Wi-tribe today launched its social media bar, probably the best available tool bar for internet browsers to ease users’ experience for exploring their favorite websites.

wi-tribe Social Media bar offers one click browsing to all major social and bookmarking websites, along with, it offers search results, weather updates, email alerts and that is not it – with wi-tribe social media bar you can add virtually any application through app marketplace.

Click here to download: http://witribetoolbar.ourtoolbar.com/

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PTCL Launches 9.3 Mbps EVO 3G Wireless Nitro Device


On 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.

Tariff:

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.
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    Warid offers Email to SMS Service

    Warid has offered Email to SMS  service its enables  customers to send & receive emails anytime on mobile phone without having to connect to the internet.

    Through this service, customers can get emails instantly from popular email accounts such as Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail directly on their cell phones as SMS messages.

    This service manages up to 5 email accounts and can be used on all handsets. All new e-mails will be pushed to mobile phone instantly as e-mail alerts; customers can read these e-mails in detail and reply to them immediately!

    Key Features:

    • Warid SMS Email will enable you to check and reply to emails regardless of the handset type.
    • The Emails shall be pushed as SMS alerts.
    • The service shall support all popular Email services including Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail.
    • You will also be provided with a web account at which you can manage your email accounts.
    • The service shall be available for both Warid Postpaid and Prepaid users.

    How to Register & Add Email Address:

    To subscribe to the Warid SMS email service kindly follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Send “Sub” to 2200 via SMS
    • You will receive a Thank you message for subscribing to Warid SMS Email along with an additional message for options of adding email accounts, “Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail”.
    • Reply to the SMS choosing the desired email service by sending ‘1’, ‘2’ or ‘3’ at 2200.
    • Once you receive a confirmation message, reply with User ID and Password. Example: <abc@gmail.com><space><password>
    • Once the username and password has been verified, your account will be configured against the respective Warid number.
    • You can also confirm the verification status of the email account by signing into the SMS email web portal.

    Subscription through Web:

    In order to subscribe the service online kindly follow the below mentioned procedure:

    • Click here to Register.
    • Enter your Warid number in the following format 92321XXXXXXX and click on “Submit” to get subscribed. You will receive a message on your mobile to register for this service from 2200.
    • In order to retrieve the password against the web portal via SMS, click on “Retrieve password by SMS” located on the homepage.

    Charges:

    • Monthly subscription charges: Rs 25+tax
    • Per SMS Charges: Charges of Rs 0.50+tax

    Terms & Conditions:

    • A customer can add up to 5 different email accounts from Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail.
    • However, there will be only one default email account, which will be used for composing emails. Moreover other recipients will receive e-mails from that particular email address.
    • Monthly subscription fee: Rs. 25+tax
    • Requesting full email/replying/forwarding via SMS will be charged Rs.0.5+tax/SMS
    • A customer can add up to 5 different email accounts from Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail.
    • The service is available for both Warid Postpaid and Prepaid users.
    • Primary email account will be the first email account that customer has selected.
    • Primary email will be used as default for all new emails being composed.
    • For replying emails same account will be used on which customer has received the email.

    Note for Gmail Account Users

    In case you have configured your Gmail account, you are requested to follow the below mentioned procedure:

    • Go to your Gmail Inbox
    • Click on “Settings”
    • Click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”
    • Check  “Enable POP for mail that arrives from now” option
    • Click on “Save changes”

    Service Commands:

    • Composing an email: To compose an email write COMPOSE<space><recipient’s email address><space><text> and send it as an SMS to 2200
    • Replying an email: To reply to an email write Reply<space><text> and send it as an SMS to 2200.
    • Forwarding an email: To forward an email write Forward<space>< recipient’s email address> and send it as an SMS to 2200.
    • Enabling email alerts: To enable email alerts write “Enable” and send it as an SMS to 2200.
    • Disabling email alerts: To disable email alerts write “Disable” and send it as an SMS to 2200.
    • Getting Help: To view all available commands against the SMS Email, type “Help” and send it as an SMS to 2200.
    • Status Check: To check the status of your subscription type “Account” and send it as an SMS to 2200.
    • Delete an E-mail Account: In order to delete an e-mail account, simply send “Delete” to 2200. You will receive an SMS with configured for you on your mobile number. Reply with desired e-mail account to be deleted.
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    PTCL has doubled its broadband 2Mbps customers to 4Mbps

    PTCL has doubled its broadband data rate speed and upgraded all its existing 2Mbps customers to 4Mbps data rate on the same tariff and all existing 4Mbps customers have been upgraded to 6Mbps data service at the same tariff. In addition a new 8Mbps package has also been introduced. PTCL will have the following data rates for all its broadband existing and new customers with effect from July 15th 2010.

    1. 1Mbps at Rs 1199
    2. 4Mbps at Rs 1999
    3. 6Mbps at Rs 4999
    4. 8Mbps at Rs 6999

    The existing 2Mbps package will no more exist and all existing 2Mbps customers have already been upgraded to 4Mbps package on the same tariff.”

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    Pay your Ptcl EVO bills at MCB Bank branch

    If you remember, PTCL had reduced number of One Stop Shops – resulting limited number of outlets for paying EVO bills, particularly those with post-paid plans and not having PTCL land line numbers installed at their premises.

    At last, PTCL has taken care of this by partnering with Muslim Commercial Bank. Now you can pay your EVO bill at any MCB branch.

    If you get a hard copy of bill – that’s great, otherwise get a print out of email that you receive monthly in your email and get your bill paid.

    You can locate your nearest MCB branch by having a look at this list

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    PTCL EVO Wirless Now Available More than 100 Cities

    Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) now extends its EVO wireless Broadband  service in 100 major cities & towns over Pakistan, A company statement said.

    PTCL EVO is a 3G wireless technology experience that gives opportunity to roam freely with an average download speeds from 300 kbps to 500 kilo bits per second.

    EVO technology has witnessed highest growth amongst other broadband technologies in Pakistan.

    PTCL in its statement said that EVO service are now available in 100 cities and towns including

    • Karachi,
    • Lahore,
    • Islamabad,
    • Peshawar,
    • Quetta,
    • Hyderabad,
    • Chakwal,
    • Gujranwala,
    • Muzzafarabad,
    • Rawalakot,
    • Mirpur,
    • Okara,
    • Sargodha,
    • Sialkot,
    • Multan,
    • Faisalabad
    • And other small towns and cities across Pakistan.

    PTCL said that its expansion plans for broadband network will continue to ensure that more customers get the opportunity to experience the latest wireless broadband and related technologies.

    Naveed Saeed SEVP Commercial on achieving this important milestone said EVO launch in 100 cities reflect in PTCL’s commitment to connect its customers to the world via internet and company’s commitment to provide its customers with best telecom services at their doorsteps. Working in a market where technology changes every minute; PTCL always strives to introduce products and services that brings more value to its customers.

    Syed Asim Ali, EVP, Commercial Planning said through superior 3G experience we offer to our customers variety of Prepaid and Postpaid options to suit their needs as well as their budget. With nationwide roaming, customers can take their EVO anywhere and be connected at super fast speeds (except Peshawar). Customers have the freedom to download as much data as they want with EVO postpaid and MAX packages, as there are no download limits with these packages.

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    Zong Introduce Online Complaints Managment System

    Zong is introduce to register your complaints online by filling a simple form and telling your problem to Zong Complaint Management Portal. Along with helpline, Service Centers and email support.

    Zong says that customers will be returned calls on resolution of complaints, however, resolution time is not mentioned at the time of complaint registry.

    System doesn’t give you any complaint number, that’s probably due to a fact that complaint system is being tested as of now.

    Complaints Managment System is also asking for username and password, which means Zong has plans to register its customers for complaint management portal. So let’s wait to see more on this support system, particularly the login thing, as its necessary to keep away the spam and un-wanted help seekers.

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