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USF Made it Happen: 1 MB DSL for Rs. 299

By | September 28, 2009 29 Comments

Few days ago, we reported about 1 MB DSL for Rs. 299 in rural areas from PTCL – however, we didn’t know then that it was due to Universal Service Fund only. As per information we have received, USF is already subsidizing the broadband internet in various un-served and under-served areas of Pakistan. Reportedly, USF will roll out such initiatives countrywide in phases, based on [...]

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Check How Many connections are Issued Against Your CNIC – Through Website

By | September 28, 2009 121 Comments

Earlier we reported about a method of finding out number of connections issued against your SIM through sending an SMS – look at following. Simply point your browsers to this url: http://www.pta.gov.pk/668/ By the way, service is still not officially launched, so you may find record not found thingy. Also make sure that you go to respective service center to find out mobile connections that [...]

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62 % Subscribers think they will be Over Charged after Balance Inquiry Charges

By | September 28, 2009 11 Comments

Balance Inquiry Charges, initiative taken by Telenor and then followed by all other companies, except Warid has trembled the image and trust of cellular companies. Despite, mobile phone subscribers were paying for calling helpline (another rare in the world), but checking remaining credit in account would be charged, was not in mind of any mobile user. In a recent survey conducted by ProPakistani, we got [...]

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Zong Strikes with a Perfect Tease

By | September 28, 2009 59 Comments

It is evident that customers are not going to easily forget Telenor and Mobilink’s deed of suspending SMS offerings during Eid – Zong is actually helping them to keep the harsh memories alive. And yes, it is told that many Telenor and Mobilink customers are now porting out of their networks, that’s natural. As per reports, Warid happens to be the beneficiary of the situation, [...]

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Mobilink's Debt Ratings Downgraded

By | September 28, 2009 One Comment

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Pakistan Mobilink Communications (Mobilink) B1 local currency corporate family rating to B2; at the same time Mobilink’s B3 senior unsecured bond rating has been downgraded to Caa1; the outlook on both ratings is negative. “The rating action has been prompted by the downgrade of Mobilink’s parent, Orascom Telecom Holdings (“Orascom” — rated B1/negative) due, in part, to concerns over its [...]

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TPS Scores Yemeni Bank’s Contract

By | September 28, 2009 No Comments

Tadhamon International Islamic Bank (TIIB), one of the most promising banks in Yemen with currently 23 branches spread across the country, has signed an agreement with TPS to implement IRIS, the next generation switch and alternate delivery channel manager. IRIS will enable the bank to follow its aggressive expansion plans while maximizing its ROI, enhancing customer satisfaction and strengthening innovative products portfolio. TIIB decided to [...]

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Get Paid for Receiving Calls: Ufone

By | September 26, 2009 16 Comments

Ufone has launched this new promotion where the subscribers will get bonus balance for incoming calls. The incoming calls have to be from operators other than Ufone or international calls. This service is available for prepaid users only. A subscriber who gets a call from other network, will get 0.25 Rs in his balance if the duration of that call is more than 120 seconds [...]

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Zong Brings In-Flight Roaming

By | September 25, 2009 No Comments

Zong, in collaboration with OnAir, brings In-Flight roaming for its postpaid subscribers. Rates: Rates are in US Dollars Tariffs are charged in Pak Rupees when billed. The US$ – Pak Rupee exchange rate applied for each calendar month shall be the open market exchange rate on 23rd day of the preceding month Tariffs are calculated using prevailing exchange rates and are subject to change without [...]

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Social Media Ramblings of the Celcos

By | September 25, 2009 8 Comments

As the economy took a plunge down the road, corporations around the world started finding low cost and more effective ways of advertisement. As conventional advertisement is too costly, companies are now concentrating on the web. In Pakistan, organizations are now trying to engage their consumers and extend their services to every citizen by the means of internet or what we call “Social Media”. The [...]

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60 Paisas for 30 Seconds, All Networks: World Call

By | September 25, 2009 12 Comments

World Call, the WLL service provider has been offering this package that allows 60 Paisas per 30 seconds on all networks – and free unlimited on-net (World Call to World Call) calls and SMS . World Call is now offering roaming in 52 cities of Pakistan. By the way, if you purchase a handset in Lahore, it will work fine in Faisalabad, Karachi or any [...]

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Right Solution at Right Time for the Right Business

By | September 25, 2009 One Comment

By Muhammad Altaf Businesses and organizations are progressing and achieving success on an unpredictable speed. It is thus necessary for organizations to consider such a solution that not only fulfills their existing needs, but also feed the business to achieve more. Data is a vital part for the survival of the business. The information processing on data gives an edge to the business to turn [...]

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Microsoft Launch WebsiteSpark: Free Software For Web Developers

By | September 25, 2009 2 Comments

Microsoft has launched WebsiteSpark , a new program to provide free copies of Microsoft development tools, applications and server licenses to web developers and designers for a period of three years. The program is the third and latest launch as part of the ’spark’ series to engage communities with new Microsoft products. The initial programs to launch were BizSpark , for startups, and DreamSpark, for [...]

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Employees Suffering due to Huawei’s Unfulfilled Promises

By | September 25, 2009 18 Comments

Huawei has not paid bonus, annual leaves encashment and other benefits to Mr. Jehanzeb Taj, who was Manager HR at the company last year. We had covered a comprehensive story over the topic, however, Huawei has still not paid a single penny to Mr. Jehanzeb despite promises from senior management at the company. Mr. Taj has sent the company a legal notice for his illegal [...]

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Pakistani Samsung Dealers' Visit to South Korea

By | September 24, 2009 One Comment

Samsung Electronics recently organized a tour of its facilities in South Korea for local dealers. Pakistani contingent is pictured outside Samsung facility in Seoul, South Korea

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i-mate Closes its Business

By | September 24, 2009 9 Comments

Based in United Arab Emirates, i-mate made its name rebadging HTC-made Windows Mobile phones. Now, market sources have revealed the closure of the firm. Staff were told to take two months’ unpaid leave last week, the story said, although they subsequently found out the next day that the company was permanently shut down. Complete details available here

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