Zong Launches its EDGE Card

We are told by very reliable sources that Zong is set ready to launch its EDGE card with-in this week.

ZONG has launched USB based GPRS / EDGE modem that is capable of connecting laptop / Desktop PCs with internet while on the go.

Zong’s plug and play Internet USB Card allows Internet browsing, instant access and the uninterrupted ability both to upload and download data. EDGE Card is compatible with Windows 2000 (SP4 or above), Windows XP (SP2 or above), Windows Vista and Mac, whether run on a PC, laptop or handheld device. SMS software is also installed, allowing texts to be sent directly from the computer

In addition to being connected to the Internet, customers will be able to:

  • Check their connection status.
  • View statistics of their internet usage. Will have access to their list of phonebook contacts, present on the SIM in the device. They will be able to add/edit/delete entries from the phonebook.
  • To send text messages regardless of whether they are connected via GPRS or not.

Charges:

Initial Sale Price of ZONG Internet USB Card: Rs. 9,999
Unlimited GPRS package Rs. 400/month +tax.

SMS Charges:

Domestic SMS: Rs. 0.5/SMS +tax
International SMA: Rs. 5/SMS +tax

Each month the users will have to recharge the SIM account to continue using uninterrupted services @ Rs. 400+tax

(Thanks to Gumby for providing additional info, also Official Press Release helped me for this post)

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • nice move
    atleast we’ll get rid of mouth watering ads of TATA indicom :D

    • @ڈفر, yea indeed – i am already planning to buy one, to be attached with my laptop. Rs. 484 per month (including taxes) is acceptable money for the value being offered.

      I hope upfront price will be under limits

      • Zeeshan

        @Aamir Attaa,

        well tata is giving 512 kpps or 1 mbps internet speed. so do u think we can get any thing close to it ?? i dunt think edge has enough power :(

  • Usman Afzal

    I have listened the ad of ZONG EDGE card on Apna Karachi FM 107 morning (Adeel Azhar) show today (10 November). I think, it has been launched.

    • @Usman Afzal, ahan…. maybe, but we are not officially informed about the launch of Zong’s EDGE Card.

      Can you share any pricing details please? if Available?

  • Usman Afzal

    Pricing details was not announced in the ad.

  • Zeeshan

    hmmm wt speed we will get from zong usb edge ?
    i heard on warid usb edge, ppl only get aorung 30 kb downloading speed…. if that is true then its too expensive….. we can have ptcl broad band + wireleass wifi device costs around 6500 rs.

    if u live in karachi world call edvo is best option. although its little expensive… 1800rs for 512kbps. it coming to lah in jan 09.

    • arslan

      @Zeeshan, hello zeshan i want ptcl wireless connection kia ap mujhe inka contact number de sakte ho ptcl walo ka thankx aghar ap ke pass no ho to mere is no per sent kr dena 03132003658

  • gumby

    Following are the package details.

    Charges:
    Initial Sale Price of ZONG Internet USB Card Rs. 9,999
    Unlimited GPRS package Rs. 400/month +tax.
    SMS Charges:
    Domestic: Rs. 0.5/SMS +tax
    International: Rs. 5/SMS +tax
    Each month the users will have to recharge the SIM account to continue using uninterrupted services @ Rs. 400+tax.

    In addition to being connected to the Internet, customers will be able to:
    – Check their connection status.
    – View statistics of their internet usage.
    – Will have access to their list of phonebook contacts, present on the SIM in the device. They will be able to add/edit/delete entries from the phonebook.
    – To send text messages regardless of whether they are connected via GPRS or not.

  • ali

    mobile se pc per zonginternet bohat harab hai yar is se connect to ho ta hai likin web pages nai kulta

    • Usman Afzal

      @ali, This may be the problem of cell tower in your area. First of all, check that you can browse, download contents through your GPRS or EDGE enabled mobile’s WAP browser (or Opera Mini web browser). It also depends on modem speed of your mobile. My Samsung E200 has modem speed of EDGE class 10. When mobile is connected to PC through USB connection (using Zong unlimited GPRS package), I can browse websites like Google, Yahoo, GEO tv, Youtube, Gmail. I can check (also sending emails/ chatting etc) my emails easily through Gmail.com site. But for Youtube streaming, video need to load completely first (otherwise you will get pauses), then play it. The file download speed is in range of 5–8 kilobytes/ sec using “File Save As” option of browser but if you use download manager like “FlashGet” then speed will increase from above mentioned. And last thing, wireless connections are very much dependent on area location. My area is Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi.

  • PARACHA

    HI
    PLEASE INFORM ME ABOUT LATEST USB INTERNET EDGE CARD TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCED BY ZONG AND WORLD CALL RECENTLY.
    IF POSSIBLE PLEASE PROVIDE THE DETAIL ABOUT THE FRENCHISE WHERE I CAN GET THIS DEVICE EASILY.
    WAITING FOR YOUR EARLIER REPLY.
    THANKS

    M.KHALID PARACHA

  • Imran laghari

    Unfortunately it’s use full for rich people,but nothing for middle class people,zong unlimited gprs plan is good but for 400 Rs we have to pay approx 110 Rs govt tax.Govt should consume their taxes.(

    • Usman Afzal

      @Imran laghari, I am using Zong unlimited GPRS package on my mobile and monthly 484 rupees (tax included) are charging. So tax is 84 rupees (not 110 rupees). Please correct it.

  • ARSLAN

    hello my name is arslan i am using zong internet its realy very fast becase jab mein connect karta hon to 115kbps per connect hota hai app speed ke setting ko barha den to aur fast chalai ga more information contact 03132003658 i am waiting for your call yar mujhe free balance ke pakage ke bare mein bato please E mail id [email protected] ok thanks

  • nasir

    last night i used zong 1 hr package but it gave me speed of 4-5 kB Both on PC And my hand set Nokia 3250.i think on RS. 400 package will also have the same speed.

  • Abdur Rehman

    Mein Zong EDGE Use Kar raha hoon lekin bekar hai is liye mein aap logoon ko suggestion deta hoon ke noki ka EDGE wala set le kar Indigo sim kharido aur is mein EDGE activate kara ke unlimted internet high speed use karo sirf 650/= per month mein downloading speed aap ko mile gi 25kilobytes/ps to 35kilobytes. aur zong per app ko mile gi 5kbps to 18kbps ziyada tar 8kbps tak mile gi jis app kuch bi nahin kar sakain ge check karnay ke liye aap nokia 6021, 3110c 6151, 6120, 6080,6680, n70, n73 or latest sets mein zong ki sim lagoo aur bluetooth ya usb cable se laptop ya pc per conncet kar ke check kar lo tarikha maloom karnay ka liye mujh se rabta karo mein bhi 6021 bluetooth modem kay zariye se 4month use karta raha hoon P.T.A ko complaint kar ke achi speed karai hay warna 2kbps to 3kbps tak thi.
    nokia sets mein EDGE Ya 3G malom karna ho to funmaza mein ja kar mobile prices mein ja kar specification par dikhain ke moblile mein kiya maujood hai aur inshallah feb2009 mein 3G service bhi pakistan aa jai gi jis app 2mbps tak internet mobile se hasil kar saklin gay masid malomat hasil karnay ke liye mujhe email karin aur agar zong ki koi shikayat ho to Aftab ur Rehman Awan Mangaer Complaints managment Zong se rabta karo email [email protected]

    I.T officer

    Abdur Rehman Hijazi

    Karachi.

    Ph #: 0313-2061511

    • Khizar

      Dear PTA say kiasay contact kia jaiy

  • Linda

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I’m Linda Leung,the sales executive of Shenzhen Chunjiang Technology Development Co.,Ltd. We are a company with factory in Shenzhen China specialzing in wireless modems. We have been in wireless modems industry for about 10 years and gain rich experience on these products.Our customers are world wide and our products are well sell in Asia, Africa, South America, North America, East Europe and so on. We are reputable for the products’quality and reasonable price.

    Our wireless modems include GPRS,EDGE,HSDPA,EVDO,CDMA and so on. They are produced by our factory and of good quality.

    Welcome to contact me for price list and further information!

    Best regards
    Linda
    Chunjiang Technology Development Co.,ltd.
    http://www.aifei0101.com
    MSN: [email protected]
    Skype: linda.linda28
    Email: [email protected]
    Yahoo Messenger: [email protected]

  • arslan

    hi friends apka dost arslan yar mujhe ptcl ya koi bi wireless connection ke bare mein bato i want it my no 03132003658

  • awais Bajwa

    yar i have used zong edge in Model town lahore on nokia 6300 and youtube videos were running like mad dogs with no pauses or jerks so i suggest zong unlimited with edge enabled mobile in edge covered area its cheaper ,faster and reliable .

    • ikram

      informaion about zong edge technology
      price
      speed

    • HG

      Fake, I think Nokia 6300 per Youtube chalti hi nahi ha

  • Usman Afzal

    From the start of December 2008, I have noticed great increase in download/ upload speed of ZoNG EDGE on PC. Now, I am getting these average speeds on PC through my mobile’s modem:

    Download speed: 17–25 kilobytes/sec (or 136 to 200 kilobits/sec)
    Upload Speed: 6–8 kilobytes/sec (or 48 to 64 kilobits/sec)

    See these screenshots:

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/usman100/ScreenShots/modem15d.gif

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/usman100/ScreenShots/modem14e.gif

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/usman100/ScreenShots/modem14i.gif

    • @Usman Afzal, thanks for sharing screen shots with us.

      Yes Zong has changed its Internet Service Provider, and as per limited information now Zong’s internet is coming from Cybernet – hence improved speeds and surfing experience is reported throughout country by Zong users.

    • @Usman or Any Brother, whom this mesg applies :)

      Any body using Zong Internet USB Card for Internet or have the device but not using anymore, kindly contact ASAP ( [email protected] ) or Drop me an sms at 0314-2332557 i’ll call back :)

      Please do write your Name + ZongUSB when mesg me.
      Thanks
      Tahir.

  • talaash

    yaar koi UFONE usb adge k baray ma b batao

  • ali

    yaar computer k blutooth ki price kiya hai reply me

    • Khizar Hayat

      auto driver 150
      and other are 200 to 700

  • ali

    koi to jeldi btao please

  • Ali

    Hi to all,

    I would like to say only one thing to all the discussions above & that is all the offers from all the companies suck een the PTCL usb sucks which according to them tehy say that users will get a download speed of 500kb in urban areas all rubbish.
    If anyone living in pakistan wants to buy something that is good to what they say & offer 24/7 than the only answer is WORLDCALL USB internet. I have 1mbps internet usb WORLDCALL connection. The usb cost me Rs.3999/- & monthly I pay Rs.1800/- with unlimited & I mean unlimited download & upload unlike other companies that say unlimited to 1.5gb per month. Even in my room I get 80 percent signals which very inside but still no problem with the connection. ook it to gujranwala & was I impressed it delivered amazing signal capacity.

    WORLDCALL ROCKS. HIP HIP HURREY. 2 Thumbs up

  • zain

    hello frnds ager koi zong usb sale kar raho tou plz is number per batai ok allah hafiz

  • zain

    ager koi zong usb sent kar raha ho tou plz is number per batai 03333542235 ok allah hafiz

  • farooq khan

    zong uss ka speed kia ha .price kia ha. plz tell me 03439171214.

  • sunnypak

    also give manual settings for this device please

  • aziz

    AOA.main sasti usb device leptop k leta lena chahat hoon .GPRS aur EDGE min kya farq hae.sab sy sasta packag kaon sa hae.pls rply
    thanx

  • Mustafasamtia layyah

    main zonginternet use kar rah hoin mobile nokia 5630say pc par bhot achi speed hai zong ki 30say 50 kb par second speed hai agar kisy k pass zong usb ho to wo us ki speed baty plz
    my mobile number
    03006768551 ZONG
    MUSTAFA SAMTIA LAYYAH