Telenor Plans to Rely on MNP

Guest Post by Haseeb Ch

While reading some interesting articles on ProPakistani last week about the Paisa and VAS War at peak in the Cellular companies’, I came across some very interesting Competition campaigns which starting gearing up earlier this month.

Reportedly, Telenor Pakistan has initiated this campaign in far flung but populous cities of Pakistan, such as Rahim Yar Khan, which is located at the junction of Punjab and Sindh. By the way, Rahim Yar Khan is always considered as the hotspot of many cellular campaigns. Now let me share a NEW SENSE OF COMPETITION initiated by Telenor in this City.

Telenor Pakistan has decided to launch its Mobile Number Portability Campaign in a new way from Rahim Yar Khan, According to the reliable sources and Market Heads, Telenor is conveying a message to their retailers about the competition, which is all about targeting the other Cellular Network users to shift to Telenor. In this Regard they have announced five prizes of motor bikes for its retailers, and 3 motor bikes for its Retail Sales Officers. Company has also announced that Rs. 25 will be given to the retailers for every MNP in addition to the chance to win Motor Bikes.

mobile_shopThe retailers will have to register every number they convert to Telenor by dedicated number 668 by sending SMS. In this way Telenor will update the retailer database. In its first phase, this Campaign will start from 25 Feb and will continue till 25 April. Every Frenchise is given a target of converting 30,000 numbers. The suburbs are targeted specially in this campaign where customers are finding difficulties in using other cellular Networks. The Main focus is on the retailers and opinion leaders in the suburbs of the city and neighboring villages which forms a considerable amount of customer base.

Now the catch is that you can’t offer any incentive for converting any number from other network to your network through MNP. But we know that Telenor has been silently convincing customers to get on-board through between the line messages.

It is obvious that going sensible is wiser than to go Aggressive!

The Reasons behind launching this campaign are:-

  • Due to paisa War between Cellular Companies, it is more sensible to get cusotmers of other network than the new one
  • Saturation of Cellular Market
  • New customers are reluctant to enter due to new PTA SIM Registration Regulations.
  • This campaign will not only add your customers, but it will also reduce other network customers at the same time

Objectives of this Campaign

  • Increase customers, and hence the revenues
  • Converting more registered people to Telenor’s network will play a pivotal role in increasing the Share.

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

  • Hello..
    it sounds GOOD that Telenor is trying to grab the FISHES of otehr netwoks,
    But dont they think the energy & amount, using for alluring of Retailers & Innocent People, should be consumed for the improvement of Network, the Company which started its Campaign by its Slogan, CRYSTAL AND CLEAR VOICE, CALLS CONNECT IN FIRST TIME & So on….
    but now what happened to their Network..??
    i migrated to Telenor from Mobilink, but now im suffring all above problems, every time i compalined to Call Center they ALWAYS accused me, my location & my handset (Regardless i live in center of Karachi & used almost all 3 well known brands cell phones), i did go so many times to Customer Care.. but NO RESULT..
    i just REQUEST to Telenor that Competetion is good But…
    Compete for QUALITY (of Network)
    not for QUANTITY (of Customers)…!!!
    (Excuse in advance if anybody hurts, that is not my aim)

    • ya i am with u bcoz there ratez for sms aare not good in dijuce u can message bt not call easily and talk shawk msg rate is high for more chat my noz r

  • number telenor par port karwanay kay kia charges hain oe telenor walay balance kitna daity hain after porting?

    i am from faisalabad

  • Lets smile on telenor…. join me please… i m new at this site…. on 13th of june i visited telenor franchise, today is 30th of july… in the meantime i visited franchise for atleast 10 times, i called 345 atleast 50 times… but a funny persons are their… they just know one or two things like ” enter correct code before desired no”, ” Aap se baat kr k khushi hui telenor call krne ka shukriya”.
    But now i m going consumer court agaist this… Inshallah

  • Why would anyone want to port to Ufone. It’s such a pathetic network. I’ve had this ufone SIM March 2003 and it was good only back in those days.Now Ufone has poor network strength, no delivery reports on SMS and issues with call quality. I remember I used to sit where I’m sitting and typing now and talk on my cell without any distortions or weak reception. Now it’s so hard to make a call from the same physical spot while the warid and telenor connections I have work fine here.

    I even did a little experiment. Took 3 mobiles, each with a ufone, telenor and warid sim respectively and walked into different spots around my house and some other places. Ufone always had the weakest reception everywhere and not even enough to make/recieve a call.

    Then you can talk about their SMS delivery report service which got suspended. They invest so much capital in advertisement and nothing in upgrading their sms systems.This no delivery report issue complicates things so much cuz you’re never sure whether your message got through. I’ve even had arguments with people whom I communicate via sms.

    What a commercial scam…after all it’s PTCL at the back…I’m dumping this sim and not even bothering to port out.

  • dear telenor sir
    i port from ufone to telenor so
    telenor networking and high price damage singnal so now i want to go back to ufone telenor not send me mnp to port to home network so please dear telenor don,t gave froud to the customer it.s not good thing ok
    thank y

    • nearest sale centre ya kisi easy paisa shop se rabita kar lo Rs.55 Main Rs.100 ka balance mil jaye ga.

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