Telenor Approaches PTA Against Ufone’s Super Ghanta Offer

Telenor Pakistan has approached Pakistan Telecom Authority with a request to consider the details of Ufone’s Super Ghanta offer and to term it anti-competitive due to its nature of off-net hourly calls, told us a reliable source at company.

Telenor in a communication with PTA said that Ufone is offering hourly calls between 4 AM to 5 PM for not only on-net numbers but to PTCL and Vfone numbers as well, which otherwise is not possible for any operator but the Ufone.

Our source said that Telenor emphasized that PTA should take the necessary action for the purpose of ending the price war in the industry, thus providing level playing field for all operators.

Telenor’s spokesperson has not responded to our query for the official view point.

When speaking with an official at PTA, he said that Ufone does not ask for approval before introducing any package, as it’s not SMP (Significant Market Player). He further said that now as Telenor has raised a question; we may not stop Ufone for offering anything for the reason that it’s not an SMP. PTA’s official thought that they can’t stop any operator in offering any service, until it’s not SMP.

Representatives from other cellular companies also showed their reservations over the package and said that PTA is the platform that can play a role in this situation.

Update: PTA Questions Ufone Regarding Super Ghanta Offer

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  • A.R.S.

    Amir bhai looks like PTA afterall answered to your question lol
    great step by Telenor atleast some body realized the problem…

  • muhammad furqan

    telenor employees are sleeping or what!!!

    they r losing millions in revenue as the balance inquiry free is still working but with a different code this time and the sms of this code is spreading like wildfire.

    • Brr

      Why are you getting telenor’s headache?

    • Brr

      They won’t give you even a penny for helping them with this.

  • Usman Ali

    yr kia code hai?

    • normal code: *444# esper charges han
      **444## without charges

      • Brr

        Ah! Usman. I can’t believe your Friends or Cousins didn’t told you of this!
        LOL-I thought everyone in bigger(or even just big) cities knew of this.

  • Brr

    Why don’t they come up with their own STRIKING Offer.
    Make calls to International Telenor destinations at Competitive rates rather than _______ at Ufone!
    ________________________-

    [Comment edited]

    • Brr

      Hey not fair-LOL!

      • Brr

        Against Freedom of Speech-HE HE HE!

  • Encore

    This will get intrustin …we can expect advertisement or two… from ufone for telenor :D

    • Brr

      May Your Words come true. That would be much missed entertainment!

      • Brr

        LOL-Aamir must be annoyed of me for increasing his work by NON-CONSTRUCTIVE comments-he he he!

  • khadim

    I think propakistani is like a newspaper or like news channel, so this is duty of this site to keep inform us, so carry on amir bhai

  • eAhmadNawaz

    I’m with you phone, Ufone

  • Rehmat

    Please explain the term SMP?

  • Usman

    ufone is doing best job in pakistan though i am a regular user of warid but i praise ufone.

    ufone is offering within its resources bcos UFONE, VFONE and PTCL are one family. Ufone previously offered one ptcl number as FNF number then y didnt they object.

    if some relaxation is given to People of Pakistan, i wud applaud it.

    tomorrow is for ufone. all other operators have to leave pakistan one day.

    i am thinking how to change my number to ufone as my number has been spread to all. but i think i will find some way insha ALlah.

    if u r pakistani then support ufone bcos ufone keeps its income in pakistan and all other operators exchanges rupees in Dollar and take out from pakistan which decreases our foreign exchange reserves.

    • eAhmadNawaz

      100 agree with USMAN.

      Usman, you wanna join Ufone, get your Warid number Portable to Ufone. Simply contact Ufone service center.

  • Asim

    “””i am thinking how to change my number to ufone as my number has been spread to all. but i think i will find some way insha ALlah”””

    USMAN ji, ( Mobile Number Portability) you can change your service provider to UFONE. if you really like it.

  • Khan

    Telenor should be give low rate on out side pakistan calls

  • khurram

    now, Ufone offer Super Ghanta Package for 24 hours…..
    it’s really all about U and Ufone
    Chaaaaa gya hai….TUM HE TO HOOOOOOOOOO
    love u Ufone

  • What PTCL, Ufone, Vfone and PTCL Broad band are doing is called cross subsidization. It is illegal all across the world, allowed only once cross un bundling has been done. PTCL and Co have not taken any of the steps to address this serious Competition issue. This might be a PTA issue but also a Competition Commission’s Issue, the same peopole who have been putting fear of God in various peoples heart.

  • YASIR

    Ufone seems playing dirty besides PTA needs to play immediate role to stop price war. this will help improve service levels.

  • khurram

    there is not difference been observe in Ufone services at any time, further, telenor shud offer minimum calls to telenor numbers across the globe, india, bangladesh, norway etc where ever they are……
    Ufone offer limitred time offer and it will ends on Sep. 18, 09. so dont worry other mobile operator users, just enjoy the unbelievable offer.
    njoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • naveed

    BAQI NETWORK KO B UFONE KE PAIRVI KRNI CHAEY

    • Adnan

      Operators ko chahiye apna profit kam rakhein…