Warid Down by 2.6 Million Customers, Ufone at 3rd Slot Again

Cellular phone subscribers’ base has witnessed a significant contraction by 2.22 percent in January as the result of ongoing data correction process.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) latest statistics show a decline of 2.17 million users in the overall sector, which reduced the teledensity of the country by 1.4 percent to 58.20 percent by the end of January 2010.

Warid remained the worst effected operator as it lost 2.65 million customers in total in January, taking it back to 4th slot in terms of subscribers.

The number of total subscribers in Pakistan now stands at 95.4 million after reducing from 97.57 million in a month.

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  • Hassan

    This is still under discussion b/w warid and PTA next month stats may clear some situation

    first i was mobilink
    2nd ufone
    3rd warid
    now its turn for telenor

  • Shahid Ali

    this time ufone best

  • Saeed

    Ufone Voice service is not better but only sms is better.

  • Guga

    Telenor is giving run for the money to Mobilink..

    Telenor Bingo

  • dr.omer

    aamir there is a mistake in your 2nd graph u haven’t mentioned that which colume belong tpo which operator

    • admin

      Doc, its written, below the bars – operators’ names are mentioned

  • I am using Ufone & warid both.
    Ufone call quality is not good in majority areas of Karachi while warid voice quality is very good but warid has no good sms bucket as compare to ufone/zong.

    • Taha


      • Thanx…. but want more sms @ cheap like ufone [email protected] its too much. [email protected] is OK for me.

        • hammer man

          seriously I’m just wondering out of utter shock.
          What is it that you convey via sms’ that your need requires at least 5000 of them?

        • muhammad khawer javed

          jnab warid offers u 5000 sms/mms + 10Mb of internet data for 150 rupees per month isn’t it better than ufone???

          • Baloch

            no. ufones packages are still far better than warids packages.

          • Hassan

            yes ufone with no mms no delivery report compressed voice traffic and poor data network weak signal strength even in major cities.
            Only mocing adds :)

      • SAMI

        aur 8 rupees (exc. tax) main 1000 sms per week

  • the truth

    Its time Warid stopped with its fake counting of subs. Another faker like Ufone ! Pretending to be more than they are !

    • hammer man

      Well looking at all the feedback I can see we have a mixture of fans for Mobilink, Warid, Telenor and Ufone.
      Lakin baichara Zong..
      koi tau taras kha kar 2 lafz recommendation kay boldo :P

  • K. Shahzad

    OMG, Means Telenor is growing faster.

    One or two good moves by telenor or few mistakes by Mobilink the Telenor thing will be on the top.

    U-fone was doing well right from start but don’t know what happened to it.

    Anyways I am stick with mobilink right from start and happy with it.

  • i dont know why do people like mobilink, ufone provides best pacakages and network almost in all corners of pakistan.

    • Iftikhar Ali

      Ufone’s coverage is not up to par. As you can see from the user comments in this article, people face coverage problem even in Karachi. So how can you say it covers almost all corners of Pakistan?
      I’ve not travelled a lot in Pakistan but have some visits in interior sindh, and many places are out of reach of Ufone’s signals. Mobilink is best in terms of coverage and Telenor is second to it. I’m user of Telenor and I never faced any coverage issues at whatever place I went to.

      Don’t know about Warid or Zong’s coverage.

    • Raheel

      dear bro, i am a resident of one of the major city of Pak, Rawalpindi having a franchise of Ufone just on a walking distance and dont get signals at my home, to listen a phone cal, i shud not only have to cme out from my room but also from my home as well. . .

  • Yasir Latif

    I am using Ufone from the day of launched and stick with Ufone due to its VAS and Good Customer Services. Whenever, I visited to Customer Services Centre or call 333, staffs always care and give me priority than other companies. I checked Mobilink and Telenor Customer Services which were not good. I am satisfied with Ufone.

  • K R

    Good picture of customers’ response for massive campaign in market for variety of packages confusing everyone with less response from customers for signing in.
    Look at packages & campaign of Mobilink and Telenor and see their growth. It is food for thoughts for other operators that do they really think introducing new package every month can bring more customers???

  • junaid

    the graph looks funny !! lagta hai warid apnay customers ko kha gai

  • Inshal

    Hmmmm, Its a war against Cellular Operators.

    ZonG is Fifth Operator. Tu aissa tu hooo ga na kaliya :P

  • Umair

    Looking at sms rates, packages, call rates and packages and gprs rates etc, I think best is Zong

  • Sabeen Fatima

    Warid & Telenor voice quality is best, but warid`s call rates are very high as compared to others, Telenor is offering 63 Paisa Package, in which 0.75 / 30 sec (incl tax) are charged but warid, mobilink and ufone has no such packages,

    or zong to is dhor ma nahi ha, zong voice quality signal power, call connectivity, customer support serevice all things are unsatisfied.

  • tehseen

    oooooooooo ji. East and West warid is the best. 6 years m nay ufone use ki but ab.!!! main nay to apni sim ko aag laga di. bekar hogae hay ufone bus commercial bht acchay hotay hain. ye sach hai.I LOVE WARID GLOW.

  • Ali Hassan

    Warid Glow Zindabad

    I love warid coverage and voice quality is extremelly good.

    • SAMI

      I agree

  • Pell

    where did 2 million subs go? they stopped using mobiles? or was it an adjustment too late for the inactive subscribers?

    Drop should be more than 2 million once other operators do the same!

  • Anas

    Aamir bhai mujhe internet se free pakistan karne ka koi method ya phr koi website btaday plz..

  • Anas

    Aamir bhai mujhe pakistan main free internet se call karne ka koi method btaday plz..

    • proZardari


      Chill maar ;)

  • Samina Khan

    wow! i always though ufone was on top and then zong and telenor on 2nd/3rd..the rest espically mobilink..no one uses… suprise suprise

  • UFONE is graet..i love ufone, dis is our Pakistani company, my all family is user of Ufone… wah kia aat hai ufone ki…pkages and voice quality is v nice of UFONE… i proud UFONE is pakistani.

  • main ny warid use ki, zong use ki, telenor use ki, now i m user of UFONE… east the west UFONE is the best…baki sab bakwas… cal and sms pkages r v nice of UFONE… telenor service is v weak now.. hamare area me telenor k signal he nahi aaty. UFONE zindabad.

    • Ufone is her cheez best hai…. UFONE is v v v v nice… hamare Khandan k bache bache k pass UFONE hai.

      • UFONE IS 1st, giving you At PTCL AND V wireless cal pkage…

        • UFONE tum he to ho…. Baki sab Bakwas….. jazz bakwas, telenor Bakwas…………i love i like ufone.