Mobile Phones: Waste of Time and Money or a Need?

BBC Urdu has prepared a special report on use of cell phones in Pakistan. It discusses how cell phones penetrated into local market, and why people buy expensive cell phones while basic telephony is possible with very inexpensive handsets.

It also discusses that voice and SMS packages are wastage of time, as necessary communication can be concluded with-in minutes – then why do people talk for hours with no particular agenda in hands?


  • موبائل پاس ہو تو جیسے مرضی چل سکتے ہیں۔۔

    Can’t understand why people get so excited of being on TV and more on that on BBC.. that they don’t even bother to think to rearrange their words before speaking out.. There are good and bad things for every tech but in Pakistan adoption to wrong side is easy and very quick!

  • SSR

    Great Topic but y just pakistan NOT india or south africa as they r following same

  • SSR

    @jabran
    i agree with ur last phrase and reason is simple aur koi kaam bhi to nai hamari awam ko karnay k lia.. Jaysa des waysa besh

    • You are right and its a thing on what everyone feels very proud when saying! Its similar like when you try to tell somebody a good thing and then they reply, This country runs like that. Its us, people who need to change their state of mind to do something instead of waiting for something to happen for us like always!

  • Geohotz

    only 2 words, “amazingly stupid” documentary…..bhai ye kis kisam ki society hay humari, internet ho, computer ho , mobile fones hoon , you people criticize everything, first people used to complain about “high call rates” now they complain about “low call rates” i have mentioned this earlier in my previous post, i am a university student, and when we have final projects we have to stay up and work all night so we use warid conference calls (all our class mates)… it is a gift not a curse, that uncle who was complaining “humari no jawan nasal ko tabbah keya ja raha hay” ask him…uske pas mobile fone hay? …konsa wala? im sure 3310 to nahi hoga?….Then ask him why not..? …Why is he using LCD PHONE,WITH CAMERA? …kya is documentary ko banatay waqat mobile phone use nahi keya hoga?…..its not Taliban or al-qaeda who is pushing us back to stone-age its People like this who “want” to be in stone-age….Shamefull!

  • Geohotz mei tu tumhara Fan ho gya hun. Really yar yeh kisi ulu kay parathay nahi hi banay hai vid..

    bus koi na koi topic jo chayea… pagal kay puter hain :)

    agar yeh sub kuch use nehi karo gay tu baki countries tum logon say bhot agay nikal jain ge.

    like jo haal hai abi humaray education system ka mujhay lagta hai meine apnay 4 years barbad kyea hian pakistan mei aik sasti public university mei.

    aur I can not afford good private universities. But Rub ka bhot karam hai abi be we are the people in Pakistan who are competing IBM virtualization. Yes I am talking about cloud computing

    Pakistan mei tu kisi ko pata be nahi hai yeh kya hota hai hum log software bna bna kar bahir bhejtay hain aur afsoos hum khud laod shadding key waja say cloud computing use nehi ker saktay…

    fitay mnu hai humaray yar..

    Theak hai agar sub kuch unko hi bana ker dyna hai aur wahan hi sub kuch deploy hona hai un logon nay hi taraki kernay hia

    tu mei yehan mango lyne tu nehi na bython ga…

    idher kuch nehi ho sakta just got fed up.

  • Aayan Mirza

    Simply rubbish and most pathetic report i have ever seen.

  • Geohotz

    Brother, its okay to get fedup, a normal person would get fedup in a situation like this, i respect the idiology of pakistan, the theme behind the creation of this country, but today when i look around…i dont see Quaid’s ideology, i dont see humanity…When i had done my graduation…i wanted to go aborad for studies but then i thought…why not stay here and face it….i was wrong…the situation is far more serious than i expected it to be….i mean a poor guy drives rikshaw all day long in 50c temp…comes home to see his sick wife and poor childern…goes to bed with tears in his eyes….and the next day is no different…We (As muslims) Consider ourselves to be superior than others…But hey..think about it..are we muslims?….ARE WE HUMAN BEING?….an honest answer will Shock you…Enough crap…the universal excuse “abhi bhi boht achay log hein pakistan mein” just dosent work for me anymore…i find it very hard to believe this…The only AND “O N L Y” thing which can drive us out of this situation is education…Which will end “jagirdari, hakumatdari, thanedari, and Molvidari”…Humare naseeb mein koi parha likha modest kisam ka leader nahi ho sakta kya? ya phir Ya nawaz shareef ya ppp, ya phir Imran khan? bycott all political parties, University Toppers, should run government..and Parliment..!

  • Irum Khan

    A knife can be used to kill as well as to prepare dinner. So, it goes with every tool. Same with mobiles. I have seen them both put to good use and bad. Bad use scenario is when teens continuously talking and texting being oblivious to every one and everything else around them. It’s just like an addiction.

  • Originative

    What is the big deal ? it happen all over the world…

    Sick Video … i thing we should stop increasing TV channels as they will do everything to spice up there news and cover there broadcast time…

    there is a suggestion … like markets are close at 8 PM why not TV channels be closed at 8 PM or MAX 10 PM its save time which we waste on watching same news with different words on different channels…. so that we can sleep well :)

  • Ya i am also agreed that its a waste of time and i dont like cell phone coz it destroys ur privacy

  • ABDUL SAMI KHAN SAMI

    HAR CHEEZ KA FAIDA HOTA HAI AUR NUQSAN HOTA HAI.
    LAKEN AAJ KAL LOOG MOBILE JIS TRAH ISTEMAL KRTEY HAI. MAIN IN SAY NAKHOSH HO.
    BACHAY K HATH MAIN MOBILE, GILS K HATH MAIN MOBILE.
    FAZOOL SMS AUR GIRLS KO TANG KRNA.
    LOOG AIK DOSRAY K HAA JATEY TEY AB NAHI JATEY RISHTA DAREY KHATM HOGAI HAI.

  • Bilal

    hhahatech is just fun for me,love to use every new1,
    while talking on low calll rates i love ufone which made me n my lover able to all the night :)