Lastly, Warid And Zong Imposed 1.5 Percent Charges

Following Telenor, Mobilink and UfoneZong and Warid have imposed 1.5 percent charges on all reloads for prepaid customers.

Warid’s website is flashing following message:

Dear Customers, a maintenance charge of 1.5% will be applicable on every recharge from 25th Jul 2011 along with existing Government taxes.

While Zong said:

Dear Customers, in order to further improve our services, all loading/recharge will be subject to 1.5% Operational Charge from 1st July 2011 (Govt taxes apply)

Interestingly, all operators have imposed the charges but with different timings and names. Operators say they had to impose these charges to cope up with the increasing opex.

OperatorCharge NameCharges Rate
MobilinkOperational Fee1.0 Percent
UfoneMaintenance Charges1.1 Percent
TelenorAdmin Fee1.5 Percent
ZongMaintenance Charges1.5 Percent
WaridOperational Charges1.5 Percent

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