iPhone 5 Reaches Pakistan But Nano SIMs Are Yet to Surface!

We have been told that iPhone 5 has reached Pakistan with really limited stock in open market while retailers (and online shopping stores) are still waiting for iPhone 5 devices to be available by early next month or in second week of October at most.

iPhone 5, at this point of time, is being sold in open market at Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 97,000 as an exclusive offer for those early adopters who want to outshine in their circles. These iPhone 5 devices are believed to be shipped by individuals coming from USA to Pakistan.

Online retailers and phone stores are expecting to sell iPhone 5 devices around Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 90,000 when smartphone will be available at mobile markets in less than 2 weeks from now.

While on the other hands, Nano SIMs – compatible with iPhone 5 – are still not available with any telco. Mobilink had claimed the availability of Nano SIMs, however, we are getting reports that stock is yet to arrive at service centers.

A Facebook update by Mobilink reads:

For all the potential iPhone 5 holders, Mobilink is introducing the new nano-SIM SOON!

Mobilink customers will soon be able to simply walk into a customer care center and get their standard SIM replaced with the new nano-SIM.

Those who are inquiring for Nano SIMs from Mobilink are entertained with altered version of Micro SIMs, i.e. by cutting, grinding and curving the Micro SIM with nail filer.

We are yet to get hold of pricing details of Nano SIMs.

We are expecting other operators to launch Nano SIMs too, so let’s see who will be quickest to bring Nano SIMs in Pakistan in real.

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


  • Yeah true! I have experienced a similar kind of thing yesterday when I called at Mobilink’s helpline the Customer sales representative was not aware about the launch of Nano Sims and instead told me about the micro sims.

  • i dont like it…. people are just crazy to buy iphone even we can buy much better handset with more spec available in the market.

    • what do you know about IOS’s :D
      i’m using Android, BB smart phones And an Iphone4 and found iphone/IOS system perfect for my needs. all other phones are rarely used as if i heard of some new app on there market. Iphone is the Best so far.

      • u must be a lazy ass donkey if you like IOS OVER ANDROiD.if you really want to use the best mobile in the world so then throw away your barbie crap apple and start using Android to its full potential.

  • even if it comes as Mobilink says, but it will not be available in small cities like mine, i still didn’t manage to avail a MicroSim Card for my iphone 4. but frankly i dont need one anymore, cus i know how to cut and shape a stranded Sim card to Micro. No doubt Nano would be more difficult to shape down.

  • yeh sadar singapur plaza k rate hain mene 25 sep 2012 ko pata kiye thea or 16gb liya friend se fazul phone hai

    Apple iPhone 5 16 GB Price in Pakistan: Rs. 105,000

    Apple iPhone 5 32 GB Price in Pakistan: Rs. 115,000

    Apple iPhone 5 64 GB Price in Pakistan: Rs. 145,000


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