Ufone, Mobilink Increase Balance Inquiry Charges; Others to Follow!

moneyDuring a latest development in telecom sector, Ufone and Mobilink has announced an increase of 5 paisas for balance inquiries. Zong, Telenor and Warid are likely to follow the move in coming days.

Ufone said that new balance inquiry charges will be applicable from May 25th, while Mobilink hasn’t mentioned any date for new charges yet. We are sure that other operators will announce similar increase in balance inquiry with-in weeks.

After this increase, balance inquiries will be charged at 20 paisas per transaction, excluding taxes – or 24 paisas per balance inquiry including taxes.

It maybe recalled that idea of paid balance inquires was first introduced in July 2009, and all balance inquires – which were previously free – were charged at 10 paisas plus tax.

Later, in April 2012, operators revised this rate and increased balance inquiry charges to 15 paisas plus tax, which are now again increased to 20 paisas per balance inquiry plus taxes.

It is interesting to note here that customers keep on innovating new ways of checking their balance for free, such as, through web portals or through various USSD codes that aren’t charged.


  • Umair

    Mobilink has started charging 0.20 Rs.

  • afzaal

    Shreef Brothers TEX

  • Muhammad Anas

    Also 30 sec call rates for ufone will be increased to 85paisa/30 sec from 25th May from current 75 paisa/30 Sec

    • leaving ufone forever

    • Saad

      Ufone new call rates are 1.90 per min for the normal ufone package Uwon ! :(

  • Rayyan Sood

    ufone: intl sms from 3rs to 5rs, local calls on most packages 1.90/min

  • Asim

    You said we check balance from web portals … How ????

  • They are looting poor people. Already increased the call charges rates so sad

  • Mohammad Tayyab

    Make me a PTA chairman…. Ek haftay me yeh saray operaters seedhay na ho gaye tou bat karna… Mulk me har koi loot raha ha? koi Pochne wala ni ha………. Roshan Pakistan Mubarak.

  • They can offer this service for free because there are zero costs associated with this feature. Infrastructure is already there, and they must have crossed its break-even till now. Enough bandwidth is there as well.

    They are simply making money on this .

  • Reformer Economist

    This is a price that the mobile companies are charging from their customers for the service they render. Pseudo-intellectual trolls of PTI should try to understand the difference between price & tax before they throw their venom on good governance of PMLN.