After Mobilink, Telenor and Ufone, Zong and Warid have also imposed a call setup charges of 10 paisas plus tax.
This call setup charges are imposed on every prepaid outgoing calls for all packages, voice bundles, LBC offers or free bundles.
Zong in a message published on its website said:
Dear customer! A call setup fee of 10 paisa would be charged on every outgoing call from 28th December 2013.
PTA, on the other hands, has said that it will go on to block any such call-setup charges. PTA, in a communication with ProPakistani, had said that it is figuring out a way to block call-setup charges imposed by cellular operators.
Mobile phone subscribers are greatly disturbed about call setup charges. They term the move by cellular companies as brutal.
All five cellular operators imposing call setup charges, first of its kind in any regional and global market, is being termed as cartelization of industry, where all operators have joined hands to impose a meaningless charge on calls in parallel.