Poll: How Much Can You Pay for 3G Services?

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With all the excitements, we are sure that 3G services are finally going to surface in Pakistan with-in just weeks, inshAllah. Yes, after years of delays and several abortive efforts, 3G is finally happening in Pakistan.

At this point in time, mobile phone users have now started to think about the possible costs and rates associated with 3G services and its usage.

Pakistan – due to competition and market dynamics — has remained a tough place for operators. They have thrived through the years with lowest possible tariffs for voice and SMS rates. This might change now, but you never know.

We are not sure yet about 3G data rates, but track record of Pakistani cellular companies hint us that exciting services with feasible rates are all what you will get over next few years.

We have observed that ProPakistani readers are apprehensively discussing the possible 3G rates and caps, it is high time to get a feedback from our readers to estimate their expectations and affordability.

We, at ProPakistani, believe that 3G rates might be little expensive during first months as telcos will be evaluating various things including demand, supply, competition, dynamics and feedback, but our estimates suggest that tariffs are going to get settled after 3-6 months.

It is confirmed that telcos – well majority of them – will take a careful start, but since Zong is in the race, situation may not prevail for long.

Bundled rates, App specific charges (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp only usage at a fixed charge), capped data plans etc. are all on the cards. Just wait for few days and it will be all unrolled.

Participate in below poll to see what others are feeling about the costs of 3G services.

Note: In this poll, we are considering a data plan with monthly limit of 4GB. We want to know that how much can you pay per month for this particular data plan?

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


  • 4GB is too much data for mobile. They will come up with MBs to GB.

    • Ali Asghar

      It depends on usage, but it’s not enough by any mean, remember this is not 2G, which will provide speed of Max 296KBPS, it’s 3G, and most of Pakistanis don’t know the rule ofsurfing, wether in mobile or PC, when your internet speed is higher, you’ll use more volume,and not to forget, these days someone would be hardly using Nokia S60v2/v3 Phones etc, all of us have moved to Device which has Android/IOS/WP8 etc, so i don’t understand most of the people saying 4GB/2GBis more than Enough, i am sure you’ll not use your phone for surfing web in your entire life, will you?

      • My comment was based on global trends. I’m not sure Pakistani companies are going to offer cheaper than neighbor countries. They are going to exploit the market like Mobilink did a decade ago. It will be expensive and the initial offerings will be in MBs.

        I get 600 MB usage for 10 euros and when the bandwidth exceeds it switches to 2G which is FREE until next billing cycle.

        In Pakistan 3G on mobile will be used mostly for Skype calls and video streaming as recent poll suggests.

        • Moeed Bin Awais

          well Exploitation is not welcomed here anymore, market is very tough here and in order to be competitive, cellular companies”ll have to come up with cheap rates.

          • Khan

            Rs. 500/ 1 GB / Month. my prediction after observing settled indian 3G market.

            • guest

              I agree

        • Ali Asghar

          There you go bro, oneexample you mentioned is “Video Streaming” and believe me, it’ll eat the volume more quickly than our imagination, and yes it’ll be very expensive, no doubt about that, but what I said is the volume operators will offer will be too high for our likings, so with such high speed 3G networks, we would definitely want to surf/Download/stream more, this is the main reason 4gb etc will too low in high price, in 2G, I have been using 2gb Package, and I hardly used 1GB in that speed, but when I connect to my wifi having 2mbps broadband, I use 25GBs in a month in my handset :)

          • ali ikhlaq

            When i was in dubai my data cap of 10gb just finished in 10 to 15 days. I use video streaming, web surfing through hotspot and skype. So i think it is not enough

            • Ali Asghar

              Exactly, this is what happens when you start using High-speed internet, even if you know about your data limit, you’ll still utilise more volume than you would have wanted, it’s 100% certain high-speed internet increases data usage, we enjoy it in that speed.

          • MBs to GB packages are very common in the globe. Nobody offer 30GB data bundle with your postpaid package. Its usually MBs to 1GB.

            But the situation is different in Pakistan compare to Europe or any developed country. I’m unable to utilize 1 GB in the whole month because when i am in the Office i have free Wifi, when i get home, i have Wifi. During the walk or travel i use 3G internet services. In Pakistan i understand 1 TB will not be enough if you talk about a bus driver who will stream Video songs in HD on youtube in D7 or W11 Mazda(coach) in Karachi or the Pan Shop and Hotels.

            Don’t expect less than 2500-3000 PKR at-least for 3-4GB Data.

            • Farhad Riaz

              i have 4g connection in uk with unlimited internet and i am using more then 80gb every month it depend on what mobile u have what sort of surfing u doin and wa8 is ur connection speed

              • Waqas Ovais

                80gb even in UK? sacha pakistani he itna farigh ho skta hy :D jk

                • Farhad Riaz

                  jee bahi agar app apnae laptop ki jaga bhi apna phn hi use kero gae to 4g speed sae bohat khch ho sakta hai main nearly apna 50% sae ziyada kaam ab mobiel use kr kae krta hoon like surfing net payments dealing with my bank with my clients booking tickets ordering food looking for transport even some petrol payments and also news automatic update on stock exchange gps and so on and also i doo have galaxy note 3 with three uk network and there 4g unlimited data service .. now wa8 u say ?

            • mobeenabdullah

              Agreed..

            • Muhammad Shafique

              Well i dont know the situation in euprope but as in kuwait we are getting from 100-150 GB with 4G speed on very reasonable rates with postpaid packages. Well choice is up to you,what package you want to use.

          • Whiz

            According to DataSense in my windows phone i have used 2.58 GB on wifi in 3 days.

          • ayaz Rahi

            campletly agree with u….

      • Abuzar

        u r correct Alli asghar aj kal smartphones hn jin ki games hi 2 2 gb ki yeh woh log lhtay hn … jin ko ilm nahi hota k 2gb data ho ya 4gb bht hai…. 3g pay is data ka to pata nahi… challlnaa kaha urrr gyaa….

    • FR

      Alam i agree with you.4GB data is more than enough for mobile users….

      • not enough
        One HD video steam take 35 to 50 mbs
        and social media also take lots of mbs…
        So plan in UK, UAE, USA, Saudi Aribia is 1GB, 2GB, 4GB & 10GB
        Same trend will be in pakistan
        For basic user it will be 1GB for almost 350 to 400
        2GB will cost 400 to 500
        4 Gb 800
        10 GB will cost almost 1400 to 1500
        and packages will desgin ( Apps wise like social ( facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp)
        Weekly
        and monthly

        • Yasir Ali Raza

          Haha , Good Khuram Bhai agr uy charges hon to apke mithai to banti ha ,,, wesy mery khyaal say in figures k aagy aik aik digit zero ka add kr lo because auction bht costly ha companies kafi invest kr rahi hen ,
          wesy agr itny he charges hoon jitny ap ny likhy to economical rahy ga mery khyaal say or number of subscribers b kafi increase kren gy taqreebn double.

          • Yasir Bhai 1st of All ap itna expensive nai hota…
            Apko phlay tu yeh pata hona chahay k pakistan mein users ki deman kia hai..
            13 coroe mobile users hain aur maximum 10% users have smartphones.
            aur if servies expensice hoon gi than users aur kam hoon gay.
            Ap PTCL evo ko dekh lean phlay they are single player in market and muje yad hai jab evo launch hui thi tab ma nay 3000/- ka package lagwaya tha.
            aur ab price 1000 par aa gai hai
            so
            3G senerio mein not a single player.
            4 player or may be 3 will get lience ..
            so serives will not as expensive as people think..
            example India:
            vodafone give 1GB in 250 IND Rupees
            Tata giving 1Gb for 149 Ind Rupees
            in Bangladesh
            Serives are not expensive.
            if serveces are cheap than customer will increase and smartphone penetration will incress
            i saw a interview of PTA chairman and he also point out this that serives are not as expensive as people think
            so be positve..
            ma nay almost 1 year se 3G data plans par nazar rakhi hai and i asure you k 1GB will be maximu cost you 400 to 600

            • TR Kiani

              here in Qatar i uses 4G weekly package which gives me 1500 MBs and in a month it reaches 6 GBs which cost here QR 100 only and in Pak Rupees 2650/- . here they pay more to labour and employees. should be under this rate in Pakistan. Rs.1500-2000 for 6 to 10 GBs.

              • agree

              • iLoveCricket

                Your are right brother, but they have spend millions
                which they will recover by any means. I really feel pitty
                for poor public of Pakistan. We should just stick to our
                normal PTCL 1or2mb Internet which is way better then
                this new blood sucking scheme of telecom companies 3G.

            • MohammadKamranIqbal

              bhai saab soch hai ap ki 3g will cost you under 200RPS/GB

            • Usman Ali

              i just want to say that only 5 % users in pakistan use edge and gprs service and now they will get 3G :P

            • Zulqar Nain

              perfct…. kamal ki observations en khurram bhai.

          • Ali

            beta, aik company ne koi 10 bandoon se paise nahi pure kerne auction ke, there is a population of almost 18 crore in Pakistan, and if u take the Rs. 500 package (although some people might take the 800 or 1000 one) there will be a total of 90 billion rupees for the four companies, doing simple calculation we can get 22.5 billion for each company…. aur zahir se baat hai koi aik banda kaie bar package krwai gai ane wale salon main… an advice for u: think logically before commenting

            • Ali you r right

              • Shah

                great

            • Yasir Ali Raza

              beta kabi tum b yahi ho me b yahi hon pata chal jay ga
              2G pay monthly package lyna kisi b company ka average 500 per month ha or 4GB average
              2G pay exact speed 25 Kbps b ni aati , jb k 3G or 4G pay ap ke consumption 3 to 4 time ya is say b ziada ho jay ge , to tum kia companies ko chona laga ray ho k wo tumhen 2G pay monthly package 4G Rs. 500 men dy rahy hen to 3G men Rs. 800 men dy den gy ,,,
              Soch samjh k bat kro bety

              • Waqas Ovais

                bhai meray aisay nai hota na. 3g technology kisi wja se “modern” technology hy. 2G network pe 10kbps bhi kafi burden hota hy network pe. jb k 3G service network k liye bhi light hai. ap isay data volume ki form me na lain. technology ka farq hy…. ye aisay he hai k optic fibre pe data transmission zyada taiz or efficient hoti hy jb k normal cable pe nhi hoti…

          • look yasir 1GB is nothing

        • TR Kiani

          10GB package is nice for skype users. skype consumes lot of MBs very fast.

          • its not skype lots of other apps
            Like Facebook, Instagram, video streaming sites.

            • MohammadKamranIqbal

              1st of all initially i don’t think that all the net users will shift to 3G because most of them are using WiFi and they’ll feel OK with that..
              second is 50% of android users are office going or businessmen and they already have a facility of WiFi so i don’t think they needs the service as much.

              and coming to my third point is. the remaining 50% of android users are categorized in journalists, students, medical raps, doctors and others in which most of the users are not able to afford a service which is expensive than Rs.500/GB.

              so its mean there must b the package of rupees less than or equals to 200 per GB

              • saqib

                200 / month ???? per GB / every day …..????

        • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

          I am using 4g in Saudia , with normal browsing , mail and youtube i use upto 10 to 12 gb per month easily.

        • Ashhad Shabbir

          Considering the fact and past. What I’ve observed and experience as one of the above user said it will be very costly rightly said. When the GSM was launched in Pakistan back in 2000 or around that. The call charges per minute were way to expensive compare to recent tarrif. It was around 9 to 12 PKR per minute. As for GPRS from the begining till now it is very costly around 15 PKR for 1mb of data. Price skimming is going to happen for sure and ONE SOLID reason is the company heavily paid out for the licence for 3G/4G and they have to recover it anyhow.

    • Ahmed Habib

      Agree with you, 4GB is enough.

      Send 250 emails daily, visit 250 pages daily, 2hr audio streaming, download 30 audio tracks of 3.5 min, 3.5 hours video streaming, upload and download 100 images, 5 hours of video calls, use navigation for 2 hours — cost you 107 GB per month, which is less than 4GB per day.

      • MohammadKamranIqbal

        hahaha 107 is less than 4

        • he said 4gb per day is less than 107gb per month. read properly.

      • Guest

        lol he meant 4gb per month .not per day.

    • Really?? Is that much data?

      • Ahmed Habib

        “4GB per day” — monthly to 107 GB lgay ga data :p

    • PK-BRO

      500RS 1000MB 1500RS 5000MB AND 2500RS UNLIMITED OR 75GB IT,S TH BEST PACKAGES FOR ALL PAKISTANI WITH EXTRA MONEY SAVE IN YOUR POCKET….AGR MOBILE KO PC K SAATH CONNECT KARO TO 1GB DATA 2HOURS MI HATAM HOGA SO ASPECT BIG DATA INTERNET FROM T-COMPANIES WITH UNLIMITED DATA…

    • Saqib Mufti

      Brother, when you adopt 3G. Data transfer ration also be more faster. Then you try to surf webs and videos as well.. And one day you will think that 40GB is too low data for mobile.

    • Israr Khan

      my usage .. 6.57 GB in past 30 days .. but that is in US. Same level of growth will happen in pakistan too, if things really pick up. However in Pakistan we are really used to very low-rates, and it will be difficult for people to justify $60/$70 per month.

    • d66

      Dont forget guys some companies calculate both download and upload data usage. so its not only download that matters but also the upload. so 2GB means not only download but also upload included.

    • Haris

      haha …maybe you only use fb on mobile….4Gb is nothing….I use 60Gb on average monthly basis on my mobile thorugh ptcl wifi

  • panjgoori

    I will not pay more than 500 for 4GB data limit.

    • Moeed Bin Awais

      i agree wid u but i think 500 is also too much

      • Khan

        Yar companies itni mehnge licence khreed rai hen unhun ne bhi to paise pure karne hen na ap log bhi kuch guzara karo!!!

        • TR Kiani

          ye loag jitna rate low rakhen gey itne successful rahen gey, there are millions of user. bat service quality per bhi depend kare g. jese aaj kal mobile service bethi hui Pakistan me net bhi esa hua tu Allah hi hafiz hai phir.

      • Yasir

        bhai jaan aap aik kaam karo 3g choro aur chanay khaareed kay khao kyun kay wohi aaein ge jitna aap ka budget hai.

    • eyescreaman

      Then you wont have to worry about anything cause you wont be getting 4GB in any case regardless of what you are willing to pay or not.

      Geez 500 for 4GB :P

    • Usman Ali

      free mein mil jae to ziada theek nhi ha wese :P

      • panjgoori

        Yar apko kya lagta hai 3mb speed pe 4gb ki limit kitne din chalegi? Ajkal mobile pe ek game sirf 2gb ka data download karta hai.

        • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

          price set speed k according hoti ha on mobile..more speed more charges…ye ptcl ka dsl nhi ha jo apko 4 mb kum charges and 8 mb or kum and so on
          wireless speed on mobile expensive he hoti ha..ye new market ha.
          aese samaj lo jub new mobile market mein ata ha to kitne ka hota and after 6 month kitne ka hota..same mobile service k liye b hota

    • aasim

      it is simply .. we can not afford such expensive internet .. we are happy with broadband .

    • iLoveCricket

      Watching 10minutes Videos in normal Resolution i.e 720p will cost your
      atleast 350mb, and 4Gb = 4096Mb, that means you can watch only 12
      videos for Rs500/- … Its really Unfair.
      I am only assuming Download data, Users also upload their Videos to
      share with friends and family. If i include Uploading then result will be
      more worse. :( may be only 6 videos for Rs500/-.

  • Laraib

    1000 is appropriate …only if they unblock Youtube?

  • Muhammad Fawad

    You are forgetting PTCL is offering its 3G EVO in 1500RS with unlimited download.

    • Ahmed

      30 gb limit is there.

    • aamir7
      • Ali

        yes but what you think? will ptcl in a position to lose its wireless subscriber which they are trying to grow with heavy promotions…. They probably pay fine and get some solution to deal with the situation or there dream of average speed of 4mb will be ruined.

        • imharoon

          I agree with aamir bhai. PTCL to bhagtay chor ki langoti pakar reha hey by offering those insanely cheap evo packages.
          Did you notice the term “Fixed Wireless Broadband” on latest evo ads ? Wondering what does that mean…!!!

      • Khurram ShahzAd

        If this happens it would be biggest fraud with the subscribers, both on Part of PTCL and the PTA. I had purchased two of them only based on mobility and I guess every one else for same reason. If they take this away now, evo is worthless.

        If there was something like that, why on earth ptcl was allowed on first place to give mobility on evo.

        Btw, I doubt that they can undo this mobility thing of evo right now.

    • TR Kiani

      PTCL evo failed to provide its services on GT road even. it does not cover all area.

  • shani

    not more than Rs1000 per month provided they provide 12GB free monthly volume, if they provide something like 1Gb to 4Gb i will not subscribe 3G or 4G services

    • Khan

      My dear 4Gb is enough for mobile internet usage like fb,twitter updating,email updating,skype calling

      • Ahmed

        On my tab, i use wifi with 4mb connection and i end up consuming10gb monthly despite i use net all the day i.e 16 hours daily.

      • shani

        sorry you are wrong. have you ever used 4G or 3G in uae? when you will use it you will say 12Gb is extremely low volume

      • Ali

        are you kidding, 4gb will never been enough for whole month, we at-least need 10 GB for video calling even for 1,2 call per day.

        • check this is UAE carrier DU

          • Sumair

            In UAE i was paying 20 AED for just 40 MB of data! 20 AED is roughly equal to 500 PKR, so u can get the idea!

            • TR Kiani

              Qatar is cheaper than. they are charging QR 25 only for 1500 MBs in a week. and 100 QRs for 6 GB in a month. just need to renew ur package weekly basis. if u dont uses 1500 MBs in week then it would be considered as used. You have to renew package after loading pre paid card of 25 for next 1500 MBs. still not good? i think not expensive . remember 4G is free with these charges. just u have to use appropriate hand set.

          • Usman Ali

            share etisalat rates, they are more expensive..uae rates are totally different from rest of the world..there is monopoly of the gov and they are most expensive in the region or i think in world also

          • Arab countries hamesha mehangay rahay hain telecom sector main

      • LOVELY-PUPPY

        khan 4gb ka to game nahe hota aajkal game size 10GB ho gayi, yi choti bacho k tarah fb , twitter, skype use kar rahi YAAR bari ho jawo ,,,,WE ALL PAKISTANI WANT 10GB 25GB AND 75GB DATA PACKAGES FORM C-COMPANIES, FOR DOWNLAODING GAMES HD MOVIES ATTACH MA CELL WITH PCSUITE.

    • eyescreaman

      And pigs will fly :P I will quote what somebody said earlier in comments:

      “bhai jaan aap aik kaam karo 3g choro aur chanay khaareed kay khao kyun kay wohi aaein ge jitna aap ka budget hai.”

    • MJ

      Guys please understand its a new technology offered by Telcos, its not matter of choice because choice comes when you go to market and try to buy well settled mature technology item which have a lot of competition.

      At the moment there will be terms and condition set by PTCL, and i am sure one of them will be to bind telcos not to offer data more than a certain limit on certain price, because PTCL cannot lose monoply and corporate control in the market. So dont expect too much its all in in all up to PTCL how much they going to allow Telcos to Maximum data offer compare to price plan.

      Because they need to keep a fair competition around so even telcos wants to offer more data they are not going to able because they will be bound by their Licences terms and conditions which is going to be set by PTCL.

      So all in all if we are not going to get good data offers it would be because of First PTCL and if PTCL allows Telcos then Telcos.

      Now on its just waiting game untill Telcos release their plans.

  • 3G Lover

    i guess 2gb for 1 month with 200 or 300 its fair for me i can use then :D

    • Moeed Bin Awais

      yes u r rite that is the most appropriate package

  • Junaid Kiyani

    i’ll use 3G/4G if they offer same price and volume provided by PTCL 1200/m and 30 GB limit.

    • Saeed

      Hehehehe – tum used mat karna tumhare zarorat nahi hai. :)

  • Ahmed

    I think Rs 1500 is sufficient.

    • Ahmed

      But…. with 10 gb limit!

      • Khan

        10gb=10×1024=10240mb/30 days=341 mb per day
        is enough for browsing

  • JahanZaib Yousaf

    Not more then 1000 for Unlimited

  • Khan

    5Gb 500 rupees 3mbps speed per month is Enough for me

    • haris

      Speed will not remain there at its peak it will variates

      • Khan

        yes i know 100kbps is enough for me as i just want skype call with my father little facebook usage!

        • Bilal Iqbal

          then you have no need of 3G.. telenor is offering this with EDGE …

  • Khan

    I want Unlimit usage in
    1000 per montth

    • Saeed

      Cable net lagawa lo apnay mobile set par :)

      • khan

        ok

  • Thinker

    I am not an expert but i think because of evo 3G and 4G service providers will face tough situation in terms of packages. There are more than 0.5 million wireless customers.

    • Bilal Iqbal

      1.5 million EVO users . . corection

      • Thinker

        Thank you Bilal

  • Syed Waqar Hussain

    1000 PKR for 2mbps with 4GB cap would be good choice over PTCL EVO 9.3mbps with 12GB cap in 1500 PKR.

  • Bilal

    Currently PTCL is offering 30 GB with EVO 3G for 1200 Rs and for 50 GB for 2100, but 3G services that we will receive on our smartphones or whatever you guys will use is sure to be expensive at the starting, and i don’t expect everyone to cave in the day 3G is available to consumers.. and not everyone is going to waste bandwidth all day long like it do..
    i end up using over 100 GB a month.. its the reason i own 2 EVO 3G dongles.
    as for what i will pay for 3G services is all about what speed i am getting.. what is my speed limit and at worse how slow it will be and most important.. how much volume they can provide me with that speed.. so i just have to wait few more days before i can know what im paying for 3G on cell phones but if am to guess its going to be around 2000 Rupees

  • DJ

    Same Wimax Pricing will work here :)

    • FR

      DJ
      i think it will be more costly then wimax

      • DJ

        well in my opinion it should not be coz there will be no CPE required for 3G/4G required whereas in Wimax you Have to buy CPE or pay rent of that device, it may be different for those dont have Smartphone supporting 3G/4G they have to buy Dongle just like PTCL evo

  • Should be around 1000 PKR

  • Ali

    you can get some idea while searching the starting 3g price in india back in 2012 they launched in dec 2011 and there current prices. I can post the links here but unable to do that due to spam filter. I know India is a different market but will get some info

    • muski

      write them with spaces in between… wont get filtered

  • Eli Ehsan

    well! 4GB is QUITE ENORMOUS in mobile data bundles! even in countries where its ancient technology now, they don’t offer such bundles cheaply. But for video calls/conferences, streaming & messaging apps. 2GB/month is quite enough and I for one will be happy to pay 2k or there about.

  • Adnan Shuja Bajwa

    Everyone is forgetting the taxes on recharge by gov. how much you will have to pay tax to get 1200 in your account? on the other hand taxes on PTCL are very less

  • muski

    The options above do not include what I am willing to pay per month :-P
    A maximum of Rs. 600 for 4GB is what will attract me from 2g services otherwise my current plan of Rs. 40 per week (Rs. 160 / month) is more than enough for me! P.S. if Zong gets cheaper on that, i’ll port my number to it the next minute without hesitation :-D

  • khan

    Rs. 500/ 1 GB / Month. my prediction after observing settled indian 3G market.

  • Shehzad

    “3G services are finally going to surface in Pakistan with-in just weeks”
    You guys also said about DTH but it is still at large.

  • FR

    I guesss it will cost around 1200 for 4GB.

  • Noob

    Initial Rates are going to tear you apart .. my Prediction its going to be like 1 gb for 1000 or more ..

  • faisal

    I am getting 8mb on 3g telenor . if speed remain like 5mb to 8mb then 3g data will be finish in no time !

    • Kami

      you are getting this because there is no load on network, when they will open for all you will not even get 0.1Mbps on 3G

  • TR Kiani

    I wants to activate 4G straight way in smart phone and ipad too. 6GB data allowance with Rs,2000 monthly is fine for every one i think.

    • Kami

      you must be a millionaire, not everyone else are

  • Ahmed Habib

    How much data is it for Smartphones?

    Email (text only) = 10 KB
    Web Access (internet and Intranet) = 400 KB
    Audio Streaming = 60 MB/hr
    Audio Track Download (3 1/2 min at 192 kbps = 7MB
    3G Video Streaming = 250 MB/hr
    3G Verizon Video & NFL Mobile Streaming = 125 MB/hr
    4G Video Streaming = 350 MB/hr
    Digital Photo download/upload (Hi-Res) = 3 MB
    Video Calling (Average Bandwidth) = 480 MB/hr
    Video Calling (High Bandwidth) = 720 MB/hr
    Navigation Turn by Turn Directions*** = 5 MB/hr

    1 MB = 1,024 KB
    1 GB = 1,024 MB

  • Kashif

    I think for the Pakistani market Rs 50 per 500MB of 3G data would encourage a lot of users to grab 3G enabled handsets and use it more frequently. 4G is going to be very expensive.

    The good thing is that there will be four 3G service providers so end result would be reduced tariff and better service hopefully.

  • MohammadKamranIqbal

    1st of all initially i don’t think that all the net users will shift to 3G because most of them are using WiFi and they’ll feel OK with that..
    second is 50% of android users are office going or businessmen and they already have a facility of WiFi so i don’t think they needs the service as much.

    and coming to my third point is. the remaining 50% of android users are categorized in journalists, students, medical raps, doctors and others in which most of the users are not able to afford a service which is expensive than Rs.500/GB.

    so its mean there must b the package of rupees less than or equals to 200 per GB

    • Usman Ali

      first stage only major cities have this service and you will see in a year or two or maybe more to get services all across.
      next to your answer is like in major cities most of our young generation will use this service, because they have enough amount in their pocket. as a university student in rwp i can say this and trust me on this.next the other users which you mention I think they will adopt to this service just for status, like we all very status conscious and all those employees of multinational companies will use the service, obviously not all but many. at the time when service available all across pakistan the rates will lower and it goes on as companies receive the investment revenue.
      overall companies know better than us, thats why they have invested million dollars and million dollars extra for license :)

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  • Ali

    1-2GB is more than enough if you are using cellular data for moderate use. Here in the UK I have a monthly limit of 1GB but never end up using more than 600MB. My usage normally includes Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, browsing internet and maps.
    I think if 3G is offered at a base price of Rs 500-800 per 1GB then it will be affordable and justified.

  • I will use 3G only if charges will be less than 600Rs (China 400rs per month for 2GB and Russia 500Rs per month for 2GB)

    • Ali

      In the UK I get 1GB for 16 pounds (roughly rs 2600) in addition to free minutes and SMS. So it depends on the location, you cannot directly compare rates with other countries.

  • guest

    I’ll get 3g if it w’l be Rs.1500 for 30gb,

  • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

    So Pakistani nation expects 3G data in less than 1200 , very bad results.

    I can pay upto 2500 if i am getting at least 10 gb data per month.

  • Adeel Warraich

    well i think DSL still best for me 1550 for 2MB with unlimited downloading and surfing…. Do the hell with 3G or 4G with these rates…..DSL is the best

  • eyescreaman

    The question was for 4GB data plan how much are you willing to pay and everyone is going on about 10GB/30GB/even unlimited :P Parha he nai k sawal kia he, jawab foran dena hai.

  • Amir

    I won’t pay more than 500 for it.

  • abbasi506

    m using zong EDGE my usage is 3 GB per month

  • Mobie

    I will not be paying 1200 for 4 damn gb! i reserve my right to not vote. Rs,500 would do justice for 4GBs, Really? 1200 for 4 damn gb?

  • irfan

    ager 1200 say b kam hota tu usay zyada votes miltay

  • Guest

    Nitro cloud is much better solution, 30gb for Rs.1500
    3g consume ur battery in just some hours,

  • ali ikhlaq

    After reading some of comments its seems that people think that 4gb is enough believe me when youtube is back or use any vpn/proxy it will just finished in 5 to 7 days. Video streaming is just a cap eater

    • Kami

      achaa jee

      • ali ikhlaq

        hanji :)

  • mazhar111

    oh bhi x is best for online watch in pakistan and when 3g open the pak girls who earns from then turn to live chat and skype is best and for lovers who cannot see another then night packages for these activites are best

  • Midz

    The Chairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah held a meeting with Mr. Muneer Farooqui, CEO Warid Telecom in Pakistan. The meeting was held to discuss the reports of Warid Telecom launching 4G services without participating in Next Generation Mobile Services Award (NGMSA). It was clarified that Warid does not intend to immediately launch such service. Although the existing license of Warid is technology neutral, it would properly seek PTA’s consent. PTA will look into such a request based on the license conditions and in the best interest of the cellular industry at large and the bidders participating in the 3G/4G spectrum auction.

    Chairman PTA informed that offer of 4G/LTE services by the existing licensee will have to go through a process as per their license as well as requirements of assuring proper coverage and quality of service, enhanced monitoring requirements and commencement permission by PTA. The Chairman also used this occasion to inform that auction of 23rd April 2014 will dispel all impression about lack of interest of bidders in 3G/4G spectrum.

    He also assured the CEO Warid Telecom that as a regulatory body they would continue supporting Warid Telecom a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Group which is one of the largest foreign investor in Pakistan.

  • ‘҅҅҅҅҅҅ряїйсє ‘҅҅҅҅҅҅҅-оғ- Ғдс

    are bahi pehle chalne to do 3g tm pehle hy lrne lg gy

  • ‘҅҅҅҅҅҅ряїйсє ‘҅҅҅҅҅҅҅-оғ- Ғдс

    jb 3g chal jae ga tb khud dekh lena kia teer mara he netwrk walo ne

  • Kami

    If my bill going above Rs1000 including the taxes i will not subscribe for 3G or 4G services. I can wait or use where wifi is available

  • Expert_Adviser

    Everyone is so excited about 3G/4G yet you guys ignore the fact that the entire mobile industry is PREPAID. These prepaid subscribers are kept afloat by the operators when they offer reactivation promos every month. This trend will not change even after 3G/4G. People will not all of a sudden start spending more on internet than they spend on normal voice services i.e. 100-200 per month.

    The only way mobile operators will get people to use internet is with bundle packs and sachet style offerings e.g. Rs. 50 for access to 3-4 apps for 2 weeks etc. something on these lines. Per month unlimited subscription will only be subscribed by those customers that are using the same package now, which are primarily post paid customers and who’s mobile is paid for by their organization.

    And pretty soon we’ll witness yet another price war among mobile operators on selling the cheapest mobile internet service.

    • Bilal Iqbal

      usb doungles would also be the means of internet…

  • Sadam Waqas Khan

    It depends solely on operators wish which will buy these spectrums. But hope it will lead Pakistan towards the advancement in the technology field.

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    Limit must be atleast 10 GB for 500, otherwise mobilink is not gonna get me as their 3G/4G data subscriber yet.

  • ALLAH o akbar

    its useless Question , it all depends what will b the sharing ration to one connection of so called 3g / 4g in pakistan . bcz if the sharing connection ration will b 10 users then its fine it hink , but m pretty sure one cant get more than 300 kbps :) let see .

  • uk-guy

    In UK, i am using EE post-paid. in 16 pounds, i get 1000 mins, 3000 sms and 3 GB data of 3G. ( speed varies between 7 mbps to 15 mbps)

  • Awais Gondal

    licence kharidne k bad kb tk 3G sim market me aa jai gi pore pakistan main????

  • Mustafa Ayub

    4GB isn’t too much nor too little.
    A) Video calling on Hangouts or Skype, (i use the former), uses quite a fair bit of data. A call lasting 40 minutes can easily go upwards of 2-300 Mb.
    B) with data services on, your phone will be in active sync. Google+, location data, email sync, etc.
    C) as Ali Asghar rightly said, once a service becomes available, consumers automatically begin using it; Internet usage will increase per consumer.
    D) the blasphemous video, Innocence of Muslims, has been removed for the time being off YouTube while Google contends the law suit. If the trial wins and the video is permanently removed, video streaming will surge once again. Even in its absence, being able to stream other websites without latency due to 3G services, data usage will soar.

    2-4GB is the best range to have a data cap.

  • Tahir Iqbal

    2GB is more than enough provided that you also have WiFi facilities at home/office and also you are not a big fan of video streaming while on the go. Also keep in mind that Youtube is blocked in Pakistan.
    As for rates are concerned I think up-to 2GB data must be priced less than Rs.1000 in Pakistan keeping in mind per capita income there.

  • Mustafa Ayub

    Did I mention torrents? LOL!

    • Danish Sohail

      3g is not for downloading and watching movies :/ It’s for serious business and developments across the country, not for your lavish lifestyle

      • Mustafa Ayub

        Chill out my serious friend. High-speed mobile data is a step forward for our country regardless of how the end consumer implements it. :) imagine the govt designing a method for online voting perhaps? And having a way to kick back is always important. It’s healthy. Chill out :D

  • Uziah

    Well 4 GB not enough a HD movie o 3G can take up to 8 GB unlimited without fair data usage is more preferable but if not given then WiFi is best

  • Asim

    Alam bhai why dont you sell you n73 or n6600 and buy some other brand with andriod,, 3 4gb se agy barh he nahi rahy aap.. m using 4g here in qatar and every 3 days = 6gb+ data consumption for me…

  • Khurram

    @admin.. kindly consult any researcher before putting these kind of polls… obviously respondents will select the lowest even you asked less than Rs. 100.

  • Waqas Ovais

    In my view data plans are going to be cheaper in the start! specially companies like ZONG will make it sure (in my view) Reason being companies making sure they grab the market and attract more customers. since many people are going to chose operator according to 3G tariffs and many may even shift to other networks considering it one of the most anticipated service in the history of pakistan’s telecom world. I see it as a new beginning and a tougher competition for telecom companies

  • Distorted

    Data limit … than its failed …

  • Distorted

    I have wi fi in office nd at home … while travelling i can utilize my 2g … and more over now a days everyone have wifi at their home n office … so if 3g has a data limit cap. My kind pro user will not buy it … and they have to collect 1.3 billion dollar so this technology is already failed … they have to introduce cheap unlimited package … and believe me or not 90% pakis think like me … lol

  • ahmadnawaz22

    Sitting in a Villa in Lahore or sitting in Europe or UAE, and thinking he is talking on behalf of whole Pakistan :-P . Comparing European rates with Pakistan Lolz. Have you ever compared European Call Rates With Pakistani Companies Call Rates? 3g/4g Technologies didnt came to Pakistan because they were expensive in the past and so it would not have attracted much customer base at the rates at which they would have provided it.
    Now With technological advancements the Data Rates have gone Cheap. I remember 15Rs/mb in standard GPRS for ions. and it has dropped to 200Rs/2GB per month.
    The Executives of the Bidding Companies are wiser then all of you. They should have taken a thorough review of Pakistani Market Before Investing Billions. Starters Package will start from 200Rs at 1GB to 2GB per month.
    And For those of you having too much money in there pocket and making fun of realistic people. Please shut it. I am sure they will have packages that will fit your deep pockets at Exclusive rates. Don’t spoil the rest of us Average Pakistanis.
    1000 per 2gb for a Pakistani Consumer, Disgusting mockery of common man i say

  • Jawad Gill

    What’s the point of high speed mobile internet? when you can only use limited data in between 2 to 4 GB, suppose if I pay RS.1800 for my PTCL DSL 2MB and 1000 to 1500 rupees for 3G … it’s about 3000 to 4000 rupees as a whole … and I am a working class, so can not afford it. so who cares about it … they are not going to introduce unlimited 3g internet because PTCL Broadband clientele will drop down … we belong to a third world country of crooked crowd not nation so you can expect it from so called PTA. Everyone so called pirated intellectual discussing and is comparing with other countries. Well if you compare your just DSL broadband with other developed countries than UK is offering unlimited 10MB broadband internet in just 10 pounds which is almost not more than RS.1500 and 50MB for just 50 pounds including free calls which is not more than 6 to 7 thousand rupees. Also compare it with Malaysia, india and rest of the world … so light aye gi tu mobile charge ho ga na … 3g just starting here after 3 to 4 years lol … come on cavemen internet users grow up … south korea is giving 100MB internet for just $50. I studied IT in UK and came back to serve my country but now I am hopeless. Big nations are those who accept critics and improve … We are simply a crowd who do not give way to Ambulance … urgghhh

  • Fahad Masood

    will 3g boost our internet speed on computers??

  • dailynewscompany.com

    Kya hum 3G service mobile phone ko apne laptop k sath connect kr k use ker sakin gay ?

  • Fawad Mirza

    portability is the main advantage of this technology but when we will get higher speeds ofcourse we will go through downloading songs and videos so 4gb limit is lesser in 1200 i guess it must be 15gb

  • Anon

    I think they will initially have expensive pay as you go charges based on MBs of usage and (maybe some time later) will introduce bundle packs of Rs 500 per 10GB for penetrating the larger internet market that currently uses wireless broadband (wifi over cable/dsl etc.)

  • ملکه زیبا ملکه مایا

    3g is about to launch and price ……we cant guess, but things to remeber they have to compare their prices to other services like wateen wi tribe etc i know this is not 3g but if 3g will be more expensive then ppl should stay with wifi lolz

  • ملکه زیبا ملکه مایا

    4 Gb is nothing if talk 30 min on skype it will take arround 25 mb and if are in video calling it will take more arround 75 mb, if you are streaming a video song it will depend on the quality of video but normal quality video song will take 67 to 80 mb
    if you are comparing your usage with whats app then your 2g connection is best

  • Junaid Ali

    Had there been an option lesser than 1200, It would have gotten most votes.

  • Sarwan Shah

    3G with 5Gb Usage limit Rs.1250
    4G with 15Gb Usage limit Rs.3000

    • Mustafa

      How did you know ?

      • Sarwan Shah

        Just random guesses. They seem fair cause with 3G & 4G its not just the usage but decent download/upload rates are what really matter & cost.
        You can easily use 10Gb a month on your phone.
        – A few good apps can easily cost you over 1Gb
        – Video Streaming, take that as another Gb or 2 gone.
        – Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, Skype etc another 3-4Gb gone.
        – Plus, with better speeds, as good as your Wifi and anywhere you are likely to download more stuff than normal e.g Movies.. so take the extra as another 2 -3 Gb..

        Plus, 3G shouldn’t be too much expensive regardless of usage limit because Ptcl Evo/Cloud is already providing 3g services at around Rs.1500 a month.

        Now with 4G everything things pretty much same but the speeds are like 3x better than 3G.. Even better than the Wifi most of you use at your house xD. Speeds upto 6 – 10mbps. Plus, the 4G speeds aren’t dependent on the load or amount of users like 3G. So 4G’s sorta Independent and will get you the speed your supposed to get regardless of the number of users around you/ your area.
        Plus, the better the speed, the more the usage. So 20Gb should be a fair limit.

        • Mustafa

          Just like there is not major difference between 3G and 4G similarly there is not major difference between prices. but not sure about Pakistan because Pakistan me kuch bhi ho sakta hy ;P

  • Faisal

    if the charges will be higher like BIS then it wont attract masses. its will be a real challenge for 3G Ops

  • IT

    me and my family use 1000gb in one month from Comcast in USA at speed of 60mbps

  • IT

    i pay for 4GLTE unlimited package for $50 and my speed is 40Mbps on my smart phone note 3

  • Asif Mahesar

    i agree with ali asghar sahab

  • Sunny Shah

    There seems to be a calculation which I think most of people will fallow. I am using smartphone for 4 years now with wifi. In which most of my use is social media and occasional browsing ans almost no video streaming as youtube is blocked here. And I am using a ptcl 4mb connection which fulfills all my needs and we pay 1500 with 7 users in house. Now if my network provider gives me 3g for any more then 400 I am not going to use it and most of the 3g users will be students I don’t think even 10% of the 3g users can pay more then 4-500rup a month. So if these companies wants to cash there investment they got to come cheap with the packages. And I know there is a difference between 3g and broadband

  • Muhammad Naeem

    Aoa
    Surely initial cost of 3g networks will be high, but vendors have to make them low to sustain in pakistan..coz pakistani people are only concerned with high speeds and large data volumes they have nothing to do with apps, will only use youtube and skype

  • Zain

    If its stable then I am willing to pay 10k for 10GB as thats what I am used to paying in UAE 399dhs.

  • Waqas Ovais

    i use many of those services bro but 80 gb is too much for these services…. it’s almost impossible to achieve this much data unless u use it to watch EXCESSIVE youtube and other videos