Telcos Extend Free 3G Trials

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Mobile phone operators have extended the duration for free 3G trials in the country.

This extension, announced by Ufone and others, is granted due to delay in commercial launch of 3G services in Pakistan.

Earlier it was anticipated that License Award Ceremony will be held on May 10th, 2014, after which cellular companies had planned to launch 3G services commercially, however, the ceremony has been delayed now due to non-payment of license fee by 3G and 4G spectrum winners.

It is still unclear that when cellular companies will be paying their license fee.

It merits mentioning here that cellular companies have 30 days to submit their remaining fee for the spectrum they had won in recently held auction on April 23rd, 2014.

Ufone, specifically issued a statement to announce the extension in free 3G trials.

Mr. Taimur Faiz Cheema, GM Marketing at Ufone, was quoted as saying: ““It gives me immense pleasure to announce that we are extending the free 3G trial services up on popular demand by the customers, for a few more days. Now, Ufone family members will be able to experience the free 3G services for an extended period.”

Mobilink and Telenor are also extending the free 3G trials, while Zong is yet to commence the 3G trials. Zong, in fact, has asked its customers to enrol for participation in 3G trials that are likely to start from May 14th, 2014.

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


  • afraz

    Yup. Got a message from Ufone stating that 3G services are free until the next announcement. :)

    • Warid kab day raha hai free 4G LTE trial?

      • Topthisweek.com

        next year :D

  • naseer

    Oh man. I’m waiting, when will 3G come in abbottabad. Anyone who can give me the hope. …?

    • Zaheer Abbasi

      I think we abbottonians have to wait 6 months more.

      • Hamza A. Malik

        Aap pehlay abbottabad me SIGNALS le lo, 3G kay khuwaab baad me dekhna.

        • Zaheer Abbasi

          Ap ka signals se kaya wasta.apni g side pe hi rakho.

        • Zaheer Abbasi

          Tu apney simcard baich aur nikal.shabaash.

        • zong

          Teri sis se baat karney k liye s8gnals kafi strong hai.

    • Ali Khan

      Abbottabad mia 3g th nhe aa sakti han osama zarur aa sakta he. Mazaq kr rha hn

      • Usama bin Ladin

        Usama tery ghar bhi jald aaye gaa ;p
        “High Tea” py yaar. tenshion mat lejyee….

        • Zaheer Abbasi

          Haha.

        • seal commando

          Usama Bin Ladin, seal commandos ko bulao teri baind bajanay

          • just aiwey

            Seal comando pehly apney ghar bulaey for tea yaar just aiwey.

  • Najam

    Bhaio, their 3g is still in testing mode by giving free service for a while. That’s it.

  • Kamran Abdul Nasir

    What speed r u getting by using ufone 3g services

  • Kamran Abdul Nasir

    Mobilink at karsaz 5.7 avg.

  • Kamran Abdul Nasir

    Ping 15ms

    • Mohammad

      dear brother please check the speed with international servers.

  • Islam

    all the telcos are giving 3G in very very limited areas, so we dont need their extension.

  • abbasi506

    is telenor 3G working in CHAK SHAZAD ISLAMABAD?

    • awais chatha

      yes it’s working in Chak Shahzad..

  • Monster

    No coverage area by any operator :-(

    • dailynewscompany.com

      hahahahahaha kya baat hai

    • abobobilly

      WHAT A MEME bro. WHAT A MEME

      RESEPCT !!

    • harry

      yeah Same here !! :-)

    • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

      HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHahhahaaahhahahhahahahhahaha Loving this MEME !! i can feel you bro :P

  • Faraz

    Any news about hyderabad ???

  • Umair

    I am not getting 3g on mobilink in rwp :(

    • Naveed

      Same here.. Mobilink representative called me yesterday and said my number is not on 3G service so they have sent a request , it will be working in 48 hours..

      • umair

        Can you tell me your area?

        • Naveed

          I live in Rawalpindi (Lalkurti) and I work in blue Area Islamabad..

          • UMAIR

            Ok thanks :)

      • haris

        is it working now?

        • Naveed

          yes its working now :)

  • Stone

    I have heard this is due to a new tax that has been forcefully applied on the 3G licenses which the telcos are not willing to pay. See if you can get any further information on this from someone!!

  • Fakhre Alam

    anyone witnessed coverage in peshawar by mobilink?

    • sheraz

      yes! i got 3G in new spinzar plaza. unfortunately didn’t have mobilink

      • Mohammad

        der ala, shabaashe

    • Yes My friend use 3G In Peshawar .. Perfectly work On university town road just try it

    • Hamayun Khan

      Yes it is available for limited users only. I confirmed. Unfortunately I am not one of the special user :p

      When you search for 3G its there though :/

      • Mohammad

        tooloo da para nishta? da sanga khabara da? han

    • Mohammad

      mara wai che her cha da para trial 3g nishta, der da afsoos khabara da.

  • dailynewscompany.com

    yes yesterday received message from Ufone

  • humtvpakistan.blogspot.com

    good decision

  • Ahmed

    Trial period extended WTF? This means us users who are not in the coverage area specially in Lahore will have to wait more now for the commercial lauch :(. Seems all these operators good at making noises but slow in paying license fee. Disappointing.

  • Naseer Ahmad

    I am not in ufone coverage area, very limited coverage area in Lahore, only few areas are covered.

  • Naseer Ahmad

    Zong is left only without payment. zong is taking full time of 30 days to arrange money for spectrum payment, zong is planing to pay lum sum.

    • Naveed

      How can you say that ? do you have any proofs that other operators have already paid ?

    • KHALID MAQSOOD

      only telenor paid the 1st installment

  • panjgoori

    useless for peoples living in Quetta. No 3G trial here. Except for Mobilink. and i’m a Ufone user.

  • Arsh

    Phely nelami nhe hore thi 3G ki aur ab commercially lauch nhe horaha,,, mazeed intizaar karo PakistanioOoOo…

  • Guest

    Sab bakwass,
    3g ke liye mazeed 2 saal chahiye, lhr-karachi & isb mei coverage se kya ho ga, thousands of site there is no 3g

    • credulousgeek

      ye BC elite class sali k kam han -_- hosla rko bhae pakistan nainsafo ka mulk ha sb apna phudo lgana janta han I have come to know as the executives of ufone telenor mobilink lives in elite areas so they offered services in thos areas however in lahore most of the areas are still deprived of this long awaited coverage its a sick idea tho

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    Telcos are earning much more with lower spending on bandwidth right now, they would like to delay. Plus after 3G services are active people would tend to prefer skype and viber over voice, so they are also gonna lose lots there as well.

    • Sulaiman Lalani

      how can u say that they are earning by offering free 3G trials right now?

      • Khurram ShahzAd

        I guess you are forgetting, each operator have thousands of bts locations country wide and all are offering the trail services under 100 and most of them on under 20.

  • tungi

    i ported my number on ufonebut now im nt getting wny 3g!have changed settings to cdma only but still no response…edge works fine

    • Naveed

      Ufone sucks .. Mobilink is awesome.. not impressive speeds but they dont have any Cap and the coverage is good too :) I am still using Warid too , as soon as Warid Launches 4GLTE then Bye Bye to Mobilink ;) lol

  • Ufone can extend 3G free trial to several months because their 3G coverage is limited to few colonies only :P

  • Djuicer

    The word “Ufone” couldnt be emphasized much more then this

  • Amar

    Using ufone.. and want to let u know When 3G disappears . And mobile shows edge “E” as connectivity . It charges for usage and in my case they have been charging from last 4 days.. ufone charged on Internet as you can see from picture .

    • Naveed

      Ufone has always been a thief .. they really eat up the balance alot.. that was the main reason I switched to Warid & Mobilink :)

  • Irfan

    zong installed 4g hardware in our village zong site….

    • KHALID MAQSOOD

      in what location ?

  • Asad Saleem

    3G speed test <3

    • Asad Saleem

      Please don’t remove this post again

  • shais

    when 3g will come in abbottabad