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.