Zong Unveils its 3G Packages

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As we reported earlier this week, Zong yesterday commercially launched its 3G services in the country.

A launch ceremony was held at Zong’s headquarters in Islamabad in which Zong’s top management, Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, along with other members of PTA were also present.

With this commercial launch, Zong’s 3G services are available in Lahore and Karachi. Zong’s 3G services will be made available in Islamabad with-in next couple of weeks.

Now let’s get to Zong’s 3G Packages.

According to the information we have received, Zong will offer daily, weekly and monthly 3G Packages for its customers. Check below the details:

Zong 3G Packages:

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So as obvious from the details available in the table, the maximum data limit one can get in a month is 4GB, and this plan is priced at Rs. 650 per month.

Add-ons for 3G Packages

Zong is offering Add-ons for its 3G Packages. Add-ons are basically a value addition in the package that will allow customers to use more data with-in time duration of package selected against a price.

Below are add-ons that Zong is offering for its 3G customers:

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Again to explain the add-ons, if you are on a weekly package with 150MB limit, and you are nearing your data limit even before the expiry of the package, then you can select any of the addon to continue using the 3G services.

Add-ons will expire along with the data-package that you have selected already.

Out of Bundle Charges:

Once you are out of bundle, and you haven’t added any add-on to your account then 3G services will be charged as following:

  • Rs.1 per MB
  • This charging rate will expire along with the expiration of basic bundle that you were subscribed to.

Default 3G Package:

Default 3G package or default 3G charges for Zong’s 3G services  — when there’s no package selected – are as following:

  • Rs.10 per MB

Free Social Package

Zong is offering a free social package for limited time. With this package, customers can use unlimited Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter for free. Below are details:

  • Package name: Social Pack (Unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp & Twitter)
  • Volume: Unlimited
  • Charges: Free
  • Validity: 3 Days
  • Activation Method: SMS ‘Social’ to 6464

Check Remaining Data Limit

You can check remaining data limit of your 3G package by Dialling *102#

FAQs

  • What is Add-on:
    • Add Ons are small volume increments that can be purchased to keep enjoying 3G experience.
    • Customers would be recommended to buy Add Ons when they reach 80% and 100% of their bundle utilization.
  • What is Out of Bundle Rate:
    • If a user does not purchase an Add On after reaching volume cap of his data bundle, he/she will be charged an out-of-bundle rate of Rs.1/MB instead of Default rate of Rs.10/MB.
    • The validity of this out-of-bundle rate will be the same as validity of base package.
  • Will Zong Cap Speeds after 3G Bundles are consumed?
    • Yes
    • After reaching volume cap of a bundle, the user’s mobile internet speed will be decreased to 2G speeds (256 kbps) to protect him/her from consuming too much data at 3G speeds and receiving a bill shock.
    • The normal 3G speeds will be resumed once the user buys an Add On or upgrades to a higher bundle.
  • Keeping an Eye on Remaining Data Limit:
    • For Daily bundles, usage notification messages would be sent at: 80% utilization only.
    • For Weekly & Monthly bundles, usage notification messages would be sent at: 20%, 50%, 80% & 100% utilization
  • How many times a bundle can be Re-subscribed?
    • After reaching volume cap, all packages can be re-subscribed multiple times within the validity period
    • The Daily Packages cannot be resubscribed multiple times in a day.
  • How will Auto-Renewal happen?
    • All packages will be auto-renewed (automatic resubscription of package).
    • After 4 days of low balance, customer will be unsubscribed
  • When will the Default Package be charged?
    • If a user has not subscribed to any bundle, default rate of Rs.10/MB will be charged.
    • After 1 MB of consumption, subscribers would be down-throttled to 256 kbps for customer protection.
    • 3G speeds will be resumed once he/she subscribes to a bundle

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


  • so what is the speed they are offering i mean the packages are cheaper then the other companies but i couldn’t figure out at which speed ?

  • Telenor has industry’s best 3g packages but i fear that either they will increase the prices or reduce data bundles like ptcl

  • I think i should port to Telenor
    these packages are useless

    i thought they will offer reasonable packages

  • I think i should port to Telenor
    these packages are useless

    i thought they will offer reasonable packages

      • 42 Mbps?? Not even in your dreams man. I have just checked, max I’ve gotten is 4.91 mbps, but that’s great too. Still Much better than their 40kbps crap. 42 or even 100 Mbps becomes of little relevance with a cap of 4 GB hovering above you.

        • 42 Mbps = 5.25 MBps means the data transfer rate you get of 4.91 megabytes per second is very close to 5.25 megabytes. Your data transfaer rate of 4.91 megabytes = 39.2 megabits which is very close to 42 megabits as promised by zong.

        • 42 Mbps = 5.25 MBps means the data transfer rate you get of 4.91 megabytes per second is very close to 5.25 megabytes. Your data transfaer rate of 4.91 megabytes = 39.2 megabits which is very close to 42 megabits as promised by zong.

          • Oh man, oh man, for God’s sake, everybody is trying to tell the other what is the difference between Mbps and MB/s. I know that man what this is all about. I have mentioned here 4.91 Mbps, its not 4.91 MB/s or 4.91 MBps and I don’t see 4.91 MB/s coming to Pakistan anytime soon.

            • Oh bhai, Mbps and MBps mein faraq hota hei tum dono ko eik hi cheez kiun samaj rahe ho.
              Mbps = Megabits per second
              MBps = Megabytes per second
              And
              8Mbps = 1MBps

  • ufone’s packages are best, elaborate and making sense for why they are expensive. They are stable at the speed they promised. Telenor’s 3g fluctuates between speeds and is not stable which makes it irritating.

  • They kept the price little higher than those of telenor since they claim that they will offer double the speed of standard 3G, my guess.

  • So unless Zong has a stellar network quality and offers speed north of 5Mbps, I don’t have enough reasons to port out of Telenor’s Postpaid yet. In fact, Their new Smart Plans actually look interesting.

  • After reaching volume cap of a bundle, the user’s mobile internet speed will be decreased to 2G speeds (256 kbps) to protect him/her from consuming too much data at 3G speeds and receiving a bill shock.

    If a user has not subscribed to any bundle, default rate of Rs.10/MB will be charged.
    After 1 MB of consumption, subscribers would be down-throttled to 256 kbps for customer protection.

  • For those of you wanting to port to telenor for 3g be warned. I’ve been using their 3g service for 10 days now on my s4 and in rawalpindi their coverage is pathetic. In lalazar and lalkurti I only get edge even though they say there is 3g in my area. The only time I get 3g is when I am in islamabad. Then also the speed doesn’t go more than 1.5mbps

    • Everyone’s coverage is pathetic in RWP .. same goes to ZONG & MOBILINK.. I used mobilink in lalkurti and it didnt work at my house when I come out of my house it works otherwise it doesnt.. SO I am really happy with my Warid’s EDGE as it speed is good too and fulfuls my needs in my house as well with best call network as well :)

    • I’ve getting speeds over 4.5Mb/s in Askari XIII on Telenor. When I’m working in F6/2, I’m getting speeds over 3Mb/s and sometimes around 5Mb/s.

      • Look at Ufone 3G packages, there packages are so much expensive as compared to other cellular operators. If Ufone 3G packages remain the same then nobody will touch it. So, for this reason Ufone will think about it. Akin, If Telenor 3G gives better speed than Zong 3G then people will shift Zong to Telenor. It is a game of standard. With the passage of time, the packages prices will go down.

        • If Telenor gives a speed of upto 3Mb/s, most people would prefer Telenor over Zong due to its network coverage, and 3Mb/s or 100Mb/s, watching a video or a skype video call will have the same performance therefore speeds wont make much difference, but price will.

            • More than price, its about data, mate. Zong is offering same amount of data as compared to Telenor for Rs. 1,300/= and Telenor is offering that same amount for data for Rs. 1,000/=. If Telenor offers an average speed of 3Mb/s and Zong offers a speed of 50Mb/s, I don’t think anyone will really care for that, as we can’t download movies or torrents using such limited data :D The only purpose for this data is browsing/whatsapp/YT/dailymotion/skype calls, and for that a speed of 3Mb/s would be adequate.. :)

              • It is only possible if speed remains usable. We know Zong has 10Mhz whereas Telenor has 5Mhz (You can see in the auction that 10Mhz spectrum is expensive than 5Mhz). The frequency range of 10Mhz will able to provide high speed to more user as compared to 5Mhz. If Telenor gives speed less than 1Mbps at that area with the passage of time due to 5hz frequency range and at the same time Zong offers 2-3Mbps, absolutely people will use Zong.For instance, the edge speed of Warid is faster than Ufone. Warid EDGE gives speed 25-27KB/s whereas Ufone 10-12KB/s in my area. The package price of Warid is expensive one, but I prefer to use Warid EDGE due to its faster speed.I can download 100 files in an hour.Telenor is the best if its speed remains 2-3Mbps otherwise useless.

                • I agree with you, and yes I understand the meaning of 5MHz and 10Mhz, but you also need to understand a fact :P Zong has much less coverage as compared to Telenor. There is not a single place in all of ISB/RWP/LHR that has 100% Signals for Zong, whereas there are several places that have 100% Telenor Signals.. Hell, I can get 100% Signals for Telenor even when I’m in my village (Chakwal) So, Telenor will be able to provide the same (if not better) as compared to Zong, and yes, even if they can provide with 2 – 3Mb/s speed with 5MHz band, that would still prove useful due to the network performance, as compared to Zong. Honestly, Zong service center in ISB (Jinnah Super) When I went to pay my postpaid bill, I didn’t see full signals there even :D That concludes my argument lol.

  • I think these package are v good. I’m very happy I used Zong trial services got 6mbps speed. I consumed a total of 450 mb in one month.I use my home net also. This are the cheapest package at the moment. During test period service was good at the end after sites were updated.

  • The only thing positive I can draw from Zong after these packages is that I am in the coverage area in Lahore atleast, nothing really special about the offerings though.

  • Surprisingly Expensive Packages by Zong, and also surprisingly the most expensive network of Pakistan i.e. Telenor is offering 3G Services in most affordable charges! i am thinking about switching to Telenor seriously!

    • U cannot say that Zong’s Internet bundles are expensive, just because they give us 4gb for 650 rs instead of 500…they have 10 mhz of spectrum, so u’ll get a consistently good speed even if there are a lot of other users within the same tower radius.

    • U cannot say that Zong’s Internet bundles are expensive, just because they give us 4gb for 650 rs instead of 500…they have 10 mhz of spectrum, so u’ll get a consistently good speed even if there are a lot of other users within the same tower radius.

      • I agree with you bro, but I have seen the screenshot of its speed which is well below Telenor’s if you compare it, not sure though if it’s correct screenshots or just a telenor/ufone fanboy :D anyways I have to see what speed it does provides, but always remember, higher bandwidth definitely results in larger volume consumption, this is fact!

  • First, Really disappointed with the coverage and now with the packages :(

    They are saying that their so called super 3G is fastest 3G in the world but what is the use of that if the cap is only 4GB .. :( anyways, I tested the signal at my home today and ZONG is not coming in the list :( so first i would wait for zong to get the signals right and then i will think about to switch from Warid to Zong :)

  • By looking at the speeds zong offer which is triple the speed of Telenor and ufone, these are very good rates. Ufone is out of the race totally, Telenor’s limited bandwidth losses against zong. In coverage Telenor may be better…

    Overall Zong is the way to go… Mobilink will do something similar but surely can not beat zong on pricing.

    • Telenor’s limited bandwidth ? r u kidding me ? Telenor is giving the most bandwidth which is 8GB :P and their coverage is way better than ZONG too :P considering the 5MHZ spectrum , their speeds are awesome…

      • They didn’t disclose the bandwidth one will get.. It can up and down..

        As i said yes Telenor has better coverage but pathetic network. I ported out of Telenor a year ago due to that.. I don’t know how is it now.

        • I am currently using Warid but all my family members are using Telenor and the signal strength is good..secondly 8GB is good limit and the best uptil now :)

  • Ugliest packages announced so far….. probably they are xing ufone as well
    4GB monthly with a speed of 42mbps HA Ha Ha

  • And the fellows who expect 15gb, 30gb limits totally living in lala land.. These are not dsl packages so you can ditch your ISP and start using 3g in home.. 3g,4g is for mobile usage so one can have high speed connectivity on the go… 4 to 8gb is enough for that..

    If you are looking to download torrents and movies, that’s not gonna happen like ever..

  • LOL there website says “Meet your monthly mobile internet needs with monthly packages ranging from 150MB upto 10GB.” LOL

  • what is the benefit of 3G if you are going to use it to browse Facebook and Twitter only. Seriously there should be 10 GB packages with affordable range.

  • “Yeah Product Ghareeb Awam ke Pohanch say door rakhay”.. Wazartay I. Technology, Khakomatay Pakistan.

  • “Yeah Product Ghareeb Awam ke Pohanch say door rakhay”.. Wazartay I. Technology, Khakomatay Pakistan.

  • Guys lets forget about these packages for a bit. Compare Zong and Telenor with Ufone’s 3G tariff LOL. I can only laugh specially when it says in the tariff area on Ufone’s website: “Developed by a huge team of experts through countless hours of research, we have made sure that there is an ideal solution for every one of you.” HAHAHAHAHA

  • Super 3G speed – Gulberg Lahore, near Zong service centre. Dont fall for false advertisements of high speeds. I have tried all three and Telenor gives you consistently good speed.

    • thats coz maybe you’re using their old 2g package , subscribe their 3g packgae *6464# then check

    • I’m near Main Market Lahore. Forget 3G, I am barely able to make calls or send SMS now…. I can’t even check my balance… “Out of Coverage”. Yesterday I wasn’t getting 3G signals, only 2G and everything was fine. With 3G, it has become worse!
      I was thinking of permanently shifting to Zong, but after this, Telenor it is…

  • 3 videos on daily motion, an hour of browsing and 4 speed tests consumed 100MB in 2 hours. 100MB daily ~ 3GB per month. They are going to make a lot of money for over usage.

  • Hard to believe Zong people have actually done that. Well, atm, doesn’t seem their “Super 3G” thing has materialized or will materialize anyway. Meanwhile, in Karachi today, around 1410 hrs, near Karsaz Area (Don’t know if Galaxy S III has H+ connectivity mode available or not, mine was showing simple H)


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