Zong Officially Launches its 4G LTE Network in Pakistan

Zong has officially launched its 4G LTE services in Pakistan just moments ago through a launch ceremony held in PC Hotel Karachi. With this Pakistan gets the latest wireless broadband technology to join the league of 76 countries having LTE networks.

Dr. Fan Yunjun, CEO, China Mobile Pakistan, Dr. Zhao Peng, Chief Commercial Officer of CMPak, Mr. Sajid Mehmood, Chief Network Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer, Mr. Niaz A Malik, CIO and Corporate Chief Sales and Strategy were present at the launch ceremony.

Dr-FanDuring his keynotes, Dr. Fan said that Zong’s technical and commercial teams are all prepared to launch 4G LTE services in seven cities during the first phase.

Below are seven cities where, according to Zong’s CEO, 4G services will be available immediately:

  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Faisalabad
  • Peshawar
  • Quetta

Dr. Fan said that Zong will inject 1 billion dollars in Pakistan over the span of three to four years. He said that his company aims to add 4,000 new cell sites to the network by year end. He explained that 4G, 3G and even 2G networks will be expanded over the time.

Zong’s CEO said that his company is committed to build the strongest digital ecosystem in the country to get the best out of next-gen mobile networks.

Dr. Fan revealed that Zong has already added 866,000 3G customers on its network.

On its first day of launch, Zong’s 4G network footprint spans around seven cities in the country with strongest network in Lahore where it is likely to face tough competition from Warid, another contender that has plans to start 4G LTE services with-in two weeks from now.

Not to mention, Zong has 4G coverage maps of only five cities on the website.

Zong had bought spectrums for 3G and 4G bands earlier this year in an spectrum auction held by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

Not to mention, ProPakistani had already published the details about Zong’s 4G packages and coverage maps of Zong’s 4G Network for five cities.

Customers Need to Get 4G Enabled SIMs

Those Zong customers who reside with-in the 4G coverage areas and want to use Zong’s 4G network will have to get 4G enabled SIM. We are told that these SIMs will be available at customer care centres starting next week, however, you can also order a SIM replacement by visiting Zong’s website.

Zong 4G Packages

According to details we have got, Zong will be offering below five 4G packages:

  • Monthly Premium 2GB: Rs. 350 per month
  • Monthly Premium 4GB: Rs. 650 per month
  • Monthly Premium 10GB: Rs. 1500 per month
  • Monthly Premium 20GB: Rs. 2500 per month
  • Monthly Premium 30GB: Rs. 3500 per month

Please Note:

  • You can subscribe to one of these 4G-enabled bundles to activate 4G services.
  • The 4G-enabled bundles can be subscribed by both prepaid & postpaid subscribers.
  • The 4G enabled bundles can be used in 4G, 3G & 2G areas.

How to Subscribe: 

  • Prepaid Customers: Dial *6464# to activate 4G-enabled bundles
  • Postpaid Customers: Dial *7788# to activate 4G-enabled bundles

Hybrid Bundles

There are two more hybrid bundles offered by Zong. Monthly data limit on these hybrid bundles is 2GB and 4GB, while they offer unlimited on-net calling and 500 SMS a day. Both bundles are priced at Rs. 599 and Rs. 799 per month respectively.

For Further Reading

Zong has planned a fashion show later in the evening to celebrate the launch of Zong’s 4G network.

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


  • qamar

    congratulation plz update us about ceremony in this post.

  • Saad

    Finally, can’t wait for warid LTE now. Wish they’d deliver the new simcards already.

    • Naveed

      Yes I am waiting for them too :) And I am 100% sure that their quality will be awesome ! but it will be expensive!

  • Alamdar Raza

    Nice… Wish they would go the same way as 3 in the UK… Same rates for 3g and 4g

    • Usman Ansari

      I think these are the same rate, no? I just ported to Zong last week and a 4GB monthly package for 3G is also Rs. 650.

      • Insider_info

        Which network did you port from and what’s the difference in call connectivity, quality, hand overs, data, etc?

        • Usman Ansari

          I ported over from Warid. Call quality is comparable, though I use my device for non-voice communications primarily.

    • Zain

      Zong 3G and 4G bundle rates are almost same with the exception that there are two extra packages on 4G with maximum bandwidth of 30GB. 1GB monthy costs Rs. 250 for Zong 3G and 2GB monthly costs Rs. 350.

    • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

      lol dear they are the same :p

  • Naveed

    Congrats ZONG.. I will be getting a 4G Enabled sim on Monday and will post the screenshot here :)

    • Qaisar Khan

      then i’m waiting :)

  • Shoaib

    Congratulations Zong Management for attractive and cheap data packages.But please maintain quality as it will play pivotal role in growth.

  • Geekpk

    Very competitive pricing by Zong. Internationally 4G is expensive.

  • Ali

    Good packages Zong.

  • monis

    not in five cities but in 7 Cities

  • Haroon

    What about postpaid tariff?

    • ImranTrojan

      Its for both pre and postpaid..

  • Haroon

    4G/3G charging idea: Come up with App based charging.

  • zonger

    Some biased people were calling Zong 4G launch ‘face saving’

  • DJ

    i think all telecoms companies has launched 3G Services i shall appreciate if you share comparison of monthly bundles which can help users to choose best package & company as per their requirements.

  • KHALID MAQSOOD

    packages are reliable, but average should be more than 15 mbps

    • Shoaib

      At start, when consumers will be less in respective BTSs, average download speed should be more than 45 Mbps.This download speed will make this product more attractive in market.However with increase in customers, more technical infrastructure upgradations will have to be carried out by Zong for maintaining quality and average download speeds.

  • M Ammar

    The 3G packages can also be used for 4G .. as the 4G packages given on zong website also show the same packages as 3G..

  • Shan

    Its on

  • Shan

    Lte

  • Shan

    I’m getting LTE on my iPhone 5s

    • ampmvp

      Did you change your sim or did it just work with the original sim?

      • Shan

        Yes got the 4g sim

      • Shan

        need the 4g sim to work

    • aadil

      Do a spwed test on ptcl or zong server world call is usually slow gives less download speed

    • Fakhre Alam

      ping is too large, should be below 100ms

      • Shan

        Yes but I don’t know what’s wrong with it

        • ahmad

          Change the server.

    • jawadahsen

      I also got a 4g sim on iphone 5s but i dont have the option to turn on lte. I was using the ssame phone in uae on lte..

      • Shan

        Update to iOS 8 you will get the option……

    • Sufian Ali

      Is that ios8 or 6?? my phone won’t accesing sim whats the problem man!! i have iphone5 but 1 thing warid LTE working fine

      • Shan

        What do u mean by won’t accesing sim is it going on no service or something else ???

  • A

    Zong

    • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

      Did u replace ur sim card with 4g sim?

      • Shan

        Yes

    • Geekpk

      what happened to Zong’s claim of upto 150Mbps speed. :/

      • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

        A device’s data transferr speed is usually slower than this.. then how a network can b so fast like this?

      • Shan

        The max I got is 30mbs

    • Geekpk

      mention city and area plz

      • Shan

        Karachi Clifton

    • Jahangir Khan

      LOok at the ping

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    and now we have another thing on agenda #InstallmentPhones4Pakistan

    • Taha Najam

      Carrier subsidised phones on two year contract? Except its almost impossible to enforce the contract here so not likely.

      • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

        though every other installment shop is selling mobiles on installment.
        almost impossible to enforce?? are you talking about 1973 ka aaien jisy abhi tak enforce nhi kiya geya??

  • Arif Hussain

    Sab Keh Do..:)

  • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

    Give speed tests as u get 4g simcard…
    As we in kashmir can not even use 3g :(

  • baloch

    Zong 4G speed test #karachi

    • Zaki Uddin

      Great!!!!

    • Geekpk

      now this is much better !!!

    • Haroon

      can you show us PING too.

    • ampmvp

      Did you change your sim to a 4G card or did it just start to work?

    • monis

      he doesn’t have the access, this is the demo give at the launch of 4G

  • Ammar

    “On its first day of launch, Zong’s 4G network footprint spans around seven cities in the country ”

    Naam bata dain in cities ka to meherbani ho gi.

    • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

      Main aap ko janta bhi nhi ho lakin phr bhi naam bta rha ho….
      Islamabad
      Rawalpindi
      Lahore
      Karachi
      Faisalabad
      Peshawar
      Quetta

  • tungi

    do we have to change our handsets too? like galaxy s3?

    • ampmvp

      Check online if your phone supports LTE.

    • Naveed

      S3 doesn’t support 4G network

  • baloch

    Zong gift box #karachi
    4G Sim
    Portable charger
    zong 8Gb usb

    • Zaki Uddin

      How can we get that? XD

  • baloch

    Zong 3G speed test #karachi

  • Masood Akhtar

    Alas everybody is expanded their network. But yesterday I was in Saddar Rawalpidni where we used to get 3G signal but found no 3G signal in Saddar. Instead so called 2G signal was too very weak. Can anyone tell me why mobilink rolled back its service in Saddar Rawalpindi.

    • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

      Agr president main signal na aaye to khao #GoNawazGo

  • suleman

    Plzz upload the 4g speed screen shot..

  • Kashif

    Could you please elaborate on whether Zong will be using TD-LTE or FD-LTE? Also, the LTE band being deployed on?

    • Mustafa

      FDD-LTE as far as I know.

    • Alamdar Raza

      Only bands 33-40 are TD-LTE… ZONG is using band 3

    • Atifsh

      apparently every single lte device in market is usable on zong, according to their own listing.
      will be testing atleast 4 in few days as i have 4 devices in my house that are lte.

  • jedi

    youtube is currrently opened , i am using it without proxy , STRANGE

    • Alamdar Raza

      Yeah… Looks like the fire in the PTCL building turned off the block or something

  • Muhammad Ashraf

    Telenor super 3g speed test in karachi

  • Muhammad Ashraf

    Telenor super 3g speed test in karachi

    • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

      Wheree is screen shot?

    • eyescreaman

      You should get an adblocker :P

  • Vinod Kumar

    Packages Are Expensive !
    Should Lower Prices And Give GB’s Per Month !
    2 Gb is Like 1 Hour’s Game :P

  • Shan

    I’m getting high pings that’s bad……

    • Zaki Uddin

      where ?

      • Shan

        Karachi (Clifton)

  • Shan

    This is what Im getting in very low signals

  • baloch

    Zong new Rs.50 card :p

  • Nisa Rabb

    Almost zong invest much investment among in all but
    Still zong expand their network in 8 cities after 6 month
    In other side same time Telenor expand in 32 cities
    So this mean telenor is going 4 time faster than Zong
    When zong will capable to reach in 32 cities
    Telenor will expand in whole country including azad kashmir

    Shame for zong people should wait 5 year
    For 4g in this situation

    • Zaki Uddin

      Lol, telenor coverage is just a illusion, covering just a chunks of cities,, where as zong provides velvet coverage, and not to mention higher speeds too!

      • Ikrash

        i agree with you zaki, i love the coverage of Zong, even i got 3g signal in some area of Shahdara, Lahore

    • ampmvp

      I don’t get Telenor or Ufone 3G coverage inside my house. And I live in a major sector in Islamabad.

      While Zong also provides indoor 3G coverage.

      Going to get my sim LTE Sim today.

    • ahmad

      I only get zong reception here in rwp so only zong is providing quality and coverage in areas they are covering.

  • fendi

    Zong4g in blue area islamabad

  • Asfandyar Munir

    Zong 4g in blue area islamabad

    • Zaki Uddin

      which phone is this ?

      • Asfandyar Munir

        a note 3 lte

    • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

      Not so good… its like 3g

  • Asfandyar Munir

    No 4g coverage in G11 Markaz as per coverage maps

    • Naveed

      G11 is covered as far as I know

      • Asfandyar Munir

        wasnt getting the signals ( the coverage map isnt exactly being too truthful)

  • Bilal Hussain

    Can any 1 describe 4g coverage in karachi wrt zong provided map on website? I don’t understand map on zong’s website. There are red, green and blue areas, which is coverer and not?

  • ampmvp

    I went to Blue Area Zong HQ to get a 4G sim. Called the helpline to ask if they were available, and they said yes.

    When I got there. They told me that they don’t have them I stock they’re going to get them on the 2nd of October.

    What a disappointment. It’s especially difficult to drive around Islamabad these days.

    • Naveed

      Same here .. I just got back from the ZONG HQ in Islamabad.. They are saying that 4G enabled sim will be available on 4th October.. What a pathetic customer service :( really disappointed

      • Asfandyar Munir

        I got my sim from csc on blue area food street

        • Naveed

          When did you get it ? and from where did you get it ? I didnt get what you said ? Blue Area Food Street?

          • Asfandyar Munir

            the.main.csc in blue area at.10 am

            • Naveed

              Strange , When I went there , they said that they haven’t got the sims yet and will get them on 4th Oct

              • Asfandyar Munir

                Weird

        • Naveed

          I added you on FB :)

  • Guest

    Warid’s new look.

    • Naveed

      Where did you get that ?

  • Hasaan

    No new 4G SIMs whole karachi’s main zong C.S.S & franchises.. Really Pathetic service :( so why are they offering new 4g services???

  • Guest

    Zong LTE SpeedTest Karachi!

  • Naveed

    I Got a 4GLTE SIM but my package is employee special so 4G cannot be activated now :( ZONG is actually working on employee special packages :(

    • ampmvp

      From where?

      • Naveed

        I got it from Rawalpindi opposite City center mall

        • ampmvp

          That’s too far away.

          • Naveed

            I live in Rawalpindi so its not far for me :P

        • ampmvp

          That’s where I eventually went and got it from. Still not getting LTE anywhere though. Should I call Zong to activate it on my number or should it already be activated?

          • Naveed

            You need to choose LTE in network mode and you need to be in 4G Zone.. I am in Blue Area Islamabad and I am getting 4G on my LG G2 D802 :)

            • ampmvp

              I have an iPhone 5S and its on LTE mode. Still no 4G. I’m in F-6.

              • Naveed

                Follow me on Twitter and lets talk there :) @NaveedKhokhar20 :) that would be better :)

    • Zaki Uddin

      Employee special package? O.o

      • Naveed

        Yes .. !

  • mjazz17

    here is my Speed test from UAE near Burj Khalifa just remember this its the most busiest place so this is the average speed I’m getting, going to post 4G lte once I’m home from Sharjah

  • Guest

    here is my Speed test from UAE near Burj Khalifa just remember this its the most busiest place so this is the average speed I’m getting, going to post 4G lte once i reached sharjah

  • mjazz17

    here is my Speed test from UAE near Burj Khalifa just remember this its the most busiest place so this is the average speed I’m getting, going to post 4G lte this afternoon

  • Asfandyar Munir

    Horrible coverage so far. Hardly getting 4G in f7, not getting it anywhere else….
    Get them for a few seconds in f8 markaz and hardly for a few seconds in g11 markaz

  • Naveed

    I subscribed to 350 package for 2GB , just to try 4G Speeds and Got disappointed :((

    • Zaki Uddin

      Signals are not much

      • Naveed

        Even if the signals are full , the max speed i am getting is 10Mbps which I was getting on 3G as well.. :)

        • Asfandyar Munir

          In blue area I get upto 20 mbps. Never got that on 3g. 3g for me.never crossed 10mbps

          • Naveed

            I was getting 10Mbps easily on 3G in Blue Area and same is the case in pindi too! but i havent crossed 10Mbps on 4G yet :(

        • Zaki Uddin

          Good, but i think mobile broadband needs time of maturity, it’s only the time which will make it better and better!

    • jmalik84

      Your handset

      • Naveed

        LG G2 D802

    • Atifsh

      thats zong 3g speed, pretty sure thats not lte

      • Naveed

        Yes but the package is for 4G ! anyways I will give it a try with more data maybe then it will give me more speed

        • Atifsh

          NO YOU SHOULD CALL THEM AFTER ASSURING YOU ARE IN A LTE ZONE, IT MIGHT BE THE SIM REQUIRED A LTE ACTIVATION.

          don’t mind the caps, don’t want to type again.

  • M Mubashir

    Has anyone got the zong 4G replacement sim? I requested the sim on zong’s website and visited their islamabad csc on 27th and today, the 30th. However couldn’t get a nano sim since my zong no is a converted no!

    • Naveed

      I didnt get the sim from Islamabad but I visited Rawalpindi office and got the SIM from there :)

  • mjazz17

    here it is my 4G LTE speed test in Sharjah

    • Zaki Uddin

      Great, but not fascinating results

      • mjazz17

        bro you wana see a fascinating result next time i’ll go to Abu Dhabi i’ll post a result, easly go 80mbps downlink and 45 mbps uplink on LTE

        • adil

          Zain ksa easily gives 80 mbps download dont u give me this speed crap

  • AQU

    Faisalabad 3G but what to expect from 4G.

  • Foqaan Shaikh

    But where are the speed test results? how much speed dose the users getting on ZonG 4G LTE in Islamabad?

    • Naveed

      You can check my Speedtest below :( really bad :(

      • Foqaan Shaikh

        Where? I can’t see…

        Another problem I am facing that my phone iPhone 4s gets only 0.50 mbps in 3G. When I reset my settings from Zong Services Center, it’s start getting 6,7 mbps. after few minutes wapis under .50mbps pay ajati hay… i don’t know whats wrong with it. I have changes my sim jacket as well as the handset. the problem is only with my number. even my phone is giving over 4,6 mbps download speed on another zong sim i tested on same device.

  • Abbas

    I got my 4g sim but cudnt connect to 4g I am in Lahore. My phone supports 4g but still it connects 3g. Poor service

    • Sohail

      Same problem faced by me dear.

  • Sohail

    My Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is unable to connect to 4G LTE of Zong even after subscribing 4G bundle and standing right inside the coverage area. APN used is cmpaktapn

    • Naveed

      Which APN are you using ?? Never heard of it .. I am using zonginternet = APN and it works fine

      • Sohail

        Yeah my sim is 4g enabled which i got last Saturday and i have tried zonginternet apn also but no success.

        • Naveed

          Follow me on Twitter and Let me help you :)

          @NaveedKhokhar20

  • Sohail

    Super 3g works fine though

  • Sohail

    Zong in Lhr

  • Sohail

    Zong in Sargodha

  • Amir Butt

    Zong LTE speedtest

  • Amir

    Lhr

  • Muhammad yousuf

    Zong bohot menga hai, mobilink 5gb surf 60 ruppes mein deh raha ha, aur ufone 50gb surf 5 rupess mein surf night packeg main,,, so zong aur warid bhi kohee aacha sa peckeg deh

  • Foqaan Shaikh

    which LTE band dose zong 4G has? and dose the iphone 5 model 1428 supports Zong LTE?

  • sara

    i love my zone 4g after it i forget my laptop

  • Hina Yasmeen Usmani

    A.O.A Kindly guide me latest information of being independent and devloped.