Mobilink Gets Cheeky With Competition for Their Narrower Spectrums

Its been a while since telecom operators taunted the competition through their TVCs or print ads.

Today, however, Mobilink decided to break the silence and televised an ad touting the superiority of their 3G over the competition. The ad teases Telenor and Ufone for their narrower spectrum sizes as compared to Mobilink’s 10Mhz 3G spectrum.

For those who don’t know, Mobilink enjoys double the spectrum size of Telenor and Ufone. Zong, on the other hands, has 10Mhz of spectrum as well for their 3G network.

The TV ad aired from Mobilink on major TV channels and posted on its Facebook page shows a small kid who won’t stop crying unless a cartoon video is played on a smartphone. However, the video starts to buffer midway and the kid starts to cry again, much to the embarrassment of the father.

As you might have already guessed, Mobilink comes to save the day with its superior 10MHz bandwidth.

3G is the new battlefront for telcos so expect plenty of ads that aim to establish the superiority of one networks’ 3G over the others.

Check the TVC below yourself:

Promotion Details:

  • Bundle Name: Daily 3G Bundle
  • Data Limit: 100MB
  • Validity: 1 Day
  • Charges: Rs. 15 per day
  • Subbscription String: *117*1#

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


  • Zong Zindabaad

    Bari nazuk suraat e haal hai

  • KK

    Nice and cute TVC

  • Atif khan

    Mobilink low signal in many areas of Pakistan.
    If telenor 42MBPS FOR one location then Mobilink may offer 84MBPS
    But its about luck that how many boosters are near to yiu.
    The more boosters the max speed.
    Becuase users divides on each pole :D
    Telenor still wins. Ufone only tax eater.

    • Nauman

      Ufone is the best network, telenor is very much expensive. I will suggest you to hi-light your issue at their helpline they will definitely fix your problem.

      • Guest

        Telenor is expensive inside ufone ?
        Loxx

        • Rizwan D. Rana

          Ufone just cheat with the cutomers eat the balance like no way.

      • Nasir

        ufone best? nice joke buddy :)

      • Saqib Qureshi

        it seems you must be Ufone employee :-)

    • Guest

      o my.. spectrum has nothing to do with speed. it only effects signal range. if 10MHz can reach upto 1000 meters then 5MHz will reach 500 meters. simply telenor and ufone has to deploy double amount of towers.

  • Chaudhry Khalid

    Mobilink Rs. 15 main 1GB offer khatm ho gai kya?

    • adnan

      Ji bhai new year ka tohfa tohfa tohfa… laya laya laya… mobilink

  • Guest

    Data Limit is 1000 MB not 100 MB. What is the problem with Propakistani now a days. Dont you read your articles before posting them????

    • Naveed

      Its 100MB dude… Check their website please

      • tahir

        Yes man you are right-:( 1000mb offer is now changed in 100mb!

    • Guest

      its now 100 MB , its changed from 1st January 2015, before that it was 1000 MB, rest of the packages are same , which is the best one in pakistan as compare to other networks.

      • Khan

        Bro 1000 MB Pkg Is Still Available 100 MB Pkg Is Just Another One Check It Via Dialing *443# …

  • Umar Farooq

    telenor’s 3g is better, it gives 8-11MBPS speed , where Mobilink gives only 2-3MBPS in my area. telenor is boosting its speed by increasing number of cell sites

    • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

      Khuda ka khof karo MBPS ni hoga Mbps hoga…

      • Saqib Qureshi

        Bhai kiya hua agar unko MBPS aur Mbps main farq nahi pata. Aap samjha do unhain

        • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

          Ye samjhny ko tyar e ni

      • Umar Farooq

        yep its my mistake, ap ko smjh aa gai he, tu ab pait maen dard kiyn ho rha he

        • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

          Lol

  • Mudassar

    Telenor 3G is better in my area over 8mbps in day time (Rs 8 for 5gb day package), Mobilink gives 2-5mbps but I love 7,000 MB for Rs 60 offer (24×7). I have thrown out my Peetcl DSL & Wingles. Wish this Mobilink offer will stay longer.

    • UMAIR

      2-5 Mbps ? Its not giving me more than 1 Mb :( Where as i am getting 6-7 Mbps on telenor :)

      • Mudassar

        You are right Umair. from 6pm to 11pm, mobilink speed is too poor under 1mbps, however from 11pm to 5-6pm it’s always acceptable between 2-5mbps. At night 12am to 6am, it varies between 6-10mbps in my area.

        • UMAIR

          wow 6-10 Mbps you are very lucky :)
          Can u tell me ur area?

          • Mudassar

            G1 Block, Johar Town. Lahore

            • UMAIR

              ok thanks :)

    • Saqib Qureshi

      With which app you transfer your 3G internet to your Laptop or PC? I mean which app is best one for this purpose?

      • Mudassar

        Simply use builtin Mobile Hotspot

  • Ahmad Nauman Mirza

    Zong has the best 3G/4G coverage and speed.

    • junaid

      zong SUXX!!
      way to expensive with low coverage!!

      • Ahmad Nauman Mirza

        i have personally experienced all of them and the best for me is zong…may be not the case with you but what i found i mentioned.

  • adnan

    Telenor is best in Gujrat coverage and speed too good

  • adnan

    Mobilink 3g k signal theek nahi atay ufone k full atay par speed nahi telenor 3g k full signal aur speed 8mbps

    • Nauman

      Mere to full signal atay hain aur speed bhi achi hai may be ap jis area me hu waha par koi problem hu. Mujhay bhi issue tha par me nay unki helpline par rabta kia jis kay bad sab theek hu gaya ap bhi yehi karo.

      • pak

        kia waqae telenor wala helpline pr signal complaint kre to wo us problem ko solve krte ha ya ye srf aik story he ha

        • zeb

          Meri problem to solve ho gayi thee.bande aye thee aur tower ki settings ki thee

  • Sikandar

    Telenor 3G is the best so far in Gujranwala! Mobilink has no network quality, ufone has strong signals but speed is so bad ! Zong i dont know as I never used.

  • guest

    i have personally tried all of networks except warid, and zong 4g , i found that Mobilink 3g is the fastest among them, also very good packages, as i always prefer monthly package for Rs 300 , i got 15 Gb data. for one month . coverage is also fine in peshawar. ufone limited their speed in download ( didnt boost up from 300 kb/sec ) while mobilink carry upto 1 Mbps.

    • Abbas

      zong 3g

      • Muhammad Muaavia

        Konse MObile par or kis area main ????

  • Guest

    What the difference between 10Mhz and 5MHz? Is it true that 10Mhz can offer more speed to the more users as compared to 5Mhz. If an operator has 5Mhz, then it needs two tower to fulfill the requirement of 10Mhz?. Please elaborate. Thanks!

    • Shoaib

      Yes.5 MHz spectrum owners companies can add more cells/BTSs/Towers to overcome their problem depending upon number of data subscribers.If users are within limit then no need, in that case 5MHz and 10 MHz are same.

  • zong is actually a piece of shit :'( Crying after porting my sim from mobilink to zong :/

    • adil

      Kya hua waja bhi sath likhte

  • Ye Kar k Dikhao :-)

    • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

      Which network?

    • Muhammad Muaavia

      network,mobile or area konsa hai??

    • guest

      Bewaqoofo upar likha hai verizon phir bhi pooch rahe ho america ki company hai yeh harkat pakistan k network k saath kar k dikhao

      • Usama Fayyaz

        Moreover LTE is also written , means he is using 4g

        • guest

          so what pakistan also got lte

          • Ahmad Wahid

            Bro, as per Propakistani speed tests of Zong 4G LTE and Warid 4G LTE, 20-30Mbps is average speed here. We can’t expect more speeds here anytime soon on LTE!

    • SilentObserver

      this snapshot is copied from the download page of speedtest.net app download page.

  • UMAIR

    But speed and coverage is still worst :(

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    mujy ya ad dakh k harpic k ad yaad aa jata hai.. Harpic chota ya chaly tazab ka muqably main doghna..

  • Shoaib

    If data user is near to tower, its speed will be excellent.So at present some data users are getting excellent speeds at Mobilink, some at Zong, some at Telenor and some at Ufone.All companies are in phase of improving their quality by adding more cells/BTSs/Towers, by upgrading their backhaul media, by getting more IP Transit(Bandwidth) from international long haul operators etc.It is just start and quality will improve with passage of time.

    • externalv

      How to find out which tower is owned by which telecom operator? And whether this tower supports 3G?

      • Nabeel

        Ask the gate keeper of the tower.

        • adnan

          Lol

      • Azam

        Install Cell ID App from play store, Cell id’s on 2G networks consists on 5 digits including sector number, Like 76891,76892,76893 Or more more could be on same cell site, Whereas cell id’s on 3G network consists on 8 digits like, 26239091 etc, you can check it from network type as well from the status of your phone, Or simply install Open Signal App it’s much helpful to understand, Signal Strength, Signal Direction, Cell ID.

        • externalv

          Thank you very much. But unfortunately both of these apps are not available for Windows Phone 8.

  • Rizwan D. Rana

    Mobilink only propaganda. While having 10MHz spectrum is not the issue its the speed which Mobilink is offering.
    I have used Telenor and Mobilink BIS service on their 3G network, speed of Telenor with 5MHz spectum was in between 5 to 10 mbps and mobilnk with 10MHz spectrum was in between 1to 3 mbps. The engineers at mobilink should take it seriously donot show up the power just try to deliver the required services or stay silent.

  • Shahzad

    The first time I saw the ad, I was impressed by the marketing. But then I laughed at the ad as 5MHz or 10MHz is literally not the case. People here are right that much depends upon backhual media allocation, cell borders, cellphone 3GPP rel, 2TX RRU used on actual BTS site, etc.

    If anybody wants to check 10MHz service in their area, scan for Mobilink UARFCNs and you’ll find 02 carriers. If there is one carrier, only 5MHz coverage is present in your area (which will mostly be the case).

    • Azam

      What is UARFCN? & Where to scan?

  • vzft

    Plot twist: More bandwidth does not automatically mean better speed.

    • nadeem

      Yes it does!

  • Ahmad Wahid

    Leave those 3G packages behind byMobilink, Telenor, Zong and Ufone, that kid is cute :) BTW, In my area, Telenor seems to be better in streaming movies on a constant bandwidth whereas, Mobilink gives better speeds but, its speeds keep fluctuating.

  • Shehzad_6

    Btw, Mobilink is one of three operators who haven’t paid a single rupee so far for the 3G license awarded.

  • MJ

    5Mhz. are enough for 3G, Does the user gets hold of all 10mhz bandwidth while using Mobilink connection? If its not the case then why deceiving people on spectrum specifications?

  • guest

    Where can i find mobilink 3g coverage map, cant find on their website?

  • Eli Ehsan

    the Irony is, its called “poora din internet” but basically its 100MB.. :(
    *punches his image in the mirror*

    • adil

      Haha

  • Silent Observer

    paid content.

  • OlayO

    Mobilink 3G is pathetic, I am getting 0.24 Mbps. Also I used to HATE Ufone because my balance used to ran out even if my cellphone was turned off but I recently tried Ufone Super Card and its awesome, trust me all Ufone Prepaid Customers should try Super Card.

  • Muhammad Ali

    ufone Rs6 mai 50GB data daily…but its not download videos properly/….just darma bazi hahahah

  • Abdullah

    in terms of data usage mobilink is cheap 60Rs ( excluding tax) 7 gb and 1 week validity..i review all 3g packages provides by all companies this package is best among all. in 240 Rs a month i can use 28 gb. currently using it

  • arbab

    Yeh its fact. Mobilink gives a super fast speed at 3g. I am enjoying since last month. Loving the unstopable streamin on my moto droid razr.

  • arbab

    Mobilink gives 7000 mbs for a week at just rs60

  • Rukhshan Meer

    Mobilink no doubt is the oldest and largest cellular network of Pakistan but despite this It has a very bad signal problem