Zong is Upgrading SIMs for all Customers to 4G for Free

Zong had decided to upgrade existing SIMs of its entire customer base — in cities where its 4G services are available — with 4G compatible SIMs, we have been told by officials of the company.

With this, all Zong customers in 4G covered cities are eligible to get their old SIMs replaced with 4G compatible SIMs for free.

Zong has said that its 4G SIMs are Universal SIMs, which the company says are different in terms of technology from currently available conventional SIM cards.

As per company claims, Uuniversal SIMs, or USIMs, come with enhanced security features that safeguard any security leakages, especially the ones that surfaced after Gemalto hack incident.

Zong said that its investment in 4G SIMs is not only customer focused but since USIMs are more secure the initiative is also aimed at enhancing national security.

Company also believes that enabling customers with 4G compatible SIMs will mean more chances of them using the 4G services. Company said that its data rates for 2G, 3G and 4G are same and hence its more productive for customers to use 4G services where they are available.

Zong Customers in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Faisalabad and Peshawar can get their SIMs replaced from their nearest service centres or Zong franchises.

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


  • Qamar Bukhari

    bhai ap aeisi news na diya kren js se ehsaases mehroomi barhy.hamare haan 3g nhi aye aur yahan 4g ki bandar baant shuru hai aur 2g customers se 4g ka rate wasool kia ja raha hai jitny mein zong ka monthly package kro utny mein ghareeb k ghar ka maheeny ka rashan aa jata hai.very expensive packages and limited to metro cities.

    • Fayez Najeeb

      Bhai agar kisi urban area mai 4G nahi aya tou kiya news/reports share karna chor dain baaqi Pakistan k lye? Aur 200rs mai konsay ghar ka rashan araha hai? Please be positive rather than criticizing each and everything.

      • qamar bukhari

        200mein zong konsa 3g even 2g package de raha hai btana.aj kal k hisaab se 20gb data atleast require hota hai.jo zong 2500 mein de raha hai load k taxes lga k 3300 bnta hai.tu 2man ata aur 5kg ghee tu aa he jata hai .lol.hum.choty city se hn.lekin.city mein har dosra bnda 3g smart phone le k ghoom raha hai tu achi service hasil krna gunah hai kia.1 million se ziada tu jazz kamata hai yahan.daiy.

      • Qamar Bukhari

        mujhey bataen konsa package 200 mein hota hai aj kal k husaab se 20 gb ek bnda minimum use kerta hai jski qeemat load ki deduction k sath 3300 hai kia is mein 2 man aata aur 3 kg ghee aur 3kg cheeni nhi ati?hamary city mein logon k pas smart phones han but behter services nhi ek network yahan daily 2 million se ziada ka load bechta hai.tu achi saholiat dena inka farz nhi kia ya sirf paisa lotna he inka kaam hai?

        • Fayez Najeeb

          2500 ka jo 3300 banta hai aap phele govt ko accountable tehrao k yeh taxes haraam k kahan jaa rahay hain ? That’s more disheartening.

  • Bilal

    Well of course, since they are behind Warid, they are gonna hand them out to everyone so there are “more chances of them (customers) using the 4G services”.

    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

      But still, this is a good marketing move, but to make sure people do try out their 4g services, they must reduce the prices
      currently their 3g prices are the highest of any operator and 4g is also the most expensive when compared to warid.

      • mrtomatohead

        Really? I thought zong was one of the cheaper ones. Isn’t Ufone more expensive?

        • Muhammad Aamir

          In terms of 4G LTE, Warid 4G is cheaper than Zong 4G.

          • Zawyar Ur Rehman

            Yup ur right

        • Zawyar Ur Rehman

          No bro, in the case of 3g/4g, even ufone is behind zong

  • Fahad Hasan

    Its not free. I called help line and they said 50 rupees are charges for getting 4G Sim. Today, i visits business centre at Saddar, Rawalpindi and they also said 50 rupees are charges. I also give them reference of this article but they said they have no such info. Then I pay the charges to get 4G Sim. 50 rupees are not a big thing but i only want to clearify that this is not free yet.

    • Fayez Najeeb

      Same here. I went today and the guy at franchise said this offer ended today. It was a very old offer that ended today. Now they are charging 50rupees.

    • M. Ilyas

      i visited them today, they said the promotion is ended. I said them, I don’t need it anyway, if you replace it free than welcome. HD streaming works on 3g sims.

  • Fayez Najeeb

    First of all Zong has same packages for 2,3,4G’s with the same rate and monthly bundle starts from 50rs onwards.
    Ab aaap ki khuwaishat itni hai ke 20GB use karna hai uska kuch nahi kar saktay. Ab kal ko aap bolo gay Mercedes itni mehngi kyun hai so no one can really answer that. Compare kiya jaye tou Pakistan has cheapest Telecom services compared to the world. Ghareeb admi ko ab 20GB net use karna hai uska kuch nahi bol saktay. Mere pass iPhone 6 hai aur 1.5GB kaafi hai mere lye. Mujhe nahi pata aapko 20GB atleast kyun lagta hai. Middle east se lekay far east tak jao daikhna kitna quota milta hai wahan

  • M. Ilyas

    free joke, I went to a franchise and an honest person greet me with sorry. a total failure for zong management in implementing this promotion.

  • M.Nadeem

    Sorry its not free i get my 3g sim replaced with 4g sim today from zong office they charged Rs 100

  • kashif

    sir m ny zong ki sim ko 4g p upgrade karaya to ab wo sim smartphone m to sai chlti h lekin simpl phone m us k contacts show nai hoty ye kya waja h ??? kisi ko pata ho to bata den plzzz