Mobilink and Warid are Merging into One Brand: Jazz

We are getting hints that Mobilink and Warid are now finally merging into one brand, that will be called Jazz.

Jazz will also be the company name and identity of merged operations of both Mobilink and Warid.

While we don’t have official confirmations, we can tell you this from a video message from Aamir Ibrahim, CEO Mobilink, which said exactly this:

Assalam o Alikum; some of you must be thinking what is this surprise video about?

I have to share some news with you. As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, there are few more things I wanted to say goodbye to. So its been a great run with Mobilink but I think its time to say goodbye to Mobilink and to Mobilinkers.

As the circle of life, people come and people go, things come and things go.

I hope you can join me at on Monday 5PM in the courtyard, so I can personally thank you and say goodbye to all my Mobilink friends.

Anjum Rehman, Director PR at Mobilink, didn’t confirm us anything and said she’s blank on the development.

Anjum’s reluctance to say anything also confirms that Mobilink is soon going to become a legacy and a story from the glorious early days of telecom industry of Pakistan.

With this, Jazz will also become the largest telecom brand of Pakistan with over 50 million customers. It will also mark the completion of Mobilink-Warid merger and integration of both the companies and networks.

Jazz, that was recently reintroduced, holds an undisputed status as pioneer of prepaid telecom market in Pakistan. Calling the merged company as Jazz will also make sense as majority of subscribers in Pakistan knew Mobilink as Jazz.

Warid will also phase out after this and customers belonging to Warid will be moved to Jazz.

Expect more minute details on Monday.

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


  • Muhammad Farooqi

    this is goood.. so it could be even great of we all be one nation… with one connection … with one party.. with one relgion..

    • Shark Lasers

      Sounds like a really boring nation with no diversity. Anyone remember what the white part of the Pakistan flag stands for?

      • Muhammad Farooqi

        I commented in just informal way.. :)

      • M Waseem Akhtar

        I’m 40 years old and have read in school books that it symbolises the minorities in the country.
        Heard that text books are islamized now.

      • Hassan Javed Awan

        Ultimately 3 Mobile operations in country

        • Umar Awan

          How 3 ?? Mean u r also doubting ufone’s future like me ?? :)

          • Hassan Javed Awan

            Ufone & PTCL are in state of merging together and will be available to further merge with Zong / Telenor…

            • Umar Awan

              Telenor k to apne halat patle hn . Pehle 3g 4g k issues . Ab customer services bhi band kar rha hn . Most probably zong

    • Qasim Ayaz

      Yea and when there was one connection we used to be charged 3000 rupees for a mobile connection. competition is good for consumers.

      • Hassan Javed Awan

        But selling free sim is no business, first time sim sell must have a price of 500 and each replacement sim should be sold for 50 / 100.

  • DJ

    wow Whole Video shared with you aamir lol… :D koi secrecy nam ki cheez nai ;)

  • Mubasher Hassan

    good ……very good

    • Mubasher Hassan

      English achi karooo apni plzzzzzzzzzz
      or es main bhe sim change ka kahain nahe lekha. . .
      jazz pay tabdelee sim tabdeel kayee bager bhe ho sakte hay. .

      • raja riaz

        Paktel to Zong konsi Sim replace hui thi, operator title name Paktel Sim pe hi “Zong” ho gya tha. issi tarah Warid to Jazz bhi change ho jayega

      • Aon Bilal

        Tabdeel Ka Matlab Samjha Do

        • raja riaz

          iss screenshot ko daikha jaaye aon bhai ki baat mein wazan baharhal mojod hai, khair janab ab kuch din ki hi baat hai sab kuch waazeh ho hi jayega

          • Haris

            Exactely Mujhy Bhi Aya Tha Kal Ye Message Aur Aon Bhai Ki Baat Ma Bilkul Wazn Hai Baqi Waqt Hi Btay Ga K Kia Hoga..

          • Umar Awan

            Par aon bhai mne warid helpline se poocha ha to wo kehte hn sim replace sirf udher ho rhi hn jahan network mobilink pe shift kya ha . Sirf bahawalpur haroonabad aur sahiwal mn humne sim replace karai ha abhi . Kya yeh sahi keh rhe hn ?

            • Aon Bilal

              Bhai Poory Pakistan Main Har Warid Zem Zahi Customer Ko SIM Replace Leni Ho G Abhi Mukhtalif Region Main SIM Replace Start Ha Bhi Customer Service Center Waly Sab Se Qable Rehm Log Hain Wo Sirf Un Chezon Ki Tasdeeq Karty Hain Jo Website Par Hoti Hain Otherwise Unhain Kuch Pata Nahi Hota

            • Aon Bilal
              • Umar Awan

                Lo g Aon bhai phir se number le gye . Ap jazz warid ki combine sim le bhi aaye ? Ye kidher se mili ? Aur kya warid k against mili ya mobilink ki ?

                • Umar Awan

                  Agar mn bhi apni warid sim replace karwana chahon to ho sake gi ya ye sim sirf tab hi maile gi jab company khud mjhe kahe ??

                  • Aon Bilal

                    ابھی صرف پیسوں کی ملے گی جب کمپنی کہے گی تو فری ملے گی یاد رکھیں اگر ایسی ملے تو لیں ورنہ تھوڑا سا انتظار کر لیں

                    • Umar Awan

                      Okk abhi wait karta hn main . Par 1 crore logon gi sims replace karen ge kese ye ?

                    • Aon Bilal

                      جیسے 11 کروڑ کی بائیومیٹرک تصدیق کی ہے

                    • Umar Awan

                      Hahahaha . Sahi kaha . Kya mobilink users ko bhi sim replace karani hogi weak areas mn warid k towers use karne k liye ?

                    • Aon Bilal

                      جاز کسٹمرز کو فور جی استعمال کرنے کے لیے لینی ہو گی ورنہ نہیں

                    • Rao Zahid Nisar

                      Bilal Dear as per my information Warid customers don’t need to change their sim.
                      It’s only for new connections or for the sim those are inactive on 1st January.
                      No one else requires a replacement.
                      My voice was shifted to Mobilink on 1st December and since then Mobilink is appearing on my iPhone. I am a Warid customer though and live in Lahore.
                      I was using Warid 4G. However after 1st December I could use 3G too, that of course I never used.
                      My sim is still same old Warid sim. However that happened with me only in my home. Rest all stayed on Warid.
                      And of course the call quality went to hell after that.
                      We’re loosing a superior network Dear.
                      I don’t know what network to switch to.
                      There’s no one that offers quality of service like Warid did.

                    • Rao Zahid Nisar

                      I am uploading the image of my same old Warid sim that’s displaying Mobilink on my iPhone. No sim replacement required dear.
                      Replacement is only for new connections, for sims inactive on 1st January, or for those Mobilink or Warid users who are wishing to use 4G.
                      For others it’s not required.

                      ***Sadly the screenshot is not getting uploaded***

                      Don’t know why.

                    • Aon Bilal

                      بھائی آپ سے بھی پہلے میرے نمبر پر موبی لنک شو ہونا شروع ہو گیا ہو گا لیکن وہ رومنگ کے ذریعے شو ہوتا ہے لیکن میں آنے والے وقت کی کہانی سنا رہا ہوں جو ابھی کچھ شہروں میں شروع ہوئی ہے

                    • BADAR

                      mere jazz number per to Mobilink/Zong likha show hua tha 1 ghante k liye kuch hafte pehle. Roaming kay sath

                    • Aon Bilal

                      آپ سکرین شاٹ لے کر بریکنگ سٹوری لکھ سکتے تھے چلیں آئندہ احتیاط سے

                    • BADAR

                      Yeah

                    • Ansari Daniyal
              • Sheraz Khan

                Our company at karachi owns 100 plus postpaid connections of warid for their employees. we have already got jaz replacement sims a week ago delivered to us by jazz representative

                • BADAR

                  I have 5 Jazz and 2 Warid Connections at my Home so can i have to change it?

          • Aamir sohail

            Aon bhai warid retailer ko jo replacement di gai hy wo to simple sim di gai hy jazz warid combine sim to ni di gai….

            • Aon Bilal

              بھائی وہ اس سم پر دونوں نیٹورک کے لوڈ کچھ دنوں میں کام کریں گے ابھی آپ جاز پر وارد اور وارد پر جاز کارڈ سے ریچارج کر سکتے ہیں سمز پر لوگو کا کوئی مسئلہ نہیں

          • Aon Bilal
      • Hassan Javed Awan

        Why a giant telecom brand won’t wish to have own brandish sim for the acquired network and it’s customers?
        It’s right way to replace Jazz sims with Warid sims if same numbers.

    • Mohammadee

      I could not understand why they are asking to get SIM replaced with a new one???

      • Aon Bilal

        وارد اور موبی لنک کا مالکان ایک ہیں لیکن انہیں وارد موبی لنک چلانے کے لیے ابھی ہر جگہ وارد اور موبی لنک کے ٹاورز فرنچائز بزنس سینٹر علیحدہ علیحدہ خرچے کرنے پڑ رہے ہیں حالانکہ کہ وہ یہ کام ایک ہی نیٹورک کے ذریعے کر سکتے ہیں

  • Mobilink + Warid = Mobarik

    • Shark Lasers

      Or Walink!

      • Ishtiaq

        itni bhi nahi horahi ab.

  • Ghias Arsalan

    knot in january 2017

    • Ishtiaq

      Lagta hai slowly dawien Asar kar rahi hain ab aap pe. Good to see.

      • Ali

        yes, Masha’Allah kafi behtri ho rahi hai bhai sb ki.

      • KMQ

        Bilkul theek kaha Ishtiaq bhai! MashaAllah se bhai ki tabiyat main behtri arahi hai.

        • Aon Bilal

          بھائی ہفتے میں ایک مرتبہ ہی زیارت کرواتے ہیں

  • Ahmed JG

    Its mean Company name from PMCL will change to Jazz Limited? Need to confirm.

    • Company name will remain as it is, its about changing brand name.

  • Warid currently does not offer any “3g” internet bundle. It offers only 2g and 4g bundles. 2g is useless while majority of users including me lack a 4g device. I am waiting for the time when Warid users can also enjoy 3g internet because of this merger.

    • Aon Bilal

      Bhai Warid Customer 3G Use Kar Rahy Hain App Bhi 321 Par Call Kar K 3G Activate Karwain or 3G 4G Packages K Liay *443#

      • Thanks for informing.

      • Mubasher Hassan

        Shukar hay *443# dial karwa rahy ho. . .
        nahe to islamabad waly embassy say ja kay service active karwain
        ya Peshawar waly. . . . Afghanistan ja kay 3G active karwany ka mashwara nahe day dayaa

        • Aon Bilal

          Jin City Main Officials Nahi Hoi Wahan *443# Se Service Activate Nahi Hoti Helpine Se Activate Karwani Parti Ha

          • Mubasher Hassan

            اچھا شہری صاحب

            • Mubasher Hassan

              ڈاکٹر صاحب یہ بتاو یہاں کہاں ذکر ہے کے ورڈ کے سم جاز سے ریپلس یا تبدیل کروا لو؟؟؟
              صبح،صبح پروفیسر بن کے بیٹھ جاتے ہو……

              • Ahmed Habib

                Dude, there is no need to change sim to start using services. Yes, in case, 321 series needs to be changed to 300, then probably you need to change sim. Same was the case with paktel to zong. Understand now?

                • Zuhaib Afzal

                  I don’t think they will change 321 into 300 series.

                  I have same number in 321 and 300 series.

              • Umar Awan

                Aon bhai ye replacement warid number ki mili ya mobilink ? Aur ye kis office se issue hui warid k ya jazz k ?

              • Ansari Daniyal
    • Mauladad Khan

      Warid ne 3G on kya hai from mobilink towrs
      I using warid 3G monthly pack

      • Shukar he aa gya he, Warid walay bechare to 3g to taras rahay thay kab se.

        • Rao Zahid Nisar

          Common man.
          We are loosing a superior network.
          And we were happy with Warid 4G. We didn’t need this May-be-link 3G.
          I don’t like it.
          But I guess now we have to live with pathetic voice quality of Mobilink.

  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    Warid Customer Service Center Islamabad Also changed its name to Jazz Office.
    Pic Courtesy: Aon Bhai
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8286821727ae813c92f52fb0147ab861ac202ea33be5edbea5c96cf429f83ac.jpg

  • انس

    میرا خیال ہے یہ صرف ان کے لیے ہو گا جن کے پاس ۲ج سم ہے

    • Aon Bilal

      نہیں بھائی وارد کا تمام نیٹورک ختم کر کے اس کے ٹاورز اور دوسرے آلات فروخت کر کے 4جی کے آلات خریدے جائیں گے تا کہ اخراجات کم کئے جا سکیں اور وارد کسٹمر صرف جاز استعمال کریں گے اور جاز کے کسٹمر کو سم کارڈ رپلیس صرف اسی صورت میں کروانی پڑے گی اگر وہ 4جی استعمال کرنا چاہیں گے

      • Umar Awan

        Aon bhai meri information k mutabik mobilink sare towera chalae ga apne bhi aur warid k bhi take coverage mazeed behter ho . Aksar jaghon pe warid ki coverage ha mobilink ki nhn ha

        • Haris

          Sae Kaha Apne Umer Bhai (Y)

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          Mobilink sirf un jaghon pe warid ke towers rakh raha hai jahan Mobilink ki coverage weak hai. Aysi jaghon pe double tower rakhne ka koi faida nahin jahan just 1 tower ki zaroorat hai. Mobilink ke apne 9000 towers hyn aur uski coverage 95% places pe warid se behtar hai. Es liye warid k 6000 se 7000 towers Mobilink khatam kar raha hai cost cutting k liye.

        • Aon Bilal

          بھائی کچھ عرصہ چلائیں گے بعد میں صرف بہتر لوکیشن والے رکھیں گے اور باقی سب ختم ظفر بھائی نے ساری بات بتا دی ہے

          • Umar Awan

            Got it thanks

  • Subhan Tariq

    Stupidity. First they launched Jazz then they switched everyone to Mobilink then they reintroduced Jazz and now they’re saying goodbye to Mobilink again. WOW -_-

  • fonephreak

    I think the CEO is quitting. Either you you got it all wrong or its just me

    • Ahmed Habib

      You are.

  • Ghazanfar

    Will this merger effect on international roaming…. I’m warid customer on roaming

    • Umar Awan

      No its not roaming . Jab warid numebr mobilink k network pe usk towers pe chalta ha to roaming aata ha

      • Ghazanfar

        No I’m taking about international roaming

  • Hassan Javed Awan

    Sim to be replaced for all Warid customers to become Jazz customers and for all jazz customers to avail 4G

  • Hassan Javed Awan

    Ultimately a Mo ey making preposition for someone out there…

  • fyyaz ahmed

    Yar dekho ap log aik dosry ko na pando bolo na stupid mujay kal sim lego offer main 3000mbs sms aur mints milay han but sms aya k sim free reolace karwo warid k office say free sim mile aur 3g aur let dono cla raha hun 3g *443# say atv karwaya aue lte phlay say tha jahan tak jazz ki bat ha tu mary city wazirabad main jazz ka 4g 3weeks say aya howa ha but office walon ko be nahe pata tha na 4g ki sim thi wazirabad waly jaz office main sialkot say jazz ki 4g ki sim neakali but as k pechy kii 4g nahe likha howa phair waxirabad a k helpline pay call kar k 4g atv karwa aur 4g chala raha hun but speed 4mbs say zadya nahe thi gujranwala lhahore sialkot jahan be gaya speed kam he aye abi mujay lagta ha k dono company ase naam say aik sath kam karin ge bad main dono company aik ban jay ge aur jazz ab pmcl nahe ha as k naam vilplecom ha yah bad main new naam say company relaunch karin ge

  • Alamdar Raza

    Coming up next: Zong buys Ufone !!

    • Zaeem

      i hope they do.Ufone is pathetic.Zong has really upped their game.

      • Alamdar Raza

        They will… Ufone is the only operator without 4g, eating off of ptcl’s infrastructure. Either Ufone buys the remaining 1800 mhz band for 4g, which is unlikely, or Zong buys Ufone, which it can easily do, and add 20 million + subscribers to it’s base, and compete with Jazz, going ahead of Telenor. After Mobilink and Warid announced their merger in 2015, the ceo of Zong stated that if a country like China can work with only 3 MVNO’s, with over a billion mobile users, then y not Pakistan.

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          Not happening any time soon. PTCL has announced the merger of PTCL and Ufone an year ago. They are merging into one company with one brand (PTCL). Merged company will operate in LL, WLL, DSL, VDSL and Mobile phone services. Lots of their departments have already merged like customer support department. Ufone’s Customer service centers are shifting in PTCL offices and Fsd office has already shifted in PTCL Dground office.
          Now their focus is on merger of opeartions. PTCL might refarm Ufone’s spectrum and launch LTE band 2 on its 1900 MHz spectrum which was previously under use of CharJi services and provide LTE roaming to Ufone users. This merger will complete after 1 year.
          Below is the picture of combined PTCL and Ufone service center at Dground Faisalabad.
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e647333da47cfeaf4ecba064908b2d5491a83a81201bcc59bb7233e1bdfc1c5a.jpg

          • Aon Bilal

            Same F-11 Islamabad

            • Aamir sohail

              Kaya PTCL or ufone k combine hony sy ufone b 4G LTE ho jye ga??

          • Ishtiaq

            You are right there’s a same combined office at I.I. Chandigarh road Karachi also.

          • Rao Zahid Nisar

            CharJi spectrum and network is CDMA. I don’t believe Ufone sims support that. They’d also need to change all sims and import phones that support CDMA. Currently only US has dual handsets.
            That means each Ufone user would need to change their sim & mobile phone too.
            I don’t think anyone would take so much pain in love of Ufone.
            What do you say?
            Ready to buy a new phone? Just because you want to use Ufone 4G???

            • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

              They are shutting down charji services, they have already shut down in all regions except Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore I suppose, which will soon be shut down there as well. Ptcl is returning money to charji device holders or giving some incentives against return.
              If you read my comment again, I mentioned that PTCL MIGHT refarm its spectrum and launch 4G services on PTCL’s 1900 MHz as LTE BAND 2 (not CDMA) which is more common in asia as compare to Telenor’s LTE Band 5. No need of dual handsets, but to use 4G, sim replacement is must every where.
              Correct me if I am wrong

              • Mohammadee

                PTCL did not buy any 4G License from PTA. Do u have a proof that PTCL own a 4G license (whether CDMA or LTE Band 2)

                • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

                  After new Telecom policy all licenses are technology neutral.

            • Mohammadee

              Fully agreed. CDMA will not work on current sim of ufone and current handsets in Pakistan only support GSM and not CDMA.

          • BADAR

            tell me susan road wale UFone office ka kiya hua? woh to wese ka wese hi hai. aur D ground mein to sirf Telenor ka sales and service center hai.

            • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

              D ground PTCL exchange, Chiniot Bazar exchange wala office b Ufone and PTCL combine ho gaya hai. Susan road pe just customer service hi nahin baqi departments ka b office hai. Abhi just customer support department merge hua hai

              • BADAR

                Good.

  • Aamir sohail

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b027eca5f77e6468d3805e6d260ae7b8b4e858699f984cabf319ea3d50e6552.png sim lagao offer k leye jazz warid sim ki replacement lazmi hy…. Aon bilal bhai sahi keh rahy thy k sim sub warid costumer ko hi replace krwni pary gi…

    • Mohammadee

      so they are offering free minutes only on Warid. Why not on both Jazz and Warid???

      • Aamir sohail

        Q kay abi network separate hn… bs kch pakgs py hi jazz warid free mint avail hn..

    • Aon Bilal

      شکریہ بھائی ہمیں یاد رکھنے کا ورنہ میں نے تو اب انفارمیشن ہی شیئر کرنے سے اجتناب کرنا شروع کر دیا تھا کچھ لوگوں کے رویہ کی وجہ سے

      • Aamir sohail

        Aon bilal bhai ap share keya kro information plzz…
        Main ap ka hr cmnt bht ghor sy read krta hun ap ki information 100% correct hoti hy… plzz ap k pas jo bhi information huwa kryain hamary sath bhi share keya kryain…

  • Shehzad_6

    I hope the good standard of service rendered by Warid remains intact after becoming Jazz. If not, it will be really disappointing for such a large number of customers.

    • Mohammadee

      I wish Warid could retain its quality of service especially voice.

  • Innocent Devil

    ab yeh ek ho rahe haen tou is se paese kamaenge.
    phir alag ho jaenge to us se bhi pese kamaenge.
    yeh sab awam ko lootne ka tarika hae.

    • Aon Bilal

      بھائی یہ کیا نام رکھا ہے مہذب شیطان نام رکھا ہے آپ نے اس کی وجہ بتانا پسند کریں گے