Warid Customers Will Have to Get their SIMs Replaced

After announcing Jazz as a unified brand as a result of Warid-Mobilink merger, the integration process of both the companies is now nearing its completion.

For those who don’t know, Aamir Ibrahim, CEO of Mobilink, yesterday paid a farewell to the old company named Mobilink and announced that Jazz will be the new brand identity.

Brand name Warid will be phased out in next few months until all Warid customers are shifted to Jazz network.

This essentially means that all Warid customers will have to get new SIMs to continue using the (3G or 4G) service.

Warid customers, with legacy SIMs (old non-4G SIMs), will have to get their SIMs replaced in order to use 3G or 4G services.

However, those Warid users with 4G compatible SIMs can continue using the same SIMs.

Jazz customers, on the other hands, can continue using their old SIMs (for 2G or 3G), however, they will have to upgrade SIMs if they want to use 4G services from the company.

Once the entire integration is completed in a few months from now, old Warid SIMs won’t work and this is why all Warid customers with non-4G SIMs will have to get their SIMs upgraded before that time.

Jazz said that it will notify all Warid customers to get their SIMs upgraded.

Jazz said that this SIM replacement exercise for Warid and Jazz customers will be completed in phases. A plan is still being rolled out and customers will soon be informed about the timelines on when and how they can get their SIMs replaced.

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


  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    This clearly means Jazz is winding up Warid network and and decommissioning Warid Cell sites. After shifting all Warid users on Jazz network, Jazz will cut down huge operational cost of Warid and will be free to use Warid spectrum on its existing 9000 cell sites.
    I really hope that Jazz will also use its own 1800 MHz spectrum for LTE and will make it to 10 MHz LTE and remaining 4 MHz of 1800 and full 12 MHz of 900 for 2G services. Because unlike Telenor more percentage of Jazz users are on smartphones. So 10 MHz LTE is necessary.

    • Fahad Siddiqui

      Current 4G service would be shared with current all mobilink customers, hope bandwidth would be increased and we may use actual 4G, now getting 2G on 4G on warid in most of the coverage areas

      • Mushtaq

        Better off with Ufone. Ufone is Pakistan best network

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          And Alia Bhat is my girlfriend

          • umer

            Lol :D

          • Adeel Ahmad

            LOL if ufone is best than i’m CEO of Google :P

          • Umar Awan

            Haha. Well said . Comparing ufone with jazz is like conparing mehran with bmw

          • Umar Awan

            If ufone is best than i own trump towers

          • Ishtiaq

            Lol. Best comment of the year 2017 in advance.

        • Ishtiaq

          Tu sasti chars pi kar aya hai kia?

          • Adeel

            Hahaha ?

            • Wasim

              Ufone Network call quality is better than other networks. Although download/Data speed is less as compared to Zong but still if u r getting 2-3 Mbps with average of 1Mbps speed in mobile device,its not bad. Ufone is still boss of other networks

              • Adeel

                Oho ufone is best because Wasim bhai using it ?
                Don’t worry Zong or Telenor will buy your favorite network in near future

                • Mauladad Khan

                  PTCL ne ufone se contract kya hai
                  Nearly ptcl ufone 1 network hoga

                  • Adeel

                    I wish thori research ki hoti ap ne, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd is the founder of ufone, so technically they are already ONE.
                    Ufone is the subsidiary of PTCL

                    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

                      He is right brother. Kash thorra news se aap b aware hotay. One year ago PTCL announced to merge PTCL and Ufone under one brand name PTCL. They are merging in phases. First they are merging customer support department. All Ufone customer service centers are shifting in PTCL exchange offices. After that they will merge operations as well. Merger will take 1 year to complete.
                      Here is PTCL and Ufone’s combined service center at Dground Faisalabad
                      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1e28856085da8193261ff4065f1422ea09c85fbe151be6f509e73b37d85ae5c.jpg

                    • Adeel

                      Ohh, I missed that story. Thanks for updating me

                    • Muhammad Shams

                      To admit is great virtue. Adeel, I appreciate.

                    • Adeel

                      Thank you Brother

                • You’re on mark :)

              • Usman Haider Sheikh

                Ufone waly tw apny cell station e low power mode ma chalaty. I’ve measured transmitting power of all mobile phone networks within 50 meter distance from tower and clearly in sight (no buildings or construction involved) and average weakest transmission was of ufones cell bases especially 3g, heck zong and telenors 3g and 4g signal was several decibels higher even when closest cell tower was ufone. The reason I use zong mbb for internet indoors despite I’ve accumulated 18gigs of internet on supercards.

        • Rehan Farooqi

          Ufone have the worst network.

      • Faisal Javeed

        I used Ufone from the day when it was first launched in Lahore and shifted to Zong 1.5 years back due to pathetic service specially 3g of ufone. Zong has given me no issues so far and its internet is also good.

    • Salman Qureshi

      advantage to the user. On Net Calls to a large network…!

      • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

        Yeah

  • Pakistani

    Will they mail us the new SIM.

    • raja riaz

      yes they mail new SIM after “by post” biomatric varification

  • Arslan

    We have to pay for sim replacement or is it free ?

    • Lala

      500 Rs only

      • Arslan

        Share the Source please ….

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      Free

    • Adeel Ahmad

      bro you have to 100 Rs for replacement i guess

      • raja riaz

        no not at all, it will b completely free of cost Sir

  • Chawcha

    If I have to pay for the new sim I will port to Zong or telenor

    • Asif Prem

      good do it

      • Ishtiaq

        Asif k saath Prem bhi? Zabardast!

    • Muhammad Qasim Naeem

      telenor

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      Free of cost

  • Saqlain

    I switched my network to Ufone. Ufone Supercard all time best.

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      He has a feature phone :D

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        Yaar 3G b working he Ufone ki inna v Ghattya ni Ufone

        Call wise ufone is best but now warid-Jazz tooo :p

        • Umar Awan

          Yes bilkul kahin kahin 3g bhi chal parta ha . Otherwise moatly g rehta ha ufone still waiting for edge . Lolz

      • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

        All companies are offering Supercard offer except Jazz

        • Muhammad Faheem

          Jazz is also offering bro but 100 minutes to other networks… Rest 1200 on net sms and mbs

    • Ishtiaq

      Luck pe depend karta hai. Agar ziada lucky huwey tou call aur sms bhi kar pao ge.

    • Adeel

      Zong offers 1500 onnet minutes, 1500 sms , 1500 MB , 150 offnet minutes at rupees 500 per month with LTE and 3G ?

  • Shahzad

    Currently Zong is the best network in term of quality and price.

  • Rehman Saleem Awan

    They should deliver it to the customer’s doorstep

  • S.H.

    extremely bad idea of phasing out the brand …….. there will be a drop in subscriber strength of warid and most may be switching their connections towards other operators ……

    • Mehfooz Daniyal

      Initially warid wasn’t the brand name either. It was either zahi or zem. Than came glow. Later warid decided to end zem & zahi & adopted warid as a brand name. Now it’s going to be Jazz. What’s the big deal. Whatever you name it. All that matter is quality services. If it will be maintained which many are afraid of would not than one needs to look out for options

      • Rehan Farooqi

        As far as i know Warid was always a name. Zahi or Zem was product for Post or Pre.

        • Muhammad Faheem

          yup i second you… warid has always been the brand name.. zem or zahi were just prepaid and postpaid categories… just like persona for postpaid telenor

  • Why should the customers pay for this? Jazz got to cover free SIM replacements.

    • Ishtiaq

      Agai Moti te Cha gai Moti ?

      • Aon Bilal

        آ گئی موٹی ڈاکو نہیں بلکہ آ گیا موتی ڈاکو

        • Ishtiaq

          Aon Bhai kyuin khushi pe pani phair rahay ho. Kuch dair Mouuuti ko Mot’ti rehnay detay yar ☺️.

          • Aon Bilal

            اوہ اچھا سوری بھائی

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      Dont worry 1st replacement will be free

  • Freecall

    kya Ya waird or jazz ke sim ha ya dono network par use ho saky gi or dono ke signal hasil kary gi pls koi btye ga?

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      New sims just jazz ka network support karyn gi 2G aur 3G k liye 4G abhi warid ki cell sites se hi chal raha hai. Jab sara warid poori tarah Jazz 2G aur 3G pe shift ho jaye ga tab Warid 4G equipments Mobilink ki cell sites pe shift kiye jayen gay aur warid k saray towers khatam kar diye jayen gay. Aur Warid+Jazz ka sara spectrum jazz k towers se chale ga.

  • Mango man

    You guys suck stop baiting us into clicking your stupid news.. everyone has a 4g sim those without dont care

  • Atif

    Contradictory content!
    No need to change 4g sim
    Need to change all Sims later

  • Isn’t that whole point of an acquisition *not* to do stuff like this?

  • Javed Niaz

    U hv to pay 100 for replacing the old warid sim but u wl get 150 balance wd unlimited expire..

    • raja riaz

      ap se kis ne keh dia bhai?