Social Media Tells Us Which Network Worked The Best This Weekend

This past weekend was tough for Pakistani internet users due to a fault in the IMEWE submarine cable. Whether anyone was using broadband connections, wireless dongles or mobile data, websites and other online content simply refused to load.

Most of Pakistan’s internet active users thought they had gone back to the pre-internet days with no knowledge what was happening in the virtual world around them.

Regardless of dialup-like slow browsing speeds, some people still managed to connect to social media while several claimed they did not face much issues when browsing the internet.

Telenor claimed that its users faced no such problems and were able to connect at normal speeds using its 3G/4G data connections.

Here are some of the reactions by Telenor users who managed to use the internet as usual:

Just in case if you are wondering, Telenor has invested in high quality network components which are coupled with state of the art network planning and proactive technical response teams to achieve redundancy in the systems.

Such highly sophisticated backup plans allow Telenor users to have a seamless experience no matter the state of undersea cables.

The network provider remained active on social media during the outage, providing assistance to its customers and responding to user queries as well as fending off its competitors via Twitter battles.

This weekend proved to be very beneficial for the company as flocks of people joined or switched to the network after witnessing good performance when almost every other Pakistani internet user was literally disconnected from the rest of the world.

At the end of it all, hundreds of people thanked Telenor. Millions of Telenorโ€™s customers remained connected during a time when the whole country was witnessing snail-slow data speeds.


  • Humayun

    Is this a Telenor Ad.

  • Hunzala Ahmad

    Really looks like a one sided article zong was 100% percent ok during threse days but you have not added a single tweet from zong user something’s fishy here

    • Masroor Hussain

      no zong wasn’t ok. It was dead just like ptcl.

      • Hunzala Ahmad

        I used zong with perfect service during these days and know several others who experienced the same.

    • I use Zong 4g wifi device. I was working like a year 2000 dialup connection.

  • Sponsored???

    • Taha Najam

      With extra charges for removing the sponsored tag and passing this off as “news”. Stay pathetic Propakistani.

  • Shehzad

    World at rest Zong 4G at best

  • Kaka

    I am a Zong user from last 2 years. Had been using it across all the South Punjab and to tell honestly, I never ever experienced downtime! Never in 2 years. Best thing other than supreme connectivity is the complementary sim where I am give 10GB along with free mins and sms.

    • Kaka

      *given

  • Muhammad Usman Sarwar

    Telenor Publicity … Biased Article ..

  • Waise ProPk K Pas Itna Time Hota Hai K Wo Search Kar K Twitter Arrange Kar Lete hai.

    • Masroor Hussain

      ahmm!! talking about time? : P

  • Faizan Khalid

    Aik Facebook de do aur awam traqi ki rah pe pohanch jati uff …Bhai I am an annoyed
    Telenor user Sialkot Mai to signal reception he harab rehti aur Islamabad Mai pathetic internet speeds… just bearing it bcz of easypaisa.

    • Malik Wahab

      Easypaisa kisi bhhi sim mn transfer krwa lo

      • Faizan Khalid

        Aik do aur feature Hai jaisay djuice make your own bundle offer…offers kafi zaida lakin service farigh Hai

        • MEEKAL HAROON

          Jazz Make Your Own Bundle by *303#

          Jazz 4G+3G has 20 MHZ while Telenor has 15 MHZ

          Jazz customer can enjoy both JazzCash & easypaisa.

          Maintain Rs 3000 in JazzCash and absolutely free calls + sms to any Jazz number

  • Waqar

    What a stupid poay.
    I was getting 25 Mbps speed but I was not able to browse internet.

    This is bcz speedtest calculate your internet speed between between you and near by server which are mostly situated with in Pakistan.

    No matter how good and state of art your equipment you can’t do any thing if your submarine cable ia down.

    I am happy customer of mobilink in Lahore and i face no major issue in using internet last week.

  • Mr Irony

    Lol. Irony is all of these networks operate on aae1 submarine cable partly owned and operated by ptcl.

  • Samee

    I didn’t face any issue with Zong 4G on that day.

  • Liberal

    PTCL is DSL and is unlimited. Telenor is 3G/4G and offer limited volume, so there is no comparison b/w the two dear. First Telenor should offer true unlimited package then we will talk abt it. Illegal India mein jio ne offer kia tha na 4G unlimited? wahan hosakhta hai toh yahan kiyon nai?

  • Malik Wahab

    Hahahahahah zong was working fine

    Snd telenor Allah bachae yar pehle to kehty han u r given 100mb jb data on kro balance ur jats sara 10+ times hua phone kro sir old msg send hua apko Telenor kbhi ni

    And who said zong slow hua tha????

    • Masroor Hussain

      zong was dead

  • Faiq Arif

    is this telenor ads.?? because According to Market statics Zong 4G have 75% share in DATASIM 3g 4g…

  • Owaiis

    Either you’re biased or you forgot Zong.

  • Uzair Farooqi

    Kitny pesay lie Telenor say #Aamir bhai aap nay :-D

  • anas qamar

    “Such highly sophisticated backup plans allow Telenor users to have a seamless experience no matter the state of undersea cables” Are you kidding me?

  • Despite all the comments, I’d like to add I face connectivity issues with zong on daily basis. But ZONG was the only ‘life saver’ when internet was down last week and it’s worked much better then other days.

  • Hamiz Mughal

    Telenor ad. Zong was also giving the same service at that time. Both of them use PTCL network for internet. The only reason their net was working was because PTCL is forced to provide to corporate customers first.

  • Muhammad Faheem

    My zong and jazz had been equally good during this time…. Telenor….. Can’t think of it….. Its the most pathetic service provider in pakistan

  • Carl

    Pro Telenor & PTCL>……….

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    The article may be biased but Telenor 4G works way better than PeeTCL.

  • Telenor ad ? WT# ?

  • Telenor network sucks at my place.