Comparison of 3G/4G packages in Pakistan

By Shaoor Munir on
September 11, 2016
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The introduction of 3G and 4G services in Pakistan has helped further the process of technological evolution. Customers have embraced these services in a huge number, with 3G/4G users hitting 32 million mark in August. There are currently four different service providers who are offering 3G in Pakistan, with two of them offering 4G as well and Warid is providing only 4G services to its users. That is 5 different service providers who are offering different packages and incentives to entice customers to their networks. With the merger of Warid and Mobilink, the number has dropped to four; still, there will be enough options for customers to select the data package of their desire. To make it easier for users, we have compiled different 3G and 4G packages offered by the telecom companies in one place. These are only data packages offered by the operator and do not include all in one hybrid packages consisting of SMS, voice minutes and data volume.

1. Daily and 3 Day Packages

Daily packages, especially non-recursive ones (those which do not auto-renew), are good for users who do not require access to the internet all through the month. These are good for one-time use and are mostly light on the budget.

Ufone

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
4024 Hours10 Rs (including taxes)Dial *804#Recursive (SMS UNSUB to 8804)
7524 Hours15 Rs (including taxes)Dial *8042#Recursive (dial *4804#)
5024 Hours (1 AM to 9 PM)5 Rs (including taxes)Dial *810#Recursive (SMS UNSUB to 7810)
102424 Hours (1 AM to 6 AM)99 Rs (including taxes)Dial *550#Recursive (dial *5501#)
10072 Hours25 Rs (including taxes)Dial *3350#Non-recursive

Mobilink

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
5024 Hours12 Rs (including taxes)Dial *117*11#Non-recursive
10072 Hours20 Rs (including taxes)Dial *117*1#Non-recursive
50072 Hours (2 AM to 8 AM)15 Rs (including taxes)Dial *114*14#Non-recursive

Telenor

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
75072 Hours13 Rs (including taxes)Dial *345*139#Non-recursive

Zong

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
2024 Hours5 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
10024 Hours15 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
20024 Hours25 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
102424 Hours (4 AM to 4 PM)12 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)

Warid

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
2024 Hours5 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
10024 Hours15 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
20024 Hours25 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
102424 Hours (4 AM to 4 PM)12 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)

2. Weekly Packages

If you require access to mobile data for more than a few days, consider these weekly packages as they provide better value for money as compared to daily packages.

Ufone

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
2501 Week50 Rs (including taxes)Dial *7811#Non-recursive
5001 Week125 Rs (including taxes)Dial *7815#Non-recursive

Mobilink

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
300 MB7 Days50 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *117*3#Non-recursive
500 MB + 200MB for Facebook and WhatsApp7 Days75 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *117*7#Non-recursive

Telenor

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
40967 Days (1 AM to 7 PM)70 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *345*144#Non-recursive

Zong

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
7007 Days70 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
20007 Days100 Rs (excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)

Warid

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubscribe)
2507 Days50 Rs (excluding taxes)SMS WB1 to 7777Non-recursive

3. Monthly Packages

Monthly packages are the most popular in all three categories and offer most variety to cater for every type of user.

Ufone

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubsribe)
102430 Days250 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *7807#Non-recursive
309630 Days500 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *803#Non-recursive
1024030 Days1000 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *5100#Non-recursive

Mobilink

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubsribe)
204830 Days140 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *117*77#Non-recursive
309630 Days250 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *117*31#Non-recursive
614430 Days500 Rs (Including taxes)Dial *117*30#Non-recursive
1331230 Days1200 Rs (Including taxes)Dial 117*32#Non-recursive

Telenor

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubsribe)
30030 Days200 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *345*482#Non-recursive
60030 Days350 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *345*483#Non-recursive
400030 Days600 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *345*484#Non-recursive
800030 Days1000 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *345*485#Non-recursive

Zong

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubsribe)
15030 Days50 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
50030 Days150 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
204830 Days300 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
614430 Days600 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
1024030 Days1800 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)
2048030 Days3500 Rs (Excluding taxes)Dial *6464#Recursive (Dial *6464#)

Warid

Data Available (MB)DurationPriceSubscription MethodType of Package (Method to Unsubsribe)
50030 Days100 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MBM to 7777Non-recursive
102430 Days200 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MBV to 7777Non-recursive
204830 Days300 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MBS to 7777Non-recursive
512030 Days500 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MBB to 7777Non-recursive
819230 Days800 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MHD to 7777Non-recursive
1024030 Days1000 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MBG to 7777Non-recursive
1228830 Days1200 Rs (Excluding taxes)SMS MMB to 7777Non-recursive

Which telecom company provides best service?

An economical package will not amount to anything if you are not able to consume the data due to poor coverage or substandard speeds. While service quality may depend on many factors such as signal strength in the area, network load and even nearby wireless devices, PTA’s quality of service survey may provide a basic framework for judging the overall performance of a telecom service provider. According to PTA QoS 2016 survey, Zong provides the best average data speeds (7.71 Mbps) while Ufone lags behind all other operators in this department with only 1.17 Mbps of average speed.

With the merger of Warid, Mobilink and the introduction of 4G services by Telenor, we expect overall speeds of these providers to soon rival those of Zong. Until then, Zong is a clear winner in the speed department.

Keeping in view the packages offered by the service provider and other factors like signal strength and average speed offered, you should now be able to choose a suitable network and internet package to fulfill your online needs.

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