Warid Initiated 4G LTE Services in Murree

Warid that is the first network to transform to 4G LTE from 2G last year in Pakistan, has spreading its blazing LTE data services in the country vigorously. And as per latest reports, Warid has now launched its 4G LTE internet services in the country’s most visited tourist destination Murree.

According to Warid, its new and existing customer residing in Murree can enjoy 500 MB free LTE internet as a 7 day trial. Also customer who still hasn’t acquired their 4G LTE powered Warid SIM’s can replace them free of cost from Warid customer care centers. Furthermore, can also claim LTE supported handsets as well offered by Warid in affordable prices to experience newly flanged blistering fast 4G LTE – now in Murree as well.

warid 4g in Murree

It’s important to keep in view that Warid was the sole mobile operator of the country that haven’t participated in last year’s 3G/4G spectrum auction made by Govt of Pakistan through PTA. Warid even after not participated in this auction but was still able to launch its LTE services in the latter half of last year’s 2014, because of having substantial exiting 2G spectrum due to minimal mobile subscriber base in the country. This allowed Warid to transform from 2G to straight 4G LTE for the reason it had substantial amount of spare 2G spectrum that it utilized for launching LTE in the country.

Although, Zong was the only telecom operator of the country who claimed both 3G as well as 4G spectrum from last year’s auction took place in April, 2014. Thus even after spending millions of rupees for this spectrum purchase, Zong is only managed to persuade minimal amount of 4G customers as per PTA stats. Whereas, because of superiors network and locality of its large urban customers base – Warid was able to covert enormous 66,000 2G customers to 4G LTE till March, 2015.

Presently, Warid after the inclusion of LTE footprints in Murree freshly is now offering its LTE data services in total 8 major cities of Pakistan. These Warid 4G LTE enabled cities of the country involves, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Peshawar, Murree and Quetta.

Thus if Warid continued to broaden its LTE coverage in most of the cities, where it comprises hefty number of its subscriber’s – it’s apparent that Warid will be able to hike LTE customer base further. This will be a huge achievement for an operator – which likes to be remain low key, but offering lucrative superior quality telecom services from the past several years.

Ufone Started Charging WhatsApp Calls with its default Internet Tariff

This big news has just been reported by the telecom sources that Ufone has decided to start charging its subscribers as per its default data rates – in regard of making WhatsApp calls. The important aspect to keep in mind is that before this announcement Ufone was allowing its users to make WhatsApp calls from their subscribed data buckets and no additional cost was attach to it. But, now this pondering decision has been implemented as per immediate effect that Ufone customer making WatsApp calls will be charged other than their subscribed 2G or 3G data buckets.

WhatsApp

The default rate of the Ufone internet data is Rs 20 for the initial 1MB and 19 MB of free data being provided to customers. But luckily Ufone has redeemed normal WhatsApp chatting feature usage from this new verdict of additional data tariff on WhatsApp calls, so Ufone customer can make WatsApp chatting as much as they want by subscribing any data bundles offers.

Possible Rational behind This decision by Ufone:

Ufone Charge Whatsapp Calls

As WhatsApp Calls feature was the most awaited perk in this most used instant chatting Smartphone app, which is now being own by social media giant Facebook. Notably, WhatsApp also comprise the most number of active users in comparison with all other leading similar kind of apps available. Eventually, few months back WhatsApp at last provided the voice calling feature for its millions of customer with amazing crystal clear voice quality.

Thus WhatsApp is as popular instant messaging Smartphone app in Pakistan as in any other country of the world, because now almost every Smartphone user in the country uses WhatsApp. As still Pakistan is one of those countries of the world where conventional mobile voice calls are a hefty source of revenue for Telco’s. That’s why considering WhatsApp voice call feature as a major threat to voice calls revenue slash in future Ufone has decided to charge WhatsApp voice calls instead of data buckets to its users.

Furthermore, as after the 3G service launch offering such affordable data bundles Ufone evaluated that enormous users started subscribing these data buckets to made use of for WatsApp free calls. Also according to reports, the voice quality of WhatsApp calls is came across superior even on 3G that is the main reason why Ufone have taken this imperative decision as cited above.

Final Thoughts:

It’s most likely that other telecom operator of the country would also follow the footprints of Ufone and will soon start charging WhatsApp calls other than data bundles – to their respective customers. This is a proactive step being taken by Ufone presently as a counter strategy to maintain its voice calls revenue competitive.

Huawei Introduces Honor Bee: Potent Budget Smartphone

Huawei is gradually becoming the most innovative Smartphone manufacturer now after becoming the world’s top-notch commuting and wireless internet products manufacturer. Huawei, which is basically a Chinese multinational tech enterprise, has gained popularity by introducing various power packs Smartphone over the years – intended for various niches. Now freshly Huawei has revealed an ultra affordable but adorned with good specs 3G Smartphone called Honor Bee. It’s an ultra-affordable Smartphone designed for low-budget markets around the world – that is also the heftiest ones with millions of prospective customer’s influx.

Huawei Honor Bee

Here is the dissection of what’s under the hood of this newly introduced Huawei Honor Bee.

Huawei Honor Bee Specs Review:

Desigh and Display:

If we look at the design and built quality of the phone, it is crafted with not extravagant material as expected, because it’s a budget low-end Smartphone. Honor Bee has a polycarbonate textured detachable back cover except the battery in non-removable only has Dual SIM and SD card slots to be made use of from the back. Phone is overall built with sturdy plastic finishing and the textured casing makes the phone non slippery, which is a good thing because it will also not let user fingerprints stick to it – every time while holding.

Talking about its display this one has a 4.5-inch FWVGA qHD screen offering 960×540 resolution displays. With this type of screen and resolution phone is capable enough to offer satisfactory display quality with modest viewing angle as well – that is ok in such affordable Smartphone.

Hardware and Storage:

The most noteworthy aspect that prospective buyers look in a Smartphone is its hardware specs to evaluate its performance. This latest reasonably priced Huawei Honor Bee is decked with SpeedTrum 1.2GHz Quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM, this hardware specs will be able to furnish satisfactory performance to users in all Smartphone features paradigms.

The made available internal storage is of 8GB out of which 5.12 will be available to use for users, while rest is going to be consumed by phone itself as default. Also the storage capacity can also be extended through SD card up to 32 GB for users who tends to store hefty amount of data in their phones.

Camera:

Honor Bee also offers amazing 8MP main camera, which is an influential aspect of this low-priced Smartphone. The phone is proficient to capture sharp images up to 3264 x 2448 pixels also has autofocus dual-LED flash too. The secondary front facing one is of moderate 2MP, which will quite effortlessly handle occasional selfies clicking and video chatting by its users.

Supplementary Features:

The remaining worth mentioning specs of this fresh Smartphone release by Huawei comprises of Android OS 4.4.2 (KitKat) underneath Huawei’s own Emotion Lite 3.0 UI on top, comes out of the box to run the phone. Also the battery loaded in this particularly affordable Smartphone is of Li-Ion 1730 mAh battery, which should be capable enough to give 12 to 14 hours backup upon robust use too. Additionally, phone also offer FM Radio, GPS and micro USB 2.0 knack in it making it more lucrative in comparison with other similar price bracket budget Smartphone’s from other brands available in the market.

The expected release of this Huawei Honor Bee is in May, 2015 and the expected price will be around Price: $80.

PM Youth Laptop Scheme: Fingers being pointed by Transparency International

The present federal government led by Pakistan Muslim League-N is carrying forward the youth initiative from the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif of awarding free Laptop’s to students. This year govt has planned to give away 400,000 Laptops to university and colleges students. The laptop scheme is now being managed by HEC (Higher Education Commission), who determine the awarding institutes and students.

PM Youth Laptop Scheme

But according to news being reported, Transparency International has raised apprehension regarding the purchase price of Rs. 51,640 for one laptop. Keep in view that there will be tender floated on May 15, 2015 by formulated commission for the procurement of 400,000 laptops meant for the second phase of Prime Minister laptop scheme that will be awarded in the coming four years in the country.

Furthermore, there is hefty Rs. 21.33 billion hard earned Pakistani tax payer money is being allocated for further broaden this gimmick project – to give 100,000 tablets to students in the coming four years as well. This is a separate initiative of awarding free latest detachable tablets to students of lower grades unlike laptop scheme legitimate for only graduation and upper degree students.

Now as per sources, Transparency International Pakistan has sent a written letter to PM saying that the price agreed upon for tablets is many much higher than the actual market price. The internationally recognized organization also said that while purchasing tablets in this massive quantity should further lessen the prices.

Additionally, Transparency International also elaborated its stance by referring to the $179 same specification windows tablet price at a renowned American retail online store Walmart – which ECC is requiring for the scheme. These tablets can also be imported in the country by paying additional shipping charges ranging from 7,000 to 10,000 only – as the order in bulk quantity.

Moreover, Transparency International also showed its reservation about purchasing immense 400,000 tablets for coming four year through single tender at once.

Transparency International Pakistan said, “We do not agree with the ECC decision to award the contract with variable specification for four years, without knowing the specifications for the second, third and fourth year”.

The international organization Pakistan fraction further stated that this tablets purchase tender will be breach of Pakistan Public Procurement Rules (PPR) 2004, which oblige accurate order specification to be provided to bidder for purchase.

Wrapping-Up:

Let’s see how the govt respond to this reservation shown by Transparency International Pakistan regarding laptop and tablets purchase prices. As the tender is going to be open in next week govt may take some stiff measure to make this biding transparent with compliance of rules set for this sort of deals in the country.

PTCL Offering Upgrade Your EVO Device Promotion

PTCL, which is the country sole largest ICT service provider that has shifted its focus now from landline phones to offering innovative internet compliance to masses. Currently, PTCL holds the largest number of broadband customer’s base in the country that is over 2.5 millions. Moreover, with the introduction of wireless internet furnishing through its EVO devices has further broaden the outreach o PTCL internet coverage in the country.

Therefore to further enhance its clientage of latest wireless internet network called EVO Char Ji that is offering blazing fast internet up to 36MBPS. PTCL is now offering its existing basic EVO 3.1, and EVO WIngle 9.3 customers to upgrade their devices with EVO Charji Wingle or Charji Cloud.

Offer Specifications:

PTCL EVO

Customer who has EVO 3.1 Mbps can upgrade their devices to EVO 9.3 Mbps as well as to Charji Wingle or Charji Cloud to completely transform their internet speeds.

Furthermore, users having EVO 9.3 Mbps currently can upgrade their devices to Charji Wingle or Charji cloud for further enhancing their internet speeds – and amazing downloading speed.

PTCl EVO customer having EVO 3.1 Mbps and EVO 9.3 Mbps can exchange their devices to above cited packages by just paying Rs 1,000 upfront device charges. After availing this promotion customer will be awarded one month of free internet as a promotion.

This offer will allow uses to get new EVO 9.3 and Char Ji EVO devices with minimal upfront charges of 1K and afterward can experience many time faster internet speeds alongside multiple devices connectivity proficiency.

Device Charges and Internet Volume Details:

  1. EVO 3.1 to 3G EVO Wingle
  • Free Internet for 1 month
  • Monthly Volume 20GB
  • Upgrade Bundle Charges Rs. 2500
  1. EVO 3.1 to CharJi Wingle
  • Free Internet for 1 month
  • Monthly Volume 20GB
  • Upgrade Bundle Charges Rs. 3800
  1. EVO 3.1 to CharJi Cloud
  • Free Internet for 1 month
  • Monthly Volume 20GB
  • Upgrade Bundle Charges Rs. 4800
  1. EVO 9.3 to CharJi Wingle
  • Free Internet for 1 month
  • Monthly Volume 20GB
  • Upgrade Bundle Charges Rs. 3300
  1. EVO 9.3 to CharJi Cloud
  • Free Internet for 1 month
  • Monthly Volume 20GB
  • Upgrade Bundle Charges Rs. 4300

The standard monthly charges of 1500 for EVO 3.1 and 1800 for 9.3 will be applicable from the second month.

Wrapping-Up:

This exclusive EVO upgrade promotion can be availed by visiting PTCL OSS and by paying Rs 1,000 upfront device exchange charges. This promotion will provide a good opportunity to EVO users to amplify their internet connection speed drastically by getting brand new upgraded EVO devices. Its merit mentioning here that it’s a limited time offer, so avail it as early as possible – if you are a PTCL EVO 3.1 or 9.3 Mbps customer.