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Published on September 25th, 2008 | by Babar Bhatti

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5% Services Charges Added To Prepaid Services






Dear Prepaid Customer, from now onwards 5% additional service charges (on recharge face value) will be applicable on all recharges via easyload / Jazz / UTopup  or scratch card – for all prepaid customersTelenor, Mobilink and Ufone.

This has been a rough year for Pakistan’s economy. Now the major mobile operators like Telenor, Mobilink and Ufone have increased the prepaid service cost by 5%. The recent downward trend of the economy has eventually hit the telecom industry. Industry analysts (and this blog) predicted tough situation for the telecom sector so it wasn’t a complete surprise. While the slowdown was expected, the speed at which rates are going up and service is going down is not good. On the one hand public should face the reality that telecom services are not going to be that cheap forever. More importantly, the government should keep its share of taxes within reasonable limits. Let the market figure out the prices. We have enough competition and mobile number portability. We just don’t need the burden of extra taxes.

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0 Responses to 5% Services Charges Added To Prepaid Services

  1. Sunan Sahir says:

    Dear Brothers,
    At the end Public suffers, so we’re suffering.
    we know that Mr. 10 Percent is now own the country, so all credit goes to his Suspense account maintain by PTA.
    PTA who we thinks work to protect consumer rights but we see PTA now act as a tool to Current Holding Official Company.

    we protest against such unjustify service charges.
    There’s no concept of good services in Pakistan,everybody thinks for the profit and money :O

    Rgds,
    Sunan Sahir
    Islamabad,PK

  2. As Salam o Alaikum Friends.
    Har card par 5% TAX hum dety hain Charging ke waqat bijli hamari kharach hoti hay. mobile hamara hota hay SIM hamari apni hoti hay.har call par tax .har cheez par tax.
    ES PAKISTAN MAIN KOI AYESI CHEEZ HAY JIS PAR TAX NAHI LAGTA KOI BATAYE GA?……………….
    JAB BACHA KOI PAIDA HOTA HAY TAB B TAX JAB MARTA HAY TAB B TAX…..
    SHAADI PAR B TAX TALAAK PAR B TAX…
    ES NAVEED QAMAR KO BANDA KAHEY KE HAR CHEEZ PAR TAX TO TUM NY LAGA DIA HAY ITNY LOGOON KA MAAL KHAA KAR TUMAIN KIA MILTY GA…
    DEAR FRIENDS A MESSAGE 4 U.

    -:-0314-5118069-:-
    ALLAH HAFIZ

  3. Umaira says:

    what a ‘Bakwas’ it is!!! i.e ye kia bakwas he. the boys make girl friends to get chat with them but we girls make boy friends just to befool them and get balance from them. but now they are getting annoyed with us because of the new taxes levied by the government.
    all this is done by Zardari Bandar (Monkey).
    what the solution of all this situation. We havnt balance in our mobiles for the last many days as our boyfriends have refused to send us more.
    agar Zardari ko Palin ko balance send kerna perta to use lag pata jata that how much tough and troublesome the situation is. It seems that all the deducted balance from all callers is going to Zardari’s girl friends Sara Palin and Sheeri Rehman from Zardari’s side.
    what can we do here. its too much

  4. CatchMeIfYouCAN says:

    No I will tell you what happened. Bush got a Mobilink connection and tried to propose Rice and because of low standard freaking vocie enabling-quality he told her I want to marry you, which sounded like I WANT TO BURRY YOU. Crap. And there went his proposal. The Punnylink experience made him push Pakistani government to put additional charges.

  5. salman says:

    After talking to many friends in telenor and warid, we reached a conclusion that our president mr. Zardari is the direct recipient of this percentage.

    As per our information, PTA is not a beneficiary at all. PTA has just given approval of this service charges. The amount deducted directly goes in the accounts of respective operator.

    After levy of these charges you notice that these is no change in quality of service. It is all same in respect of operational, administrative aspects currently and retrospectively.

  6. omer says:

    yes we are paying 36 rupee on every 100 rupee recharge. means 36%

  7. IKnewILovedUB4IMetU says:

    Please for God Sake Hamad don’t assume that (ab itni bhi chornay ki nahin ho rahi). It can go to 50% and then you get additional access to services which the consumer might find attractive and is willing to substitue for tax.

  8. Muzzammil says:

    just i want to say “GEO BHOTO”

  9. Hamid Ejaz says:

    huhh 31 % … i think k kch years baad tu 100 rs k card par 10 rs ayn gy or baqi 90 rs tax hojay ga..

  10. IKnewILovedUB4IMetU says:

    Jawad is right. First we make a girlfriend with so much of trouble and then getting their number is like climbing K2 top and once we start talking the taxes increase. Don’t we have the right to talk to them? Zardari can go ga ga over Palin and we can’t even talk to Parveen? This is our basic fundamental right. Go Musharaf Go – Go Musharaf Go.

  11. Jawad says:

    Its really disgusting, How could PTA do such an act. First make people using connection and now Applying taxes

    Total 36% Tax on every sms or call made. what the hell is it

  12. IKnewILovedUB4IMetU says:

    I couldn’t sleep the whole night. I talk to my girlfriend for 7 hours in the night and that 5% was just clikcing me like anything, now she is gonna say something important and the balance is gonna finish. She thinks I’m broke. She thinks I stink with a Telenor connection. She thinks guy next door having a Mobilink Postpaid Indigo connection is better than me. Such materialistic B she is. I’ll show that W that I can have that 5% back.

  13. Shaheer says:

    ^ It has already made us mad.

  14. Muhammad Abdullah says:

    What is this, i mean why do they need to increase prices, don’t they have anything else to do. More and more prices and expenses will eventually make us all mad.

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