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Warid Launched its Poocho Sab Kuch Service

Warid Telecom has launched another exciting offer “Warid Poocho Sab Kuch”.

The Poocho Sab Kuch service is a search and answering engine, which works over SMS. Service is yet another industry first by Warid Telecom.

Poocho Sab Kuch is an SMS-based interactive menu-driven service that allows subscribers to ask any query and receive answers, e.g. searching from Wikipedia.org or ask.com.

The process flow is simple, where the user can interact with the application by sending SMS. For instance, the user just can just send his query in plain English as SMS to the short code on which this service is integrated, and he/she will get the answer instantly as SMS. The user will be charged for every query he sends.

Mechanics:

  • SMS Shortcode: 5544
  • Send your query to 5544 and get the information

Charges:

  • Rs. 0.80+tax / SMS
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Get Ufone Golden Numbers for Free [Postpaid Only]

Ufone is giving away golden numbers, i.e. premier, easy to remember mobile numbers, to customers without any additional charge. Now customers can select from over 5,000 golden numbers and buy them without paying any extra fee for these special numbers.

Here are few interesting numbers that you can buy:

  • 923343508888
  • 923324304444
  • 923323697777
  • 923323687777

However, all numbers bought under this promotion will have to be on postpaid plans. And you won’t be able to convert these special numbers to prepaid for next 12 months.

Again, there’s no extra charge on the special number. But SIM Price, Advanced line rent and security deposit against your postpaid plans will be charged as per standard charges.

If you are ready then go ahead and click on this URL:http://www.ufone.com/postpay_BookMyNumber.aspx

Terms & Conditions:

  • User cannot change the ownership of the number till 12 months from the date of activation
  • User cannot disown the number till 12 months from the date of activation
  • Migration and port-out would not be allowed from these connections for 12 months
  • In case of migration or port-out, customer would have to pay the full-price of the special number
  • Number will only be provisioned on sale of Rs U249 and above line rent
  • No special charges apply to any number on this offer; Sim price, Advanced line rent, security deposit to be charged as per standard charges
  • Booked number will have to be collected within 5 days of booking from any Ufone Service Center or Franchise, failing which booking will be cancelled
  • While purchasing the SIM, showing original Valid CNIC is mandatory
  • Purchase price and taxes will have to be paid by the customer
  • This offer is for all Ufone Postpay customers only.
  • If a special number under this offer is purchased from any Ufone Service Center or Franchise as prepaid type, number will be automatically be converted to postpaid type on U249 line rent
  • Booking of number depends on the availability of stock
  • Users can convert to lower line rent package from U249 after expiry of 6 months from date of activation.
  • Number cannot be converted to prepaid until expiry of 12 month from date of activation
  • No charges apply to finding/booking number on the website
  • Users can reserve only two (2) number per CNIC
  • Customers of other networks can also visit our website to book number

Ban on YouTube to Stay: LHC

Lahore High Court has turned down a request to temporarily open YouTube in Pakistan.

While hearing a petition filed for re-opening of YouTube, the court asked the Ministry of Information Technology to tell on July 25 to how to block access to specific URLs, which are blasphemous in nature.

The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 17th 2012 following protests about a 14-minute trailer of the film Innocence of Muslims.

Then prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had ordered the ban after YouTube denied to block the access of movie to Pakistani audience at the Pakistani government’s request.

Bytes For All, an NGO, moved the court in January seeking lifting of the ban.

During yesterday’s hearing, the petitioner’s counsel told the court that instead of blocking access to the entire website, only the objectionable material could be blocked.

A representatives of the information ministry informed that it was a sensitive issue and the website cannot be reopened which could cause unrest in the whole country. A deputy attorney general had also informed that the federal government was willing to lift the ban but blasphemous material was still available on the website. He said that the government had decided to continue the ban after Google administration refused to remove the blasphemous material.

A representative of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed that the authority would be able within the next four months to censor controversial and undesired stuff from websites as China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E were doing.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah remarked that he was not an expert on the matter and asked the Ministry to form a committee and invite suggestions from the public on how to block access to specific material.

The Most Economic and Reliable Broadband Internet Connection For Pakistanis (Review)

In case you are new to the internet and want a broadband connection that is not only reliable but also light on the pocket, then there is no better option than the PTCL Broadband economy package. Although there are countless other internet service providers as well, but none of them even comes near to providing the quality of service that PTCL does. Internet newbies are usually bombarded with ads from ISPs such as Qubee, Wi-Tribe, LinkDotNet and NayaTel that seem to be great but in reality come with a myriad of hidden costs and outrageous “service, installation and modem charges”. On the other hand, PTCL tries to facilitate every one by customized broadband packages that are meant for people of all ages.

One of the key factors of PTCL broadband economy package is that user is provided with a free Wi-Fi Modem. Other ISPs, however, charge the full modem price beforehand. Another advantage of getting this broadband economy package from PTCL is that you can avail unlimited PTCL to PTCL calls @ Rs. 250 for the whole month.

The only downside, in my opinion, of the PTCL broadband economy package is the 10 GB download limit. That is why this offer isn’t suitable for hardcore internet users relying on downloads, gaming etc. However, for those who just started learning internet essentials, such as browsing and social networking; the offer is great indeed.

Some of package details and key highlights of the PTCL broadband economy package are provided below:

  • Download up to 10 GBs is inclusive in the Package Price
  • Rs.100 per GB will be charged for downloads greater than 10 GBs
  • Total DSL charges will be capped at Rs. 1,500 which means that after 20 GBs the Package will become unlimited.
  • Rs. 1,500 will be charged as downgrade charges from all 1 Mbps and Higher Packages (Student & Regular) if they Opt into this package
  • This Package will be available with PSTN Freedom Package (Rs. 250) for new customers and existing customers can also avail Freedom Package with Broadband Economy Package.
  • PTCL broadband is the most affordable broadband service in the country
  • Seamless experience when streaming and downloading movies, TV shows and music files etc
  • Access to rich HD multimedia resources over the internet
  • Access to free movies, music, classical Pakistani plays, famous cricket matches, educational and religious contents exclusively for PTCL broadband customers   on ‘Buzz’ broadband web infotainment portal

For more details on PTCL’s economy broadband package, you can visit this link or like their Facebook fan page.

PTCL ‘reconnect’ campaign features Shahid Nazir

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has launched a new strategic campaign enabling its customers to re-connect their closed landline connections by just paying 50% of the total PTCL outstanding amount without any additional reconnection charges.
The PTCL “Reconnect Landline Link” campaign features a creative jingle ‘Come on People, Come on People’, sung and performed by Shahid Nazir known worldwide as “One Pound Fish Man”, that creatively depicts the affordability and reliability of PTCL landline network.

The Pakistani singer and internet sensation, Shahid Nazir, acclaimed international fame through his viral hit song ‘One Pound Fish’. He has also featured in the UK based international music show, X-Factor, and has recently signed a record deal with Warner Music (Warner Brothers).

“PTCL believes in nurturing the local talent and this initiative is a part of our broader efforts towards creating opportunities for the local talent to showcase their abilities,” commented Furqan Habib Qureshi, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Commercial. “The strategic campaign creatively portrays the significance of PTCL landline and enables our customers to return into the fold of the largest and most reliable telecommunications network in the country”, he added further.

PTCL has brought a paradigm shift in the telecom sector through its EVO wireless products, Vfone, Video Con and Smart TV services. However, PTCL landline remains the backbone of the telecom and internet industry of Pakistan and is still by far the largest voice telephony network in the country. PTCL landline also offers the most affordable rates, enabling customers to make unlimited on-net calls across the country for just Rs. 250 per month without any monthly line rent.

PTCL takes employee development to new heights

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has provided motorcycles on ownership basis to its Customer Services Representatives and technicians of field units as part of the company’s employee development initiatives.

This major initiative has been taken aligning the personal welfare of employees with business sustainability.

In the first phase of this program, employees are being provided Motorcycles in 48 easy instalments on ownership basis. In addition, 30 litres of fuel will also be provided by the company every month. This facilitation exercise brings convenience for the employees and also strengthens the field resources for provisioning of better services to the customers.

Syed Mazhar Hussain, PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) Human Resources said at the occasion,

“PTCL recognizes its human resource at its most valuable asset and invests heavily in their development through various training initiatives and welfare activities.

Our HR initiatives are geared towards creating a sustainable economic and social impact on the lives of our employees. This initiative will not only benefit and improve the productivity of our employees but also inspire them to deliver beyond our customers expectations.”

In connection with this employee facilitation exercise, special ceremonies were held in all the zonal head offices where motorcycles were handed over to the employees by PTCL management.

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note II Creative Guru Contest in Pakistan

Samsung is celebrating the overwhelming global success of the “Samsung Galaxy Note II” by holding “Creative Guru” activity at various cafes across Pakistan. Launched in October 2012, the Galaxy Note-II is an intuitive smartphone and a fascinatingly creative device. samsung

Samsung claims that worldwide sales Galaxy Note-II had exceeded five million units within two months of its launch, while the figures continue to grow rapidly. This smartphone is consistently selling at more than three times the pace of the Note 1 – its predecessor.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Atrium in Mall Of Lahore, on 1st February, 2013, attended by prominent personalities along with Television, Print, Radio and online Media.

During the ceremony, a qualified sketch artist from the National College of Arts, was engaged to use the creative features of Note II, and draw a sketch of Humaima Malik – the renowned TV & film star and guest of honour at the ceremony. Humaima was delighted to receive a Note II smartphone from Samsung as a gift.

After being rolled out from Café Zouk-Lahore, the Note II “Creative Guru” events will hit various top Cafes and Art Institutes in Lahore. Later, this contest will continue its journey through trendy cafes in Karachi and Islamabad. The highlight of these shows will be the opportunities for participants to win free Galaxy Note II smartphone.

The Business Head of Mobile Phones (Pakistan & Afghanistan) of Samsung EC Pakistan Private Ltd – Mr. Farid Ullah Jan said;

“A great customer response is generated by the comprehensive mobile experience and delightful expressive freedom delivered by the Note-II. Users can create personalized, complex and highly expressive content for instant sharing, through a wide range of social networks.

It gives unmatched ease in capturing those “big ideas” using Samsung’s creative “S pen” technology, to accurately digitize sketches, artworks and handwritten text, besides offering a revolutionary “Caricature” feature”.

Note II “Creative Guru” contest invites every one, to demonstrate their creative talents by using the S-pen and uploading their finished art-works, through the “Note II Creative Guru” Application on Samsung’s Facebook page.

Samsung fans from all over the country can view the Gallery and vote for their favourite drawings, whereby the contest winners will be given valuable prizes including Galaxy Note II smartphone.

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