Cell phone operators slam device & SIM sales tax




STAFF REPORT ISB: Three of Pakistan’s operators have targeted the government’s proposed sales tax on mobile handsets and SIM cards.

Mobilink, Telenor and Warid have termed the FBR’s device tax "irrational, illogical, arbitrary and incoherent". They note that it not only goes against the country’s constitution, but would also be highly difficult to implement.

Pakistan already taxes the import and supply of mobile handsets, but avoidance of this duty is common

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Warid unveils new Data SIM




STAFF REPORT ISB: Warid, the leading telecommunication company which also holds largest 4G subscribers user base has unleashed an exclusive Data SIM’. The newly launched SIM has tendency to enable connectivity for all smart devices with SIM slots.

The Senior official of Warid Telecom said while commenting on the launching of newly released SIM, "Warid Data SIM allows customers instant internet connectivity without the inconvenience of searching for Wi-Fi connections. The Data

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LHC directs PTA to probe into illegal SIM issuance matter




Staff Report ISB: Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed by the honorable Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the fraudulent practice of issuance of SIM cards in the name of person who does not consent it.

Waheed Shahzad, a tax lawyer by profession had earlier taken the matter of illegal SIM Issuance on his CNIC to the LHC.

Waheed Shahzad stated in his petition "In response to news published in various newspapers regarding illegal and

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LHC directs PTA to probe into illegal SIM issuance matter


Staff Report ISD: Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed by the honorable Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the fraudulent practice of issuance of SIM cards in the name of person who does not consent it.

Waheed Shahzad, a tax lawyer by profession had earlier taken the matter of illegal SIM Issuance on his CNIC to the LHC.

Waheed Shahzad stated in his petition "In response to news published in various newspapers regarding illegal and unauthorised SIM

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Warid launches SIM Wapis Lagao Offer


Staff Report ISD: Warid Telecom has launched SIM Wapis Lagao offer to facilitate its loyal customers. All warid customers who have not used their SIMs for at least 30 days can avail this offer by reactivating their SIMs. By using this offer now customers can enjoy 3000 free on-net minutes, local SMSs, and MBs of mobile internet for whole month. The offer will be accessible by dialing 3733. In addition to this, upon recharging 10 rupees or more, Warid subscribers will get free minutes for all

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Nokia 215 Dual SIM launched




STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft Devices Pakistan has launched Nokia 215 Dual SIM, its most affordable Internet-ready phone, in the country. This product is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and new digital experiences.
The Nokia 215 Dual SIM will allow more people to access popular Web content and digital services, and enable them to enjoy online experiences via Opera Mini browser, Bing search, MSN Weather, Twitter and Facebook.
With a fresh

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Microsoft unveils Nokia 215, Nokia 215 Dual-SIM


STAFF REPORT ISB: With a price tag of just $29 before taxes and subsidies, Nokia 215 is our most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet, perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers.
Nokia 215 has pre-installed Facebook and Messenger with instant notifications while its browsing the web is super-easy, thanks to Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search. Get the latest weather conditions using MSN Weather and see accurate hourly or 5-day weather forecasts.
With Nokia 215, the

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Warid offers free 7 days LTE trial upon SIM upgrade


Lahore, 6thJanuary 2014:Warid Telecom yet again brings an exciting offer for its valuable customers. Now all Warid prepaid and postpaid customers can enjoy a free 7 days LTE trial with a data allowance of 500MB, following a change or purchase of the new LTE SIM. This can be done by either visiting the Warid Business Center or one of the franchises. These free trials are presently being offered by the company in six cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and

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SIM biometric verification system downs telcos sale




STAFF REPORT KHI: The introduction of biometric SIM verification and activation system has slowed down the sales of telecom companies in the country.
According to a fresh report, the initiation of new mandatory SIM sale mechanism by the government this August all over the country that no any SIM could be activated without verification of NADRA. This has affected the sales of new SIMs for all telecom operators.
"The newly implicated SIM verification system has proved itself fully

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Lumia 730 Dual SIM Now Available in Pakistan


Karachi, October 21, 2014: Microsoft Devices Pakistan announced the availability of the Lumia 730 Dual SIM in Pakistan. With a wide angle front facing camera, affordable price tag, and sleek, pocketable style featured alongside integrated Microsoft experiences, Lumia 730 lets people easily capture and share more of what they want.

The Lumia 730 combines a slim, vibrant style with powerful performance to create an uncompromised smartphone experience. Alongside Dual SIM 3G support, the

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Telenor sells first SIM through biometric system




STAFF REPORT KHI: Telenor Pakistan has started selling SIMs using the recently installed Biometric Verification System (BVS) for activation of SIMs in Karachi. It has deployed BVS at 29 points of sales across Karachi, ensuring that all Sales and Service Centers and Franchises in the city are BVS compliant.

According to details, Telenor completed BVS deployment in Karachi on November 30 and starting December 1, all SIM sales through BVS are underway at all of Telenor Pakistan’s

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Pakistans first SIM, Smart Card making facility opens

STAFF REPORT IBD: KWICK High Tech and Solutions is the Pakistan’s first SIM and Smart Card manufacturer has recently inaugurate the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was inaugurated the SIM and Smart Card making.The facility was opened by German Ambassador in Pakistan Dr. Cyrill Nunn along with Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Secretary of Ministry of Information Technology Pakistan, where high officials from all major telecom and banking sectors were also present.On the occasion, the ambassador said

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Biometric SIM verification system delayed

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not yet completed the system of biometric SIM verification mainly due to the absence of decision-making officials at the telecom watchdog.The other parties concerned with this new system to be introduced, both the NADRA and the telecom companies are all prepared for this new system to take over.Sources said that the absence of officials has been caused by the internal problems that PTA has been going through one after the other

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Problem of SIM spoofing

THE PROBLEM of SIM spoofing has been increasing day after day that is ultimately creating harassment among customers. In SIM spoofing the customer SIM may be used illegally for calls and text messages, without his knowledge, though the SIM is active and in the use of the customer.Obviously, it is not possible for the common man to do SIM spoofing. Only those who have high accessibility on the customers’ private information can do this activity as a result of illegal use of the authority.The

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Kwick offers world class GSM SIM cards

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Kwick High Tech and Solutions has come up as the sole GSM SIM cards makers in Pakistan, offering local cellular operators the ability to get locally made SIM cards of international quality with global standards and at better costs."Kwick is already selling its locally made SIMs to two local operators and now it’s pursuing to expand its sale operation by selling it to foreign venders mainly China," said Waseem Rafi, CEO Kwick.The Company is also plans to sell SIM

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