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January 1970

Telenor Pakistan announces commercial launch of 3G services from June 1, 2014

Aimed at further expanding and developing its already market-leading, innovative data packages via the 3G platform, Telenor Pakistan announced to commercially launch 3G services in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad on June 1, 2014. The second phase of commercial roll out will be initiated later this year to offer 3G services in other parts of the country as well.

In prepaid category, multiple validity bundles are available to give freedom and flexibility to our customers. Two variants of daily 3G bundles consists of 50 MBs for Rs. 15 and 100 MBs for Rs. 25. Whereas, 3-days validity bundle would be offered at Rs. 35 for 200 MBs and weekly validity bundle of 500 MBs at Rs. 75. Monthly bundles comprise of 2 plans; 3,000 MBs at Rs. 400 and 8,000 MBs at Rs. 1,000. Additional usage, after bundle volumes are exhausted, will be charged at 1 paisa per 10 KB which will be valid till the bundle end date. Prepaid customers who do not subscribe to any of the above 3G bundles would be daily charged 10 paisa per 10 KB for using 3G services, and upon reaching the daily maximum usage of Rs. 50, they will not be charged any further and can browse the internet for free for the rest of the day. 3G bundles will work both on 2G and 3G coverage area without separate billing under 2G and 3G, whereas 2G bundles will not work in 3G areas.

Postpaid plans are extremely competitive and will cater to the needs of the data-savvy smartphone users. Again we are offering various options catering to the needs of our customers. 10-days validity bundle at Rs. 100 for 150 MBs, whereas in 30-days validity category 4 plans will be offered; 300 MBs at Rs. 200, 600 MBs at Rs. 350, 4,000 MBs at Rs. 600 and 8,000 MBs at Rs. 1,000. Additional usage, after bundle limits are exhausted, will be charged at 5 Paisa per 10 KB which will be valid till the bundle end date. Usage without subscribing to 3G bundles will be charged at 10 Paisa per 10 KB.

All the price plans are designed keeping in view the preferences of Telenor Pakistan valued customers. Moreover, special data SIMs for tablets and dongles with affordable and convenient data plans will also be introduced soon.
We are excited to introduce 3G services to our customers, expanding access to data-rich products and coverage solutions to meet their needs,said Irfan Wahab Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan. The launch of next generation services in the country marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Pakistan. As the country is getting ready for the data centric era, we reiterate our commitment to help the nation forge ahead by providing internet for all. Not only does this technology ensure expansion in Telenor Pakistan robust and high-performing data services, but it also complements our existing state-of-the-art network that currently offers one of the widest, most reliable coverage across the country. We also aim to play a pivotal role in government efforts to promote e-inclusivity for all to foster socio-economic transformation of Pakistan, and with the 3G platform, we can further extend our support for making ICT more accessible across the country.

The current free trial of 3G services to Telenor Pakistan customers will continue until May 31, 2014, and the users will be charged for the 3G service from June 1, 2014 onwards. The subscribers will be notified about the end of free 3G trial service via SMS, Telenor Pakistan official website, company
Facebook page and outdoor advertising campaigns.

About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has 35 million subscribers, over 2800 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities. It holds a majority share in Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia.

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