Zong Increases Data Tariff up to 40%

Zong, Pakistan’s only 3G & 4G network, has announced to revise its mobile internet bundle rate which will be applied from 9th March, 2015 on wards. On 10GB package Zong has increased 20% charges from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 1,800. Whereas on 20GB package the operator has increased 40% charges from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,500.

Zong Increases Data Tariff up to 40%

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Now it is cleared that the last Press Conference by Zong’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Niaz A Malik, in which he revealed about Zong’s future investment plans, was to mentally prepare Zong users for increase in data prices. As he shared with media that:

“Zong has plans to expand the scope of its 3G and 4G services across the country by ensuring 100% 3G and 60% 4G coverage by investing $300-$400 million in this year.”

Answering an interesting question of journalist, Mr. Niaz said that Zong will not go for any type of loan from banks etc to do these investments but now it is clear that from where Zong is going to grab this money and later on invest it in 3G & 4G network expansion plans.

Unfortunately, the rest of world is using internet on as low charges as possible but in Pakistan sometimes Tax charges are increased by the Government and next time the operator itself increase the charges while making internet connectivity more expensive.

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