Mobilink & Ufone Increase 3G Bundles Tariff – Advanced Internet Taxes in Pakistan

As the government of Punjab has not withdrawn from its announced pledge made in the budget by not imposing the 19.5% tax on internet services in the province, the implementation of this duty has now been started. According to latest reports, Telco’s operating in Pakistan, including largest operator Mobilink and Ufone has announced a rise in their 3G internet bundles. Keep in mind that govt of Punjab issued an SRO on the 28th May, 2015 this year to put hefty levy of 19.5% on the internet services in the province. However, later after bearing heavy criticism from the local IT industry, experts and online fraternity – announced to withdraw this tax. But now not fulfilling its own assurance made only a few months back and doing completely opposite from – what was expected from the authorities.

Advanced Internet Taxes in Pakistan

And now the end users will bear the heavy tax on internet services in the country, due to this redundant approach of the relevant authorities.  Here are the facts of how much the existing internet plans is going to climb in the country after execution of 14% advance tax.

Mobilink 3G Bundles Increased Tariff Details

Mobilink has started sending intimation messages to their subscriber informing them that the increased rates will take effect from the July 24, 2015. This increase in the tariff of 3G internet plans will certainly dishearten the hefty over 13 million 3G users making use of Mobilink’s 3G data services in the country.

Package Name: Tariff After Increase:
3G Daily Rs.17.93
3G 3Day Rs. 41.83
3G Weekly Rs. Rs.71.7

For details of the remaining internet plans rates of Mobilink, subscribers can dial *44*2#.

Ufone 3G Bundles Increased Tariff Details

Ufone as per newspaper intimation ad has publicized that to make sure that its customers get a superior standard of its services has changed its 3G internet bundle tariff. But actually, it is because of new tax, which has now been taking its toll on the internet services in the country – imposed by the government. The under mentioned increase will be applicable from 4th August, 2015 for Ufone customers.

Package Name: Tariff After Increase:
Daily Lite Bucket Rs. 11.95
Daily Heavy Bucket Rs. 17.93
Special Daily Bucket Rs. 5.98
Mega Internet Bucket Rs. 7.17
3Day Bucket Rs. 29.88
Weekly Lite Bucket Rs. 59.75
Weekly Heavy Bucket Rs. 149.38
Monthly 1GB Bucket Rs. 298.75
Monthly 3GB Bucket Rs. 597.50
Monthly 10GB Bucket Rs. 1,195
Social Daily Rs. 5.98
Social Monthly Rs. 59.75

The default tariff has also been increased to Rs. 23.90 per MB by Ufone.