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SIM Cards in Pakistan: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Back in the day, it was a huge hassle to get a Pakistani SIM card while in Pakistan. The SIM card registration regulations got tightened up after several terrorist attacks.

Not only was this a challenge for travelers, but it was even more challenging for the locals, who had to re-register their SIM cards twice within a two year – with photos, government ID information captures, and even fingerprints collected (one of the few countries in the world to do so).

This caused long lines as phone shops for a long time. Let's hope not many more countries will introduce such strict SIM card registration schemes

Nowadays, after a rocky start, it is relatively easy to get a SIM card, even for travelers. However, the process of getting a SIM card (activated) may take longer than what you are used to.

But first things first, how much will a SIM card cost you?

You can get a Pakistani SIM card between 200 PKR (0.70 USD) to 570 PKR (2 USD) in the official stores of the four operators (Jazz, Telenor, Zong & Ufone). A data package featuring 1 GB valid for 7 days can be obtained for as low as 120 PKR (0.40 USD).

Buying a SIM Card in Pakistan Guide (logos of Jazz, Telenor, Zong & Ufone)

Original publication: 26th of February 2020. Last updated: 18th of February 2024.


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What is the Best SIM Card in Pakistan?

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Pakistan, I recommend going with either Jazz or Zong. Jazz’ 2G network is the most extensive in Pakistan, but 2G is too slow for data browsing. Zong has the best 4G availability and coverage in the country. In terms of speed, both Jazz and Zong are topping the list.

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Pakistan has four mobile network operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Jazz
  • Telenor Pakistan
  • Zong
  • Ufone
Cellular Connectivity Illustration by Phone Travel Wiz

Anyone living in or visiting Pakistan can buy a Pakistani SIM card with some restrictions, and you do have to comply with Pakitani's SIM card registration regulations.

Pakistani nationals can have 5 SIM cards active on their names. In contrast, foreign nationals, including Pakistan Origin Card holders can have 2 active SIM cards.

All SIM card purchases have to go through a rigorous registration process, which includes biometric capture (fingerprints).

And you also need a device that supports the frequencies used in Pakistan and have an unlocked (SIM-lock-free device).

Else, you can only use the SIM card provided by your home operator.

Besides those restrictions, you are free to use Pakistani SIM cards.

Regarding the registration requirements, you must show your passport at the point of sale.

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Where Can You Buy a Pakistani SIM Card (+Prices)?

You can expect to pay the following for Pakistani SIM cards:

  • Jazz: 500 PKR
  • Telenor Pakistan: 200 PKR
  • Zong: 200 PKR
  • Ufone: Between 200 PKR and 570 PKR

Be aware that SIM cards sold at airports can be more expensive than the prices mentioned earlier.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date PKR (Pakistani Rupee) to your currency (let's say USD – United States Dollars) exchange rates.

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For reference, below are some exchange rates between PKR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 10 PKR = 0.035 USD
  • 100 PKR – 0.35 USD
  • 1000 PKR = 3.50 USD
  • 10 000 PKR = 34.90 USD
  • 100 000 PKR = 349.10 USD

For any other currency, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Pakistan

The use of (travel) eSIMs has exploded in recent years.

Not only do more phones have eSIM capability (some US-sold iPhones are eSIM-only), but the number of providers adopting technology has proliferated as well.

This includes local mobile operators offering eSIM and platforms selling eSIMs (travel eSIMs).

If you want a local Pakistani eSIM, you are out of luck because the mobile operators do not sell them (to prepaid customers).

But remember that you have to comply with Pakistan's SIM card registration regulations, even when you get a Pakistani eSIM.

If you do not wish to deal with registration for whatever reason, like privacy, consider getting a travel eSIM for Pakistan.

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for Pakistan only, eSIMs for multiple Asian destinations & even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my Pakistan eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Pakistan Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Discover+, Sheesh, Alosim & Airalo)

Here is a quick introduction to your Pakistan travel eSIM options:

  • Airalo: Sheesh (Pakistan only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Pakistan
  • Holafly: Pakistan – all variants include unlimited data
  • SimOptions: Asia (32 countries)

And I know you love discounts, so use one of these codes when getting a travel eSIM:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)

If you want to know about all the prices, data options & covered countries (for the regional and global eSIMs), check out my Pakistan eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Pakistan Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Discover+, Sheesh, Alosim & Airalo)

Pakistani Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

Below, I will guide you through Jazz, Telenor Pakistan, Zong & Ufone, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

Let's see what Pakistan can offer us in terms of SIM cards.


Jazz

Jazz Pakistan Logo

Jazz is the largest operator in Pakistan. Until 2016, Jazz was known as Mobilink before changing names to Jazz. Around the same time, Mobilink/Jazz decided to merge with Warid (which, at the time, was Pakistan's 4th largest mobile operator with 13 million subscribers).

For a long period, the brands Mobilink and Warid were still being used while the rebranding process was still in motion. Although the Mobilink brand ceased to exist relatively quickly, the Warid brand was still out there in 2019. Now, everything is simply Jazz.

Jazz has won the Speedtest Fastest Mobile Network two years in a row (2018 & 2019).

Speedtest Awards Pakistan's Fastest Mobile Network 2019 Award
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No Speedtest Awards was given to any Pakistani operator in 2020.

Jazz uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Jazz:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Jazz SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Recharge Options & Methods
* Plans & Packages
* Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Jazz

Jazz has the most extensive coverage in Pakistan.

Jazz's 2G coverage is the best in the country. However, 2G is useless for modern data browsing. Jazz's 3G and 4G/LTE footprint are on top of the list, sharing the 3G position with Telenor Pakistan and the 4G/LTE position with Zong.

Jazz has no official coverage map on its site (anymore). Luckily, the Speedtest app has created one to give us insights into what to expect with Jazz.

Below is Jazz's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Jazz

You can buy a regular Jazz SIM card and the Data-Only SIM card for 500 PKR in Jazz stores (Retail Shops, Experience Centers, and Franchise Centers).

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You may want to get a travel eSIM for Pakistan, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Jazz (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just Pakistan or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Pakistan eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Sheesh (Pakistan only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Pakistan – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Pakistan – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (up to 20 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Pakistan eSIM buying guide.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Jazz

Jazz recharge cards are sold, in values starting from 100 PKR to 1000 PKR, in Jazz stores and many other retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, and gas stations. You can also recharge online (100 PKR – 5000 PKR) with debit and credit cards.

You can redeem your Jazz voucher code by dialing *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

It is also possible to recharge through WhatsApp. To do so, you first send the word hi to +923003008000. Then, send 6 and follow the instructions.

To check your balance, dial *111# (costing 0.24 PKR per check) or dial *444*6*2#. You can also call 111 and select option 5 to hear your balance (for 0.72 PKR).

Just like with recharging, you can get your balance on WhatsApp. To do so, you first send the word hi to +923003008000. Then, send 5.

Note: the WhatsApp features only work if you have set up a WhatsApp account with your Jazz phone number.

Besides all the methods mentioned above, you can also use the Jazz World app to manage your Jazz SIM card (Android & iOS)

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Jazz

Jazz has three data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in PKR (Pakistani Rupee).

To convert PKR to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

MYOB Make Your Own Bundle – Jazz

MYOB Make Your Own Bundle is, as the name implies, a product that allows you to customize your bundle. You can set the amount of data (without 5G NR access), minutes, and SMS you want and set the validity to 1 day, 7 days, or 30 days.

Make Your Own Bundle can be set up by dialing *303#, and everything can be customized through the USSD menu or on the Jazz World app.

After dialing the USSD code, the following steps have to be followed:

  1. Select the validity (1: 1 day, 2: 7 days, 3: 30 days)
  2. Confirm that you agree with the terms of MYOB by pressing 1
  3. Enter how many on-net minutes you want (maximum of 6000 on-net minutes)
  4. Enter how many off-net minutes you want (maximum of 1000 off-net minutes)
  5. Select how much data you want (0: 0MB, 1: 3000 MB, 2: 6000 MB, 3: 9000 MB, 4: 12 000 MB, 5: 15 000 MB)
  6. Enter how many local SMS you want (maximum of 10 000 SMS)
  7. Review your entries and review the bundle's price.
  8. If everything is to satisfaction, press 1 to confirm your bundle
  9. You have successfully set up MYOB

Depending on the validity of your bundle, you have different USSD codes to check your bundle's balance:

  • 1-day validity: *303*1#
  • 7-day validity: *303*7#
  • 30-day validity: *303*30#

MYOB does not auto-renew. When MYOB expires, you have to set up a new bundle or choose another Jazz bundle.

Jazz World MYOB Make Your Own Bundle
© Jazz
All Prepaid Plans – Jazz

The All Prepaid plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following All Prepaid plans are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataSocial DataApp(s)On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesSMSValidity
6 PKRFacebook OfferN/A200 MBFacebookN/AN/AN/A1 dayN/A
10 PKRDaily WhatsApp & SMS BundleN/A10 MBWhatsAppN/AN/A1800 SMS1 dayN/A
12 PKRPunjab Daily Offer250 MB 1N/AN/AUnlimitedN/A1000 SMS1 day*6000#
15 PKRSuper Ghanta1 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1 hourN/A
17 PKRJanoobi Punjab Super Data Offer5000 MBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10 hour (11:00pm-9:00am)*742#
26 PKRKarachi Daily Offer250 MB 1N/AN/AUnlimitedN/A1500 SMSUntil midnight*400*2#
26 PKRSindh Daily Offer250 MB 1N/AN/AUnlimitedN/A1500 SMS1 day*522#
26 PKRKP Daily Offer250 MB 1N/AN/AUnlimitedN/A1500 SMS1 day*291#
26 PKRSindh Super Data Offer5000 MB (23:00 – 9:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10 hour (11:00pm-9:00am)*773#
27 PKRDaily Youtube & SocialN/A1.5 GBFacebook, WhatsApp & YouTubeN/AN/AN/A1 dayN/A
30 PKRWhatsApp BundleN/A25 MBWhatsAppN/AN/A1500 SMS7 days*101*1*07#
35 PKRSuper Hours2 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12 hour (12:00am-12:00pm)N/A
52 PKRMultan Social Offer Facebook & WhatsAppN/A4 GBFacebook, IMO & WhatsAppN/AN/AN/A29 days*499#
60 PKRPUBG OfferN/A3 GBPUBGN/AN/AN/A7 daysN/A
78 PKRSIM Offer6 GBN/AN/A600 SMS30 minutes600 SMS7 days*476#
87 PKRSouth Bemisaal Offer3 GBUnlimitedWhatsApp1000 minutes30 minutes1000 SMS7 days*927#
87 PKRNorth Bemisaal Offer3 GBUnlimitedWhatsApp1000 minutes30 minutes1000 SMS7 days*928#
87 PKRNorth Bemisaal Offer3 GBUnlimitedWhatsApp1000 minutes30 minutes1000 SMS7 days*929#
100 PKRWeekly Extreme50 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A9 hour (12:00am-9:00am)N/A
112 PKRLajawab Haftawar Offer3 GBN/AN/A3000 minutes30 minutes3000 SMS7 days*565#
130 PKRSargodha Weekly Offer3000 MBN/AN/A3000 minutes30 minutes3000 SMS7 days*627#
130 PKRSindh Raabta Offer1 GBN/AN/A1000 minutesN/AN/A7 days*766#
139 PKRSuper Taxila Offer5 GBN/AN/A500 minutesN/AN/A7 days*596#
150 PKRHaftawaar All Rounder Offer1 GBN/AN/A1000 minutes50 minutes1000 SMS7 days*747#
173 PKRKarachi, Hyderabad & Badin Haftawar Data Offer5 GBUnlimitedWhatsApp500 minutes50 minutesN/A7 days*545#
173 PKRGujrat & Jhelum Haftawar Offer10 GBN/AN/A100 minutesShared with on-net minutes1000 SMS7 days*307#
174 PKRChenab Plus Haftawaar Offer10 GBN/AN/A1000 minutes100 minutes1000 SMS7 days*764#
217 PKRAttock Harripur & Nowshera Offer10 GBN/AN/A500 minutes50 minutesN/A6 days*598#
253 PKRSindh Haftawar Offer10 GB10 GBWhatsApp1000 minutesShared with on-net minutes1000 SMS6 days*406#
260 PKRMonthly 3 GBS3 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 daysN/A
260 PKRWeekly Premium Plus5 GBN/AN/A50 minutesShared with on-net minutesN/A7 days*117*47#
260 PKRPeshawar, Chakwal & Abbottabad Haftawar Offer12 GBN/AN/A120 minutesShared with on-net minutesN/A7 days*109#
260 PKRQuetta Haftawar Offer12 GBN/AN/A5000 minutes100 minutes5000 SMS7 days*609#
275 PKRMonthly BaChat OfferN/A6 GBIMO, Tamasa & WhatsApp300 minutes50 minutes1000 SMS30 daysN/A
313 PKRMonthly Social PlusN/A10 GBFacebook, Tamasa & WhatsApp300 minutes50 minutes300 SMS30 days*617#
348 PKRMonthly YouTube & Social OfferN/A15 GBFacebook, WhatsApp & YouTube300 minutes50 minutes300 SMS30 days*620#
350 PKRDG Khan Monthly Offer5000 MBN/AN/A2000 minutes200 minutes4000 SMS30 days*705#
460 PKRWeekly Freedom50 GBN/AN/A1000 minutesShared with on-net minutesShared with on-net minutes7 days*737#
565 PKRSuper Mahana Offer10 GBN/AN/A5000 minutes150 minutes5000 SMS30 days*529#
780 PKRMonthly 15 GBS15 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 daysN/A
1564 PKRMonthly Freedom200 GB100 GBTamasa2000 minutesShared with on-net minutesShared with on-net minutes30 daysApp

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Jazz Pakistan All Prepaid Plans
All In One Offers – Jazz

The All In One Offers are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following All In One Offers are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesSMSValidityActivation Code
35 PKRGive-A-Bundle1 GB100 minutesN/AN/A3 days*919#
60 PKR3 Day-Max Offer1 GB1000 minutes10 minutes1000 SMS3 days*631#
110 PKRVoice Infinity OfferN/A120 minutes30 minutesN/A180 days*710#
170 PKRSuper Woman Bundle12 GBUnlimited 1N/AN/A7 days*117*14#
174 PKRRaabta Plus10 GB 2Shared with on-net minutes1000 minutes1000 SMS7 days*7678#
260 PKRWeekly All Network3 GB1000 minutes90 minutes1000 SMS7 days*700#
374 PKRWeekly Super Plus8 GB1000 minutes120 minutes1000 SMS7 days*505#
430 PKRWeekly Super Max30 GB1000 minutes150 minutes1000 minutes7 days*506#
868 PKRMonthly Super Duper8 GB3000 minutes300 minutes3000 SMS30 daysDial 3111 > 2 > 6
1215 PKRMonthly Supreme25 GB3000 minutes500 minutes3000 SMS30 daysN/A
1215 PKRMonthly Premium Plus25 GB3000 minutes500 minutes3000 SMS30 days*117*32#
1218 PKRAala (10 PM – 7 PM )80 GB 22000 minutesShared with on-net minutes2000 SMS30 days*7335#
1300 PKRMonthly Max40 GB3000 minutes500 minutes3000 SMS30 days*708#
1305 PKRAala Offer80 GB2000 minutesShared with on-net minutes2000 SMS30 days*7334#

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Jazz Pakistan All in One Offers1

Roaming with Jazz

Jazz does not have any regular plans that include free international roaming (IR). However, they do have attractive roaming packages. Check out this guide for more information about roaming with Jazz.

APN/Internet Settings – Jazz

In most cases, your phone will automatically retrieve the correct Jazz APN settings. However, if that is not the case, you can get the internet settings by dialing *443# and selecting option 5 or dialing *444*6*5#.

If the aforementioned methods do not work, you have to add the following APN settings manually:

  • Name: Jazz
  • APN: jazzconnect.mobilinkworld.com

Notes: APN “connect.mobilinkworld.com” is for postpaid customers only. Do not add or change anything else not mentioned above.

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Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Logo

Telenor Pakistan, just Telenor, is the second-largest provider in Pakistan.

Telenor itself is active in Scandinavia (Norway (origin), Denmark, Sweden, Finland (as DNA), and a few countries in Asia, including Bangladesh (as Grameenphone), Malaysia (as Digi), Myanmar & Thailand (as dtac).

Telenor uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 850 MHz (Band 5) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Telenor:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Telenor SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Recharge Options & Methods
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Telenor Pakistan

Telenor has extensive coverage in Pakistan.

Telenor is known for having the best 3G coverage together with Jazz in the country. Telenor's 4G/LTE footprint is extensive too, but (slightly) lacks behind the ones of Jazz and Zong.

Telenor used to have a (3G) coverage map on its site. However, that was mysteriously removed, so I will show the Speedtest app's one instead.

Below is Telenor's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

You can check if the area you are in is covered by 3G by dialing *7799#.

SIM Card Price – Telenor Pakistan

You can get a Telenor SIM card for 200 PKR in Telenor stores or a Telenor Self Service Booth (TSSB).

Telenor Pakistan Self Service Booth
© Telenor Pakistan

Although it is possible to order a SIM card online, I discourage you from doing so. Only premium numbers can be selected when buying a SIM card online, priced at 1200 PKR and 5200 PKR. Moreover, delivery can take up to 72 hours.

It will be more convenient and faster to find a Telenor store or a TBBS instead of ordering an expensive SIM card online.

Telenor Pakistan Self Service Booth Locations
© Telenor Pakistan
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You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Pakistan because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Telenor.

Especially if you get an Asia-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Pakistan in my Pakistan eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Sheesh (Pakistan only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Pakistan – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Pakistanunlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (up to 20 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Pakistan eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Telenor for now.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telenor Pakistan

You can get Telenor recharge cards, in values between 100 PKR and 1000 PKR, in Telenor stores, Telenor Self Service Booths, and at many other stores, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and mobile shops.

You can redeem your Telenor recharge card by dialing *555*VoucherCode#. The same can be done by calling 555 and following the instructions.

For example, if your voucher vode is 123456, you would dial *555*123456#.

To check your overall balance, dial *444# (costing 0.24 PKR). The same can be done by calling 555 and selecting option 2.

You can dial select USSD codes for specific balance checks, such as your data, SMS, and minute allowance. Do note that all these shortcodes cost 0.24 PKR per request:

  • Data: *200# & *999#
  • Minutes: *222#
  • SMS: *111#
  • Everything (else): *123#

You can check your balances for free by using the My Telenor App (Android & iOS).

My Telenor App Pakistan
© Telenor Pakistan

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telenor Pakistan

Telenor has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Offers. It includes data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in PKR (Pakistani Rupee).

To convert PKR to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The following Offers Plans are available:

PricePlanDataSocial DataApp(s)On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
3 PKRDaily Social PackN/A70 MBN/AN/AN/AN/A1 day 
4.78 PKRDaily SMS Bundle N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A240 SMS1 day 
5 PKRMonthly Snapchat PackageN/A2000 MBSnapchatN/AN/AN/A30 days 
8 PKRDaily YouTube PackageN/A500 MBYouTubeN/AN/AN/AUntil midnight
10 PKRWeekly Music PackageN/A1000 MBPatari & SoundcloudN/AN/AN/A7 days
15 PKRDaily Off Peak Offer1500 MB (6:00 – 18:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12 hours (6:00 – 18:00) 
18 PKR Raat Din Offer1.5 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12 hours (0:00 – 12:00) 
44 PKR4G 3 Day Bundle1000 MB (incl. 500 MB 00:00 – 8:00) N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3 days 
50 PKRMonthly IMO PackageN/A1500 MBIMON/AN/AN/A30 days 
55 PKRHaftawar Offpeak OfferN/AN/AN/AUnlimited (12 am – 7pm)N/AN/A7 days 
55 PKR4G Weekly Internet Max30 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7 days (00:00 – 9:00)
60 PKRMonthly Social PackN/A2500 MBFacebook & WhatsAppN/AN/AN/A30 days 
60 PKRPUBGM Monthly OfferN/A2 GB + 100 MBPUBGMN/AN/AN/A30 days 
60 PKRMonthly TikTok Offer N/A3 GBTikTok, Likee & SnackVideoN/AN/AN/A30 days 
60 PKRWeekly 6 to 6 Package5000 MBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7 days (6:00 – 18:00)
60 PKR3 Day Hybrid Package1 GBN/AN/A500 minutesN/AN/A3 days
80 PKRWeekly Zoom PackageN/A3000 MBZoomN/AN/AN/A7 days
85 PKRMonthly Social Pack PlusN/A4000 MBFacebook & WhatsAppN/AN/A1000 SMS30 days 
87 PKR7 Day Hybrid3000 MBN/AN/A1500 minutesN/AN/A7 days
101 PKRWeekly Video PackageN/A5000 MBLikee, Snack Video, TikTok & YouTubeN/AN/AN/A7 days
104 PKRWeekly Social PackN/A5000 MBFacebook & WhatsAppN/AN/AN/A7 days
120 PKR4G Weekly Super4000 MB (incl. 2000 MB 1:00 to 11:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7 days 
120 PKR Haftawar Sahulat Offer 100 MB350 MBFacebook, Twitter & WhatsApp1000 minutesN/AN/A7 days 
130 PKRMonthly Social ExtremeN/A8000 MBFacebook & WhatsAppN/AN/AN/A30 days 
173 PKRMonthly Social Extreme PlusN/A15 000 MBFacebook & WhatsAppN/AN/AN/A30 days 
180 PKRMega Monthly Offer100 GB (00:00 – 12:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
190 PKR4G Monthly Lite4 GB (incl. 2 GB 1:00 – 11:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
200 PKR4G Weekly Ultra8 GBN/AN/AN/A100 minutesN/A7 days 
200 PKRWeekly EasyCard 3 GB + 3 GB (1:00-9:00)N/AN/A2000 minutes (+PCTL)N/AN/A7 days
210 PKRSocial All-in-One PackageN/A12 GB + 100 MBFacebook & WhatsApp250 minutesN/AN/A30 days 
240 PKR4G Weekly Ultra Plus20 GB (incl. 10 GB 1:00 – 9:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7 days 
320 PKRMega Plus Weekly EasyCard40 GB (Incl. 20 GB 1:00 – 9:00)N/AN/A7500 minutes + PTCLN/AN/A7 days
320 PKRWeekly EasyCard Extreme 20 GB + 20 GB (1:00-9:00) N/AN/A7500 minutes (+PTCL)N/AN/A7 days 
330 PKRWeekly Extreme Plus40 GB + 40 GB (1:00-11:00)N/AN/A15 000 minutesN/AN/A7 days 
350 PKR4G Monthly Super12000 MB (incl. 6000 MB 1:00-11:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
370 PKR4G Monthly Starter Bundle8 GB (incl. 4 GB 1:00 – 7:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
390 PKRWeekly Ultimate Offer80 GBN/AN/AUnlimitedN/AN/A7 days 
450 PKR 4G Monthly Ultra12 GB + 12 GB (00:00 – 8:00)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
650 PKRMonthly Super Plus 36 GB (18 GB 1:00 – 9:00)N/AN/A500 minutesN/AN/A30 days 
695 PKRMonthly EasyCard 7508 GB + 8 GB (1:00-9:00)N/AN/A3500 minutes (+PTCL)N/AN/A30 days 
700 PKRMonthly EasyCard10 GB + 10 GB (1:00-9:00)N/AN/A4000 minutes (+PTCL)N/AN/A30 days 
720 PKRMonthly EasyCard 85012 GB + 12 GB (1:00-9:00)N/AN/A5000 minutes (+PTCL)N/AN/A30 days 
720 PKRMonthly EasyCard 750 8 GB + 8 GB (1:00-9:00)N/AN/A3500 minutes (+PTCL)N/AN/A30 days 
1040 PKRMonthly Extreme Offer50 GB (25 GB 1:00 – 9:00)N/AN/A7500 minutes + PTCLN/AN/A30 days 
1200 PKRMonthly Extreme Pro Max100 GBN/AN/AUnlimitedN/AN/A30 days 
1210 PKRMonthly Extreme Plus80 GB (40 GB 1:00 – 9:00)N/AN/A10 000 minutesN/AN/A30 days 
1390 PKRMonthly Ultimate Offer  200 GB N/AN/AUnlimitedN/AN/A30 days 
Telenor Pakistan Internet Offers Plan

APN/Internet Settings – Telenor Pakistan

In most cases, your phone will automatically retrieve the correct Telenor Pakistan APN settings. However, if that is not the case, you can get the internet settings by texting internet to 131.

If the aforementioned methods do not work, you have to add the following APN settings manually:

  • Name: Telenor
  • APN: internet
  • Username: Telenor
  • Password: Telenor

Note: Do not add or change anything else not mentioned above.

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Zong

Zong Pakistan Logo

Zong, officially known as CMPak or China Mobile Pakistan, is the third-largest operator in Pakistan.

China Mobile managed to enter the Pakistani mobile market by buying Millicom's shares in Paktel. Paktel was rebranded to China Mobile Pakistan. Within almost a year, that name changed to Zong.

Zong uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)

This is what you will learn about Zong:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Zong SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Recharge Options & Methods
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Zong

Zong has extensive coverage in Pakistan. They also have the best 4G/LTE coverage in the country, together with Jazz.

When China Mobile bought Paktel, they were already introducing 4G/LTE in China. So China Mobile decided to bring their 4G/LTE expertise immediately to Pakistan. The other operators were still working on building and improving their 2G and 3G networks.

In fact, Zong had a 2-year head start with 4G/LTE than Jazz and Telenor Pakistan, who were then the more established operators. Now, they have the best 4G/LTE availability in the country, which is also recognized by OpenSignal in its Pakistan Mobile Network Experience Report of 2021.

It is worth checking out that report, as it has some interesting findings. But honestly, I was, and still am, surprised with Zong's performance.

What, however, does not impress me is Zong's official coverage map. It is practically useless for checking its nationwide coverage. And the city/town search function does not work either.

Below is Zong's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Zong's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Zong

Zong SIM cards are available for 200 PKR in Zong Service Centers. New Zong SIM cards include the New SIM Offer, featuring 2 GB of data, 1 GB for WhatsApp, 1 GB for Facebook, and 1000 on-net minutes – all valid for 7 days. You can, however, not use your data allowance between 19:00 and 23:59.

Note: the New SIM offer only applies to “regular” Zong SIM cards, not for Mobile Broadband (MBB) nor Internet SIM (data-only) cards.

Zong New SIM Offer
© Zong

On top of the New SIM Offer, you can get bonus credit depending on how much you recharge within seven days of acquiring the SIM card.

  • Recharge between 50 PKR and 99.99 PKR: 25 PKR credit bonus
  • Recharge between 100 PKR and 499.99 PKR: 50 PKR credit bonus
  • Recharge of 500 PKR or more: 100 PKR credit bonus

You can book a phone number of liking on the Book Your Number page. A booked number can be collected at any Zong Service Center, as long as it is done within three days.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
SIM Card Prices Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Pakistan, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Zong.

Especially if you get an Asia eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Asian countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Pakistan eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Sheesh (Pakistan only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Pakistan – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Pakistan – include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Pakistan eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for Pakistan Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Discover+, Sheesh, Alosim & Airalo)

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Zong

Zong recharge cards are available in Zong Service Centers and many other retailers, such as grocery stores, corner shops, news stands, and gas stations. They can be obtained in values of 100 PKR, 300 PKR, 500 PKR, and 1000 PKR. You can also recharge online (50 PKR – 20 000 PKR).

To redeem your recharge voucher, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

Zong has a menu, which can be access through *310#. This menu allows you to top-up, check your balance, and and purchase plans. However, accessing the menu costs 0.24 PKR. You can also quickly check your balance by dialing *222#.

However, it is not know whether you will be charged 0.24 PKR for that method as well. (let me know if you know).

You can also use the Zong App (Android & iOS) to check your balance for free.

Zong App
© Zong

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Zong

Zong has 11 data-featured prepaid plans:

All bundles can be purchased by dialing *310# or on the Zong app.

I will list all the prices in PKR (Pakistani Rupee).

To convert PKR to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Zong Prepaid Plans
© Zong
SMS Bundles – Zong

The SMS Bundles are plans focused on SMS. However, some SMS Bundles include data (without 5G NR access) and WhatsApp data.

Only the bundles with a data allowance will be mentioned below.

You can get one of the following SMS Bundles:

PricePlanDataSocial DataApp(s)Local SMSValidity
10 PKRDaily SMS + WhatsApp Bundle 1 MB30 MBWhatsApp500 SMS1 day 
35 PKRWeekly SMS + WhatsApp Bundle N/A200 MBWhatsApp1300 SMS7 days 
100 PKRMonthly SMS + WhatsApp BundleN/A30 MB/dayWhatsApp500 SMS/day30 days 

For the remaining SMS Bundles without a data allowance, check out the SMS Bundles page.

Zong Pakistan SMS Bundles Plan
Mini Bundles – Zong

Mini Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Mini Bundles are available:

PricePlanData On-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
14 PKR 2 Hour Non Stop Offer1 GB UnlimitedN/A2 hours
17 PKRShaandar Daily Offer50 MBUnlimited800 SMS1 day 
23 PKRDaily Social Offer1.5 GBN/AN/A1 day 
100 PKR3 Day Bundle1 GB 1000 minutesN/A3 days
Zong Pakistan Mini Bundles Plan
All In One Bundles – Zong

The All In One Bundles are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes, and SMS.

The following All In One Bundles are available:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
50 PKR6 Months Zong Unlimited100 MB100 minutes10 minutes100 SMS180 days 
99 PKRWeekly Apna Shehr Raiwind5 GB1000 minutes40 minutes1000 SMS7 days 
230 PKRWeekly Layyah Max12 GB3000 minutes100 minutes3000 SMS7 days 
270 PKRWeekly AIO4 GB5000 minutes60 minutesUnlimited7 days 
350 PKRSuper Weekly Plus8 GBUnlimited60 minutesUnlimited7 days 
440 PKRWeekly Premium30 GBUnlimited180 minutesUnlimited7 days 
500 PKRStar Pre-Load Monthly Power Pack SIM 5002.5 GB1000 minutes50 minutes1000 SMS30 days 
575 PKRSuper Star Offer8 GB3000 minutes500 minutes3000 SMS30 days 
800 PKRMonthly Super Card Mini5 GB5000 minutes200 minutes5000 SMS30 days 
999 PKRMonthly Supreme20 GB5000 minutes500 minutes5000 SMS30 days 
1000 PKR Value Pre-Load Monthly Power Pack SIM 1000500 MB2000 minutes150 minutes2000 SMS30 days 
1000 PKR Gold Pre-Load 3 Months Power Pack SIM 15008 GB8000 minutes200 minutes3000 SMS90 days 
1100 PKRMonthly Supreme Plus30 GB5000 minutes600 minutes5000 SMS30 days 
1299 PKRMonthly Super Offer30 GB5000 minutes450 minutes5000 SMS30 days 
2000 PKRMonthly Family Bundle40 GB 1N/AN/AN/A30 days 

1 10 GB for Facebook & 10 GB for WhatsApp

Zong Pakistan All in One Offers Plan
Social Bundles – Zong

Social Bundles are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), social data (TikTok, Youtube & WhatsApp) minutes & SMS.

The following Social Bundles are available:

PricePlanData Social DataApp(s)On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
100 PKRWeekly TikTok OfferN/A5 GBTikTokN/AN/AN/A7 days 
100 PKRIMO Offer2.5 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
140 PKRMonthly WhatsAppN/A5 GBWhatsAppN/AN/AN/A30 days 
160 PKRMonthly WhatsApp PrimeN/A8 GBWhatsAppN/AN/AN/A30 days 
169 PKRWeekly VideoN/A8 GBTikTok & YouTubeN/AN/AN/A7 days 
170 PKRMonthly Social Mini6 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
290 PKRMonthly WhatsApp Plus OfferN/A7 GBWhatsApp +(IMO)200 minutes30 minutes200 SMS30 days 
370 PKRMonthly Social12 GBN/AN/A250 minutes50 minutes250 SMS30 days 
Zong Pakistan Social Bundles Plan
Call Bundles – Zong

The Call Bundles are plans focused on calls. However, a few Call Bundles include data (without 5G NR access), and minutes & SMS.

Only the bundles with a data allowance will be mentioned below.

You can get one of the following Call Bundles:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
120 PKRWeekly Shandaar Haftawaar Offer500 MB500 minutes40 minutes500 SMS7 days 
305 PKR Monthly Shandaar Mahana Offer1 GB 1000 minutes100 minutes1000 SMS30 days 

For the remaining Call Bundles without a data allowance, check out the Call Bundles page.

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Hot Bundles – Zong

The Hot Bundles are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Hot Bundles are available:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
140 PKRWeekly Social OfferN/A500 minutes20 minutes200 SMS7 days 
200 PKRWeekly Mega Data Offer100 GBN/AN/AN/A7 days 
370 PKRWeekly HLO12 GBUnlimited100 minutesUnlimited7 days 
400 PKRMonthly Maheena Bhar MoujN/A3000 minutesShared with on-net minutes3000 SMS30 days 
460 PKRWeekly Pro40 GBUnlimited250 minutesUnlimited7 days 
480 PKRWeekly Pro Plus60 GB6000 minutes600 minutes6000 SMS7 days 
500 PKRWeekly Azadi offer80 GB10 000 minutes1000 minutes10 000 SMS7 days 
900 PKRMonthly Super Card12 GBUnlimited350 minutesUnlimited30 days 
1400 PKRMonthly Pro40 GB10 000 minutes600 minutes10 000 SMS30 days 
1400 PKRMonthly Pro Plus60 GB10 000 minutes600 minutes10 000 SMS30 days 
1500 PKRMonthly Digital Max Offer100 GB10 000 minutes1000 minutes10 000 SMS30 days 
1600 PKRMonthly MY5200 GB20 000 minutes2000 minutes20 000 SMS30 days 
Zong Pakistan Hot Bundles Plan
Stay-At-Home Bundles – Zong

Stay-At-Home Bundles are data plans (without 5G NR access).

The following Stay-At-Home Bundles are available:

PricePlanDataValidity
25 PKRDaily DTO1.5 GB1 day
25 PKRDaily GNO2.5 GB1 day
190 PKRStay At Home Bundle10 GB 17 days
200 PKRMega Data Offer100 GB7 days

1 + 1000 Zong minutes of call

Zong Pakistan Stay-At-Home Bundles Plan
App Exclusive Offers – Zong

The App Exclusive Offers are offers that can only be redeemed or activated through the Zong App. An App Exclusive Offer may be triggered by reaching a reload threshold or purchasing the Offer on the Zong App.

Currently, these App Exclusive Offers are available:

Price/Required ReloadPlanDataSocial DataApp(s)All-Net MinutesOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
Free6 GB on First Time App Registration200 MB/day (6 GB)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
300 PKRSuper Weekly Premium Bundle 15 GB15 GBYouTube & TikTok100 minutesN/AN/AN/A7 days 
1000 PKRSupreme Offer10 000 MBN/AN/AN/A5000 minutes300 minutes5000 SMS30 days 
3500 PKR 150 GB Exclusive Prepaid MBB Offer150 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
Data Bundles – Zong

The Data Bundles are, as the name implies, data plans (without 5G NR access) for Facebook, Google Duo, YouTube, TikTok, WhatsApp & IMO.

The following Data Bundles can be purchased:

PricePlanDataSocial DataApp(s)On-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
1 PKRMonthly Google Maps OfferN/A500 MB Google MapsN/AN/AN/A30 days 
2 PKR1 Hour YouTubeN/AUnlimitedYouTubeN/AN/AN/A1 day 
23 PKRDaily Basic100 MBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1 day 
49 PKRDaily Data Max500 MB500 MBYouTube N/AN/AN/A1 day 
99 PKRWeekly Haftawar Voice Offer1 GB20 GBWhatsApp1000 minutesShared with on-net minutes allowanceN/A7 days 
110 PKRGilgit Baltisan OfferN/A4 GBWhatsApp1000 minutes40 minutes1000 SMS7 days 
250 PKRWeekly Super Offer4 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A7 days
330 PKR5 GB Monthly On Internet SIM5 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
370 PKRMonthly Social12 GBN/AN/A250 minutes50 minutes250 SMS30 days 
400 PKRMonthly 5 GB5 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
400 PKRMonthly Social Plus20 GBN/AN/A500 minutes100 minutes500 SMS30 days 
420 PKRSuper Weekly Max20 GBN/AN/A5000 minutes100 minutes500 SMS7 days 
499 PKRMonthly Maheena Bhar Offer10 GB20 GBWhatsApp2000 minutesShared with on-net minutes allowanceN/A30 days 
700 PKRMonthly 20 GB20 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
785 PKRInternet SIM 4 GB + 5 GB9 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
1000 PKRMonthly 40 GB40 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
1250 PKRMonthly Internet SIM (12 GB + 15 GB)27 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
2100 PKRInternet SIM 65 GB65 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
3500 PKRMonthly 160 GB MBB Exclusive Offer160 GBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
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Internet SIM Packages – Zong

The Internet SIM Packages are, as the name implies, data bundles (without 5G NR access) for the Internet SIM (data-only SIM card).

You can get any of the following Internet SIM Packages:

PricePlanDataValidity
220 PKRInternet SIM GNO1 GB 3As per base bundle 
330 PKR5 GB Monthly On Internet SIM5 GB30 days 
330 PKRSuper Weekly Plus On Internet SIM8 GB7 days
425 PKRSuper Weekly Max on Internet SIM25 GB7 days
550 PKRInternet SIM DTO1 GB1 day
575 PKR20 GB Monthly Internet SIM20 GB30 days 
785 PKRInternet 5 GB SIM/3 months5 GB90 days 
940 PKRMonthly 40 GB Internet SIM40 GB30 days 
1100 PKRInternet SIM 3 GB/3 month3 GB/month (9 GB)180 days 
1250 PKRInternet SIM Monthly 27GB27 GB30 days 
1300 PKRInternet SIM 15 GB/3 months15 GB90 days 
1875 PKRInternet SIM Monthly 35GB35 GB30 days 
2100 PKRInternet SIM Monthly 65GB65 GB30 days 
2600 PKRInternet SIM Monthly 160GB160 GB30 days 
2700 PKRInternet SIM New Tariff 12 GB/3 Month12 GB/month (36 GB)90 days 
3300 PKRInternet SIM 175 GB175 GB 230 days 
5750 PKRInternet SIM 65 GB/ 3 months65 GB90 days 
12 500 PKRInternet SIM 105 GB (Inc. 30GB 4am-4pm)/ 6 months105 GB 1180 days 
23 000 PKRInternet SIM 105GB (Inc. 30GB 4am-4pm)/ 12 months105 GB 1365 days

1 105 GB anytime data, 30 GB for between 4:00 – 16:00
2 175 GB anytime data, 100 GB for between 1:00 – 9:00
3 for between 1:00 – 9:00

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Mobile Broadband (MBB) Bundles – Zong

The Mobile Broadband (MBB) Bundles are data (without 5G NR access) bundles exclusively for those with a Zong MBB device.

The following Mobile Broadband (MBB) Bundles are available:

PricePlanDataValidity
450 PKRMonthly Prepaid MBB Add-On 5 GB5 GBAs per base bundle 
999 PKRMonthly MBB Monthly 30 GB Offer30 GB30 days 
2100 PKRMobile Broadband Reactivation Offer35 GB30 days 
2500 PKRMBB 65GB65 GB30 days 
2600 PKRPrepaid MBB Monthly 80 GB80 GB 130 days 
3000 PKRMonthly MBB 200 GB Data Bundle 200 GB30 days 
3300 PKRPrepaid MBB Monthly 100 GB100 GB 230 days 
5750 PKRPrepaid MBB 3 Months Prepaid MBB (65 GB/Month)65 GB/month (180 GB)90 days 
12 500 PKRMBB Data Bundle 75GB + 30GB of 6 Months105 GB180 days 
23 000 PKR 12 Months Prepaid MBB (75 GB/Month)105 GB360 days 

1 80 GB anytime data, 80 GB for between 4:00 – 16:00
2 100 GB anytime data, 100 GB for between 4:00 – 16:00

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APN/Internet Settings – Zong

  • Name: Internet
  • APN: zonginternet

Note: Do not add or change anything else not mentioned above.

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Ufone

Ufone Pakistan Logo

Ufone is the smallest operator in Pakistan. They are also, in most cases, the cheapest operator in the country.

Ufone uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3)

This is what you will learn about Ufone:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Ufone SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Recharge Options & Methods
* Plans & Packages
* Roaming
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Ufone

Ufone has decent coverage in Pakistan. However, they have the worst coverage of the big four operators.

When putting the four operators' coverage maps next to each other, you will see fewer LTE dots with Ufone than the other operators. For some reason, it took Ufone until 2019 to enable 4G/LTE (for comparison, Zong started deploying 4G/LTE in 2014).

Not only is network reception significantly weaker with Ufone than with the other Pakistani operators, but speeds are notably slower (the slowest in the country).

Ufone does have an official coverage map on its site. However, they decided to go with the dots on Google Maps route, which is, personally speaking, an awful way of showcasing your coverage. However, it is still better than having no official map at all (looking at you, Jazz & Telenor Pakistan).

Below is Ufone's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Ufone's official coverage map.

You can check if the area you are in is covered by 3G or 4G/LTE quickly with USSD codes. To check 3G availability, dial *3344#. To check if 4G/LTE is available, dial *4#.

SIM Card Price – Ufone

You can purchase a Ufone SIM card starting from 200 PKR, depending on the SIM card you choose, in Ufone offices or stores. They can also be ordered online with free delivery (for some SIM cards).

* Dial *1000# to activate the offer

You can also book Golden and Platinum Numbers, which can be remembered easier, and pick them up at the nearest Ufone store. Golden Numbers have a surcharge of 50 PKR (or 0 PKR during). Platinum Numbers have a surcharge of 1500 PKR (or 499 PKR during promotions).

Ufone has four different starter SIM cards to choose from, which are:

  • New SIM Offer (200 PKR)
  • Classic Offer (250 PKR)
  • Super Card Double Offer (570 PKR)
  • Internet SIM (200 PKR)

Below is an overview of the perks each starter SIM card includes:

PriceSIM CardDataWhatsApp DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSPerks Validity
200 PKRNew SIM Offer2000 MBUnlimited (90 days)500 minutes25 minutes500 SMS5 days 
200 PKR Internet SIM 1000 MBN/AN/AN/AN/A30 days 
250 PKRClassic OfferN/AUnlimited * N/AN/AN/A90 days 
570 PKR Super Card Double Offer 3400 MBN/A2000 minutes300 minutes8000 SMS30 days 
  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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You may want to get a travel eSIM for Pakistan, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Ufone (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just Pakistan or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Pakistan eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Sheesh (Pakistan only) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Pakistan – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Pakistan – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: APAC (up to 20 countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Pakistan eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Pakistan Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Discover+, Sheesh, Alosim & Airalo)

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Ufone

Ufone recharge cards, in denominations of 100 PKR, 250 PKR, 500 PKR, and 1000 PKR, are available in Ufone offices and stores. You can also get them from other retailers, such as mobile shops, electronic shops, grocery stores, and convenience stores. You can also recharge online (50 PKR – 10 000 PKR).

To activate you recharge card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

Dial *124# to check your balance.

You will most likely be charged 0.24 PKR for checking your balance through that shortcode, like with the other operators, but I cannot confirm this. Let me know.

You can also use the My Ufone app to activate recharge cards and check your balance (Android & iOS).

Ufone Recharge
© Ufone

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Ufone

Ufone has six data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in PKR (Pakistani Rupee).

To convert PKR to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Ufone Super Cards
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Internet Offers – Ufone

The Internet Offers are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Internet Offers are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataSocial DataAppOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code 
5 PKRUnlimited Instagram & Threads OfferN/A500 MBInstagram & ThreadsN/A N/A N/A 1 day*9898#
5 PKRUnlimited WhatsAppN/A500 MBWhatsAppN/A N/A N/A 1 day*987#
8 PKRBest Morning Offer2 GBN/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 day (9:00 – 12:00)*4200#
12 PKRDaily Free Fire Offer250 MB500 MBFreefireN/AN/AN/A 1 day*8080#
12 PKRDaily PUBGM Offer250 MB500 MBPUBG MobileN/AN/AN/A1 day*8080#
16.52 PKRDaily Light40 MB1 GBFacebook, Line, Twitter, WhatsApp & YouTubeN/AN/AN/A1 day*2256#
20 PKR Daily Off Peak Plus1.5 GBN/AN/A N/A N/AN/A1 day (6:00 – 18:00)*10#
22 PKR Mega Internet2 GBN/A N/AN/AN/AN/A1 night (24:00 – 12:00)*550#
30 PKRDaily Shoq Pack1 GBFree subscriptionSHOQN/AN/AN/A1 dayN/A
50 PKR Monthly Snapchat OfferN/A6 GBSnapchatN/A N/A N/A 30 days *9694#
60 PKRWeekly Free Fire1 GB4 GBFreefireN/A N/A N/A 7 days *8080#
60 PKRWeekly PUBG1 GB4 GBPUBG MobileN/A N/A N/A 7 days *8080#
70 PKRWeekly SnackVideo OfferN/A4 GBSnack VideoN/A N/A N/A 7 days *265#
80 PKRUfone TikTok OfferN/A4 GBTikTokN/A N/A N/A 7 days *2345#
99 PKRMonthly WhatsApp OfferN/A6 GBSnapchatN/A N/A N/A 30 days *987#
100 PKRMonthly FreefireN/A10 GBFreefireN/A N/A N/A 30 days *8080#
100 PKRMonthly PUBGN/A10 GBPUBG MobileN/A N/A N/A 30 days *8080#
135 PKR Internet Max Offer25 GB 1N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7 days *2570#
150 PKR YouTube OfferN/A5 GBYouTubeN/A N/A N/A 7 days *5883#
150 PKRWeekly Social OfferN/A6 GBFacebook, Snapchat & WhatsApp200 minutes25 minutes200 SMS7 days *6660#
160 PKRSuper Internet1.5 GBN/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7 days *220#
180 PKRWeekly Video OfferN/A6 GBSnack Video, TikTok & YouTube200 minutes25 minutes200 SMS7 days *4383#
200 PKR Monthly Facebook OfferN/A6 GBFacebook150 minutes20 minutes150 minutes30 days *987#
200 PKR Social Champion OfferN/A6 GBFacebook, Instagram, Threads & Snapchat 150 minutes20 minutes150 minutes30 days *1818#
200 PKR Weekly Shoq Pack3.5 GBFree subscriptionSHOQN/AN/AN/A7 days N/A
299 PKRWeekly Internet Plus 16 GBN/A N/AN/AN/AN/A7 days *260#
299 PKRUPOWER Internet16 GBN/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7 days *270#
350 PKRSocial Hero OfferN/A12 GBFacebook, Instagram, Threads, Snapchat & WhatsApp300 minutes50 minutes300 SMS30 days *4440#
350 PKRWeekly Max Offer20 GBN/A N/A 5000 minutes100 minutesN/A 7 days N/A
375 PKRSab Se Bari Offer25 GBN/A N/A 5000 minutes100 minutesN/A 7 days *7777#
380 PKRSocial Plus OfferN/A15 GBFacebook, Instagram, Threads, Snapchat & WhatsApp500 minutes100 minutes500 SMS30 days *6373#
399 PKRSab Se Bari Plus Offer40 GBN/A N/A 5000 minutes250 minutes5000 SMS7 days N/A
430 PKRWeekly Digital Offer60 GBN/A N/A 7000 minutes600 minutes7000 SMS7 days *7777#
599 PKR Super Internet Plus 18 GBN/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30 days *290#
800 PKRMonthly Heavy Internet30 GBN/A N/AN/AN/AN/A30 days *310#

* 3 GB anytime data, 3 GB for between 1:00 – 8:00

Ufone Pakistan Internet Bundle Plan

You are allowed to purchase multiple monthly bundles at the same time (the same ones or combining ones). This does not apply to the daily, 3-day, and weekly bundles.

All In One Offers – Ufone

The All In One Offers are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following All In One Offers are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataOn-Net Minutes (+PTCL)Local SMSValidityActivation Code
9.20 PKRPower Hour60 MB60 minutes* 60 SMS1 hour *99#
21 PKRDaily Pakistan Offer10 MB100 minutesN/A1 day *888#
122 PKRWeekly Pakistan Offer 100 MB700 minutesN/A7 days*8888#
140 PKR Asli Chappar Phaar Offer 1000 MB100 minutes (no PTCL)100 SMS7 days *5050#
475 PKR Monthly Pakistan Offer400 MB4000 minutesN/A30 days *8888#

* On-net minutes can also be used to call Vfone (PTCL) numbers.

Ufone Pakistan All In One Offers Plan
Super Card Family – Ufone

The Super Card Family Packages are combo plans with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Super Card Family Packages are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PricePlanDataSocial DataOn-Net Minutes (+PTCL)Off-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidityActivation Code
180 PKRSuper Internet 1.5 GBN/A N/A N/A N/A 7 days *220# 
420 PKRMini Super Card3 GB1 GB 11000 minutes100 minutes3500 SMS15 days *230# 
899 PKRSuper Card Max10 GB N/A “Unlimited”, 5000 minutes350 minutes4500 SMS30 days *629#
949 PKRSuper Card Grand20 GBN/A6000 minutes450 minutes6000 SMS30 days *899#
1299 PKRSuper Card Gold 30 GBN/A“Unlimited”, 5000 minutes600 minutes“Unlimited”, 5000 SMS30 days *900#
1500 PKRDigital Grand Offer100 GBN/A 10 000 minutes1000 minutes10 000 SMS30 days *900#
1600 PKRDigital Mega Offer200 GBN/A10 000 minutes1000 minutes10 000 SMS30 days N/A

1 + 1 GB for Facebook and 1 GB for WhatsApp

Ufone Pakistan Super Card Family Plan
iPhone Buckets – Ufone

The iPhone Buckets are data plans (without 5G NR access) with reduced speeds (up to 3 Mbps) specifically for iPhone users.

The following iPhone Buckets are available. which can be activated by dialing the Activation Code:

PriceDataSpeedsValidityActivation Code
1000 PKR3 GB3 Mbps30 days *7667#
1800 PKR5 GB3 Mbps30 days *7117#

Honestly, I have no idea why these bundles exist because iPhone users can get any other bundle mentioned so far, which are all far cheaper than the iPhone Buckets and do not have to deal with speed reductions.

You can activate multiple Content Bundles simultaneously (the same ones or combining different ones).

Ufone Pakistan iPhone Buckets
Internet SIM Bundles – Ufone

The Internet SIM Bundles are data bundles (without 5G NR access) exclusively for Ufone's Internet SIM (data-only SIM).

You can get one of the following Internet SIM Bundles:

PriceBundleDataSocial Media DataValidity
180 PKRSuper Internet1.2 GBN/A7 day
250 PKRMonthly Light1 GB2 GB30 days 
500 PKRMonthly Heavy3 GB2 GB30 days 
1000 PKRMonthly Max10 GB2 GB30 days 
Ufone Pakistan Internet SIM Bundles Plan

Roaming with Ufone

Ufone does not have any regular plans that include free international roaming (IR). However, they do have attractive roaming packages. Check out this guide for more information about roaming with Ufone.

APN/Internet Settings – Ufone

  • Name: Ufone
  • APN: ufone.ptinternet

Note: Do not add or change anything else not mentioned above.

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