This is a Public Service Announcement for Ufone customers.
I have been using Ufone for some years now. I am a casual
mobile user, by choice. I rarely make calls on my mobile, so
it was always a mystery how my pre-pay cards would just
melt away, months before their expiry dates.
This week I found the reason why. I, along with many other
Ufone users I know, get these annoying SMS advertisements
from Ufone, pleading to use their latest ringtones, services
and whatnot. I just considered them part of the package, a
bother, and usually deleted them without bothering to open
So when I took my phone to a Ufone service center, imagine
my surprise when the CSR told me that I had, by default,
been receiving Ufone Info Services, which cost Rs. 30/month.
So if I bought a Rs. 100 Ufone card (After taxes, balance
left is Rs. 91), which has a shelf life of 6 months, it would
be left without balance in half that time, thanks to Ufone's
What a disgusting scam. You have to take your SIM to their
bloody service center. Wait for 30-45 minutes to get to one
of their counters and then get this thing removed. Try using
their HELPline (yea rite) and you can be diddling around for
30 minutes before the automated service hangs up on you.
Atleast, PTCL let you know about their National Package,
before turning it on for everybody. If PTA can extricate it's
head out of nether regions, it might do some actual bloody
Thank you for listening. End rant.
Sheikh 'Talvaar Niyaam Sey Bahir' Chilli