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Thanks for the replies anyone. As I will be moving around from week to week the best option for me is either some mobile option if it is reasonably priced but I would prefer just somewhere where I can go and use broadband for an hour everyday.
How much are the mobile options and what are the costs involved? I will be in Pakistan for a total of 4 weeks.
As someone who has only spent a total of 5 weeks in Pakistan I’m not clued up on how things work there!
Buy a new sim,Zong has unlimited package and hourly package for gprs/edge. Would work with your existing cell(most probably) if it uses GSM technology. Easiest way if you ask me. Use the hourly package.
Its not very good,but Okay for a month. Would’t cost you too much either. If you are willing to pay more,you can get Telenor Post paid with unlimited(2 GB) internet. That works better but would cost you more, around 4-5 thousand including security. I am not sure you have to check. +plus there is 1000 rs one time “activation fee”. Its not worth it.
But thats the only option(where it is available,mostly it is) for edge if you plan on travelling to small cities. For Lahore and Karachi,or Islamabad of Faisalabad Zong is cheap and practical.
You can try mobilink unlimited gprs,it is available on a post paid connection only. So is UFone and Warid. Mobilink edge coverage is second best to Telenor.
Mobilink conenction would cost you 2000rs(including 2000 security which they would take two months to return after you close the connection) and Rs.600 +taxes/Month. Line rent is charged daily. So they would charge for the period you use it.
Ufone and Warid( I think) cost the same.
Zong Sim was cost 150 rs(I think) with 75 Rs. credit. And you would have to activate hourly internet package by calling a number 900 something(free).
Then they would charge you something like 20 odd rupees per hour and would charge you per minute.
Its 500+ taxes for month’s unlimited access. I strongly recommend you test the connection FIRST before subcribing to any unlimited package.
And yeah Warid and Telenor “unlimited” download package have a 2gb cap.
Hope that helps you. Don’t use Wateen Wimax,they have very little coverage. Once you move,there is no guarentee you would get the coverage. And you would have to go to franchise and tell them you have moved,or by phone. I am pretty sure you have to go to franchise…