Top Ten Gripes About Pakistan’s Mobile Market

Posted on May 17, 2007
Filed Under >Babar Bhatti, Economy & Development, Science and Technology
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Babar Bhatti

Donkey Cart Driver on his Cell Mobile Phone

#10. No cell phones made in Pakistan.

#09. Not much of Urdu services or local content.

#08. Driving + talking on mobile = Accidents …. And no one is doing anything about it.

#07. People using their phone as a status symbol.

#06. No unlimited calling plans.

#05. Silly advertising which is completely out of touch with ground realities.

#04. PTA: Sleepy customer service + a lousy web site where finding information is a pain.

#03. Too many fancy schmancy services (e.g. mobile TV) but 3G and data services are still a rip off.

#02. Prime Minister firing off a statement every few days about rising mobile subscriber numbers, alluding that all problems of Pakistanis are now solved and demanding that Pakistan is where all the foreign. investment should flow to.

#01. Mobile phone snatching.

Babar Bhatti is a Telecom professional based in Dallas, Texas. See more at Babar’s blog: State of Telecom Industry in Pakistan.

43 responses to “Top Ten Gripes About Pakistan’s Mobile Market”

  1. asif ali says:

    sir i am glad to see this website i have a plot in lahore which is suitable for mobile tower my contact number is 03337016701 if you are intrested to install tower please contact me on this number

  2. M Imran Khan says:

    Technical Support Team Leader,

    First of all congratulation on successful launched. As it is very obvious that you will be finding the places where you can install and operate your mobile signaling towers that are easy to access and install in the heart of the city.I have a very suitable place to install a cell phone tower at our own property situated at Al-noor society F.B Area Karachi Distt. central


    M Imran Khan
    House #300/19,
    Al-Noor society,
    F.B Area karachi,
    (cell # 0333-3834645)

  3. Respected sir,
    I have come to know that your organization is dealing in survey of land on rent for mobile tower erection for cellular companies in Pakistan. It is stated to your kind honor that I am the owner of 2 numbers of plot (one kanal and other 14 marlaz) at middle of the city Kot Adu, district Muzaffargarh. Roads are available and electricity poll in situated up to 50 feet inside both the plots. I want to give both plots on lease to multinational mobile company for tower erection. Hence it is requested that the survey of my plots may please be conducted and I am sure that my plot will be fit for tower erection because basic facilities required for the same i.e. roads and electricity are easily available. I shall be thankful for taking anticipation.
    Cell No. 03336001606

  4. nisar says:

    Mobile snaching in karachi.
    dear it is under the umberella of karachi police ,
    if police want’s to arrest them it can easily, but they don’t,
    one more thing if one person is walking on the road and talkin on expansive mobile , and one car is just behind him if any budy want o snache they caught by the police it is trap. and in th evening tv news shoes all this drama then no is budy want to come on tv in this maner but all the police oficers are not taken intrest

  5. Babar says:

    Funerals and ringtones, interesting points. Well I guess some people don’t want(or don’t know how) to use the ‘silent’ mode ever!

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