Zong has officially launched its 4G LTE services, whereas Warid is still in the process of carrying out trials. Warid has started giving sims to its corporate clients. Warid is the only company which didn’t participate in the frequency bidding and is going to use its un-utilized network to launch 4G LTE services. Warid has been long trying to retain its customers by calling and telling its customers that they would be sent a 4G sim at their home address but to date these just look like tactics to hold on to the few customers they have left. Warid has lost a lot of customers to other service providers after the launch of 3G & 4G services in Pakistan.
Zong seems to be providing real good speed on 4G at the moment. As seen in the screenshot above, it is a decent speed especially considering the fact that it is a luxury to have a good broadband internet in Lahore. Everyone seems to be complaining about their internet regardless of the service provider. If these telecom service providers continue to provide such good speeds, people might start switching from wireless devices like EVO and start using 3G or 4G services. The only reason the users are avoiding such move is the download limit on 3G and 4G bundles. Anyway, Zong seems to be providing 20+ Mbps to its users on 4G LTE at the moment.
On the other hand Warid which is currently in test phase is providing only 5 Mbps. This is the speed that other service providers are providing on 3G connections. In Warid’s defense, it is still in testing phase. But considering Warid is only giving sims to corporate clients at the moment there isn’t much traffic on 4G network. This should logically mean more internet speed for each users. Warid is expected to start giving sims to all clients by first week of November. But then again it is hard to trust Waird, considering they have been calling customers since August promising 4g sim by mail.
Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that Warid is able to provide speeds better than what they currently are.
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