Telecom Companies Raised Prices of Call and Internet Packages
Cellular phone firms have raised the rates for call and internet bundles once again. Jazz, Zong, and Telenor have all raised their call and data bundle prices. Companies have increased call and internet package rates for the second time since the minibudget in January 2022.
Companies have begun applying the new tariffs, according to shopkeepers and retailers. The companies’ super load has been increased from Rs. 50 to Rs. 100. The price of various internet and data packages has gone up from Rs. 10 to Rs. 25. Similarly, monthly call package charges have been hiked. Monthly call packages have increased in price from Rs. 40 to Rs. 100.The price of a weekly all-in-one bundle has been raised from Rs. 10 to Rs. 20.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf administration passed a minibudget in January that boosted withholding tax from 10% to 15%, against the telecom sector’s wishes.
According to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the largest telecom operator was previously authorised to raise package pricing, but in recent months, all other companies have been allowed to do so with PTA approval.
The authority has shared a draught of tariff regulations with cellular mobile firms; after the laws are implemented, CMOs will have to seek permission before raising call and internet package rates.