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  • Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announce merger

    British mobile phone giant Vodafone's Indian unit will merge with Idea Cellular to create India's largest telecoms operator, the firms said Monday, as they combine to fight the rise of Reliance Jio...

    “Vodafone Group Plc and Idea Cellular today announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their operations in India,” they said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)...

  • Cellular firms told to discontinue Blackberry enterprise services

    Officials in the cellular industry said Blackberry phones were a thing of the past and most of their subscribers had switched over to smart phones, but large business enterprises and foreign missions were still using BES...

    The BIS customers receive emails or surf web-pages through internet service providers and cellular operators...

  • Cellular firm fined for blocking SIM

    LAHORE: A civil court has directed a cellular company to pay Rs1 million as damages to a consumer for blocking his SIM (subscriber identity module) without any prior intimation...

    Lawyer’s counsel Shoaib Saleem argued that the cellular company never issued any warning to the plaintiff or prior notice before blocking the SIM card...

  • Cellular firms complete SIM verification process

    ISLAMABAD: All cellular companies operating in the country have completed biometric verification of Subscriber Iden­tity Modules (SIMs) within the final deadline given to them by the interior ministry...

    At a meeting, chief executive officers of the cellular phone companies had requested Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to extend the deadline for two weeks...

  • FBR unable to monitor taxes charged by cellular companies

    ISLAMABAD: It could take over three months before the government can connect to the servers of cellular phone operators to monitor the taxes which these companies charge their customers, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) told a parliamentary committee on Thursday...

    For more than three years now, the parliamentary committee has been asking the FBR to check the taxes which cellular service providers charge their subscribers...

  • Subscribers of cellular firm facing indoor network issues

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: A large number of subscribers of a known cellular company in the district have been facing problems like call disconnection, busy network, sound break, call drop, distortion, weak signals and reverse audio for over a month and a half...

    Postpaid customers, Saeed Ahmed Awan and Shahid Lateef Bhatti, said they had monthly packages of 3G, but they had been losing money for two months on account of the substandard...

  • ‘Cellular company upgrading network’

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Mobilink network is going through an upgrade in Rahim Yar Khan region which will improve the overall customer experience significantly, says an official statement released by the company...

    In a statement on Wednesday, it said the company’s team was working very vigorously to ensure minimum disruption to the network during the process of swap
  • Cellular firms ‘fleecing users, evading taxes’

    ISLAMABAD: Cellular companies were overcharging their subscribers and possibly evading taxes, the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication observed on Thursday...

    “Cellular companies are charging their subscribers for one minute while giving them airtime of 45 seconds instead 60 without their knowledge,” said PPP Senator Rubina Khalid at a meeting called to discuss tax collection by the government from...

  • Government-cellular companies at impasse over five SIM limit, SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told that a series of meetings between the telecom regulator, cellular companies and security agencies cut no ice over the issue of removing the maximum limit ban of five SIM cards per individual...

    Cellular companies’ representatives, however, were adamant that while they had whole-heartedly accepted and supported the implementation of biometric verification and were willing to do whatever was...

  • Kabul ignores request to stop cellular traffic

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Ismail Shah told the Senate Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation that PTA had not received a formal response to its request to Kabul authorities, routed through the Foreign Office and the General Headquarters (GHQ), to reduce strength of the Afghan cellular frequencies for the purpose...

    Dr Shah was responding to questions from the chairman of the committee, Senator...

  • Cellular companies deduct more tax than they pay, claims FBR

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has found discrepancies in cellular companies’ billing and costing for mobile services, suggesting that mobile phone operators deduct more taxes from consumers than they transfer to the government...

    The body, which met for a briefing on the mechanism devised for the collection of taxes, such as general sales tax (GST) and withholding tax from the cellular operators, was also told that...

  • Cellular companies to provide 100% credit on mobile phone top-ups for 15 days

    The development comes two days after the Supreme Court restrained FBR and cellular companies from deducting withholding tax and other charges on prepaid cards till further orders...

    Giving two days to the FBR and the cellular companies to implement the order, a three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had observed that the deduction of such taxes was a compulsory appropriation...

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