Girl takes to Twitter to claim how Telenor is 'scamming' its loyal users

Aleena Raheel 04:02 PM | 11 Jan, 2019
Girl takes to Twitter to claim how Telenor is 'scamming' its loyal users
LAHORE - Mobile companies have stayed by us through thick and thin. Through boring nights they have provided us packages that make our nights pass by chatting away. Through boring weddings, they have provided us with data packages that make us rule the internet for hours. Would you believe if someone claims you are being scammed by your beloved mobile company?

Hija Kamran from Karachi claims that Telenor is ardently scamming its users.

Hija says everytime she receives a particular message, she gets charged with 0.75 PKR for no reason. She checks her credit that has been cut automatically.

She has an app that does not charge fee for checking balance. Therefore, there is no explanation as to where the amount goes and why?

Hija claims to not be using mobile data at all, therefore, she is not content with the fact that she is getting messages implying her network's data to be active.

Hija later informed in an update that she received a call from the Telenor's tech team which explained that data activity on her number is the cause of the messages. Hijah still denied the usage of mobile data.

Telenor was adamant that they are ensuring "transparency".

Telenor further insisted on helping Hija find a solution but did not admit to any fault at their part.

When DailyPakistan contacted the cellular giant for the clarification. The company proposed a solution for their valued customers.


"In order to provide services transparently by keeping its valued customers informed about their usage. In the absence of a data, bundle users are charged PKR 0.75/64kbps and an SMS is sent to keep the users informed about this deduction.

In order to ensure there is no disruption in internet connectivity, some handset manufacturers provide the feature of automatic switching to mobile data in case WiFi connectivity is weak or unavailable.

For the benefit of customers who intend to avoid automatic switching to data from WiFi, there's a simple setup to disable the auto Network Switch Setting on Andriod smartphones.

From a Home screen navigate: Apps   > Settings.

  • From the Wireless and networks section, tap Wi-Fi.
  • Tap More.
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Tap Smart network switch to turn off
  • If presented with the “Mobile data may be used to maintain a stable Internet connection. This may result in additional charges depending on your payment plan” prompt, tap OK to continue


  • From a home Screen Navigate Apps and Select Settings
  • From the Connections Tab Select Wifi
  • Select Advanced
  • Turn off ‘Switch to mobile Data Option'”

 So there you have it, while you are indeed charged the Rs. 0.75/- for your data usage which in turn generates a text message alerting you on your cellphone, this happens only in the absence of a data bundle," according to Telenor.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 30, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 30 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470


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