From 17th of April 2012 Mobilink Pakistan is going to implement new and increased service charges for balance inquiries and other services. Before this the charges were 10 paisa per text without taxes and 12 paisa with tax but new rates will be 15 paisa without taxes and 18 paisa with taxes. This time Mobilink Pakistan is increasing this amount for a better service but who knows.
PTA is a silent spectator and could not do anything regarding this matter as companies are allowed to increase the service charges.
The notification was found in today’s newspaper. The previous charges on these service inquiries were 10 Paisa + Tax. Now it has been increases to 15 Paisa + Tax. The new rate is applicable on the services of that use these USSD commands “*111#, *106*2# and*101*2#”.