During eid ul fitr i.e. from 28th of July to 30th 2014, Ufone has decided to temporarily discontinue some of its SMS packages in order to maintain the quality and to tackle increased traffic of messages. Rs. 1.55 excluding taxes per SMS will be charged from the subscribers during the mentioned duration.
It is announced on the official website of Ufone via test message:
Dear Customers, in order to maintain our superior service quality, please note that during Eid, from the 28th to the 30th of July, the 5 Star SMS Offer and new SMS Bucket subscriptions (with the exception of Monthly and Yearly Buckets) will be discontinued on all applicable packages. During this period, default SMS charges will be applicable i.e. Rs. 1.55+tax/SMS for prepaid connections and Rs. 0.90+tax/SMS for Uth Pack connections.
In past, we have witnessed that on special events like on both eids, chand raats etc, cellular companies automatically block their sms packages and their customers keep on sending unlimited messages without any pre-information notice about the discontinuation of sms bundles.
As Pakistani cellular operators doesn’t have a method to tolerate higher bandwidth. Therefore sms bundles are blocked on special occasion. Otherwise subscribers will send bulk of sms to their loved ones that will cause high traffic on sms bundles. Automatically, the network will go down leading to the jamming of signals. Therefore, companies have to halt sms packages to deal with high sms traffic for avoiding the jamming of network.