Archive for the 'Pakistan' Category

Update to Pakistan pricing

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Dear Localphone Customers

The recent tax on international calls to Pakistan that caused a sharp rise in prices is currently being disputed in the Lahore High Court, but has yet to be definitively abolished.

We are keeping a close eye on the situation with our carriers, and as soon as they are able to reduce their prices we will pass these savings straight on to you. Find out more.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

Paul Cusack

Price changes to Pakistan

Monday, October 1st, 2012

As you are probably aware, the cost of calls to Pakistan increased dramatically today due to a Pakistani Government decision to impose a tax on all calls from overseas.

This has increased the rate by over 500% and put the market into turmoil.

When this has happened before we were able to quickly reduce our rates as the market settled, however this time the new law forces all calls through a single incumbent carrier, Pakistan’s PTCL. This has removed any competition from the market to drive down rates.

Many of the world’s largest carriers are also blocking routes into Pakistan in protest at the tax, resulting in severe congestion for all calls. Please be aware that it may take several attempts to get through to the person you are calling.

We are truly sorry that this has happened, but it is out of our control and is affecting every carrier that sends calls to Pakistan. We will work extremely hard to get you lower rates and will pass on any savings immediately.

New Pakistan rate is here to stay

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

We previously reduced the rate to call Pakistan as a special offer, but we’re delighted to let you know that the standard ongoing rate to call Pakistan landlines and mobiles is now just 1p GBP / 2¢ USD / 1.8c EUR per minute! Thanks to the continued support from our customers we have been able to negotiate these low rates with our suppliers without compromising on the call quality. You can enjoy the same crystal clear call quality to Pakistan but you’ll pay less per minute. For more information visit our call Pakistan page.

Don’t forget to tell your friends about Localphone and send them your referral link. The more customers we get, the cheaper we can make the calls.