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Meanwhile in Pakistan: Gov't bans cheaper late night calling because it is 'against social norms'

0. phoneArena 23 Nov 2012, 05:55 posted on

Here is an strange way to fight immorality: ban cheaper late night cell phone tariffs. At least, that’s what the Pakistani telecoms watchdog decided would be…

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posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:18 10

1. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


No comment.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 10:42 3

35. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Man, if you have 'no comment', don't comment at all. Seriously, your comment is redundant! Don't waste space.
No offence, but i would really hate to be born there.
I'd really feel claustrophobic.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 16:46 1

51. Birds (Posts: 1165; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Fool, some people want to be first...don't waste comments like that..its more precious then clean water on the Euphrates.

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 10:11 2

56. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


if most people in Pakistan are happy about this, then he govt. must have done something right. you people don't understand this. its becoming a craze in Pakistan. if you talk the whole night long to your g.f , then how the hell can you work in your day? other than that it has created many many issues (legal). that's is why the supreme court has shown concerns.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:20 6

2. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i do pity pakistanis, this is obviously politically motivated...

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:20 8

3. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


ME from PAKISTAN ,and this is good decision.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:44 8

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


How would you like it if Pakistan blocked your post between the hours of 10pm to 7am?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:51 4

13. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


that's not a problem to me .

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:50 8

18. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Although i think that rule is damn stupid, the ideology of Pakistan is that way. You cant blame them. Let them live by their rules instead of forcing them with modern thinking everytime.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:19

28. meeaaoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


and what about the service provider forcing us to use night packages why they don't provide us the same calling rate through out the day.?

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:27

52. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well modern thinking of what .............

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 10:43

37. mobilefuture (Posts: 215; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


And why would they do that?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:30 4

16. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


no it's not. open your eyes, you are slaves for your government

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:21 1

4. XYZ360 (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


at least it's not like China

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 13:52

49. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


The nerve of China, they even censor PhoneArena; what's up wit' dat'?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:23 15

5. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


You have taken Times Of India's news regarding status of telecommunication in Pakistan. First of all, times of India exaggerates every policy which Pakistan makes.
It is not a big deal that Late Night Calls may be banned. It may be a normal practice as many times, we have GSM signals stopped for a day or so to avoid unusual activities specially during sensitive events.
Phone Arena always picks news which it considers to be shameful or epidemic for us in the eyes of other. On the other hands, you don't write how people are buying new and new phones here like how SGSIII, One X, Note, iPhones demand are increasing and huge number of people are spending on phones and accessories.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:24 11

6. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


100 % agree with you bro :)

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 12:01 1

44. mobilefuture (Posts: 215; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


You sir, know how to reply :)

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:28 1

7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


That sounds like a TAX on booty calls...... Ring, ring, ring.... Yeah,,,hello? Hey, you still up, can i come over? Uhmmmm hello?!?... It's me, was you sleep already, can i come over? (2:30am)

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:34 11

8. beillal (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


@yasir921 & @ Abdulghafoor I am also from Pakistan and this is in no way a good decision. Those who want to talk at night will still talk. or they will use twitter facebook skype to talk..there r many alternatives. And I mean...come on...against social norms and values???...wat values??

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:49 3

12. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Those who want to talk at night will still talk but at higher call rates ,but if they have night packages at low cost ,they spend whole of their time in talking instead of sleeping ,and at day time ,they are dull , inactive. and that will be effective measure to help clean up the morals of the country.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:23 8

15. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


-_- lol seriously man.that's just highly dull of you to speak in such a stereotypical manner.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:17 4

21. beillal (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


So all the call centers with night shifts should be closed becouse their employees will dull, inactive and sleeping at day??? if u dont hav a gf to talk to at night doesnt mean that no one shud talk at night...

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:18 2

22. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Who made u the mother of Pakistan???

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:41 2

23. hypergreatthing (Posts: 43; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I really hope no one in your country works the night shift.
It would be immoral for them to do so. Lol.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 11:22

38. meeaaoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Its not about night shift. for night shifter they got plenty of time during day to sleep. This is about students who has to wake early for collages/schools and they don't get required sleep which leads them to dullnes...

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:53 2

25. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


wow. claps to you. we really can't argue with such thinking. not worth trying

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:27 2

29. pulkit.tyagi (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


what morals r u talking about ? will u care to explain!?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 11:35

39. meeaaoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I think u need to read comment#34 if u can understand.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:00 2

27. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


thats what I am trying to say, such bans on late night calls will now effect its users. you are right that we have Skype, Whats app, Viber etc.
This is no Big deal!

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