Off-Net Calls in Pakistan are Going to Get Cheaper Soon

Off-Net Calls in Pakistan are Going to Get Cheaper Soon

It’s Celebration Time!

Now the off-net calls in Pakistan are likely to get cheaper by around 10% starting next 12 months as the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has revised the MTR (Mobile Termination Rate) from 90 paisas per minute to 80 paisas per minute.

This improvement was first mentioned via Dawn, and now Hateem tech are confirming and spreading this news independently.

A spokesperson from the PTA confirmed the Hateem Tech that the discount in MTR is incoming. He further said that the current MTR rate of 0.90 rupees in step with minute is reduced to 0.80 rupees starting January 1, 2019.

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“MTR will be similarly revised to 0.70 rupees consistent with the minute starting from January 1st, 2020,” the PTA spokesperson even said this while they were providing details to Hateem Tech News.

For those who do not realize, MTR or cellular termination charge is the amount that the receiving operator should rate while the name is made to any other community. Current MTR of 0.90 rupees in step with minute changed to determine in 2010, and no operator could rate less than this price.


Due to triumphing enterprise dynamics, there was a call for a reduction in MTR from mobile operators, except Jazz – that certainly had an edge due to a better MTR as it receives the most off-Internet calls being the largest operator inside us.

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It must be cited right here that PTA has requested all stakeholders for their input in revising the MTR. After consultation, PTA had notified the revised MTR costs for the remaining 12 months, which were now not implemented lower back then.

With a new notification issued, the revised MTR could be applied to start January 1, 2019, now.

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