In the era of rapid technological advancements, Pakistan’s telecom networks have made a significant leap by upgrading from third-generation (3G) to fourth-generation (4G) technology. This article provides a detailed guide on how to convert your 3G SIM to a 4G SIM for Jazz, Zong, Telenor, and Ufone networks.
Check 3G/4G Status
Before proceeding with the conversion process, it is crucial to determine whether your current SIM supports 3G or 4G. For this, you can use specific codes or services provided by each network. For instance, Ufone users can dial *4#, while Jazz Warid users can dial *443*7#. Telenor 4G users can send an SMS to 144, and Zong users can dial 310.
|Service Name:||3G/4G Checker|
|Telenor 4G||SMS to 144|
For Jazz users, there are two methods to upgrade your SIM. The first involves dialing the 111 code, which connects you to the Jazz helpline. You can then request the agent to upgrade your SIM to 4G. Alternatively, you can visit a Jazz retailer or franchise and complete the biometric verification process to upgrade your SIM. This service costs 100 rupees. After the upgrade, dial *583# to activate the Super 4G service.
Telenor users can simply visit a Telenor franchise or retailer to upgrade their SIM. Remember to bring your ID card for verification purposes. The upgrade will cost you 100 rupees, but you’ll be able to enjoy 4G services with the same number and additional free incentives.
Ufone users can call the Ufone helpline at 0331 1333100 and ask the agent to upgrade their SIM to 4G. Alternatively, they can visit a Ufone retailer where the agent will upgrade the SIM after biometric verification. After the upgrade, dial *5959# to update your 4G settings.
Lastly, for Zong users, while there are some manual settings adjustments that can be made, these are not reliable. Therefore, it is recommended to visit a Zong franchise or retailer for a secure and effective upgrade.
Upgrading your 3G SIM to a 4G SIM in Pakistan is a straightforward process. It involves contacting your network’s helpline or visiting a retailer or franchise, completing a biometric verification, and paying a nominal fee. With this upgrade, you can enjoy faster internet speeds and improved connectivity.