Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in Pakistan, with over 15 million active users in the country. It allows people to share photos and videos and connect with friends, family, celebrities, brands, and influencers. Some key facts about Instagram in Pakistan:
- Over 15 million monthly active Instagram users in Pakistan as of 2022.
- 53% of Instagram users in Pakistan are between the ages of 18-34.
- The platform is especially popular among younger generations, with over 60% of users under the age of 30.
- Pakistan ranks 15th globally for number of Instagram users.
- Instagram usage continues to grow rapidly, with over 3 million new users joining in 2021 alone.
- Top accounts in Pakistan include celebrities like Ayeza Khan, Aiman Khan, and musicians Atif Aslam and Asim Azhar.
- Brands like QMobile, Tapal Tea, and clothing labels actively leverage Instagram for marketing.
- Over 60% of Instagram users in Pakistan log in daily to check their feed.
This data highlights the huge popularity of visual social media in Pakistan. For many young people, platforms like Instagram are replacing older networks like Facebook. The image and video-first approach resonates strongly with younger demographics. This presents major opportunities for brands and influencers to reach engaged audiences.
Benefits of utilizing free Instagram on Zong
Given Instagram’s immense popularity in Pakistan, accessing it for free on mobile data is hugely beneficial. Here are some of the advantages of using the free Instagram offer from Zong:
- Saves mobile data costs – Instagram uses data for browsing feeds, uploading content and watching stories. The free offer helps save these mobile data charges.
- Uninterrupted access – Users can scroll Instagram seamlessly without worrying about data balance.
- Enhanced user experience – Video and image heavy experience is data intensive. Free access improves loading speeds.
- Drives engagement – Users spend longer times on Instagram, commenting and interacting more when data charges are removed.
- Fulfills consumer needs – Visual content and influencer engagement are top social media priorities in Pakistan.
Overall, the free Instagram offer from Zong provides an affordable way for millions of Pakistani users to fulfill their daily social media needs. It removes a key hurdle to accessing Instagram and helps drive higher engagement and satisfaction.
Step 1: Check if you have the Zong Instagram package
How to subscribe to the Zong Instagram package
The first step is checking if you already have an active subscription to Zong’s Instagram package. Here is how to subscribe to the package if you don’t have it yet:
- Dial *444# from your Zong mobile connection.
- Select 3 for Value Added Services.
- Choose 1 for Social Media Packages.
- Select 1 again for Instagram Package.
- Confirm your subscription by pressing 1.
This will activate the Zong Instagram monthly package on your number. You will get a confirmation SMS with details of the package activation. Please note that a monthly fee of PKR 120+tax applies for this add-on.
Duration and cost of the Zong Instagram package
- The Zong Instagram package has a validity of 30 days from the day of activation.
- It auto-renews every month until you send an SMS to unsubscribe.
- The package costs PKR 120 per month (+taxes).
- You can deactivate by texting “STOP” to 555 at any time.
This regular package gives you access to Instagram app and website without any data charges. The free Instagram offer provides additional benefits on top.
Step 2: Activate the free Instagram offer
Dial the code for the free Instagram offer
Once you have the standard Zong Instagram monthly package, you can activate the limited time free Instagram offer by:
- Dialing *444# from your Zong number.
- Going into Value Added Services > Social Media Packages.
- Choosing the Free Instagram Promotion option.
- Confirming activation by pressing 1.
This will activate the free Instagram browsing offer on your Zong number for the validity period. You will get a confirmation SMS on activation.
Duration and limitations of the free Instagram offer
- The free Instagram offer has a validity of 7 days from activation.
- It provides completely free browsing on the Instagram app and website during the offer period.
- Uploading new posts and content will consume your main data balance.
- Watching Instagram reels and IGTV will also deduct data.
- Offer is limited to one time activation per user.
So while this free offer does not cover uploads and video, it provides a week of free and unlimited access to Instagram feeds and stories. You can continue using Instagram freely during the 7 day validity without worrying about data deduction. This gives you an opportunity to engage more with the content and profiles you love.
Step 3: Enjoy free Instagram browsing
How to access Instagram on Zong network
Once you have activated the free Instagram offer on your Zong number, you can enjoy seamless Instagram access:
- Use Instagram as normal on your smartphone, with cellular data turned on.
- All browsing of feeds and stories will be free during the offer.
- You can also access Instagram web version on your PC/laptop using your Zong internet.
- No need to enter any promo code or voucher during offer validity.
- Just start scrolling and viewing Instagram posts and stories without worrying about data deduction.
Using Instagram features with the free offer
Here are some of the activities you can do for free on Instagram with the Zong offer:
- Scroll through your main Instagram feed and view posts.
- Check Stories from accounts you follow.
- Discover new profiles and content on Explore page.
- Watch IGTV previews up to 1 minute.
- Send DMs and chat with friends.
- Create and edit your Profile.
- Comment and react to posts from other accounts.
- Browse hashtags and locations.
- Check notifications and activity status.
- Use Instagram filters and AR effects.
- Update your Highlights and Close Friends.
- See suggestions and follow new accounts.
While uploading new posts or watching full IGTV videos will consume data balance, you still get a week of unlimited access to the core Instagram experience. This allows you to deeply engage with the app and boost your activity.
Step 4: Managing your Instagram usage
Check remaining data balance
To manage your data usage alongside the free Instagram offer, you can check your remaining balance by:
- Dialing *444# and going into My Account > Mobile Balance.
- Checking balance details sent via your daily morning SMS.
- Downloading the My Zong app and checking in My Account.
- Calling Zong helpline at 12345 from your number.
This allows you to keep track of your regular data usage for other activities besides Instagram browsing with the free offer.
Optimizing your free Instagram experience
Some tips to get the most out of the free Instagram week:
- Turn on Instagram notifications to stay updated.
- Follow hashtags related to your interests to discover new content.
- Be active by liking and commenting on posts and stories.
- Use captions and hashtags for higher visibility and reach.
- Limit video uploads and IGTV watching to conserve data balance.
- Engage with influencers and brands via comments or DMs.
- Share interesting posts/profiles with friends via DM.
Optimizing your activity during the free offer period can help boost your engagement and get more value out of Instagram. Increased usage also makes it more likely for you to retain the paid package after the free trial ends.
Instagram is now an essential platform for expression, engagement and brand-building in Pakistan. Zong’s free Instagram offer provides an exciting opportunity to use the app without data constraints for 7 full days. Just activate the weekly free trial with Zong’s Instagram package, and start immersing yourself in Instagram without any data deductions. Follow these steps to make the most of free Instagram browsing during the validity. Improved access can take your usage