PTCL to launch SMS, e-mail facility shortly
LAHORE: March 08, 2005: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will formally launch the short messaging services (SMS) soon as a part of its efforts to diversify its product line. This was stated by CEO, PTCL Junaid I Khan, while addressing the executive committee members of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday.
The LCCI President Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Senior Vice President Sohail Lashari and Vice President Sheikh Mohammad Arshad and senior officials of PTCL were also present on this occasion. “SMS facility has already been made available by PTCL. However, its formal launch will be made in a couple of days,” Khan said.
He said that the SMS would be free of cost during the first month, while Re.1 per message would be charged afterwards. Junaid Khan said that the PTCL was also planning to introduce e-mail service on its landline phone.
Source: The News