Ufone 4G, a Pakistani telecom operator, has enabled free calling to tourists stranded in Murree and its suburbs so that they can seek assistance or stay in touch with loved ones during the recent snowstorm-induced disaster that struck the hill station.
The service is an attempt to help the ongoing rescue operation by connecting people with their loved ones and authorities to ensure their safe evacuation. The fearsome snowstorm has forced shops and markets to close, and mobile phone service is unavailable in large parts of the tourist destination. Ufone, on the other hand, makes sure that its users can connect even if their mobile balance is depleted.
Tourists stranded in Murree, Nathiagali, and suburbs can get free Ufone to Ufone and PTCL calls by dialling *4357# from their handsets.
The free calls are useful because many people are still stranded and need to contact family and friends about their scenarios. The proposal will help save lives and enable ongoing rescue efforts by locating trapped tourists.
Meanwhile, Ufone and PTCL teams are present in Murree, Nathiagali, and surrounding areas to ensure that users have continuous network access during this trying time.