Ufone 4G, a Pakistani telecom operator, has made free calling available to tourists stranded in Murree and its surrounding areas 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 ferocious 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, is ensuring that its users can connect even if their mobile balance is depleted.
Tourists stranded in Murree, Nathiagali, and the surrounding areas 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 situation. The offer will help save lives and aid ongoing rescue efforts by locating stranded tourists.
Meanwhile, Ufone and PTCL teams are on the ground in Murree, Nathiagali, and surrounding areas to ensure that users have continuous network access during this trying time.