For the first time in Pakistan, Ufone has launched another unique and unprecedented service in the industry through which Small & Medium Businesses will be able to launch their own professional website in just 4 easy steps. No longer is customer required to pay hefty fees to create a website and further pay excessive charges to maintain it.
Ufone offers a unique website builder platform through which you have the flexibility to select your own website design from more than 400 templates. You can change your design any time. Make changes to your website at your convenience without paying any additional cost.
How to Create A Website:
The Ufone Business Website service offers a few steps process to make your business go Global. Customers requiring to creating their own website need to follow the following 4 step process:
- Step 1: SMS "SUB" to 5533
- Step 2: Login with your mobile number & password
- Step 3: Enter your business details
- Step 4: Click Launch Website button
Users can also directly visit http://w.ufone.com to login into their account after sending SUB command.
Step 1: SMS "SUB" to 5533
To start with user will send "sub" to specified short code to receive their password and Login URL. The user will receive the following response: "Welcome to Ufone Business Website. Visit http://w.ufone.com enter your mobile number as login & password: Xf4Y8S to create your Business Website"
Step 2: Login with your mobile number & password
The user will enter the URL address on his PC and enter mobile number as login in the format: "333xxxxxxx" and provided password.
Step 3: Enter your business details
Once successfully logged in customer will be redirected to the following webpage. User will enter his business details. The website name will be the same name as provided in the "Site Name" field if the domain is publically published on Ufone sub domain. For example if user inputs ABC Consulting then the selected public subdomain URL address will be http://websites.ufone.com/ABCConsulting. Users have to choose and select from "Primary Business Category" field in the below form for selection of the category their business belongs to. Once this category is selected, only website designs assigned to this category will be made available to the user. List of available categories is provided at the end of this MIB documents. This information once selected and saved cannot be changed by the user themselves. Business Website service hosts the best designs suited to a particular categories which are mostly unique from other categories.
Step 4: Click Launch Website button
Once user clicks the "Save and go to last step" button, user will be directed to the following webpage where user will enter business owner name and email address.
Upon click of "Launch Website" button, user's basic 3 page website will be created and user will be redirected to the following screen. If user clicks "Launch Now" button, user will be prompted about confirmation. User will be notified that he will be charged Rs 400+tax. Upon acceptance of terms and conditions user will be sent a SMS. User will be required to reply to the SMS. Once user replies to the SMS user will be charged then and website will be launched on the public sub domain address.
If user clicks "Make Changes" button, user can edit the website. User can change the design of the website any time. On the left hand side all options available are for website editing as highlighted in the red box.
Making Changes to Website:
The following options are available on the Business Website upon expansion. All websites will be launched with 3 basic webpages. The pages will be Home, About and Contact. In order to access certain features such as domain name, emails, enhanced website features and Mobile site, user first needs to publish the website by clicking the "Launch Now" button as shown
in the bottom left corner of the previous screenshot. Once the website is successfully published, an email will be sent to user to the email address entered in Step 4. User will receive the following email text in the email. User will be provided with the following URLs in the email:
- URL on which Business Website has been published and made available publically
- URL for user to access edit mode of the website to make changes anytime
- URL for password creation which will be used to access edit mode of the website
Once the password is generated, the user can make changes to the website anytime by entering the edit website mode. To edit a website, users will be required to click "Sign in" link made available on the footer of their published website by entering their registered email address as user name and assigned password.
How to Change Website Design:
How to get a Domain Name:
Users can get their own personalized domain name and publish their website on it e.g. user can select www.mybusiness.com domain. To get to a personalized domain name, user needs to click "Get a Domain Name" button in the Settings Menu. User will be prompted about payment charges with the following pop up. Once user accepts the terms and conditions and click "Send Payment SMS", user will be notified about payment acceptance via SMS. User will be required to reply with "SUB" to the received SMS.
Once user payment is processed successfully, user will be provided the following menu option to select a domain name. User can click the "Search For A Domain Name" to check availability of the required domain. Once a domain name is available, user will be notified to click "Next" to acquire the domain. User will be prompted to confirm domain name selection. Once the domain is confirmed, it cannot be changed.
The following pop-up will be displayed upon successful purchase of domain name.
Following domain extensions will be available on this service:
Upon successful domain registration, user will be provided option to subscribe to a free email address. If user requires an email address, user will be required to click "Yes, I Want A Custom Email Address" button. User can input any desired name for setting up email account. User need to accept terms and condition and proceed forward by pressing "I Agree" button. User will be notified about successful email account setup. Details pertaining on how to access email account will be sent to the registered email address of the user. If user wants to setup email forwarding to a predefined email address, the user can do so by checking the "Setup as forward only" option.
How to Edit/Add Content:
Adding content to the webpage is super easy. All fields that get highlighted by a grey boundary box upon selection or mouse-over are editable. These content fields can be for text or images. User needs to point mouse over the section which requires update, and click.
How to Add Testimonials Page:
How to add News Page:
If user doesn't have use of News or Testimonial pages, they can still use these pages for display of other information and edit the page names.
How to Change a Page & Content Label Name:
Except for the home page, all page names can be changed. The user has to point the mouse to page name and click. Details instructions can be viewed in the instructional copy on the top left screen as shown below.
Similarly, a user can change a title name of any content labels on the web page by pointing at it and clicking it e.g. in the above example Services, Amenities, Specialties, etc. are all content labels.
How to Launch a Mobile Site:
User can also launch their Mobile Site in a single click operation. The process to activate the Mobile Site is mentioned on the following page. Once a user clicks the "Go Mobile" button on the lower left corner of the screen as shown above, user will be prompted by the following screen. Once the user clicks the "Send Payment SMS" button, user will receive an SMS for subscription confirmation. User will be required to reply with "SUB".
Following business design categories are available on the Business Website service. The user can only select from the following category once upon registration as mentioned in Step 3. Each of the below mentioned category has a specific design templates assigned to them. If user wants to select other designs or categories, the request can be forwarded to back-end support team.
- Home Improvements & Renovations
- Electricians & Electrical Contractors
- Roofing Contractors
- Painting Contractors
- General Contractors
- Moving & Storage
- Automobile Repair & Service
- House & Apartment Cleaning
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Janitor Service
- Plumbers & Plumbing Contractors
- Auto Towing
- Excavating Contractors
- Landscaping Contractors
- Snow Removal Service
- Building Contractors
- Pet Grooming
- Floor Installation,
- Refinishing & Resurfacing
- Computer Service & Repair
- Heating and A/C Contractors
- Beauty Salons & Services
- Escort Services
- Health and Wellness
- Automotive Designs
- Real Estate Agents
- Concrete Contractors
- Health Practitioner
- Furniture and Cabinets
- Windows and Doors
- Metal Workers
Financials & Costing:
- To ensure a great site experience, it is recommended to use Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome
- Use high speed internet while editing websites
- If the screen freezes or designs do not appear correct, refresh the screen using CTRL + F5
- It is recommended to clear cache/cookies of internet browser
Monthly Subscription Charges:
- Mobile Site Subscription: 4576 MO & 4577 MT SMS @ Rs 100+tax/Month
- Domain Registration: SC 4574 MO & 4581 MT @ Rs 800+tax/Annum
Service is on auto-subscription mode. Monthly subscription will automatically be renewed. If user subscription renewal is unsuccessful, user will be notified about insufficient funds and suspension of website within 48 hours upon re-attempt failures. All user website content will remain saved at server ends. Re-attempts will be made twice each after 24 hours of the previous attempt. Automatic subscription renewals will be made via above mentioned MT short codes. Manual re-subscription can be made via MO short codes.
To unsubscribe, user can send "Unsub" to 5533.
Domain Name Charges: Rs 800+tax/Annum
Subscription Short Code is 5533 priced at Rs 0.
Service Short Code Details:
Monthly Subscription: 4572 MO & 4580 MT SMS @ Rs 400+tax/Month
Terms & Conditions:
- In Islamabad, AJK, Balochistan, Gilgit/Baltistan and FATA an additional 0.84% will be charged on all services and packages.
- 19.5% FED on usage and other taxes on bill/recharge apply.
- In Islamabad, AJK, Balochistan, Gilgit/Baltistan and FATA 18.5% FED and other taxes on bill/recharge will apply.
- To block unwanted calls and SMS from any number, dial 420 from your Ufone number. Charges; 10 Paisa + tax per minute and Rs. 3.75 + tax per week – PTA.