Thank you for your suggestions, please keep them coming, but I will clarify a few things and narrow the field.
I specifically want opinions about PTCL compared to Linkdotnet. Maxcomm is not available in the city where I want this connection (Peshawar) and we are not considering cablenet at all.
Our needs are as follows:-
1. Unlimited bandwidth.
2. Good speed and low latency(ping) for smooth online gaming.
3. Reliable connectivity. Customer support only becomes an issue when the service is down...it shouldn't be down at all!
4. Value for money.
I have used PTCL in Islamabad but have no experience of Linkdotnet myself, hence the poll.
In the last 6 months, my service was down about down twice and each time it took about 2-3 days for them to get it online again. The first time their local router for the area was down and it took two days to fix it. The second time, following Benazir's assassination the fibre optic cable in Karachi was disrupted, again downtime was two days.
It has been 18 days since the announcement of their new packages but my Islamabad connection is still 256KBps despite repeated calls to their local complaint centre.
Speeds are constant, pings are okay. (~ 255-455 ms). They receive my calls 90% of the time.
One more thing that I would like to mention is that PTCL offer a modem free with a year's contract. Before anyone counters that Linkdotnet do too, might I remind them that the modem is rented and it continues to remain the property of Linkdotnet until it is purchased by the customer for 3000/rs. So even if you stayed with LDN for a decade, and never bought the modem, it still wouldn't be yours.
On the other hand, Linkdotnet don't ban websites like the PIE puppy PTCL is. =/
So please continue:
LinkDotNet v. PTCL