Irshad Ahmad Haqanni: PTCLs packages and the silence from PTA


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Source: http://jang.com.pk/jang/mar2008-daily/01-03-2008/col1.htm


#2

A good write-up by Mr. Haqanni, if I do say so myself. I myself didn't knew about this one hour charge thing and the GST calculation issue.


#3

ahhhh "Sigh" :(


#4

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the 199PKR package can be deactivated by calling 1236… the column doesnt mention that… this topic was discussed in forum already .


#5

Yes, but the column discusses its activation without consumer consent.


#6

i dont know why people are botherd so much ..since ptcl has advertised plenty of times in the newspapers and on websites that u can deactivate this package by simply pressing few buttons while dialing 1236 or 080077888...

[ignorance is bliss]


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i dont know why people are botherd so much …since ptcl has advertised plenty of times in the newspapers and on websites that u can deactivate this package by simply pressing few buttons while dialing 1236 or 080077888…

[ignorance is bliss]

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PTCL users are annnoyed because PTCL is forcing them to pay extra for a service most of them won’t be using. They activated the service without informing anyone and that is unethical.


#8

It's unethical, immoral and just plain wrong - imagine going to a restaruant and being served extra dishes you didn't order - you'd be downright pissed if you were charged for that.

The only reason PTCL got away with it is because the PTA is not doing it's job, and people only found out upon getting the bill.

Just placing an add is meaningless - McDonald's advertises all the time, it doesn't give them any justification to charge you for food without telling you!

Simply put, it's theft, plain and simple.


#9

Common thieves! I have been shouting a lot that these packages by PTCL are simply looting. Most disturbing is that PTA is always covering service provider's a$$ (especially PTCL).

As according to all governments of Pakistan (at least since I am observing from last 20 years), Pakistan is businessman-friendly-country. Pakistan prefer corporates' interest over consumer's (people of Pakistan) interest. It's not just telecoms sector or internet service provider sector but in-fact you can see this injustice in almost all fields of life. :(

Somewhere few people, started/turned the system in the wrong direction and since then it is running in the wrong way. We are so use of it that we don't even see anything "wrong" in this system that's why media didn't bothered much to voice this injustice of PTCL's packages.

Allah save us from PTCL.

Fe-Aman Allah.


#10

Isn't this old news ???


#11

Just curious, but how does Haqqani figure that line rent and

CLI should be exempt from GST, while calls made should not ?.

Should McDonalds charge you GST if you sit and eat inside,

and on the drive-thru sales as well ?.

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Sheikh 'Things That Make You Go Hmm...' Chilli


#12

It depends on what is taxable and what is not.


#13

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well in this country everything is taxable


#14

"PTCL ka aazaab" http://www.uploadpak3.com/freeupload/download.php?file=d110a370c65b6b1825f6b72513ad36a7

Source:Daily Ummat karachi


#15

get rid of ptcl all together

we've had one of our numbers deactivated (read: terminated), the pakistan package on the other has been deactivated

thinking of getting a nayatel number if the ptcl line gives in. no line rent (on nayatel) is really really cool. pay as u use!


#16

Well there is nothing wrong with these call packages (esp. the Pakistan package) but the manner in which these are imposed without user consent is ridiculous.


#17

PTA does listen to the complaints posted on their website. My brother posted a complaint against Local Call package on their webste couple of weeks ago. Yesterday he received a PDF from PTA with the complaint forwarded to PTCL and the reply received from PTCL.

In this case they have just behaved like: "hey ptcl see wats this man is saying, ptcl: mylord this complaint has no base, PTA: hey man Ptcl replied this"

i will convert that pdf to jpg and post it here for every1 to review.


#18

Yeah, please post it here Abdul.


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#20

What a crappy answer by PTCL. There is no way you are in the minority and that the package is being enjoyed by the majority. LIARS.

What options are out there........NONE!