PTCL Volume CAP - Switching ISP

I am sick of PTCL's apathy for their customers and for billing them for something they have not been informed of. I have now decided to ditch PTCL internet for another ISP. What do you guys suggest? I currently have 4 MB package

>Worldcall (4 MB package)?

>Wireless?

>Any other isp?

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I am sick of PTCL’s apathy for their customers and for billing them for something they have not been informed of. I have now decided to ditch PTCL internet for another ISP. What do you guys suggest? I currently have 4 MB package

>Worldcall (4 MB package)?

>Wireless?

>Any other isp?

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I ditched ptcl about a month back,got a word call 4mb,extremely happy with it

don't worry when ptcl cap banner will come on their site all other isps will do the same.

yea they will prove to be even more f-ucked up than PTCL

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yea they will prove to be even more f-ucked up than PTCL

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If they were even more messed up than ptcl they would’ve capped there packages years ago.

Currently the best solution (for ~50Gb users) is downgrading to 2Mb, I myself downgraded my package to 2Mb just not to get this newly surprised Surcharge aka BB Access Charges

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I ditched ptcl about a month back,got a word call 4mb,extremely happy with it

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do they charge anything for new installations? i had used worldcall few years back before I got PTCL… i still have their cable modem!

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do they charge anything for new installations? i had used worldcall few years back before I got PTCL… i still have their cable modem!

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I think they charge 1500 for new installations, but if u still have their cable tv installed u can get the modem reactivated with ought paying installation charges.

I Have Switched already !

What are their rates? Their website appears to be outdated.

nice to know ppl are switching!... :) I'll get a peace of mind now :D

btw personally...ill stick to 4m :) cuz of 1m upload! :)

A_O_A how r u all buddies . well i m going to tell u or high light few things before launching ptcl dsl other isp are charing much more then todays ptcl offering i used cyber net they charge high speed "128 kbps " Rs 6000 not a decade ago its 2007 story . when i see the banner of PTCL offering 256 unlimited for 1200 512 for 2000 and 1 mbps for 5000 . i order for 1 mbps . in 2008 they upgraded " free of cost " don`t be selfish dudes . 1 mbps to 2 mbps and 2009 to 4 mpbs without any charges . i know more ppl in my area that they showing " students status " but distributing or reselling the bandwidth . thats a really bad bad move . i m not a lawyer of ptcl but we also see the bright side of the situation PTCL is charging only Rs 1000 for 4 mbps . here are so many peoples they are reselling there 4,2 and even 1 mbps bandwidth to their neighbors ,street mates , etc etc . so final point dont shout if any 1 want to switch then switch it dont weep like a child . and firecurz when ptcl upgrading 4 to 8 mbps :D

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A_O_A how r u all buddies . well i m going to tell u or high light few things before launching ptcl dsl other isp are charing much more then todays ptcl offering i used cyber net they charge high speed "128 kbps " Rs 6000 not a decade ago its 2007 story . when i see the banner of PTCL offering 256 unlimited for 1200 512 for 2000 and 1 mbps for 5000 . i order for 1 mbps . in 2008 they upgraded " free of cost " don`t be selfish dudes . 1 mbps to 2 mbps and 2009 to 4 mpbs without any charges . i know more ppl in my area that they showing " students status " but distributing or reselling the bandwidth . thats a really bad bad move . i m not a lawyer of ptcl but we also see the bright side of the situation PTCL is charging only Rs 1000 for 4 mbps . here are so many peoples they are reselling there 4,2 and even 1 mbps bandwidth to their neighbors ,street mates , etc etc . so final point dont shout if any 1 want to switch then switch it dont weep like a child . and firecurz when ptcl upgrading 4 to 8 mbps :D

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@ifkaar thanks for your advice, but this is not ‘crying’ rather a protest against billing customers without informing them beforehand. Secondly, historically I also paid 2K for 64K connection, but it’s not 2000 now and therefore you should also mature with age and realize that globally internet costs are down around the world, and they average to about PKR 15-20 per MB for most countries (check speedtest.net for details).

as far as your ‘reselling’ argument goes, then please note that 50GB is utilized by single users easily - resellers are probably using 3-5 times of that volume atleast on the same connection. if the main purpose is to restrict unauthorized reselling, the caps should be placed at a lot higher volume than 50GB.

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What are their rates? Their website appears to be outdated.

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4mb is 2000 a month,unless u also get cable tv ,in the bundle 4mb costs 1800

@archimed3s:

Nice to hear you availing yourself of alternatives, other than PTCL.

If WC is smart, it won't get greedy and disabuse itself of a loyal and

long-term customer base that's increasingly becoming disenchanted

with the shenanigans of PTCL.

Btw, are there any hiccups in the WC broadband service ?. Like,

throttling on torrents ?, slow surfing speeds ?, frequent downtimes ?,

etc ?. Not that they shouldn't happen at all, just not too often to turn

into a migraine.

I can vouch for WC cable service though. This week I made a com-

plaint and the next day, they sent a truck with techs over. Nice.

Can you paste a speedtest result for WC on here, archimed3s ?, if

it's not too much of a bother. Thanks a bunch.

Sheikh 'Looking For Alternatives' Chilli

well dude no offensive but if u compare bandwidth charges then there are a hell lot things that we can`t even compare india iran or some time bangladesh :o

overall worldcall has been suprisingly stable and problem free since day one. Downloads have been consistent at 4.1 mb and uploads hover around 1 mb.

http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/146670768.png

ptcl has disabled server voice chats on yahoo but p2p calls are working fine :rolleyes: nice job done by ptcl

@ifkaar:

Did it occur to you, to ask yourself, why PTCL is selling broadband

at such high rates to it's customers (Rs. 1000/Mbps vs Rs. 10/Mbps)

in Pakistan ?, when in overhead costs, it pays in pennies in Pakistan

compared to pounds spent by ISPs abroad ?. And everybody has

to go and buy International Bandwidth from the same market.

It's not like PTCL can look into the camera and say, "Kya karay saab,

peechay mandi sey hee mehnga aa raha hai bandwidth. . .".

As for the brilliant premise that "everything's more expensive and

crappy in Pakistan, compared to the outside world", consider that

the quality and price of making mobile calls in Pakistan today is

one of the most competitive, if not the cheapest, than anywhere

else in the world. And all these companies are still making profits.

The difference between the DSL market and Mobile packages is

competition. Who would tolerate the crappiest customer service

in the world, when you have viable alternatives, like, Maxcom ?.

But for those who wish to pay more for less, these arguments

will hold no sway. But that doesn't mean one should abandon

reason for irrationality.

Sheikh 'Syllogism' Chilli

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@ifkaar:

Did it occur to you, to ask yourself, why PTCL is selling broadband

at such high rates to it’s customers (Rs. 1000/Mbps vs Rs. 10/Mbps)

in Pakistan ?, when in overhead costs, it pays in pennies in Pakistan

compared to pounds spent by ISPs abroad ?. And everybody has

to go and buy International Bandwidth from the same market.

It’s not like PTCL can look into the camera and say, “Kya karay saab,


peechay mandi sey hee mehnga aa raha hai bandwidth. . .
”.

As for the brilliant premise that “everything’s more expensive and


crappy in Pakistan, compared to the outside world
”, consider that

the quality and price of making mobile calls in Pakistan today is

one of the most competitive, if not the cheapest, than anywhere

else in the world. And all these companies are still making profits.

The difference between the DSL market and Mobile packages is

competition. Who would tolerate the crappiest customer service

in the world, when you have viable alternatives, like, Maxcom ?.

But for those who wish to pay more for less, these arguments

will hold no sway. But that doesn’t mean one should abandon

reason for irrationality.

Sheikh ‘Syllogism’ Chilli

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Thumbs up chili bhai… You have changed a lot :rolleyes:

Incremented.