I have been using PTCL Broadband Rs 1999 package since PTCL introduced it in 2007, the current speed for Rs 1999 package is 2mbit. I have never been able to understand the logic behind ptcl's fastest DSL package being so over-priced considering it's other two packages? Prices are supposed to go down (in RS per kb sense) when you go for higher connection right, this is true when you jump from 1mbit to 2mbit but the scenario for 2mbit to 4mbit is different. Here are some of my calculations for price per kb for each package (in RS)
1mbit = 1024kbit -------- 1199 Rs | 1199/1024 = 1.17 Rs Per Kbit
2mbit = 2048kbit -------- 1999 Rs | 1999/2048 = 0.97 Rs Per Kbit
4mbit = 4096kbit -------- 4999 Rs | 4999/4096 = 1.22 Rs Per Kbit
If we don't take student package into account which is now only for 1mbit connection, the price per kbit goes down when you go from 1mbit to 2mbit but for 4mbit the price is the highest and worst. Can anyone give some logical reasons why ptcl is doing this? firecruz?
here are my speculations:
1. PTCL is afraid the if they lower the price for 4mbit like 3500 Rs then more users will get that package and they may run out of their bandwith.
2. They might have legal problems with other smaller ISP's sueing them for bad pricing techniques, blablabla
3. Many lines in Pakistan are not capable of transmitting 4mbit data rate fluently without sync problems.
My guess is that the no.2 can be the most appropriate reason. If PTCL provides 4mbit connection with the simillar rs per kbit as 2mbit then 0.97 * 4096 = 3973 Rs, but i think 3750 Rs for 4mbit will be the best price and i will happily upgrade my 2mbit into 4mbit connection.