[quote=“Faisal, post:12, topic:21172”]
I'd say go for it, I am sure with the line stats like yours, it can handle 16mbps easily. And since they say its unlimited & I hope that 300GB FUP isn't applicable. BTW this requires some confirmation from PTCL and I urge to do so before opting and share it here. If this offer is truly unlimited then consuming data isn't a problem. I mean if your rig/setup can handle remuxes and or 1080p bluray rips... you're all set for next 6 moths in 3K
As far as the actual speed goes, it will depend mainly on the DL sync rate you have/will get in case of upgrade. with your current DL sync rate (4096), you're probably getting stable 400 to 410KB on your torrent client with a well seeded torrent at max...right? if that's the case, the with a 8192 (4096+4096) sync rate you'll get 800 to 820KB/s max on torrents. I don't know for sure but I have noticed on various occasions/different locations that with PTCL, the first 3 digit of your U/D sync rate are usually your actual speeds. So if, lets suppose you get the DL sync rate of 9000, you'll get ~900KB/s DL stable speed which is still 124KB/s short of theoretical speed of an 8mbps connection.
I would love to try this offer but I my sh!tty line stats says otherwise. Although my current 4mbps connection works fine surprisingly with the sh!tty stats & I get stable 460KB/s on torrents with 4606 DL sync rate but I am not really sure to go for 8mbps ... I mean look at my line stats.
If I had line stats like yours, I would have jumped on the offer like a cheetah on gazelle
If you're perfectly stable on 4Mbps, why not give it a try. Ask the PTCL guys to come and test the 8Mbps on your line. If it works without any disconnections, then bravo. I've already forwarded my request to PTCL_Cares on twitter, as he usually gets it done in under 24 hours. Will share my results once i'm upgraded.
My current line stats weren't always like this however. It required a line + number change to get stats like these. My previous number (which was on ONU), was coming to my home from a DP box at least 7-8 KMs across. Due to that distance, it always caused distortion and disconnection whenever a thunderstorm hit, or some idiot truck driver accidentally rammed his truck through the wires, causing catastrophic damage to the cables and wires in the process.
The solution proposed was to shift to a new number (free of charge, courtesy of PTCL_Cares), which was installed on a DP Box less than a kilometer away from where I live. Suffice to say, the BOX is literally brand spanking new and hence is the reason these are the best stats I've ever had since I subscribed to DSL.
In any case, we shall see if my line stats remain the same or if they will drop. If I can get some decent usage out of the 6 months promo, then more the merrier