After being sick and tired of slow internet and having tried out literally every internet service in Karachi, I decided I had enough and applied today for the PTCL's 20mb vdsl2 package.
I figured at these prices, and with new equipment, this should work better, at least for a while. There is no cancellation charges either, so if it sucks I just loose the 10K installation fees + whatever days I used it.
What left a bad taste is PTCL's statement about being the first to implement VDSL2 worldwide, when a quick internet search makes it clear lots of other companies launched it years before PTCL. Why needlessly lie? I mean, it is amazing that 50mbps is being offered here, there is no need to lie about being the first to make it sound even better!
PTCL's is also selling a vdsl2 10mb package for 9,999 on their website, but on calling them I found it doesn't actually exist, because when you sign up for that they just connect you to a regular ADSL line. That annoys me - why why why does such a large company lie needlessly to it's customers, and why can't they update their damn websites with correct information![quote=", post:, topic:"]
Anyways, this thread will catalogue the journey to 20mbps...
Installation cost: 10k
Monthly charges: 15K for 20mbps, with option to upgrade to 50mbps for 20k.