I currently live in the middle east and visit Pakistan once or twice a year for 2-3 weeks each time. Since I usually take a my laptop with me, I was hoping if someone could suggest which internet service/package to choose, considering it will be for temporary purposes i.e. only needed once or twice a year.
In Pakistan I have a PTCL landline and live in the PECHS area, I haven't been able to keep up with who the current providers are and what sort of packages they offer.
Just by looking at some ads and asking around, it seems like getting a wireless USB type service would be a good option. I will probably need to pay for the device once (around Rs. 6000?), but then there is WiMax also, which I honestly don't know enough about.
Could you guys please help me out in deciding what to get, I'm panning to visit in the next couple of weeks and wanted to get one as soon as I get there.
In future (next 6 months - 1 year) I do plan to buy a desktop/laptop at home in Pakistan for my mother to use as well, so if a wired cable/DSL option is better than wireless, I would gladly consider it too. (Although the portability of wireless internet, in case of traveling or visiting Lahore/Islamabad, etc. seems really a good value).
So which services or packages would you guys recommend, in terms of cost and reliability. I would at least hope to get a 1Mb connection if not higher, anything less would be annoying I think.
Thanks very much in advance