Free PTCL Smart TV Service till 31st Dec

Recently PTCL came up with a revolutionary service called Smart TV, and now PTCL has been offering this for FREE till December 31, 2008. It is just like the TATA SKY which has made a lot of buzz in India. This TV service works using Internet Protocol (IP) Technology.

For the first time such service is introduced in Pakistan. It is more interactive than conventional TV broadcast or cable TV. Smart TV delivers television programs to households via broadband connection and requires a subscription, a set-top box, and offers key advantages over existing cable TV.

By the way, we posted PTCL’s Smart TV Review Here…!

The Free Smart TV service to PTCL customer till 31st December includes the following things:

  • Free BTV channels.
  • Free VODs.
  • Free Set Top Box.
  • Usual broadband charges will apply.

Following are its features and benefits:

  • “Rewind” and watch programs which you have missed with Time Shifted Television (TSTV).
  • “Pause” live TV programs and watch them from where you left.
  • Block (or unblock) any TV channels from children viewing with parental lock.
  • Watch over 100 TV channels with unmatchable picture quality.
  • Video on Demand enables you to watch movies/plays of your own choice (currently 150 videos available).
  • Near Video On Demand (NVOD) lets you watch free blockbusters (available to all customers).

So what are you waiting for? Just call toll free number 0800-80-800 to activate your service. Give it a try and utilize this free offer.

Note: This is service is currently available to Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. All other cities coming soon.


  • Bites85

    I just ordered mine today…!

  • apart from pros there must be some cons man
    do let us know those as well before advertisement :)
    – i ve heard that these channels does not support the Resolution for LCD displays (wide screens) is it right?
    – also tell us about the channel switching delay
    – quality of the service
    – and for sure some others as well
    :)

  • Asif MUSHTAQ

    The set-top box is free, really! or is it just till 31st december and after that they will charge for the set-top box if we opt to keep the service ?

  • ayub

    well here are the hidden details of this free package i called the helpline and the ptcl representative explained to me the whole deal.first of all the set top box fee which is 9995 Rs will not be paid now but it will have to be paid in full or in 500Rs per month installments from jan 2009.plus the vod service is free till dec31st 2008. after that Rs 50 will be charged per vod a single vod can be played unlimited number of times during 24 hrs.

    • Bites85

      @ayub, Thanks for sharing that info. Last night i also called PTCL Help line, but there was no one to answer. But today morning i have also called and confirmed that PTCL will take following charges:
      – Rs.500 for Set Top Box monthly or pay lumsum Rs.9995.
      – Rs.50 for the VODs.

      @فر I have also checked that LCD problem. It is fine. There is not such issue. Channel delay is not much. And the service as a whole is good but very costly.

      Good publicity by PTCL to tackle the customers. Now, I think that i will cut down my service just before 31t December. Until PTCL make this Set Top Box Free.

      I’m soon going to write a report on Unethical means used by Companies. Come back soon to read it.

  • Bites85

    Our counter part Tata Sky India works through Satellite :
    They have two packages. Tata sky base package uses an economical hardware so everyone can afford the best quality and cheap monthly charges. It is just like our usual Cable TV but with more than 100 channels. But with many add on and interactive services.

    Tata Sky + uses the expensive hardware for the rich people. It gives the function of rewinding like PTCL Smart.
    Here is the link to see the difference http://www.tatasky.com/cost.html

    PTCL has come up directly with that expensive hardware. Until they introduce an economical hardware package, the service is not going to be a success. Country is going to through economic turmoil. PTCL have to scale down the prices otherwise some one else will take its market. Like the upcoming Wateen and Naya Tel, both uses fibre optic to bring crystal clear channels. They have already come up with the cable Tv.

    Now, Its up to the people what they think about this package. Leave comments.

  • rizwan

    sent details tv

  • ayub

    well yes the set top box fee is a big hurdle and untill that issue is resolved i wont think that ptcl smart will be much appealing to the customers.

  • fareed

    free

  • fareed

    free free

    • why have you said free free yar

  • zafar ali

    free ptcl smart till dec31 ? another site says: till june 09 in Kar Lah & Isl ? I am confused. PPlease correct

  • Sabir

    2nd time Applied same reply from the installation staff saying the wires are very old signals will be very weak even I wil face problems in the internet
    U hv to run ur site so why U say free end dec
    otherwise
    IS MULK KA SIRF ALLAH HE HAFIZ HAI

  • Eruch

    Smart PTCL TV disadvantages:

    1) only one TV can be viewed at a time. specifically the remote for channel changing is only one, whereas in cable, you can give connection to multiple TV’s with different programme viewing option.

    2) sometimes broadband connections slows down. your TV will go blank.

    3) Not all channels are on PTCL. mostly indian channels. so it is important to know which channels you would like to watch, and whether they are available in the PTCL list.

    4) More power consumption. Not significantly more, but you still need to power the modem and the the smart TV box.

    5)Cost of set box is very high, in fact it should not be charged at all.

  • pkfunda

    God may a live long to Pakistan.
    and give a growing to ptcl.
    amin

  • God may a live long to Pakistan.
    and give a growing to ptcl.
    amin

  • Alizai

    well here are the hidden details of this free package i called the helpline and the ptcl representative explained to me the whole deal.first of all the set top box fee which is 9995 Rs will not be paid now but it will have to be paid in full or in 500Rs per month installments from jan 2009.plus the vod service is free till dec31st 2008.