Official: PTCL Student Packages Over 1 MB, ending March 1st

As we covered earlier about the  end of Student Discount Packages over 1 MB, it has been officially confirmed now that company is discontinuing all student packages above 1 MB.

A company statement has said that all packages of greater than 1 Mbps i.e., 2 Mbps and 4 Mbps broadband services will not have the student package discount applicable which is effective from 1st March 2010 onwards.

Earlier PTCL representatives informed all student discount holders via phone calls that company will stop offering student discounts from February 1st.

With a prior notice of one month, PTCL has no legal obligation of withdrawing this service. However, many high end broadband users (who were availing this discount) may shift to other ISPs.

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  • Shaharyar K. Kureshi

    No Problem… I’m 1 MB user!.
    but it is unexpected for me as I thought PTCL will upgrade its Broadband packages in March!

  • Sad News but why students need fast net ?
    I think its good for business users

  • Can anyone confirm what is the default course of action for those who do not do anything ?

    I mean what would be happened to currently subscribed 4 mb student package ?

    1-they will be converted to 1 mb automatically?
    2-they will be charged full price of 4 mb ?

    • I guess they will be charged full price if they dont downgrade to 1 mb.I heard this

    • Muhammad Asad

      I think it is depend on user whether he want 4mb with Full price or student package of 1MB.

  • Burhan

    well ! i do agree with ptcl dission cz student has nothng to do with more than one mb..

  • Yasir

    They will lose market share if other providers keep their student discount on 2 mb and 4 mb connections.

    Btw for those arguing that students need only 1 mb may I ask why cant a student use fast internet ?

    Genuine or non-genuine every student has a right to use the internet according to his use. Infact students play online games, download movies and its not the other way round.

  • It is good bcoz students don’t need 2mbps or higher connection

  • Noman

    PTCL representative confirmed that all Student Packages(2MB,4MB) will automatically down to 1MB.

  • 1MB is Enough Speed 4 Student @Najam Its depend Upon u wat u choose just call on 1236 & told them dat u want 4Mb Regular Or 1Mb Student.Its up 2 u

  • I think that PTCL is going to double the package from next month. So, the 1 Mbps users might be upgraded to 2Mbps speed which is used by most of the high internet usage students.

  • Burhan Mehdi

    Dear ptcl’s 1mb is equal to other’s 2mb cz other Isp’s provide shared conection..tleast even in onemb u recieved one mb speed in ptcl.. i bet customer using ptcl and having no issue with his line he ll never switch to any other isp

  • Athar

    i ordered a 2MB Student package today and i asked them tht i have heard tht u are not offering student discount on DSL connections higher than 1MB and they said they are still offering student discount WTH!!

  • khan

    excellent i am an engineering student and i have never felt the need of dsl … just dialup is fine for me however recently i got dsl only for viewing online lectures… for voice chating with my firends so that we even sitting in house we can teach /help eahc other.. and 1mb is doing excellent for me.. above it students dont neeed whatsoever… i wonder if anyone needs then he should come here with a plausible logic.

  • Not a good decision,ptcl may increase its broadband Network.

    • blady who are you i reported on you

  • salman

    when this will start from 1 feb or from 1 march

  • UNKNOWN

    guys who’s saying 2MB or 4MB packages was not for students everyone wants speed either he is a student or some one else but ptcl will have to bear loss of this decision because most of us people were using ptcl just for broadband not for calling for this purpose 6 mobile companies are working in Pakistan.if we look at real speed of ptcl broadband its 106kb/s at 1MB and 256kb/s at 2MB and 400to500kb/s on 4MB but wateen is giving 256kb/s on 1 mb package now its up to you.

    • Burhan Mehdi

      well ! nice try to permote wateen but dear what i blieve those who are using ptcl will not switch to anyother ISP.
      Second u mentioned everyone wants speed i do agree with u but student package meanz giving discount to the students so that they can use internet at cheap rates for their studies n i think in 1mb student can fullfil his requirments..

      • UNKNOWN

        ah! mr.Burhan Mehdi i am not promoting wateen and more over i am also using ptcl 4mb dsl but i still cant satisfy with ptcl .they dont have customer support but you are looking to be big supporter of ptcl. And you said those who using ptcl will not swich to other isp wait and watch ahh!! thats it. BEST REGAURDS for ptcl ;) !!!

        • Burhan Mehdi

          Bro ! i just told the truth, i do agree wwith u that PTCL doesnt have customer support n customer has to suffer alote for resolving his issue.But dear i had a chance to work in An ISP so knw bit about brandwith so mentioned wht my experience say.n dear u mentioned you are using 4mb n still not satisfied so dear dnt worry soon ptcl is going to interduce 8mb package as they are using ADSL 2plus technology..

      • talha

        wateen is hunderd time better than ptcl…and ptcl is doing illegal by acting like this….nonsense….istead of condmng u r doing favour of ptcl……….r u agent or saleman of ptcl,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,????keep ur suggestions to urself……….bad is bad and good is good thats it……………..

  • there is a rumor that 1MB will be offered at Rs. 365/= IS IT TRUE????

  • Mohsin

    It is bad news for students stop student package of internet.please do not stop this package. we are regular users of internet.

    Thanks

  • talha

    burhan ………………ur tatoo of ptcl rule is rule………….why u r favouring ptcl……????/

  • Burhan Mehdi

    @ Talha ! i am not working in PTCL.I just shared what i ve experienced ..

  • web hosting

    PTCL Services Now a day not good enough to use couz they didn’t gives the right speed 2mb package the just give 1mb

  • Saad

    I am thinking to get the 2mb package ….. Ppl i need ur suggestions,does it work all fine? The ground speed is actually 2 mb or some lesser ….

  • yea sad news there …

    but im also hanged with a problem here ..
    anyone who can help me with dat ..

    i have got 2mb on ptcl landline …
    now i want to use it on ma cell via wifi (or anyother media)
    so what do i really need to make that stuff possible …. i would try to do any possible work on that if u suggest me… i;ll really appreciate .. pleez … i would be waitin…fo yo replyz …