Official: PTCL Launches 9.3 Mbps EVO Nitro Device

This independence day, PTCL has unveiled its anticipated Evo 3G Nitro in Pakistan; the World’s first & most cutting edge EV-DO Rev.B commercial network. Priced at mere Rs. 2,999 per month, internet users of Pakistan will be able to enjoy 9.3 Mbps wireless internet.

Tariff:

Nitro USB Device Charges: Rs.3, 999 (One time charge)
Nitro Unlimited: Rs.2, 999/monthly

Key highlights

  • PTCL is the first operator in the world to commercially launch EV-DO Rev.B products.
  • Pakistan’s fastest & most cutting edge Enhanced Wireless Mobile Broadband solution.
  • Download Speed of up to 9.3 Mbps & uplink of up to 5.4 Mbps.
  • Nationwide Roaming facility, providing Rev B speeds in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore & Karachi with Backward compatibility & seamless roaming on Rev A Network (up to 3.1Mbps) in 99 cities across the country.
  • Plug & Play—Instant Connectivity
  • USB compatible with laptops & Desktops.
  • Average data rates vary between 1.25 Mbps- 3.75 Mbps
  • Device Upgrades available for existing Evo customers.

*Speed is on Best effort basis up to 9.3Mbps on downlink & 5.4Mbps on Uplink. Speed depends on factors such as modem capability, location, distance from communication tower and number of simultaneous users.

We are yet to test this device.

  • Our previous coverage on Evo Nitro is available here.
  • Pre-launch pictures are available here.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • only Good option for those who like portability like moving in home and offices and various cities

    Else PTCL DSL Broadband is enough to tackle the need of speed under 4mbps package that costs only Rs 1999 + Tax

  • its a great offer but dont go the advertisement i’ve used evo for about 8months and i’ve had alot of signal issue as it does provide wireless internet facility but these are maximum speeds which they are telling which are not attainable all the time or in some areas at all.. it would be great if they upgrade the quality of coverage rather than speeds.

    it’d suggest to try the device before buying in your area.

    @admin: make a poll that how many people are thinking of the upgrade!

  • Can I trust ptcl? No
    My 4 MB DSL connection runs at 512K speed. Despite repeated requests, no has paid to my complaints.

    • There is some problem in your line or Modem. I experienced the same problem when I upgraded to 4MB last month. In the end PTCL replaced my modem from “Zyxel” to “Huawei” and now I am getting 4MB speed.
      Try to contact the Assistant Manager – Multimedia & Broadband of your local exchange and he will solve your problem.

  • price is not the only thing.
    i am very happy to see that pakistan has launched this as it says PTCL is the first operator in the world to commercially launch EV-DO Rev.B products.which is very encourging and make me even more proud. i think price is not high at all.
    at least there is something where pakistan is moving very very fast. a couple of years ago i and many others had to wait long to open emails even.also we should use this facility positively which has not been used positively very much. i was wondering what WI-tribe, wateen and qubee will do now????

    • You can upgrade it from any of their OSS. I have also talked with one of their OSS representative and he told me that existing user of EVO device can be upgraded to new device by giving their old device + 1000.

      Thanks

  • i have used their 3.6 mbps device and i was disappointed…despite living in centre of rwp i could not even get speed of 1mb even outside my house…so how do i assume that 9.3 mbps will work at nearly full speed??

  • Wah the only country to have EVDO Rev B with 5 MHz of bandwidth. 5MHz in bandwidth makes it essentially a narrowband service since wireless is a shared media.

    Worldwide 3G data services are offered on more than 10MHz it’s only in Pakistan where mobile broadband is a dream becasue PTA wants to make money out of it instead of allowing the people to avail the services at an affordable price.

    Auctioning spectrum for broadband is the biggest disservice to the people of Pakistan…money definitely makes the Government of Pakistan go blind

  • huh 9.3 Mbps!!!! here in kotli (A.K) im using their service since it started here…..with my 3.1 Mbps i hardly get 70KB dlding speed…me and all of my frndz are facing alot of trouble abt signals and dlding speed here!! the max signals i get are 2…i comlained them many times but no response……dats why this 9.3 Mbps offer is bullshit!!! totaly!! they are not thinking improving their service and resolving signal and downloading speed issues!!!
    i say ” RESOLVE THE PRESENT PROBLEMS AND THEN DO OTHER SHITY STUFF”

  • I got one! Yes friends yesterday I went to PTCL OSS surprisingly it was open on 14th … it will be open today too as the guy told me.

    Well here is the initial feedback. Speed is ROCKING!!!

    I am able to get maximum of 3.5 MBPS but at an average I would say it is 2.5 MBPS. When I checked with the PTCL OSS they told you should be able to get anything between 1.25 and 3.75 which I am!!!!

    I have only tested in day time so far. I plan to check in the morning tomorrow maybe it will go to 5 MBPS.

    But I am really happy on anything above 2MBPS as I am able to stream 720 P on youtube which is exactly what I want.

    Aamir Bhai if you want I can record a video and send it to you or upload on youtube????

  • yes, its a good move but they should come up with nominal price. since it there is some signal problem, ptcl should improve there signal problem as well then introduced such kind of upgraded devices because without proper signal such mbs are useless, but if you ask over all its a better move,

  • AOA,

    i’m using EVDO (EVO)3.1 in my laptops fell difference when i use on old laptop it’s slow now get new one it’s fast but if i give marks to PTCL EVO it will be 5/10 best for pplz like me every weekend i need to move other cities. hop waiting for more info and comments coms out the basic problem of PTCL is this that there server is slow and less in counts if they provide this type of service then they must upgrade there servers and each server shared between 25 to 30 users (they shared 100+) if someone pay you 3000RS 30 users pay you 90000RS and the best servers in world comes for year is max70000RS in the year they earn 240000PKR just base on one server currently PTCL have17 servers (not sure) so they earned according to this total 4080000PKR in a year

    • The real truth is that PTCL is actually the worlds first Commercial Operator to launch REV B.

      It is launched in Indonesia but that is not a commercial launch. Try visiting their website … I can but you you can not find a commercial package anywhere!!!

      They are only selling to corporate clients and unlike PTCL and Pakistan they have very limited availability only in Bali with 60 Towers.

      PTCL is providing REV B in 4 cities and it is available to all hence Pakistan PTCL the worlds first commercial operator to launch REV B and the BIGGEST!

      Be proud of Pakistan ….. !

  • Just went to replace old evdo with new nitro at jinnah super oss, the guy asked to bring old evdo within box, that i dont have for 1.5 years old device.
    He told me in last 2 days, there is 1 unit nitro sold out and that was also a replacement.

  • Even if Indonesia’s Smart Telecom is selling it to corporate Clients, THEY ARE THE FIRST ONE’S TO LAUNCH EVO REV B COMMERCIALLY.

    &

    Don’t be proud of liers.!!.

    • Ok thats Enough man this is not important that who will launch first now its time to check that can evo nitro is really 9.3mbps or it was fake so chill man.

  • Today, i visited their OSS to get Evo Nitro but it was closed due to STRIKE call by their UNION :(. Lets see when they put down their strike.

    Allah bless our Country …

    Thanks

    • I think you are correct,in lahore i was called every OSS but only one can reply and ask that evo nitro is not available in stock you will wait till next Week.

      • @Vicky: check this comment Usman Khan says:
        August 15, 2010 at 10:07 am


        I got one! Yes friends yesterday I went to PTCL OSS surprisingly it was open on 14th … it will be open today too as the guy told me.

        Well here is the initial feedback. Speed is ROCKING!!!

        I am able to get maximum of 3.5 MBPS but at an average I would say it is 2.5 MBPS. When I checked with the PTCL OSS they told you should be able to get anything between 1.25 and 3.75 which I am!!!!

        I have only tested in day time so far. I plan to check in the morning tomorrow maybe it will go to 5 MBPS.

        But I am really happy on anything above 2MBPS as I am able to stream 720 P on youtube which is exactly what I want.

        Aamir Bhai if you want I can record a video and send it to you or upload on youtube????”

        he claims to have it :)

        Thanks

    • But I replied your questions regarding whether any one have it or not.

      Secondly regarding Sadaf question, its upto Usman Khan, I cant do any thing about it:)

      I tried my best to post results today but you know its STRIKE that stopped me in getting that device today otherwise I even called their Customer Care but no LUCK :(

      I think its time to wait ..as Fruit of Patience is Fruitful :)

      THanks

  • Just back from their OSS (they secretly called me in bcuz of strike ;))and they shown me the device its wide in terms of width and a bit slim as compare to existing device. OSS person also using it.

    Earlier I purchased it on my Friend’s number so he asked me to get the form signed from my friend so I brought form from him and INSALLAH will go back tomorrow to get my device changed with Nitro:)

    Thanks

  • Hey Mr Muhammad Haris were are you man we are all waiting for your Device Result did you get it today or not can PTCLs Strike continue or they are open our OSS for sale evo nitro.

    • Hey,

      Well I just called their OSS and the guy told me the intensity of STRIKE used to be Serve in the morning and its also closed now. so you better try your luck in the second shift.

      Secondly, their OSS timings are 9 to 9 so his shift is till 3 pm. I think yesterday I met with the second shift guy who comes after 3 pm. So please hold on, I will let you know as soon as I get my hands on the device.

      Further, yesterday guy told me to come in second half so I would try my luck in second half INSALLAH when he join his shift :).

      I have also the form get signed from my friend and all pre-conditions are ready by grace of Allah so I am hopefull that today INSAllah I will be able to get the device safely :)

      Thanks

      • Today I called them several times in after shift but no one attended.

        Then I decided to visit their OSS myself. So, i reached and found it totally deserted. There was only one gaurd (i.e. of Private security company) and there was not a SINGLE employee of PTCL :(. It seems that their STRIKE getting severity.

        I even asked the guard to give me that PTCL number installed at their Gate ;) so that I can check either any employee came or not. Bcuz it might be possible that ptcl guys not attend the call to pretend that we are on strike.

        But my second day also went in vain except that I got their Gate ptcl number too :P.

        I think Allah doesn’t want me to try this device out so quickly.

        I will try again in second half or try calling their Customer Care Center, might be I get it from there :)

        PTCL please increase salary of their Workers or make them put down the STRIKE sooooOOOooooN.

        Allah bless our Country

        Thanks

        • At last respective OSS supervisor attended my call and just talked to him. As per him in whole country no work is going on and he is also at home today :). So, he asked me to call him tomorrow to get the status whether they are operating or not.

          Lets C what happens.

          I am trying my best to get the device but…. I think Nature has some other plans :)

          Thanks

  • Today, I talked to their OSS supervisor and he told that Union guys are sitting infront of their Office and not allowed any customer to enter.

    Third day is also got wasted… lets c when STRIKE gets over.

    Thanks

  • Usman khan , i need you to do a favour for me, i am a online gamer, i play online games, as evo 3g is not sufficient enough for my gaming requirements and its bad for me..
    since you have the nitro revb, i wanna purchase it but before, can you test it on
    http://www.pingtest.net and show me the results?
    please if you can do so , i will be very glad .. i will be waiting , ty in advance!

  • _____ you ptcl, My DSL speed got ok after 32 day now they go on strike and disabling every ptcl connection at bahawalpur exchang an they are saying come and join us in the strike.
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  • Today, again talked with their OSS supervisor and he told that Union guys are not allowing them to enter office and they are sitting outside.

    Fourth day of Strike….

    Thanks

    • hmmm just 1.5? and from which PTCL shop you purchased it? Can you provide me its address & telephone ? bcuz currently their workers are on strike so approx all of their One Stop shops are closed :(

      Thanks

      • 100% agree with you and impossibale to get evo nitro in strike days because the staff of OSS is very strickt about it and i think they planed to FAIL the newly launched product.

        • Since Monday I am calling their Supervisor each day but same response STRIKE. First thing that I do first in the morning is to call him ;) and even today he replied all closed and sitting under tents on sheets.

          He said it might be possible that on Monday OSS gets open.

          Lets C … hope for best :)

          Thanks

  • i have visited their office and they have no prob giving the device and service. i m visiting them daily for 3 days now. i just want to know abt speeds before buying it……… thats why i asked for speed test…..

    • Nice to hear that bro :). Can you please share with all of us the respective Office complete address & phone number so that we can also visit and get the device then will share speed with you;) INSALLAH.

      We all would be very grate full to you for your this act of kindness.

      Thanks

      • Hey,blueaxe what you say you was visited their office haaah nice joke dear as you know very well that all the staff of PTCL is on strike me and Muhammad Haris was going their OSS or contact through Phone on daily basis to get evo nitro but not to get yet for example you Paste that no problem to buy nitro here is Speedtest.net Result for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVagc_CxtxU
        now waiting for your own Device Result.

        Plz dont MIND because this is true

  • hey dude . vicky is it ? if u dont believe me go to their N.nazimabad branch u’ll know that i m rite.

    and Mohammad Haris the shop is located in N.nazimabad D-1. go and get ur device.

    • Thanks Dear! Is it their OSS or just a retailer? Bcuz we have to upgrade our device and only OSS can upgrade our devices:). Please confirm as you went 3 times there that means its much nearer to your home/office.

      Secondly, I requested you to provide us the complete address as many of us didn’t even went to N.Nazimabad. Further please also provide us their Telephone number so that we can confirm with them before visiting their office:) as you know KHI is a big cities and in Ramazan its much hectic to travel, hope you understand and provide us the complete address and telephone numbers.

      Your positive and prompt reply will be highly appreciated.

      • Hey,Muhammad Haris now you go to any OSS and replace you old evo to evo nitro because STRIKE is over now
        for your information i will replace my device today and try to paste my speedtest.net result here.

        • Well. Before visiting them I called couple of their OSS and each one said they are still on STRIKE :(.

          N.Nazimabad OSS : Not picking phone.

          Clifton OSS: Guy told me still on STRIKE.

          PECHS: guy told me still on STRIKE.

          Defence: Not Picking phone.

          Gulshan: Not Picking phone.

          Please let me know from if you able to get the device and also from which OSS.

          Thanks


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