PTCL Doubles DSL Speed for 1 Mbps Users

PTCL-logoPakistan Telecommunication Company LTD (PTCL) has upgraded its 1 mbps connections to 2 mbps for all its existing and new broadband customers, said a company statement issued today.

Under the newly announced package, the 1 mbps connection has been powered up to 2 mbps for the same price of Rs. 1199 per month offering the experience of 2mbps speed to its customers for the rate of 1mbps.

This automatic up-gradation, which started rolling out back in January 2011 is valid for three months from Today (April 18th, 2011). After that period, if desired, the customers can switch back to 1 mbps by dialing 1236 and confirming it with the representative, or he/she can continue with 2 mbps speed with added charges.

SEVP commercial Naveed Saeed viewed this upgradation as a great pleasure for Pakistan Telecommunication Company to provide PTCL customers with an experience of 2mbps speed for the price of 1mbps. He stated:

“This upgradation supports our aim to provide uninterrupted service to all our existing and new customers at extremely affordable rates. This newly offered data rate will have an added effect of segmenting our customers.

Keeping in mind the needs of PTCL customers, we will introduce more such offers to facilitate the users in future; PTCL has always and will always strive to provide its customers with the best and most affordable services.”

PTCL Broadband packages now available for customers

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  • 1Mb @Rs 1,199
  • 2Mb @Rs 1,499
  • 4Mb @Rs 1,999
  • 6Mb @Rs 4,999
  • 8Mb @Rs 6,999
  • 10Mb @Rs 9,999

Note: PTCL offers wi-fi routers for wireless internet with additional rental of Rs. 200 per month. However, this service has no extra cost for broadband customers having Smart TV.


  • Zeshan Masood

    I already know that from last 1 week.It’s a new limited time offer by ptcl. Nothing so special.

  • I thought they really did :(

  • BIlal

    is it also applicable on student broadband package??

  • Shaun

    This is really really bad unless they decide to call up each customer and let them know that they need to ask specifically for downgrade after 3 months, or at least call after 3 months asking for opt-in or opt-out instead of deciding it for themselves.

  • Shaun

    Oh and btw my connection is not upgraded so far. (19th April at 12:33 AM)

  • Jawad Ahmed

    what about the student packages?
    are they still applicable for this?

  • Kashif Bashir

    They should also offer 512kb and 256kb connections now (unlimited). 256kb is available for certain cities with 1GB download limit. its time to start 512kb and 256kb for less than 1000 and 500-600 so low end user can be benefited.

    • Shahid Saleem

      In exchange they have devices called DSLAM which is other end of your DSL connection. DSLAM have limited number of ports. What PTCL want to do (and anyone else actually) is maximize revenue per port. It is not in their interest to offer lower connections for less price UNLESS there is a large market for it.

      But since everyone have 1MB now and offer 1MB, few people will get 512. What will they price 512? 899/month?

  • abdullah

    now ptcl is doubled the all users speed who have 1 mbps connection or not

  • Ahmad

    So even if one customer don`t want to switch, they will do it. And we have to call them to down grade before June after that they will charge us? Pathetic..

    • EB

      Yup…reminds me of facebook opting people in for stuff without them knowing :p

    • Shahid Saleem

      Normal behaviour for PTCL. Remember when they gave everyone the NWD calling plan two years ago? And then started charging Rs 200 extra or something automatically.

  • Hassan

    all rubbish, they will definitely charge the customers xtra charges for atleast 1 month of july…..

    • MAK

      Hahahaha, well predicted!

  • Tauheedissa

    My connection is not upgraded yet,why?

    • imran

      same with me

  • Thats Good.
    But Ptcl Need to Decrease its Tarrif for 1 Mb Users

  • Shayan

    Nice speeds PTCL, how about imrpoving “RELIABILITY” of your services?

    • Faizan

      DSL by nature depends on the copper line coming to your place,i was having really bad service,I went to my exchange,put in a request to repair my line pairs and got a new cable to my house,never had any issues uptill now.Its been 3 years since i did that.

      • Shahid Saleem

        Yes same type problem for me. I had line noise two years ago, i request that they move my line to different distribution box and suddenly everything okay.

  • MTS

    mine also upgraded but it is slow as hell now … it keep disconnecting and i hate it … i was happy with 1mb atleast it sucked but i did not had to worry about paying more for their crappy service… I hate ptcl , i hope we get a good fiber optic internet service in our area .

    • Faizan

      Even with fibre,i doubt any company except PTCL will get you the cheapest rates.

      Whats your SNR on your modem?

  • JAMIL KHAN

    what the hell ptcl is doing :@ without any knowledge they are upgrading for money
    all companies are worst in Pakistan and ptcl also.
    now we have to close this connection with dialing
    ptcl is like _________ :@

    [Comment Edited]

    • Faizan

      You can call in to opt-out of it :)

      And you have no idea,how lucky we are to have one of the cheaper internet access around the world without any contracts.

  • Saquib

    @Admin: please mention in the post that student package 1MB is not included for this 3 months free trial

    Additionally, 1 MB student package now cost Rs.879 {previously it was Rs.839}

    Upon equiry from PTCL helpline {1236} they said that charges for student package has been increased.

    check your ptcl bill and notice DSL charges!

    it would be good if admin can write/criticize on ptcl practice of changing price without advertising or prior notice to students, also on which ground are they changing price of student package while the regular package stay unchanged @ 1199 , and students are given 30% discount.

  • Saquib

    @Admin:Please mention in the post that student package 1MB is not included for this 3 months free trial

    Additionally, 1 MB student package now cost Rs.879 {previously it was Rs.839}

    Upon equiry from PTCL helpline {1236} they said that charges for student package has been increased.

    check your ptcl bill and notice DSL charges!

    it would be good if admin can write/criticize on ptcl practice of changing price without advertising or prior notice to students, also on which ground are they changing price of student package while the regular package stay unchanged @ 1199 , and students are given 30% discount.

  • Umair

    What about Student package….

  • The charges of Student Package also increased….
    Currently on Rs. 879/month …

  • They must criticize on increasing student package charges.

  • Budhu

    Thats nonsense! See the price difference between 4 MB and 6 MB.

    4 MB is for 1999 while
    6 MB is for 4999..!

    Even 4999 for 8 MB was not acceptable.
    It make no sense.
    PTCL should change these rates!

  • Hassan Azam

    please some1 tell wether this increase in speed is also for student package or not ?????

  • mohsin

    useless pkg , bcz most of the people have s2dent pkgs of 1 mb.
    nd they did’t upgrade it.

  • Engr.Tariq Mehmood

    They are not upgrading student 1 Mb package to 2Mb.
    however who wants to avail this promotion will lost student package concession.

  • Riz

    I have gone through the whole website of PTCL but didn’t find this information?

    can you please specify the source of information other than the one that you have mention here(authentic source)

    /Riz

  • Riz

    Many Thanks, Ahsan javed

    /Riz

  • Mudassar

    is there any consumer protection thing in Pakistan? (i mean properly working I know there but that is as corrupt as anything)

    What the hell, PTCL doubling its speed is just a fake thing to me, there 3.1 MB EVO is even slow than many other 1 MB connections like Qubee etc.

    What are they doing? I heard every connection share speed with many other connections specially in DSL so at the end consumer get way lower than 2 MB.

    Is there any insight on this? is it just me or you guys agree that PTCL connection is way slower than what offers on paper?

  • JAMIL KHAN

    ALL services in Pakistan is useless and what the hell ptcl increased money on student package worst company in Pakistan

    [Comment Edited]

  • Rizwan Liaqat

    Lol what a joke. Mass scale ripoff by PTCL here. Most users will have no idea they’re supposed to downgrade themselves, PTCL will earn a nice short term injection of cash here.

    • AMIN

      THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL,,,, IF THEY WANT US TO TEST THAN AFTER TEST, SUBSCRIBERS EXPRESS CONSENT SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO ASK FOR UPGRADE AND BILLED HIGHER, AND NOT TO BE CHEATED INTO A NON-COMMITTED UPGRADE. WE HAD BEEN CHEATED EARLIER INTO PAKISTAN PACKAGE ON LANDLINE (199 ADDITIONAL BILL) EVEN WHEN WE DID NOT NEED IT.

  • Tha’s why my net speed had increased………..

  • JAMIL KHAN

    MY Internet speed has been decreased :@
    ptcl like a faggot

  • Hassan

    we have to take step on the increasing amount of student package, the amount printed on the back of the bill is 850 and they are charging 880, hell…. and the actual 30% of 1199 is 839…. all fake, ptcl is fake…. we should protest otherwise they will increase the amount in the coming months also……

  • kamran

    how to find out which speed i m using?

    • Shahid Saleem

      you could try speedtest. also, login to your modem (probably http://192.168.1.1 and username password “admin”) and see the numbers. the up bandwidth figure will be much higher than your actual.

  • zia bugvi

    monopolistic ptcl alwaz play such games where at the end consumer feels like deceived ……..

  • junaid

    i am using 1mb student pakg but i recive the spped of DSL very down about 600 kb …ptcl is lair with coustamer…please solve my problem other then i will cancel my connection very soon if it not solved by ptcl broadband saide

  • RANA SAIF

    kindly upgrade the 256kbps package into 512 kbps with the same rate of 256 upgrade kindly as soon as possible

  • ……

    wtf? seriously? i have 1 mbps speed (2 mbps now) and i get 512kbps?!?!?!?!?!? THAT NOT RIGHT!!!! OMG I WANT TO SWEAR RIGHT NOW PTCL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS SHIT!!! I m gonna complain in the ptcl office…..