This probably won’t be very pleasing for all the students out there, but the news is that PTCL is likely to phase out its extremely popular student package over a period of next few months.
While we don’t have official confirmation for this, however, sources confirm us that company is looking for ways to substitute its student package with other similar products.
It merits mentioning here that PTCL has communicated its customers through monthly bills this month that 1 MB student package would be charged at Rs. 1,250, while 2 MB student package will be charged Rs. 1,450 from November 1st, 2013.
Not to mention, these charges are usual tariff for normal broadband packages.
Student segment, as mentioned above, is immensely lucrative and shares hefty amount of broadband subscribers for PTCL, the market leader in broadband market.
With changing market dynamics, company is now looking for ways to capitalize the niche with similar but capped products to boost revenues. One such example is Economy Broadband Package, that offers 1Mbps speeds at a monthly charge of Rs. 499, but comes with 10 GB data limit per month.
PTCL told ProPakistani that customers should expect a wide array of products for students starting 2014. Company said that not only various new broadband packages will be announced but more technologies will be brought into the scope to entertain the students.
However, for time being at least, the discount granted to students for broadband DSL is over.