The struggle to find a decent internet service in Pakistan is real. With too many internet services, offering too many packages on TVCs, one fails to come to a conclusion and in the end we are left with nothing but a never ending circle which keeps on rotating and does not stop!
Before we all hit a dead end in this search for high speed, good quality internet services, it is important to learn about the available options in the markets.
Want a reliable internet? Compare broadband providers packages and pricing
What is broadband?
The term “broadband” is frequently used by our internet service providers (ISPs), is basically a technical term used for high speed internet connection which is always on and faster than the traditional dial up connection.
Different types of broadband include the following:
- DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
PTCL is the largest internet service provider in Pakistan with highest number of internet users. This semi-government company owns the entire major internet infrastructure including undersea fiber optics. PTCL broadband 4 Mbps is the most sought after package these days. It costs Rs 1775/- per month with one time installation charges of Rs 1500/- PTCL takes almost 3-5 days for installation with no device charges. The device remains the property of the company. This package is famous among its users for unlimited downloads.
|Package||1 Mbps Starter||2 Mbps Starter||4 Mbps Starter||1 Mbps||2 Mbps||4 Mbps|
|Volume||10 GB*||20 GB*||40 GB*||Unlimited*||Unlimited*||Unlimited*|
|Over the limit downloads per GB (PKR) **||100||100||100||–||–||–|
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This tribe launched its operations in July 2009 and has managed to strike up as a competitor to some of the already dominant ISPs. Wi-tribe has based itself on three distinct elements:
- Customer Service: They ensure that their customers enjoy their services and any faults are addressed in a short period of time.
- Quality: Wi-Tribe Has a Unique and Creative design network with full quality assurance as per customer lifecycle. They are committed to provide tailored package for every type of customer to gain the highest customer satisfaction. Wi Tribe is the first one to introduce the 4G technology. The Unique thing is that 4G supported by all date data network and has a totally separate traffic for voice or SMS.
- Human Capital: Wi-tribe is working hard to employ some of the best talent in the industry to stay on top of their game.
*fair usage policy applies
Wi-tribe has tailored its packages according to their users needs. Customers can also avail “Add-ons” adding value to your customer experience.
- Power Hours: enjoy endless downloads from 1am – 1pm for Rs 300.
- Upsize GBs: increase your monthly volume limit, 2Gbs for Rs 75, 5Gbs for Rs 100, 10Gbs for Rs 200.
- Speed Boost: increase your internet speed by 50% for just Rs 200.
- Happy Days: day-plans for endless internet. 1 Day for Rs 100, 3 days for Rs 200.
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StormFiber is Pakistan’s most reliable fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband service provider. The biggest question, what differentiates StormFiber from other ISPs? While other ISPs and television service providers rely on copper based technology which is unreliable, StormFiber had invested in building a fiber based network which brings reliable, fast, affordable and convenient services at your door steps. Apart from offering broadband services, they also offer digital TV services at your home. However, StormFiber is currently available in Defence, Clifton and in selected areas of Gulshan and PECHS, Karachi and in few areas of Lahore and Faisalabad which includes PCSIR Phase 1, Eden Canal Villas, etc.
The triple play bundle in a three in one service which incorporates internet, TV and phone.
One time charges=12000 PKR
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Qubee uses WiMax technology, making it one of the leading ISPs as well. Qubee internet packages range from 1MB to 3MB in both regular and unlimited category with fair usage policy. They have recently updated there internet packages, hence bringing down the cost of internet and improving the speed for its customers.
Qubee Shuttle Devices
These are portable internet devices which can be carried along to different cities and countries which are covered by Qubee Pakistan. These devices work as plug-and-play devices and are very convenient for users who want internet on the go. These shuttle services offer a great user experience as they are able to catch signals easily and are very handy.
Qubee offers broadband coverage in several urban areas including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad with economical packages.
|Conquer Max (Shuttle)||2Mbps||1000||Unlimited|
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Optix is another broadband service provider offering ultra fast fiber to the home (FTTH) technology. Optix fibers delivers fast internet connection up to 20Mbps for downloads and uploads but currently it is only available in limited areas of Karachi and Lahore.
|Swift 2 Mbps||2Mbps||1,350/-||Unlimited|
|Swift 4 Mbps||4Mbps||1,499/-||Unlimited|
|Swift 10 Mbps||10 Mbps||1,799/-||Unlimited|
|Overdrive 15 Mbps||15Mbps||2,199/-||Unlimited|
|Overdrive 20 Mbps||20 Mbps||2,599/-||Unlimited|
|Overdrive 24 Mbps||24 Mbps||2,899/-||Unlimited|
|Hyperboost 32Mbpa||32 Mbps||3,999/-||Unlimited|
|Hyperboost 40 Mbps||40 Mbps||4,699/-||Unlimited|
|Hyperboost 60 Mbps||60 Mbps||6,599/-||Unlimited|
View complete Optix packages detail
The above mentioned ISPs are the best available options in the market right now. So before choosing your ISP and package ask yourself about your data usage, speed required and how much you can afford? Happy browsing!