Internet has virtually become the primary source of knowledge and information for most of us. One might not agree with the aforesaid argument, however, you’ll see folks browsing the internet for majority of their information needs. This also stands true for students of all ages. Today, students need consistent access to the internet in order to gather more information regarding the courses they take and subjects they study. This isn’t only true for University students but school-goers today also need online assistance to complete their assignments etc.
So what internet solution is best for students in Pakistan? There are lots of internet service providers offering internet connectivity services. However, the cheapest and the most reliable internet services are provided by PTCL.
Although there are “student” packages launched by various ISPs across Pakistan. However, most of these packages come with extremely low bandwidth allocation that usually expires within days of normal use. PTCL, on the other hand, has introduced the best student broadband package that provides reliable and fast internet access at 2 MBPs without any bandwidth limit cap.
The key highlights of PTCL broadband student package are as under:
- PTCL broadband is the most affordable broadband service in the country
- Seamless experience when streaming and downloading movies, TV shows and music files etc
- Access to rich HD multimedia resources over the internet
- Access to free movies, music, classical Pakistani plays, famous cricket matches, educational and religious contents exclusively for PTCL broadband customers on ‘http://www.mytv.com.pk/’ broadband web infotainment portal
Apart from the aforementioned highlights, the PTCL broadband internet package for students’ only costs RS. 1099 per month. Following are some key frequently asked questions and their answers regarding ordering, activating and using the PTCL student broadband internet package:
Q1. What is Broadband Student Package?
Student Broadband Package is a special discounted offer for students, faculty members, and administrative staff of Universities, institutes and Schools.
Q2. How would I know PTCL Broadband Student Package is available in my city?
Student Broadband Package is available in more than 2000 cities across the Pakistan including Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Quetta, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, and Sheikhupura. New cities are updated regularly. To know Student Broadband package is available in your city? Please call at our help line 1236
Q3. How much I have to pay for the Broadband Student Package?
Student Broadband package is available on 1 MB connection with free wi-fi
DSL-1Mbps @ Rs.1,099 per month (unlimited download)
Q4. How can I apply for the Broadband Student Package?
You can apply for the Broadband Student Package from either of the following two ways
1. Order Booking at 0800 80 800
The order can be placed by calling our contact center 0800-80800.The call center agent will guide you through the procedure of order registration and validation of your request.
Q5. How can I validate the online application form and who is eligible to validate it?
You can validate the printed form from your institute/university. The below officials of your institute/university can validate (Sign and stamp) the form
Head of the Department
Any faculty member or Administration staff of your institute
The completed and validated form can be taken to the PTCL One Stop Shops or Customer Services Centers for order entry and validation. It can be scanned and E-mailed to the following address email@example.com
Q6. I have applied for the Broadband Student Package but I have not heard anything from PTCL?
It takes normally seven days for the application to be processed and validated through the concerned officials of the PTCL. There are different reasons for the delay
Your application is not validated.
Your institute has not confirmed your association with the institute.
We are not able to contact your institute.
Once your application is verified PTCL personnel will contact you for the provisioning of the services. For the status of your application please call at 1236.
Q7. What will happen once the application for Broadband Student Package is submitted?
Once application is successfully submitted, we will process you application for verification and once your application is verified you will be intimated accordingly for the provisioning of the services.
Q8. Can I avail Broadband WiFi service on Broadband Student Package?
Broadband WiFi service is not available to Student Broadband Customers. (Source: PTCL)