Monday, August 29, 2011

PTCL Broadband: Tariff Increased, Monthly Data Limit Applied

Sources told us that PTCL has increased tariff for its student package – in addition a 50 GB data limit has been applied to 4Mbps, 6Mbps and 8Mbps DSL packages.

PTCL’s 1Mbps broadband connection is available in student package as well as simple bundled package. PTCL has revised monthly charges for student package whereas charges for the bundle offer, which gives you 1Mbps connection with 150 on-net free minutes and unlimited ‘Keh Do SMS’, are same. New tariff is as follows:

Student Package:

New monthly charges: Rs. 929 (earlier they were Rs. 879)

Simple Bundled Package:

Bundle package charges are same, i.e. Rs. 999

4Mbps, 6Mbps and 8Mbps Are No More UNLIMITED!

Apart from revising the tariff, PTCL has taken a big step here by capping the above mentioned DSL connections with a monthly usage limit of 50GB.

So from now onwards, be sure that if you go beyond this monthly limit, additional charges of Rs. 1000 will be applied.

Seems like PTCL, here, is following WiMax provider by applying this data usage limit. Those who were already using these connections are aware of the fact that 50GB can easily be consumed in less than one week.

If data limit of 50 GB is exceeded, then revised tariff would be:

Limited Packages Unlimited Packages
(50GB Download)

4Mbps – Rs. 2000 4Mbps – Rs. 3000

6Mbps – Rs. 5000 6Mbps – Rs. 6000

8Mbps – Rs. 7000 8Mbps – Rs. 8000

Note that 1Mbps, 2 Mbps, 10Mbps, 20Mbps and 50 Mbps are still unlimited.
These revisions will be effective from 1st of August, 2011.


This revision will not effect 2Mbps broadband plan and it will remain unlimited.
Also note that installation charges will also be increased to 1000 which are Rs. 590, at the moment.

Friday, February 11, 2011

To know about running services

A great information to know about the services running in linux at current instance of time

/sbin/service --status-all

and output shows you services status places in sbin "system binaries folders."