Worldcall upgrades Internet connections

September 12th, 2010

Ethernet cableWorldcall provides broadband Internet services via a hybrid fibre optics and coaxial cable infrastructure. In recent years worldcall has lost a lot of customers to DSL providers like PTCL which offer cheaper rates and higher speeds. This increased competition has finally forced worldcall to upgrade its customers’ connections.

The new packages have not yet been officially announced but worldcall customers have already noticed the faster speeds. The new packages have twice the download speeds as the old ones for around the same price.

New worldcall packages

Worldcall‘s new packages are given below:

Download speed Old Price New price
512Kbps Rs. 1,100 Rs. 700
1Mbps Rs. 1,400 Rs. 1,000
2Mbps Rs. 5,100 Rs. 1,500
4Mbps N/A Rs. 2,000
6Mbps N/A Rs. 4,000
8Mbps N/A Rs. 6,000
10Mbps N/A Rs. 8,000

 

A significant change is that upload speeds have not been increased proportionally to download speeds. Previously the ratio of download speed to upload speed was 1:1. If you had a 1Mbps connection you also enjoyed 1Mbps upload speeds which was a boon to torrent users. But now upload speeds are around half the download speeds bear no relation to download speeds. This is of course a major disappointment for worldcall customers.

High speed packages

The new packages are the 4Mbps to 10Mbps ones. These are obviously in response to PTCL‘s recent doubling of bandwidth. PTCL offers 4Mbps package for Rs. 2,000 and Worldcall has now matched PTCL’s pricing.

Both the 6Mbps and 8Mbps packages are Rs. 1,000 less than those offered by PTCL. The 10Mbps package is the first of its kind for home users in Pakistan.

Worldcall insists that packages of 6Mbps and above will require a new Docsis 3.0 modem. The modem will cost customers Rs. 3,000 and remain worldcall property despite the hefty fee.

After reading the Docsis specs online, I don’t see any legitimate reason for requiring a Docsis 3.0 modem at this point in time. One can only guess at the reasoning behind this move by worldcall.

Conclusion

For a couple of years now worldcall has struggled to cope with the rise of DSL providers like PTCL and Link dot net. Despite having an arguably superior cable-fibre optics infrastructure worldcall has not been price competitive. That has now changed with the announcement of its new packages.

The timing is also excellent. There is a lot of frustration among DSL users about the quality of Internet service. DSL users are at the mercy of PTCL’s unreliable and ageing phone line infrastructure. Add to that the recent strike by PTCL’s workforce and users are looking for alternative ISPs.

By reducing prices at this juncture Worldcall is trying to win back its lost market share. The real test for worldcall will be whether it can continue to provide the same speeds once customer numbers, and resulting network traffic, increase.

34 Responses to “Worldcall upgrades Internet connections”

  1. Babar Ali says:

    your internet speed not be able to use in bahwalpur. and its so bed or students

    Posted on 29 Mar 2011 Reply
  2. Daud Khan (www.DegeSMS.com) says:

    Worldcall internet faculties is so bad.

    Posted on 30 Apr 2011 Reply
  3. Zeshan khalil says:

    world call ne speed so bad in fazilpur city plz upgared the speed

    Posted on 04 Jun 2011 Reply
  4. Taimur says:

    I am using WorldCall Cable Broadband in Gulberg, Lahore. Average Downstream is 540KB/s and average upstream is 125kb/s

    Posted on 23 Jun 2011 Reply
    • abdussamad says:

      What package do you have?

      Posted on 23 Jun 2011 Reply
      • izaz khan says:

        i have 1mb conecation it works wonders , but when we go for downlonding it give us tough time. i would like the new package witch you just shown. i will take with my rep: .

        Posted on 21 Dec 2011 Reply
    • khan says:

      how much you pay for it?? 700 Rs??

      Posted on 14 Jan 2012 Reply
  5. uzair says:

    bad speed in mailsi no signal coverage

    Posted on 03 Jul 2011 Reply
  6. ikram says:

    Packages are not affordable. Please rates aur km kren.

    Posted on 07 Jul 2011 Reply
  7. shahid says:

    bad speed in mailsi no signal coverage plz improve speed

    Posted on 10 Jul 2011 Reply
  8. Subhankhan says:

    World call is good enough. But it doesnt cover the rural areas

    Posted on 16 Jul 2011 Reply
  9. Faisal says:

    worldcall speed realy very bad.

    Posted on 13 Sep 2011 Reply
  10. Dr. Naveed says:

    I use the world call USB connection last two years it is so good not problem in Karachi anywhere.

    Posted on 13 Oct 2011 Reply
  11. Asad says:

    Aslam-o-alikum
    World call office every time is closed in Narowal city District Narowal Punjab Pakistan when i go to office for depositing bill then no person available there and not open office please me inform how deposit bill world call device i am student so i use for my study this device.

    Posted on 12 Mar 2012 Reply
  12. guru says:

    we do not have the Facility of world call yet,when its gonna start here in HAROON ABAD?

    Posted on 16 Mar 2012 Reply
    • Abdussamad says:

      Absolutely no idea! Not affiliated with Worldcall u see?

      Posted on 16 Mar 2012 Reply
  13. Azeem says:

    On Average worldcall service is good. But for 4-5 days I am facing signals problem which is very irritating!!!
    They are saying that there is some signals problem in your area and we are working on it but it is taking too long… Now i am really thinking to switch from this service :(

    Posted on 20 Mar 2012 Reply
    • Abdussamad says:

      Thank you for your review! I take it you have a wireless USB connection?

      Posted on 21 Mar 2012 Reply
  14. Ahmed says:

    I purchase worldcall set for net usage, but its speed increase only 16kb. So i dont like worldcallllllll……….

    Posted on 30 Mar 2012 Reply
  15. gulzar hussain says:

    I’m also the regular user of worldcall for the last few year and never enjoyed its services.so many complaints are made but no response for its better services.Now i am planning to switch over to any other isp.

    Posted on 01 Apr 2012 Reply
  16. tariq mehmood says:

    mery pass world call ke usb broadband devive hai.lekan signal bohat kaam atay haien plz upgreat karein. from hafiz abad.

    Posted on 27 Apr 2012 Reply
  17. zaheer says:

    According to my experiences i cannot trust on world call connection because world call signals , speed and connection is not reliable . speed drops at once and get connected after much more efforts and difficulties. A lot of time i cannot connect . Last night i tried my best to be connected but all in vain. An important email which i had to sent but due to failure of to be connected i missed.

    Posted on 02 May 2012 Reply
  18. [...] few years back WorldCall upgraded Internet connections, and at the time I wondered how they would handle the increased traffic. Well, now I know [...]

    Posted on 27 May 2012
  19. saad naseer says:

    i want to speed up my world call flash

    Posted on 30 Jun 2012 Reply
  20. sheikkh abdul hadi says:

    unreliable world call usb speed almost down in multan disoppionted once trust and again never trust.plz dont use this service very poor and bad service no body take action we pay world call for sake of allah.

    Posted on 29 Jul 2012 Reply
  21. musa says:

    On Average worldcall service is good. But last 5 month I am facing signals problem which is very irritating!!!
    They are saying that there is some signals problem in your area and we are working on it but it is taking too long… Now i am really thinking to switch from this service.
    plzzzzz do conferm signals problems.i willbe thankful to u.

    Posted on 21 Sep 2012 Reply
  22. wasi says:

    bhai speed to fit hai lekin jese he light oada service nahi aati
    ff hoti hai service bhi chali jati hai.
    kindly chishtian mandi me apni service theek kren aap ka neteork log pasand krte hain butt aap ki service problem theek nahi 40% se zay

    Posted on 17 Apr 2013 Reply
  23. ayaz says:

    Dear Chichawatni /Burewala / Vehari/ Mianchuno Area me Signal problem he …
    Plz upgrade kia jay …
    Nawazish ho gi …

    Ayaz ..

    Posted on 25 Apr 2013 Reply
  24. power says:

    worldcall service is worst in my area Dalowali Sialkot.Its so poor and iam sick of it pleaze improve your service.

    Posted on 07 Jun 2013 Reply
  25. zubair hassan says:

    mujay new connection lagana hai

    Posted on 03 Jul 2013 Reply
  26. Asmal says:

    what will be the speed if signals are 40%?

    Posted on 01 Oct 2013 Reply
  27. asjad says:

    Hello guyz, i am using worldcall since 3 months and service is awesome, 2mbit= 256kbyte and it gives me around 260-300, awesome service but in start there was a problem my modem disconnect every 5-10 min, i was unable to see any online videos and cant download. but after lots of complain and some tricks their technician came to see my connection issues and there was a problem in signals (modem connection signals) downstream was about 3-6dbmv it should be around 0dbmv. then that person put a signal filter of about 6dbmv, after connecting that filter between wire and modem the signal went awesome around 0.5-1.5 dbmv and since then WC works awesome till now no disconnection. in august at late night it disconnects around 3am-6am after that still no issues. so guyz there is always a solution for problem only you have to figure it out. check downstream level on 192.168.100.1>signals it should be around 0 or a little higher/lower. and when it is 0dbmv you will see real speed and performance of worldcall. same thing with ptcl i have used it for 1 year. they have distance issues dsl service only works awesome when distance from exchange is 1-2 km. check their downstream signals it will also work fine when the signal is lower. like 10-12 or around 6 ptcl will also do some really amazing things like jumping from 120-135 kb/second. so guyz fix your modems signals and have fun.

    Posted on 01 Nov 2013 Reply
    • Abdussamad says:

      Ok thanks for posting this comment. But I think most of the people who commented before were using WC’s wireless service.

      Posted on 02 Nov 2013 Reply
  28. Wahab Ullah says:

    very poor signal in peshawar… my suggestion is that never buy world call usb ….

    Posted on 11 Mar 2014 Reply

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