Nayatel Broadband in town

nayaLogo.jpgI was browsing the newspaper this morning when I found out an exciting offer by a new broadband ISP, Nayatel. Nayatel offers internet, television (cable) and telephony. Tripleplay, as they call it, seems to be the new thing with the up-coming telecommunications companies.

The most attractive part of the offer was their unlimited download timings. Their package offers 512 Kbps speed for 6GB, and unlimited downloads from 8:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m & on Sundays, all at Rs. 1,199/-. Which is Rs. 200 I pay for this wretched connection, at a slower speed, lesser download/upload limit and that can’t even get Blogger for me to open. I hope someone at Dancom listens, and listens in on their competitors in the market too…

Anyone who’s started using Nayatel? I wonder what their services are like.

11 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Micronet is a subsidiary of NayaTel, no?

  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

    Yup Micronet Broadband :)

    Its offering 6GB/512 KBps at 1200 rs. NayaTel is same and its awesome – go for it.

    Even 3 GB/384KBps is not so bad either @ Rs. 1000 !!

  3. Ayesha (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

    Nayatel is excellent. I enjoy the clear TV signals and the internet is excellent. I’m quite excited about the new Ultimate Package. Do note, though, that the initial set-up costs could be around 25K, maybe more if you go for a wireless router.
    By the way, DSL uses the copper phone line and Nayatel is fibre optic cables. There is a difference between the two technologies. If the cable distance between your exchange and home is 5kms or more, you can expect loss in bandwidth. Not a problem with nayatel.

  4. Paidagir (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

    why not go with Wateen’s WiMax you pay Rs. 18000/- upfront for 1 Year, for Wireless Internet … and you get the telephone line … with free calls to wateen for life .. check their website for more info… and the limit is 10 GB per month although they are not offering the TV right now … but they will be starting it Nation wide in 6 months .. thats what I have heard.

    PS. I am not working in Wateen.

  5. Yoseph (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Its much simpler to get DSL from micronet and a lot cheaper too. I guess if you have terrible telephone service, bad cable and are willing to pay the upfront costs of Nayatel it would be ok but I’m not willing to pay Rs.20,000+ for equipment and installation. Thats almost 2 years worth of regulagar DSL service alone!

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 9:34 pm

    i have the same reservations as yoseph. Spending 20k upfront is not possible.

    I’m thinking of getting the DSL from micronet as well :p

  7. Memorial Power (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 4:02 am

    Spending 20k is not a wise decision. DSL is the most ecnomical option. How speedy internet you need???? Atleast I am not running an internet cafe, lol. Three people are using one connection and its working so well. What else I need???
    About Wateen!!! I have called their help line. The guy was unable to give me any technical details of this technology. But they sure know what they will charge. They will provide the equipment on rent, that is 8000 per year .. duh!!!!
    They are providing the telephony services with internet service. All calls in Pakistan (including mobile calls) are free till 31 jan 2008. After that only Landline calls will be free. There are 15 other countries where they are giving free calling facilities. Any WiMAX user can comment on the quality of services. According to the website more then 10,000 customers are already registered. Here is a link , just incase you want to register youself.

  8. Phil (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 5:01 am

    The installation is a whooping Rs.25K, woah! Thats expensive. Yup, this is the fibre-optic cable, different from DSL phoneline technology. Thanks for the lovely and timely input Apple, Ayesha, Paigagir, Yoseph, Mansoor, and Memorial Power.

  9. Atof (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

    Well, i am an Mbl user since 2005, and i live in pindi , 6km from sadar exchange … and even then i have have no problems from mbl’s side.

    And their new 8-8 and sundays offer is superb! Im totally enjoying every bit of it :D

    As far as nayatel vs wateen is concerned, there are a few things to consider:
    1) Nayatel offers Cable-TV, wateen doesnt (+1 mbl)
    2) Wateen is wireless, so no ptcl worries! (+1 wateen)
    3) Wateen gives Shared IP! (they dont publicize it but thats true, 4/5 users with ip sharing), so that is a real killer if u have a user like me among the other 4/5 :) .. (-1 wateen)
    3) Costwise, wateen has the edge right now.

    OOOHH, and did i mention, if you are a Serious Gamer, then you cant resist the MBL’s /nayatel’s 3GSqr gaming offer! Youll find me and a whole community of gamers who are there to have fun !

  10. Tee (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

    well, one can always get Nayatel on interest free monthly installments (one year)! yay!

  11. Indian (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 12:43 am

    I was in India few months back and there a 768 kbps with unlimited surfing costs Rs 750 per month. Looks like Pakistanis are being ripped off.

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