PTCL and Ufone are down in many cities across Pakistan today.
Irony is, their helpline 1218 isn’t working either and says: number kisi k istemal mai nhi hai (The number is not being used by anyone). The worst and pathetic way is to turn off your helpline altogether! wow!
PTCL published on their official facebook page that:
We are currently facing major outage on our network due to which internet service to some of our customers is impacted. Our teams are working on-ground to restore the service as soon as possible. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused.
Their official website isn’t loading either! A total disaster!
Ufone not working in Pakistan too
People are reporting the same situation with UFone service too.
As both ufone and ptcl are etisalat owned companies, so probably both have their common network disturbed.
Well since I started using ptcl, it’s a common thing now that internet doesn’t work. Any office or software house you see never uses ptcl. Or if they do use it, they always have any other network like nayatel or zong as a backup plan, because everyone knows that ptcl isn’t reliable.
Positive aspect of PTCL not working
Well, as this major network provider in Pakistan is so expensive, yet unreliable and poor service. Which means that there is a huge market in telecom industry that’s needed to fill the gap.