LINK dot NET (dot PK ..!!)


LINK dot NET has recently launched its operations in Pakistan. Link dot net (dot pk) is an Orascom Telecom company, the company behind Mobilink GSM. From the looks of it, it seems like they are providing DSL and Dial Up services at the moment.  The packages they are offering do seem competitive and I wouldn’t be surprized if they will soon be launching WiMAX setup as well. They do have the LDI operator license.

I was trying to take a look at what they offer and unknowingly punched in the URL link.net. The website opened up and I was trying to figure where it has any context for “PAKISTAN”. The actual URL is link.net.pk, but if you visit both the website you will be taken by the 100% resemblance of the site. Link.net is the parent company that provides the Internet services in Egypt, UAE ..err…basically Middle East.

Never mind. Coming back to the package plans. I spotted a plan that got my attention. They are offering a DSL package 512 kbps connectivity with no volume limit for just Rs. 2000 per month. This seems to be a very good package. However, I do not have telephone connection (PTCL line) at home so I can not try and give a feedback on the service.

I am looking forward to see if they launch any WiMAX packages, to make a break-through in the highly competitive broadband market in Pakistan.

Anybody trying LINK dot NET out here, please feel free to comment and tell us about your experience. We would love to know!!

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    77 Responses to LINK dot NET (dot PK ..!!)

    1. Farid says:

      Hello.Rumours are that LinkDOTnet has already launched wimax operations in side karachi.im not sure, but a friend was telling me.they are charging Rs.3000 per month for 1mbps connection.

    2. ali says:

      McAfee SiteAdvisor says:
      http://www.link.net.pk/ may try to steal your information.
      Why were you redirected to this page? When we visited this site, we found it may be designed to trick you into submitting your financial or personal information to online scammers. This is a serious security threat which could lead to identity theft, financial losses or other dissemination of personal information.

      “link.net.pk hosts a phishing domain spoofing the IRS. Do not enter any personal information on link.net.pk servers”

      this was stated by McAfee security experts on mcafee site advisor site reviewers

    3. Jawad says:

      Ali is right. Link.net.pk is a phishing web site as reported by McAfee site advisor. You can find the details here:

      http://www.siteadvisor.com/phishing.html?domain=http://link.net.pk/english/default&reason=blacklistref=safe&client_ver=FF_26.5_6256&locale=en-US&premium=false&client_type=FF&aff_id=0

      Link.net however is a genuine website, but it does not mention offering any services in Pakistan. The whole thing seems almost a hoax. Its a pity that Mobilink people are behind this scam. Will those idiots ever learn?

    4. Asim says:

      Thanks for the comments guys, and the warning as well. My personal opinion says .. check the following link and I would leave the decision to you:

      http://www.siteadvisor.com/phishing.html?domain=http://yahoo.com&reason=blacklistref=safe

      People would make you believe what they would want you to believe. Investigate before you fall for a rumour. LINK.NET.PK is a perfectly okay website.

    5. Rahat Ali Khan says:

      I would like to ask you to please provide us DSL package services details and when you start services in our area ..like a Sukkur (Sindh Pakistan).

      Thanks & regards,

    6. Mohammad Riaz says:

      Hi..i still waiting for Wimax . as fed up with ptcl…is link.dot.net..providing Wimax …please let me know…

    7. asif says:

      Salam how r u
      mera kia Comment hoga
      aap log only matlabi hOooo
      acha hai To aap log apna staaf cheng karin yan pher
      cumpeney closd kardain
      jab aap logon ko bola jaye aap ka DSL lagwana hai to
      aap log bande ka demag khaa jate hain
      kher bana nay ko To bhot hai itna he kahoon ga
      kise kaaam ki nahin aap ki servise or aap ka staaf
      aap ye soch rahen hoon gay
      ye kon hai jo itna bol rahaa hai
      to janab mera naam ASIF hai karachi say hOon
      mera cell no 0333.3411140 hai
      bhot khowar karwaya hai hai aap k staaf nay mujhay
      WOL NET
      jo k aab link dot net hun
      bye
      galti shalti maaf

    8. nadir says:

      well, link dot net is okie they got me connected within a week when i called their office …the service is Good.

    9. Aamir Ahmad Naseer says:

      I HAVE NEWLY SUBSCRIBED WITH 256K dSL ON 0553862111 15 DAYS AGO. I AM NOT STILL SATISFIED SERVICE IS BELOW DIAL UP STILL

    10. only this TRUE LOVE NEVER DIE.BY USMAN

    11. Raza says:

      As usual with ptcl itself and othe ISPs. linkdotnet has a lousy customer services. Its been a month since i subscribed to dsl connection, but am still waiting for it. Phoning customer service (if you are able to get through after an average 15-25 minutes wait) has a ready made answer that it will soon be operative.

    12. Their Technical Team is the most laziest team in the entire DSL service providers in Pakistan.

      Its almost a month that I paid for the connection and they are unable to install it. More details can be found on my blog.

    13. rizwan says:

      Shafiq Rehman says:
      Their Technical Team is the most laziest team in the entire
      DSL service providers in Pakistan.

      Its almost a month
      that I paid for the connection and they are unable to
      install it. More details can be found on my blog

      i totally agree with you . same was the case with me but after two weeks of my payment i said them that if you will not going to provide the service than i will sale their modem which i received after two days of my payment my trick worked and after two days their representative came to my house for installment

      now coming to speed . i am using so called 512 kbpps connection but the highest speed i got from servers around the world is 444 kbbps which is highest i ever got and for all the customers who are planning for link dot net my advice is to get ptcl connection at the same price for rs 1200 . two things i forgot to tell that in day timings the maximum speed of 512 kbps connection if link dot net is around 250 kbps and when we call to their call center they make stupid reasons the problem with ptcl 512 kbps connection is that they will provide you full speed i.e 512 kbps but they will over charged you that after one month when you receive the regular phone bill you will get shocked to see that instead of rs 1200 for 512kbbps they have charged you near about rs 1800 claiming that you have downloaded more than limit .but it is a big lie if some can afford i should recommend satellite internet which is much much better than these low standard services . open sky is providing a 2 mbps connection for
      rs 5850 through satellite . a small dish anteena will be placed on your roof and thats it and enjoy downlaoding speed at 280 kbps

    14. umair says:

      thay r just mother fuckers no service bullshit services

    15. Usman Khawaja says:

      Hello all,

      Has any body used Link Dot Net’s DSL package for home users? If yes then I must ask you about your experience that you had with Link Dot Net speed? But if you have not tasted it then you must read this blog post http://linkdotnet.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/link-dot-net-linknet-disconnection-problems/
      which was written by an un-happy customer who has shared on-going internet disconnection issues with Link Dot Net.

      I am using 1 Mbps package for home DSL but the internet speed of downloading is just limited to 5-8 k and upload speed is around 4-6k. It means that people will be paying for high speed DSL connection but they will enjoy an internet speed which is equivalent or even lesser than a common dial-up connection.

      Another major problem with Link Dot Net is internet disconnection. The connection session automatically expires in two minutes and you will have to restart your ADSL device again for reconnection. My job belongs to e-commerce and I can do nothing without a high speed internet connection but my job really suffered a lot during April. In such circumstances I will switch to some DSL providing company. But I want suggesting you all not to use Link Dot Net internet services and it will be much better if you opt to use an ordinary dial up-connection. I am sure you will not have disconnection issues with it and the internet speed will also be faster than Link Dot Net’s DSL connection.

      Thanks for your attention.

    16. Dilawer says:

      Hello to all who have posted comments to date,

      i am not a DSL user but try to keep up with DSL services with communication with friends, family members and coworkers.

      I personally am happy with cable modem technology by Wordcall in Karachi, I have the 384 k package in DHA Phase 5 and i get around 40-44-48 k download speed with torrent and other fast servers be it websites or p2p servers.

      I notice the last person’s comment stating the problem with link dot net DSL and i think i understand his concern. I personally think all DSL services and packages in Pakistan have similar problems and the only one that is more stable than others, although more expensive in comparison, is MAX DSL.

      And given the state of Wateen’s services, i would suggest users wanting a fast and reliable internet connection, to stay away from WIMAX for about one year or so.

      In the end, if you do not have cable modem option from Worldcall avialable in your area or have disconnection problems with it, then first you should get a PTCL connection for 750/- and try each DSL service for a month starting with PTCL as almost all of the companies now offer free modem and installation, so what have we got to lose.

      DSL subscribers please tell me/us which DSL company you found to be the best.

    17. R!ZW@N says:

      DSL of PTCL is very good

    18. Waqas Ahmed says:

      hmmmm….

      interesting stuff! really very enlightening!
      i was expecting link.net to have a better customer service since it\’s backed by such a huge company.

      but… seems like they\’re all the same.
      i\’ve heard from others too of the same problem of customer service.

      In this case, i guess PTCL would be the best especially if you can avail the 30% student\’s discount!

    19. Taha Rizwan says:

      I subscribed to a 512 connection from link dot net on April 18, 2008 and the service so far has been pathetic. I have repeatedly complained to the customer service that the connection keeps breaking but the issue has not been resolved.

      I have had my connection disconnected and asked for a refund. Lets see how long it would take them to refund my money.

      Link dot net is owned by Orascom, the same company that owns Mobilink. You can imagine the kind of service you will receive once you subscribe.

    20. Aamir Islam says:

      The services provided by Link Dot net is really pathetic. I suggest all of you friends to get rid of Link Dot net ASAP. Their Technical staff as well as management staff are very lazy and I must say the future of link Dot Net Pk is dark. It has no future I have used their DSL comparatively,PTCL’s DSL is 1000 times better then Link dot net Pk. They are fraud only the name of dancom is change nothing else. And the 2 companies wol and dancom merged with same pathetic services. It is as pathetic as it was before merge. I strongly recomentd you guys to do not use any of its service.

      Thanks for Attension.

    21. Ali Sumro. says:

      I agree you Aamir, very true. I know how it hurts when you pay for some thing and you do not get the desired result and i agree you that in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi every where the service of Link Dot Net is so pathetic. They should imrpove their services. I have an experience of using LDN in so many cities of pakistan but its really sux.

      Thanks

    22. Atif Adnan says:

      plz tell me wts ur sel no plz plz.
      contect to this no.
      03006710991

    23. Asim says:

      in my personal opinion I think PTCL has very good packages, and they work amazingly too. But the prblem starts happening once you need their customer service.

      As per the general impression that we get, Link DOT Net, has a poor service however there are trade offs to consider once you are discussing "who’s better then whom" game.

      I am on the other hand using Wateen WiMax; which is going fine for me except disconnection now and then; but otherwise it’s OKAY. I wouldnt say amazing, but considering everything I find Wateen WiMax to be a better option out there.

    24. Sami Shaikh says:

      I would like to ask you to please provide us DSL package
      services details and when you start services in our area
      ..like a Sukkur (Sindh Pakistan).

      Waiting for your service

    25. Fawad says:

      iam also the user of link dot net but at first when their technical staff installed the modem my internet speed is not so good. i launched the complain and their technical staff told me that there is earthing issue(they have checked it with meger) in the dsl line of ptcl media but my dsl line was crystal clear with no distortion in line, i also launched the complain to ptcl concerned they changed the pair of under ground cable now my dsl is working perfectly all right and iam happy with it.

    26. imran fazal says:

      Can you tell me, LinkDOTnet has already launched wimax
      operations in any where in Pakistan?

      Bcoz, I am already user of Link DOTnet (DSL) at PTCL line, but I want also in my office DSL Connection, problem is PTCL line is not available in my office, I have PTCL (V-Phone) in office.

      I like very much LinkDOTnet (DSL) Service, DSL speed is very nice.

      bye from Imran Rajput.

    27. Naseer Haider says:

      They are providing perfect service and I never has had a single problem since I have subscribed their DSL connection .Speed is absolutely perfect.I recommend all of you to have one.

    28. shaheryar says:

      AOA
      PAKISTAN MAY KOI BHI NET SERVICE AJAYE OUT DOOR YAH IN DOOR PAKISTAN MAY A KAR SAB KI MC HO JATI HAI JO LOG 256KBPS 512KBPS KHETE HAI YEH POCH LIYA KARO YEH KILOBITS HAI YAH KILOBYTES 🙂 SAB CHUTIYA BANA RAHE HAI 512KBPS DEKH LOG LETE HAI PACKAGE NIKALTA AFTER ONE MONTH KILOBITS PHIR PHONE KARO YAH KUCH OR KOI HELP NAHI JUST SAYS IPCONFIGFLUSHDNS YEH ATA HAI NET K STAFF KO.
      UK OR DHOSRI PLACES KI NET SPEED DEKHO 54MBPS IN LOW PRICE

    29. sami shaikh says:

      shaheryar Bhai yai wateen wale ya ptcl wale 512kbps deakhate hain kabhi ghorkarna 512KB kabhi nahi likha howa hoya hai 512kbps likha hota hai

      AB YAI BATAO SUKKUR MAIN KAB AA RAHI HAI LNKDOT NET YA PTCL WALON KI DSL MERE KIYAAL SAI JAB TAK PTCL WALON KI NAHI ATI SUKKUR MAIN DSL KI SERVICE TAB TAK NA CYBER KI DSL AAHEGI NA HI LINK DOT NET KI AISE KOI INFORMATION HAI TO ZAROORE SHARE KARNA FRIENDS

    30. Super Men says:

      Hi Dear ALl
      i wana share my experiance with LinkdotNEt , i am very much happy user of LDN and fadeup with PTCL ,i am getting good speed even it’s customer services beyond of my expectations .LDN is rockkkkkkkk

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