PTCL to Permanently Retire its Vfone Services
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has decided to roll back and permanently retire its wireless phone service, Vfone, from 31st of August 2014.
The wireless voice and SMS service of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Vfone, is operated under the Wireless Local Loop (WLL) license of PTCL will be permanently retired and disbanded. It has been confirmed by sources of simspk.
Currently, PTCL is in process of communicating its Vfone customers regarding the decision of disbanding the services of Vfone. After 31st August 2014, Vfone customers in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad are being offered to obtain wired phone service from PTCL.
The main profits generating section of PTCL is EVO. PTCL is actually aiming to enlarge spectrum for its wireless broadband EVO services with the closing of Vfone services. PTCL will be capable to assign its complete WLL spectrum for EVO services with abandon of Vfone services.
It is also worth mentioning here that over PTCL’s landline wired phone services, a large number of customers used to have a preference for Vfone wireless service because of reasonably lesser technical problems. This is because wireless services do not need any physical network which is generally prone to a variety of natural as well as otherwise reimbursement.
Furthermore, all Vfone customers may not be able to switch to PTCL landline numbers as Vfone services were used in areas where wired-line landline connections are not accessible.
Till the fourth quarter of 2013, PTCL had more than 1.1 million Vfone customers, as compared to 2.9 million landline wired customers. This statistics is provided by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).