PTCL 3G Evo Wingle Review
PTCL's 3g network is one of the best and most reliable wireless network available within Pakistan and its new Evo Wingle offers unbeatable advantages over other networks.
This product review is focused on the Evo Wingle 9.1 Mbps connection and this will surely help you decide whether opting for Ptcl Evo against other wireless networks and local Internet Service Providers is worth the cost?
Now first of all honestly speaking its not a 9.1 Mbps connection as the Ptcl advertises it to be, at max you can have up to 2-3 Mbps speeds on a 9.1 Mbps Evo and that's quite decent for a normal internet user.
Plus Points of Evo
Negetive Points for Evo
No set up costs. Plug and play device.
More costly as compared to local broadband service.
Online games lag sometimes.
Unlike local ISPs Ptcl does not provides an ftp or sharing site.
Creates a portable Wifi Hotspot.
Portable device provides Connectivity on the Go.
Excellent signal strenght in cities.
Torrents download at reasonable speed.
No need of any external router or antenna.
Unbeatable Advantages of Evo Wingle
Connectivity 'On the Go'
Portability is surely the best plus point of Evo. It offers you 'connectivity on the go' on your laptops. Feel free and take your laptop where ever you want because Evo is not limited by any external WiFi router or internet cable, you can even use internet while driving in the city or waiting in the airport lounge.
Portable Wifi Hotspot
Where ever you plugin this device It will create a WiFi Hotspot so that up-to 5 computers and mobile devices can connect through it. You might enjoy multiplayer games with your friends this way.
No Set Up Costs
The sleek and compact USB device looks absolutely cool and hi-tech, It can work on any computer having a USB port without any complicated set up processes. It comes with a built in software which installs automatically when the device is inserted in the computer and that computer can now connect to the internet with Evo.
Ptcl Evo is perhaps the most reliable network available. It stays active 24/7 and down times are rare. On the other hand I have seen that local connections disconnect more often. Once you connect to the internet using the app provided it won't disconnect even once during the entire session.
Downloading Torrents with Evo
Generally speaking Evo is the best option when it comes to downloading torrents compared to other local broadband providers. Average download speed for healthy torrents is about 200 kbps during midday and can shoot up to 500 kbps during off peak hours such as early morning (this is when I do most of my downloading). I have seen other 512 kbps local broadband services giving only 50 kbps at max so Evo is way better then those local connections.
Online Gaming Experience with PTCL Evo
Evo does not performs up to the mark when playing online games probably due to the wireless nature of the connection. I do play Counter Strike on it but most servers have latency around 100 and only ptcl servers have below 50. I have tried to play a few other games but it does not work flawlessly and you experience some lags. Lags are usually less during early morning hours but they can be more annoying during midday.
Local broadband connections might give a much better experience probably with Counter Strike.
Net Surfing and Browsing
In this regard I would say that Evo is just "average", a typical webpage takes about 1.5 seconds to load completely.
Signal Strength and Network Coverage
Signal quality in most major cities is good. I receive full signals every time at my place in North Nazimabad, Karachi. In places where EVDO signal is not available the device will automatically switch to 1x and you can connect to internet pretty much from any place where mobile networks work just like gprs.