In the bid to improve my internet connection experience, I recently switched my Internet Service Provider from NTC to WorldLink. I used NTC's ADSL Internet service for one whole year. However, when my ADSL Router got damaged by Lightening, I subscribed to WorldLink's DSL internet service and by now, it has already been three months since I started using it. So, I think it's the time now to review the WorldLink's internet service.
As opposed to ADSL, which is a more recent but sub-technology, WorldLink uses the broadband DSL (Digital Subscribers Line) technology to provide internet service to the people. It uses the wireless technology and therefore, you can also get a connection to the remote area, if the physical distance is appropriate. Also, its coverage (range) is a bit greater than that of the ADSL whose coverage is limited to the area within only 3 kilometers from the telecommunication office.
Now, is it worth switching over to WorldLink?
As far as I am concerned, it has been worth switching to Worldlink. However, its service is not devoid of problems. So, if you are thinking to switch over to DSL, then you need to be careful while making your decision. If you are an ADSL user and you don't encounter FREQUENT outages and DNS problems and your internet connection works fine most of the time, I would suggest you not to bother switching to WorldLink's DSL internet service. OCCASSIONAL outages, DNS problems, and other MINOR problems are common (means you'll have to face them occasionally) even if you go with WorldLink.
However, if your ADSL is constantly slow, your Wi-Fi icon turn into "No Internet Access" icon frequently, and you are facing various problems, and your home is more than 3 kilometers far from Nepal Telecom Office, then I would definitely recommend you to switch over to WorldLink's wireless DSL broadband internet.
A word of warning
Although WorldLink's internet service is quite good, there is a thing you need to be aware about in advance. While the ADSL's DNS problem is automatically resolved (and mostly it's done quite fast), it's not the case with DSL. If your internet service gets some problem (I don't know what the hell goes wrong with it at some moments) you'll need to call the ISP's office to fix the problem. It resolves automatically as well but only occasionally. In the beginning days, I had to call to the office many times and I would say that I had a bad experience but nowadays the problems occur quite occasionally.
Price structure and discount facility
If you are wary about the price structure, WorldLink isn't much expensive as compared to ADSL. Also, you can save time, efforts and money by paying its bills at once for a year or two. If you do so, then your bills will not be more than that of ADSL. Sadly there's no discount facility with Nepal Telecom's ADSL but with WorldLink, there is.
Finally, to summarize in a paragraph, if you are new customer then visit WorldLink Office and talk about whether your location is suitable for their service or not. If it is suitable then you can buy this service. Also you can evaluate other alternatives available to you. If you are ADSL user with a good connection at present, then I recommend you to continue using ADSL. If you are ADSL user and are experiencing some significant problems (not minor problems which are common in both services), then only I would recommend you to switch over to DSL. In overall, DSL has been a bit better to me as compared to ADSL.