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Standard User john3650
(newbie) Sat 10-Oct-15 07:48:13
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When renewing my broadband contract with BT, they said my usage was high, average 35g per month, which I think is reasonable. How much do others use?
Standard User PaulKirby
(experienced) Sat 10-Oct-15 08:15:07
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We have used the following in the last 13 days:
Connection time:               13 days, 17:00:25 
Data Transmitted/Received:     7.5 GB / 188.1 GB
This is why we chose unlimited LOL.

Paul
Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 10-Oct-15 09:18:33
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No idea as never monitored it, and always had an ISP that have unlimited offpeak usage so doesnt keep tracks. Now on totally unlimited anyway.

I do know through checking on the dashboard that my Xbox One uses about 25GB a month


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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 10-Oct-15 09:47:54
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In reply to a post by john3650:
When renewing my broadband contract with BT, they said my usage was high, average 35g per month, which I think is reasonable. How much do others use?
35GB is not high even when you use the correct capitalisation wink

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 10-Oct-15 10:05:41
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But if about to sign up for a 40GB usage allowance service that is faster that what you have now, it may indicate a good chance of you using more as you do more things like switch from SD to HD streaming.

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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 10-Oct-15 16:12:04
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35GB per month is not that high.

In the past month, we have used:

IPv4
Download 73.2GB
Upload 10.2GB

IPv6
Download 45.4GB
Upload 2.8GB


Compared to some, our usage is quite modest.

The proportion of IPv6 is slowly increasing over time. Google has essentially ubiquitous support for IPv6 - much of that IPv6 download is likely to be YouTube. Sadly, a lot of other providers are dragging their feet over IPv6 support. Amazon doesn't support IPv6 at the moment, which means services using AWS infrastructure (including Dropbox and GitHub) don't support IPv6.

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 10-Oct-15 17:31:54
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Used over 500Gb this month, a lot of this is streaming Netflix at 15Mbps, ie 1.5Mb/s - that equates to 5.4Gb an hour of watching.

We do have 3 Sky boxes connected as well, a movie download is around 9Gb at the highest quality (which we get as our connections fast enough).

Often we download an entire TV box set at once, looking at 20 episodes at once.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 10-Oct-15 18:45:15
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Used over 500Gb this month, a lot of this is streaming Netflix at 15Mbps, ie 1.5Mb/s - that equates to 5.4Gb an hour of watching.

We do have 3 Sky boxes connected as well, a movie download is around 9Gb at the highest quality (which we get as our connections fast enough).

Often we download an entire TV box set at once, looking at 20 episodes at once.



Suggest you check your maths

15 Mbps IS NOT 1.5Mb/s and IS NOT 5.4 Gb and hour.


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Standard User ZenUserJP
(committed) Sat 10-Oct-15 18:55:15
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When renewing my broadband contract with BT, they said my usage was high, average 35g per month, which I think is reasonable. How much do others use?


11TB last month.. about 3 this month
Standard User ZenUserJP
(committed) Sat 10-Oct-15 19:03:04
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In reply to a post by MHC:
In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Used over 500Gb this month, a lot of this is streaming Netflix at 15Mbps, ie 1.5Mb/s - that equates to 5.4Gb an hour of watching.

We do have 3 Sky boxes connected as well, a movie download is around 9Gb at the highest quality (which we get as our connections fast enough).

Often we download an entire TV box set at once, looking at 20 episodes at once.



Suggest you check your maths

15 Mbps IS NOT 1.5Mb/s and IS NOT 5.4 Gb and hour.


please educate us then and not just leave half whittled replies. As when I had 15mbps I got around 1.5MB/sec and that was 90MB in a minute and 5400MB in an hour.

But you say my calculator is rubbish at maths? or are you just doing the "a 1MB is 1024 KB" etc?

if so it would be 1536KB a second or 92.160MB a minute or 5529.6MB in an hour.

So please do tell us which method you use or how else do we know we are wrong.

Google says 1MB is 1000000 bytes
where as others say it is =1024 KB

Everyone is wrong then according to Google?
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