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Standard User epyon
(committed) Fri 16-Mar-12 12:19:48
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Feb 2012 258 GB
Jan 2012 192 GB
Dec 2011 208 GB
Nov 2011 121 GB
Oct 2011 177 GB
Sep 2011 334 GB

Pay as you go? No thanks lol

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Standard User roboraver
(newbie) Fri 16-Mar-12 14:02:51
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Re: 80/20 is coming!


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You must have wrists like tree trunks !!!

I could never know what to download, let alone over 100gb worth !!

Are you streaming HD programs ?
Standard User epyon
(committed) Fri 16-Mar-12 14:14:23
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Lots of streaming by the gf but i do download lots of flac music and OSes/games via steam ect

so when i reinstall my pc sometimes i hit 600GB when i redownload my steam catalog lol

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Standard User ccxo
(committed) Fri 16-Mar-12 14:42:13
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Re: 80/20 is coming!


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Why not just use a external hard drive and copy your steam catalog over, saves alot on downloading.

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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Mar-12 15:02:09
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Storage space costs money, re-downloading doesn't cost if you have unlimited.

Standard User DLS
(regular) Fri 16-Mar-12 18:46:06
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Re: 80/20 is coming!


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"This is my usage

Feb 2012 103.412 GB
Jan 2012 73.550 GB
Dec 2011 19.001 GB
Nov 2011 30.577 GB
Oct 2011 11.615 GB
Sep 2011 56.676 GB


Thi9s month so far is 32.981 GB."


Although not as big as some, those numbers indicate a fairly heavy user, given that you only have 2 Mbit/s; the February number is equivalent to downloading flat-out for nearly four hours every day. I suspect that on 8 Mbit/s you might use a bit more, and that would certainly require an unlimited plan.

Again, my fuel analogy is relevant; you're asking for a full tank, but want to pay less for it by using a slower pump. That's unlikely to win a lot of sympathy, particularly from people who might be paying be paying for full speed but don't generate as much download traffic as you.

I can understand your irritation at having a low bandwidth because you're far from the exchange; that's the luck (or otherwise) of the draw. FTTC is a bit more democratic because the cabinets are more widely distributed.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Mar-12 21:55:53
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Re: 80/20 is coming!


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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
Over the last 6 months

This is my usage

Feb 2012 103.412 GB
Jan 2012 73.550 GB
Dec 2011 19.001 GB
Nov 2011 30.577 GB
Oct 2011 11.615 GB
Sep 2011 56.676 GB


Thi9s month so far is 32.981 GB.


I'd say by all accounts you're a heavy data user so I wouldn't be wishing for a pay as you go style approach too soon.


Feb is a bit heavy, but the others are not. True maybe the Metronet idea would not work for me now, at the time it worked fine.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Mar-12 22:05:15
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Re: 80/20 is coming!


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Although not as big as some, those numbers indicate a fairly heavy user, given that you only have 2 Mbit/s; the February number is equivalent to downloading flat-out for nearly four hours every day. I suspect that on 8 Mbit/s you might use a bit more, and that would certainly require an unlimited plan.


2Mbit/s? I get a bit more than that, just over 4 the last time I looked. the February data is a bit high, but I did download a few different Linux ISOs and also at the end windows 8.

My complaint was not so much how much I download but speed. a easy way to make more money is by selling people more speed than they really need.

Again, my fuel analogy is relevant; you're asking for a full tank, but want to pay less for it by using a slower pump. That's unlikely to win a lot of sympathy, particularly from people who might be paying be paying for full speed but don't generate as much download traffic as you.


A slower pump will take longer to fill the tank, but you still drive away with the same amount. I suppose that could be true with broadband, but the difference between 8 and 40 is huge, so someone on a 40Mbit/s service could use a lot more data than someone on say a 8.
I can understand your irritation at having a low bandwidth because you're far from the exchange; that's the luck (or otherwise) of the draw.


It is not just distance, the problem here is that Bt could not be bothered to re-route the cables after they closed the old exchange, so our cables go around in circles for no reason at all.

All we get form Bt is that it would cost too much, this is the problem with having a private company rolling out a network, it is all about profit.

FTTC is a bit more democratic because the cabinets are more widely distributed.


And more expensive.

Adrian

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On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 16-Mar-12 23:19:55
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FTTC is a bit more democratic because the cabinets are more widely distributed.
And more expensive.
BT Total Broadband, (ADSLx) and BT Infinity are virtually the same monthly price.

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Standard User mcompton69
(learned) Sun 18-Mar-12 11:54:52
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You must have wrists like tree trunks !!!


Ha ha ha ha ha LMFAO!



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