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Topic # 146874 1-Jun-2014 05:25
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We are on a Telecom home plan where we pay $85/month for 80GB of data. If we go over the cap, it's $1/GB. If we consciously want to go over the cap without changing the plan, do we just plough ahead and Telecom will automatically charge us for the extra data or do I need to contact them or whatever? Maybe a dumb question but I can't see how it works on their website.

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  Reply # 1057363 1-Jun-2014 06:42
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Just plough ahead.

But be careful - 1$/GB is a ludicrous fee these days, you will probably want to upgrade your plan before using overage.







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  Reply # 1057368 1-Jun-2014 07:29
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ripdog: Just plough ahead.

But be careful - 1$/GB is a ludicrous fee these days, you will probably want to upgrade your plan before using overage.


Thanks. We won't be going too much over the cap and $1/GB didn't sound too bad to me. It's only for this month. Am I missing something here? We could go to 150GB for an extra $14/month but don't really need or want that.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1057397 1-Jun-2014 09:26
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What exactly are you doing that will use more then 80gb, but not more than 94gb? That's a pretty small window before you're throwing money out the window. You should be able to change your plan for one month, as most ISPs allow that. Not sure about telecom.





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ripdog: What exactly are you doing that will use more then 80gb, but not more than 94gb? That's a pretty small window before you're throwing money out the window. You should be able to change your plan for one month, as most ISPs allow that. Not sure about telecom.


Agree. No need to micro-manage data caps nowadays. Up the monthly plan when you need to if it's that critical or simply change to the bigger capped plan and don't worry about it.




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ripdog: What exactly are you doing that will use more then 80gb, but not more than 94gb? That's a pretty small window before you're throwing money out the window. You should be able to change your plan for one month, as most ISPs allow that. Not sure about telecom.



Thanks - it's no biggie overall - I am aware that I can change the plan for month but just thought it would easier to go over the cap a little.

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  Reply # 1057554 1-Jun-2014 14:15
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Going over cap sounds like a good idea in your position. And $1/GB is twice as good as Orcon's $2/GB!!

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