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Topic # 105530 6-Jul-2012 00:58
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My data cap reset today and i decided to login at 00:09 to check it,
Surprisingly i found that i had apparently already used 2.48 GB which based on my calculations would require a speed of 37Mbit, which based on the technical limitations of ADSL2+ is not possible. Based on what my modem says i have only got a MaxRate of 22247kbps since the modem was last rebooted.

I was downloading over the month end which based on what i saw was doing an average speed of 1.7MB/s (13.6Mbit) i am concerned that vodafone is over counting data based on this.

Has anyone else found the same thing on Vodafone?

Shown below is a screenshot from 00:15 showing the 2.48GB (unfortunately didn't think to take the screenshot earlier) (time is accurate on my computer syncs from NTP)



And a screenshot from IRC that i commented it in at 00:09


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  Reply # 651938 6-Jul-2012 15:43
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Yes I have seen the exact same thing, It cost me 3 or 4 gb this month - at the end of last month I was no where near cap so I downloaded as fast as I posiabley could from 5pm to midnight and then stopped at midnight. I had used 3 or 4 gb by about 15 past midnight


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  Reply # 651970 6-Jul-2012 16:20
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Happened to me too. If your download session isn't cutoff by midnight, the whole download size will be carried over. I've complained about this to vodafone and they acknowledge it a limitation of their system and couldn't do anything about it. They should have at least stated this in their fineprints.

Now if I download something significantly large, I make sure to turn off my router 5 or 10mins before midnight just to reset the download sessions.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 651989 6-Jul-2012 16:47
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I did turn my router off less then 10 mins before midnight as I had heard the same thing - it did not help

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  Reply # 652945 9-Jul-2012 14:36
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This was discussed last month in my thread
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=40&topicId=102579



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