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  Reply # 1040911 9-May-2014 16:11
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Even if the was practical I cannot imagine VF going for it the legal concerns around privacy are pretty scary with that kind of info.




Please note: I have a professional bias towards Vodafone.

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  Reply # 1041049 9-May-2014 19:25
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xpd: Seen how many connections a single webpage makes ? Now times that by the amount of pages you visit over a day/week/month.......... youre talking thousands (100's of 1000's more likely) of connections needing to be recorded.... then add the number of customers for the ISP.... 

Its an insane amount of I/O.

Paradise may have done it, because they didnt have a huge number of customers compared to ISPs of today, and the number of sites to browse etc were a lot more smaller....


and if i remember correctly, paradise only ever did dialup so that'd be easy to log





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1041124 9-May-2014 21:01
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Rhinosaur: Just a quick follow up to let you know that Vodafone was able to trace the traffic to my modem's serial number, which confirms the traffic was 'valid'.  They have also offered to reduce the overage fee which I am very grateful for.  I'm still left with a huge overage bill, which stings, but I'm grateful they didn't leave me out in the cold completely.

I still don't know what the traffic was, but we've decided (without evidence) to blame it on an Apple TV glitch as that is the only internet-connected device that was left on during that time.  Apparently it had a kids movie (previously purchased from iTunes) paused on screen during that time.  Who knows, maybe it freaked out and tried to continuously re-download it or something.  Anyway, time to move on!

Thanks for your help NikT.

Unfortunately I can't edit the thread title - sorry Vodafone  ;)


Perhaps send a bill to iTunes for the excess data sent that wasn't requested by you but a stuck (cr)appleTV box

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  Reply # 1041158 9-May-2014 22:15
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hamish225:
xpd: Seen how many connections a single webpage makes ? Now times that by the amount of pages you visit over a day/week/month.......... youre talking thousands (100's of 1000's more likely) of connections needing to be recorded.... then add the number of customers for the ISP.... 

Its an insane amount of I/O.

Paradise may have done it, because they didnt have a huge number of customers compared to ISPs of today, and the number of sites to browse etc were a lot more smaller....


and if i remember correctly, paradise only ever did dialup so that'd be easy to log

No, they did dialup, cable and ADSL (as well as Citylink). IP addreses (and usually sites, if the IP resolved to a host) were logged on cable connections - at least they were when I left the company in 2005, and I think on ADSL as well; I can't quite recall. You could only view it once you logged into your account on the Paradise website.
Did they stop this system?

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  Reply # 1041176 9-May-2014 22:33
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Personally I'm surprised ISP's still have the balls to ask for overage charges higher than the cost of their unlimited offerings in addition to the existing monthly rate..

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  Reply # 1041211 10-May-2014 00:21
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a contract's a contract isn't it

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