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# 161979 25-Jan-2015 22:51
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I was having fun on that post.
Allow me to continue.

I do download torrents about 1 per week about 700mgs each torrent and to the administrator - I remove the torrent before the seeding starts.
I don't believe I would use much more than 20G.

I don't have a house full of people.

To pay for something I'm never use is not economical and gives me no value whatsoever.

All I can say that I wish I had reaslied sooner.
If people want to sit around all day and download, they are welcome to that life.
There is nothing real about living in a fantasy world of online gaming and online movie watching.
Just one big addictive adrenaline rush.

Reading all the posts suddenly I don't have to urge to download anymore.

There must be others out there who don't need 40G download internet data each month.
But have to pay for it because there is nothing less than that.
Even Snap who always have great customer service their broadband looks like minimum of 50G.

I wonder how big this issue really is of people having to pay for broadband services they don't use.

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  # 1222144 25-Jan-2015 23:03
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I used over 2TB a month.



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  # 1222145 25-Jan-2015 23:08
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Wow
Was it just you.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1222146 25-Jan-2015 23:18
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40GB is not expensive. Its not even a lot of data these days.

If they were to run another plan a few dollars cheaper with say 10 gigs, then they would have additional costs from people calling up because they have a large bill because they went over it one month when there were many windows patches, or people calling up to change up and down plans all the time based on what they forsee their usage as being.

Calls to the call center or online tickets have a real cost to them, despite what many people seem to think. If they reduce the cost of a plan (less profit) and then get more calls because of it (greater costs) then they are basically just giving money away.

There are some ISPs that target the cheap low use end of the market. Better to leave them to clean up that end with lower cost support options as the type of person who only uses a small amount of data is not going to be very technically competant and will need more assistance with basic things, so higher cost.




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  # 1222148 25-Jan-2015 23:23
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I use cable
ADSL is not stable enough in my area.


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  # 1222150 25-Jan-2015 23:25
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ADSL should be stable enough in any urban area. If it is not, then it is a fault so you get on to them to resolve it if it is external to your house, or sort it out if its an internal issue.

If you are using so little then clearly speed will not be a huge concern and that would open up room for many more options that would cost you less than cable costs you. But it would depend if you need to have a landline as well




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  # 1222154 25-Jan-2015 23:33
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What kind of plan are you looking for, if 40GB is too much? 5? 10? 20? 30?



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  # 1222158 26-Jan-2015 00:08
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20G is plenty



 
 
 
 


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  # 1222175 26-Jan-2015 00:26
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Ford: 20G is plenty



Jesus I can go through that in a day of steam updates, without any torrenting.






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  # 1222178 26-Jan-2015 00:56
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If you're willing to switch to ADSL, there's plenty of options out there, for example Flip can give you 20GB data and landline with free national calling for $55 per month.

But, as others have said, no matter how conservative an internet user you are, you're almost certain to go over 20GB allowance from time to time. A software update here, a visiting family member there, boom.

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  # 1222212 26-Jan-2015 07:53
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Ford: 20G is plenty


In your other topic you said "Last month my Vodafone previous charges was $195.00!"

I suggest you stop right here with your idea that 20GB is plenty. If you used 20GB or less then where is that $195 charge coming from? Either you have a lot of overuse or lots of out of area, mobile and international calls.

Either way you should access your account data and see how much you really use every month and try to get a plan (or a provider) that can give you that amount of usage for a better price.

If you don't do this we will see another thread in six months time complaining about how much your computer is using and how "my provider usage meter is wrong."






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  # 1222237 26-Jan-2015 09:13
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Go unlimited, your usage is clearly more then what you think and you'll be a lot more happier and a lot more in pocket.





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  # 1222239 26-Jan-2015 09:23
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I'd hazard a guess that the price you pay for your current plan is LESS than the price you would have paid 5 years ago for a plan that has the small amount of data you want.  So really you should count yourself lucky that you're paying less AND getting more.  It's not like your data cap is a non-renewable resource where any wastage is lost forever.

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  # 1222246 26-Jan-2015 09:34
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freitasm:
Ford: 20G is plenty


In your other topic you said "Last month my Vodafone previous charges was $195.00!"

I suggest you stop right here with your idea that 20GB is plenty. If you used 20GB or less then where is that $195 charge coming from? Either you have a lot of overuse or lots of out of area, mobile and international calls.


If Ford has just been ignoring his invoices each time the amount was more than his AP of $100 didn't someone say there's a ~$18 charge?

What is the normal monthly for 40GB cable + phone? I see 80 @$85. Ford should try to reduce the variable component by calling plans and change the AP to a Direct Debit. Then funds willing this won't happen again.

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  # 1222252 26-Jan-2015 09:45
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Ford: 20G is plenty



I think that you might find that searching for a plan with a data cap that small, might be as fruitless as searching for a car that only goes to 110kmh. I suspect that your cheapest option will be a plan of around 40G, and you just use as much of it as you happen to use. If you have a plan of 40G and only use 20G of it, that's not much different from having a car that will do 200kmh and only driving it at 100kmh.

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  # 1222316 26-Jan-2015 11:49
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What has your usage been (on average) over the last 6-12 months? That would be a good starting point.

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