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Topic # 7458 16-Apr-2006 21:16
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It will be great if your ISP could allow you to manage how much data you download/upload on a daily basis to ensure you have high speed access for the whole month, IE do't use up your datacap in a few days. . I am on a 5gig plan with Telecom and wish if Telecom for instance allowd me to specify how much I could use on a daily basis at my 3.5m speed. If I exceed my daily allowance I go back to dial up for the rest of that day.

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  Reply # 33127 16-Apr-2006 21:38
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Actrix have broadband plans with daily download limits. If you exceed the limit download and upload speed will be reduced to 64k.

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  Reply # 33135 16-Apr-2006 23:03
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You could get a program that does that for you maybe and that will stop you from using so much bandwidth after so much data has been downloaded


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  Reply # 33137 16-Apr-2006 23:11
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You could set up a box to do that, but without a bit of discipline - otherwise you'll just over run it. I just check my usage meter on a regular basis and also sometimes run a bandwidth monitor which estimates how much data I've pushed out.

I know my former flatmate used to do that - but with manually capping his downloads, used to uncap it for "just a little bit more"... until we went over.

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