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Topic # 119658 9-Jun-2013 16:20
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Hi

I was consistently getting 1000 - 1500 kbps overnight, last 3 nights this has dropped to 300-400 kbps

Just wondering if they have started throttling data for some users?

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  Reply # 833080 9-Jun-2013 16:20
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  Reply # 833100 9-Jun-2013 16:44
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I've noticed one time it was a bit slow. I guess they hit their traffic limits.

Another thing I noticed -- I scheduled some downloads to occur between 1am and 06:45am -- but, I still get charged for 2 or 3 gig of data. I checked with my netlimiter to see download activity and it is definitely only downloading between those times.

I've tried playing around with the times a bit and I was charged up to 5 gig data when downloads are limited between 1am/7am. Changing to 6:45am helped but still get charged 2 or 3gig.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 833139 9-Jun-2013 17:34
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Haven't been using it recently, will give it a go tonight perhaps.

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  Reply # 833150 9-Jun-2013 17:59
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surfisup1000:Another thing I noticed -- I scheduled some downloads to occur between 1am and 06:45am -- but, I still get charged for 2 or 3 gig of data. I checked with my netlimiter to see download activity and it is definitely only downloading between those times.

I've tried playing around with the times a bit and I was charged up to 5 gig data when downloads are limited between 1am/7am. Changing to 6:45am helped but still get charged 2 or 3gig.


I remember reading somewhere on their site that you need to allow 15min either side for the free period to 'kick in'.  I generally start my downloads at 1:15am and finish at 6:45.



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  Reply # 833153 9-Jun-2013 18:14
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I don't like the hassle of having to run a different scheduling program for utorrent (as the built in schedules only does 1hr blocks) so I just allow for the fact that I may be charged an additional 20-40gb a month as non free data.




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  Reply # 833155 9-Jun-2013 18:17
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NetLimiter allows you to do bandwidth throttling down to the minute if you want an alternative solution.



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  Reply # 833156 9-Jun-2013 18:21
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Thanks, I used netlimiter in the past, but now I only buy the addon plan so I can get the free night time data, I rarely run out of day time data.

I'm interested if anyone else who goes through A LOT of night time data has noticed any changes, or getting an official comment from snap.




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  Reply # 833169 9-Jun-2013 19:11
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kiwijunglist: Hi

I was consistently getting 1000 - 1500 kbps overnight, last 3 nights this has dropped to 300-400 kbps

Just wondering if they have started throttling data for some users?



It's probably just congestion/contention due to more people making use of the un-metered period for downloads.

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  Reply # 833210 9-Jun-2013 20:20
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I have not noticed any slow downs with Snap, either off peak, peak or free data time.

If I want to download something, it will always hit 3.8-4MBps any time of the day.

In saying that I never reach even half of my monthly 250GB cap.

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  Reply # 833214 9-Jun-2013 20:36
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kiwijunglist: Thanks, I used netlimiter in the past, but now I only buy the addon plan so I can get the free night time data, I rarely run out of day time data.

I'm interested if anyone else who goes through A LOT of night time data has noticed any changes, or getting an official comment from snap.


Hi,

No issues at all at this end, there is still a significant amount of free bandwidth at that time of night - and we are not shaping anyone, and yes some people do use a significant amount of data at those times (some in the TB's!)

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  Reply # 833412 10-Jun-2013 10:16
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply Ralph, I also was in touch with snap prior to reading your reply, and they said the same thing. No night time rate limiting for us heavy users :)




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