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Master Geek


# 78804 8-Mar-2011 18:19
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Bah! I uncapped my internet with the excellent $5 deal that Snap offers... However, I scheduled uTorrent to start at 1 and finish at 7, and yet around 1.5GB of the data I used still appeared on my cap. This is a bit of a problem as it is very near the end of my billing month and I have almost no data left. Why is there a delay with putting on the cap? I don't really want to stay awake until 1.10am in the morning to start my downloads and then wake up at 6.50 to stop them. Something tells me this is a good way to get users to use up their data caps in offpeak periods to ensure there is less bandwidth being used during peak congestion?
I don't really want to complain to them due to the earthquake and how busy they must be and all, but can someone enlighten me as to whether there is a legitimate reason for the delay in uncapping? >:[

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Ultimate Geek


  # 446724 8-Mar-2011 18:52
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Well, schedule the downloads for 1.10 to 6.50 then?







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Master Geek


  # 446725 8-Mar-2011 18:59
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uTorrent scheduler only has 1 hour increments and i'm not tech savvy enough to set up some otherway of starting/stopping it, but thats off topic mmk 

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 446755 8-Mar-2011 20:04
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Just Ring them , its what they are there for, to support and offer help to the people that keep them in business , if they have made a mistake then they will fix it , one thing you never see about Snap is people complaining about there customer service.




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Uber Geek


  # 446963 9-Mar-2011 13:51
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When you go in to activate the unlimited overnight offer it clearly states:

"Please allow 15 minutes for the rate limit to be removed at 1am and reapplied at 7am."

I've had data going through at 7:15am that wasn't charged to my monthly allocation so I guess there's swings and roundabouts. If you allow the time for the switchover you won't get any nasty surprises.

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  # 446965 9-Mar-2011 13:57
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Yeah, schedule it to start at 2am and finish at 7am. This should allow it to start well into the uncapped time and when it finishes at 7am and the cap comes back on at say 715, you should be OK.

Or set the schedule from 1am to 7am and put a timer on your router to switch it off at 1am and on at 1:15 and off again at 645am and on at 7am.

Is there a different torrent client with more flexible scheduling?

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  # 454228 1-Apr-2011 14:59
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Can't you use Windows task scheduler to open uTorrent at 1.10am - does that automatically start the downloads when you open the program? I use Usenet to download a few things each month using the $5 unlimited and load up Grabbit with the NZB's I want to download while I am awake and then close it.

Use the task scheduler to start grabbit at 1.10am and it downloads up to 22GB in 6 hours. 

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