- Broadband restircted due to overuse :(
Poop. Had a could of emails from ISP stating that they’ve been over their fair usage limit – it’s 50gb on a rolling 30 day period, and we’ve been hitting 58gb.
Yesterday I started our hardware firewall logging data usage and discovered that my eldest daughter managed to use 560mb in 3.5 hours watching videos on her iPad, not too far behind were my two younger daughters who managed about 350mb each on their tablets!!
I used 89mb all day 🙁
So I’m going to limit either their time limits or bandwidth but it’s all too late as I’ve had another email this morning stating that my BB has been limited to 128k due…. minor inconvenience for me during the week but a PITA for streaming movies over the weekend. Children….. pah 👿Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
plenty of broadband providers are genuinely unlimited. Sky, for example.
Last time I looked, and I grant you it was a while ago, the only truly unlimited package was Sky. They may well not be the only ones now, but they’re definitely literally unlimited and they were the first to do it with modern connections.Posted 4 years ago
Hmmmm. Interesting info, thanks guys. We’ve got fibre coming to our area in a couple of months so at that point I’ll be looking to change ISP.Posted 4 years ago
Think I’ll give them a ring to ‘discuss my options’ which will basically consist of me telling them to pish off, or waiting for fibre and then telling them to pish off!
I expect they’re working on the principle that rural bandwidth is so poor you’ll never get more than a certain volume of data down the wire in any given month
Maybe but I do not so bad given I haven’t got fibre.
ast time I looked, and I grant you it was a while ago, the only truly unlimited package was Sky.
BT has been at it awhile now too.Posted 4 years agosmiththemainmanMember
Tell me about it!!! Been with BT 2 months 40 GB limit , IPosted 4 years ago
d always been unlimited and didnt have a clue about usage, half way through month one warned I was at 38 GB ,I`ve had to move onto unlimited, when I looked into it 4 in the family were watching everything On Demand and that eats it and to cap it off I switched my ipad on which I never use and my 10 year old son had 10 movies downloading all at different stages!!luffy105Subscriber
I have a 25GB limit through Kingston Cooms too and rarely go near it despite being a pretty heavy usage family….
…Until my father in law comes to stay and then the usage goes though the roof and I usually get the warning email within 3 days of them arriving warning me the limit is near. No major issue though as its only a couple of quid per gb overage. No idea what he does on that ipad of his.Posted 4 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
I’ve just signed up to a package that gives me 750gb!
750Gb I live in Northumberland I signed up to a package that offers unlimited.
Yeah, but Hull is a notorious internet backwater with no competition 🙁
I think I need to get an HD TV to make the most of the fibre bandwidth mind.Posted 4 years ago
BT reckon their “unlimited” is actually unlimited, I asked if there was a fair use, the lady on the phone said no, but iirc she did give me some other dodgy info so dunno if it’s bollocks. I was using around 10 of our 40Gb a month until kids started getting hold of the ipad and it ramped up, was going to switch but they offered me an upgrade for the same price, don’t think I’ve gone over 20Gb since as we got the kids their own none-wifi tablets 😕
was surprised that bbc iplayer on the TV doesn’t use your BB quota (again source was lady on the phone so could be BS)Posted 4 years ago
BT reckon their “unlimited” is actually unlimited, I asked if there was a fair use, the lady on the phone said no, but iirc she did give me some other dodgy info so dunno if it’s bollocks
Well my usage is up there that’s from the 1st to 15th no they don’t cap you their unlimited is unlimited.Posted 4 years agoflickerMember
50gb a month?!
Average about 150 gb a week here, using Plusnet fibre 80/20. Totally unlimited package similar to the sky offering.
Very little peer to peer, mostly streaming HD from iplayer, netflix, icefilms etc Some surfing, gaming and video skype thrown in for good measure.Posted 4 years agojock-muttleyMember
At the moment we are on a Mobile Dongle so we are limited to 15Gb a month (we are changing to hardwired broadband) so data use policing is vital in our household.
We had similar issues in that both of the kids thought that ALL the 15Gb allowance was theirs exclusively so would attempt to use it all up in one go to effectively deny the other one, nice of them we thought – ALL their electronics were removed for 2 months, they were confined them to their rooms for a week and grounded for two (with only “books” for entertainment eeeeeeugh!), will admit we got sick of them moping about the house to they were encouraged out about a week and a half into the grounding.
Just as an aside and I know it’s not just ours either but why do teenagers seem to want to constantly hound adults for entertainment??? When we were teenagers the less contact and adult attention we had with adults the better…..
The simple answer this issue we found is a very simple change the password (both adults know the sequence) for the router every couple of days on a rolling basis, and monitor the connection status like hawks and lock the dongle/router down to only allow recognised devices access to the network.
We also limit the times they can use electronics this is simple enforced by the expedient of removing the dongle when we are not in the house.
It takes 2 mins as for the adults we only have our laptops (our iPhones have unlimited 3G) to connect. Everything else can plug into our lappies (kindles, iPods, etc).
The Kids seem to think that they will get unlimited when we get wired broadband but we like the peace and silence so much (they are now out a LOT) that this regime will continue.Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriberCougar wrote:
Last time I looked, and I grant you it was a while ago, the only truly unlimited package was Sky. They may well not be the only ones now, but they’re definitely literally unlimited and they were the first to do it with modern connections.
Plusnet certainly claim to be unlimited, and I see no reason to dispute that.
Not the heaviest of users here – showing 18GB for the current month.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
I was about to move away from PlusNet as we were hitting the 100/120GB limit a lot recently; I had a last look and lo they had an unlimited package that was in fact cheaper than current restricted one, so result (apart from ‘thanks for letting me know’ type rant)..
last billing period, use was 156GB it appears.Posted 4 years ago
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