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  • Premier Icon wwaswas

    We used 700Gb in 3 months according to the last report they sent through.

    I’m quite pleased we don’t have a capped connection too!

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man

    About 90GB for us.

    A lot is downloading films and catch-up programmes to Sky box.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith

    Work form home, TV subs, streaming music, HD video, lots of cloud storage etc.

    Premier Icon 40mpg

    Blimey, 242Gb last month!

    Much the same use as the OP, 2 teenagers though so thats where its going!

    Premier Icon Cougar

    No idea.

    I’m on Sky’s “Unlimited” ADSL package, so when you go to their usage stats web page it says “congratulations, you have unlimited Internet and don’t need to know what your usage is!” Which is fine and dandy but makes it tricky when evaluating alternative offers. Which, I guess, might be why they do it.

    I expect it’s quite high just because of the Xbox. A couple of demos and free games would set me back 10Gb, and when I go to the Xbox One that’ll go up considerably.

    Oh yeah, and I forgot about the Sky catchup stuff.


    No idea probably trillions of yottabytes

    We used to be on a 40 GB deal but that was toast. Two teenagers can easily download the latest version of the Internet before breakfast

    Premier Icon woody2000

    Everything is streamed at Chez W2K, along with back up services etc.

    Billing Period Peak usage Off-Peak usage Total usage
    22 Jun – 21 Jul 132.31GB 25.1GB 157.41GB
    22 Jul – 21 Aug 197.01GB 14.77GB 211.78GB

    ~85GB this month & we were on holiday from 21 Aug > 7 Sept. PlusNet unlimited fibre

    Me – stream Spotify in the evenings, surf a bit
    Missus – downloads the odd movie for the telly
    Kids – who knows basically but involves Minecraft, Youtube, movies and Skypeing mates

    Our average home internet stats are 160GB per month!
    Thankfully unlimited and unthrottled

    Beat that!!


    Around 200GB a month, gaming, films, music streamimg, youtube. It soons adds up.
    As above a teenager can hammer the internet.

    Premier Icon njee20

    Bloody hell! We use about 20gb a month even with Netflix and all that.

    Premier Icon wwaswas

    My first Modem would have taken five and a half years running 24 hours/day to download what we now casually access in a month.

    Was it really only 20 odd years ago?

    Premier Icon stilltortoise

    How can I find out, bearing in mind my BY portal doesn’t tell me?

    Premier Icon Cougar

    Was it really only 20 odd years ago?

    Premier Icon wwaswas

    we get a letter from Virgin every 3 months showing how little we use the phone for the £17/month they charge.

    It also includes some stats on data usage.

    Some modem/routers will also show usage figures but the virgin superhub is pretty inaccurate.

    [edit] Cougar – it was modem, not an acoustic coupler – 9600 baud 😉

    We were still using 1200 baud at work for TTY access to customer systems!

    Premier Icon seosamh77

    think it was around 40-60 last time I looked, and about 3-5GB on mobile.

    Premier Icon DaRC_L

    I hate to think – the ESO and Destiny downloads would have been 30GB alone last week


    At a 1mb dl limit I manage sub 10gb.


    5 people in the house inc 3 teenage girls. Plenty of social media, spotify and netflix plus I work from home and upload a bit.
    Two more Chromebooks entered the house at Xmas. We were away most of July and August)

    Date Allowance Used
    01/08/2015 129.971 GB
    01/07/2015 130.413 GB
    01/06/2015 251.272 GB
    01/05/2015 250.084 GB
    01/04/2015 123.028 GB
    01/03/2015 202.671 GB
    01/02/2015 183.215 GB
    01/01/2015 141.064 GB
    01/12/2014 112.742 GB
    01/11/2014 97.444 GB
    01/10/2014 142.979 GB
    01/09/2014 93.708 GB
    01/08/2014 23.301 GB
    01/07/2014 51.467 GB
    01/06/2014 66.739 GB

    Premier Icon aracer

    87GB for the last full month, which is rather more than I expected given we don’t stream that much – I guess I downloaded a few distros. 34GB and 58GB for the previous 2 months, and 46GB so far this month – according to the breakdown 20GB of that is streaming.

    Edric 64

    I wouldn`t even know where to look to see my data use


    We’ve got 2 teenagers, we’re on a 250gig package from plusnet.
    All the usual streaming services, Netflix, spotify, Xbox live, YouTube hammered every day.
    Got an email telling me we had used 80% of it about a week before month end in July and August. This is with them being out of the country for 11 days and in August.
    Hoping now they are back at school it will reduce a little.
    But it’s only £1 a month more for a the unlimited package which is where I see it heading.

    Premier Icon footflaps

    Just wandered around Virgin Media’s portal and can’t find anything which tells me….

    Premier Icon Monster101

    According to virgin statement, 1590gb over three months – three online gamers as kids, me on Netflix and downloading movies etc and some work stuff. I think virgin on demand also uses data. I hope! Gulp

    Premier Icon footflaps

    I download all our movies at work as they have an uncontended 100Mb symmetric service….

    Ours varies enormously. It hovers around 150Gb. 1.4Tb is a personal best.

    Premier Icon ampthill

    I’m on talk talk

    How could i find out?


    Virgin cable + NAS + RSS feed of torrents + YouTube (1080p) = pushed 1.5TB before.

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride

    1020gb in three months, I’m glad to see there are others that use more, but again 2 teenagers & heavy Virgin catchup use from the wife + me constantly streaming news channels on the PC.

    Premier Icon Cougar

    it was modem, not an acoustic coupler – 9600 baud

    No-one can possibly live at that speed!

    My first foray into the Intertubes was a PR1ME minicomputer, the terminal on that talked to the terminal at 4800 baud. I remember the day we worked out how to hack it up to 9600, practically left scorch marks on the desk.

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