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tthnow

join:2006-06-07
Oakland, CA

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Got the call, 850G this month

Just got a phone call about using to much banwidth. Said I exceeded 250, and used 850 this month. Is there anything with Comcrap that uses no caps? business I hear?



inferno4

join:2008-07-06

Re: Abuse

Just got a call myself saying I used 680 gigs, which is impossible...

Guess they called all of the "abusers" today



JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to tthnow

This could go in that stickied thread about such things...

»The Bandwidth Limits/Congestion Management Topic

Wow, 850GB. What speed are you (both) on?

Re: "impossible" - I doubt its impossible, unless you are on a very very very slow speed. Even on a 6mbit tier you could pull down that much in just under 11 days.

I believe for business class you could pull that much on the 22/5 speed, @ $90/mo + install cost or long contract. On the 12/2 (starter) the threshold is probably lower - somewhere in the 500-750GB range
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tthnow

join:2006-06-07
Oakland, CA
reply to tthnow

I am on 12/2. My promo is 19.99 for a year.



comcastor

@comcast.net
reply to tthnow

I got a call a while ago, before the official cap. The amount they quoted me was about 3x the amount I estimated I could possibly have downloaded. The capacity of my hard drive was no where near enough to hold the number they claimed.

Anyway, you have to assume their figures are going to be a multiple of what you actually download.

Since they officially announced the cap, I try to stay under 1/2 of the official number and I use a bandwidth monitor now, to keep track of things and also to have some figures to compare with theirs.

I'm still waiting on the official Comcast bandwidth meter in my Comcast account control panel. I'm sure they're putting that off as long as possible, so their inflated figures can't be tested and disputed by independent data.


AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL
reply to tthnow

said by tthnow:

Said I exceeded 250, and used 850 this month.
Sorry if this sounds like semantics, but are you sure that wasn't for the month of August?


EG
The wings of love
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join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
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reply to tthnow

Are any of you guys possibly on a wireless LAN that is not secured ?
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inferno4

join:2008-07-06

said by EG:

Are any of you guys possibly on a wireless LAN that is not secured ?
Nope, wifi should be secure.. no clue how that happened as my internet was down for almost a week due to a bad modem...

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to tthnow

Interesting...I thik I used around 300GB last month and haven't gotten "the call". Comcast is probably more sensitive to that sort of thing if you're using a $20-for-six-months 12 Mbit connection versus a more expensive tier.

Personally though 12/2 or 22/5 business would be a good idea.



nerdburg
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join:2009-08-20
Schuylkill Haven, PA
kudos:1
reply to tthnow

Somebody cloned your mac address and is using a modded modem?
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JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to tthnow

said by tthnow:

I am on 12/2. My promo is 19.99 for a year.
I meant 12/2 business class, ($60/mo) the thresholds are probably higher then 250gb but lower then 850gb.

850GB is a lot. You'd be using 22% of your total pipe 24/7/30 days, or 100% of your pipe 1 out of 4 days. Not including speedboost, which just makes the math really complicated.

Even so, you could get there if you maxed out your pipe 6 hours a day, every day. Or used 50% of your pipe for 12 hours/day. Or maxed it out for 7 days in a row.
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tthnow

join:2006-06-07
Oakland, CA
reply to tthnow

My utorrent stated I downloaded 800+.



heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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said by tthnow:

My utorrent stated I downloaded 800+.
Well there you go that explains it. Bit Torrent.

You must be on a very empty node not to have had bandwidth management imposed on you for all that uploading.

To think i was worried about going over the cap by a few GB's.

whodean

join:2005-04-14
Atlanta, GA
reply to tthnow

I got the call for using over 800gb, I have the 22/5 tier.


mardyron

join:2004-02-06
Hydes, MD

So they doing the 250g up/dnl or just dnl like it was originally said? I have 2 pc's running & the most I have ever used was 211g up/dnl which was due to reinstall of winblows & a NEW PC upgrade.


AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

From the »The Bandwidth Limits/Congestion Management Topic thread:

* It is download and upload combined. FWIW, I don't recall them ever stating officially that it was just download.

* It is measured per calendar month



baineschile
2600 ways to live
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join:2008-05-10
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to tthnow

said by tthnow:

My utorrent stated I downloaded 800+.
Movie pirating?

caco
Premium
join:2005-03-10
Whittier, AK

No way. Most likely National Geographic educational videos.
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neufuse

join:2006-12-06
James Creek, PA
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reply to tthnow

psh, my sister got a call warning her she was close to 250 GB.... shes in a high traffic area (university area) where there is TONS of downloading.... their nodes are maxed out pretty much to the point downloads on a 12Mbit account come in at 2Mbit or slower at night...... (according to the bandwidth monitor its at 240GB last month up and down)

this must be the month they pull their abuse numbers or something...... havent heard it for a while now!



sortofageek
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reply to tthnow

said by JohnInSJ:

This could go in that stickied thread about such things...

»The Bandwidth Limits/Congestion Management Topic
Yes, such a report actually does belong in that thread.
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