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Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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reply to Rob

Re: [BW Meter] Comcast to Replace Usage Cap

You know what would suck is when the new policy is activated they look back at all the excessive users during this period and charge them accordingly.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
reply to LocutusBorg

what would happen if they refuse to let you switch to a business class account until after you pay for the overages? If you say "cancel service" they may charge you both an early termination fee (if there is one) as well as the overage fee anyway which could end up in court?

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Frank32

join:2009-08-07
reply to Mike Wolf

Re: [BW Meter] Comcast to Replace Usage Cap

said by Mike Wolf:

You know what would suck is when the new policy is activated they look back at all the excessive users during this period and charge them accordingly.

There is currently no cap and Comcast will not be looking back once the 300GB cap is instituted. People will not be charged if they exceed 250 or 300GB while the cap is suspended.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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I know that, I was just saying it would suck if they did thats all



Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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reply to Rob

said by Rob:

said by LocutusBorg:

that would never get paid. plus there is no cap

Well, whether you want to pay your bill or not in another story. But there is a cap.. it is now 300GB (instead of 250GB). But instead of them cutting you off at 250GB, they will charge you overage fees over 300GB (for example, $10 for 50GB).

This is wrong. There is no cap right now. You're fine LocutusBorg See Profile. I hope you can double that usage this month.
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tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:5

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Until next month, when they announce they have now clearly identified the 1-2% who can't control themselves and have discontinued their service, the rest of you may continue as normal.

Of course you won't be able to see that anouncement.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
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Hahah. That's rich.


LocutusBorg
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join:2005-12-25
Revere, MA

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reply to tshirt

said by tshirt:

Until next month, when they announce they have now clearly identified the 1-2% who can't control themselves and have discontinued their service, the rest of you may continue as normal.

Of course you won't be able to see that anouncement.

how can i not control myself? i am disabled, go out very little and get all my content online. im completely in control


tshirt
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If you have a need for a higher level of service, you will be able to subscribe to business class or pay out for whatever the CC overage adds up to.



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said by tshirt:

If you have a need for a higher level of service, you will be able to subscribe to business class or pay out for whatever the CC overage adds up to.

Which is exactly what he said 3 posts up.
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tshirt
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My gibe was directed at YOUR comment, "hoping he could double his usage this month"

I hope he can get what he needs, but can't understand the concept of "USE more, just be cause you can"
Is it a misplaced sense of entitlement, being a bored troublemaker? or some delusion that if you can encourage people to cause enough congestion on the network, ComCast will give in an provide "free" unlimited bandwidth for everyone until bankruptcy or investor lawsuits remind them of their fiduciary duties?


medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
kudos:4
reply to LocutusBorg

said by LocutusBorg:

I hope they dont ever have a cap again.

[att=1]

uuhmm....that's a LOT of bandwidth used...

out of curiosity...

what exactly do you do? that looks like more than 4 hours of HD netflix streaming a day....

I know you're disabled and don't go out that much...

LocutusBorg
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join:2005-12-25
Revere, MA

I watch 12+ hours of streaming aday



tshirt
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It's unfortunate you are disabled, however that does not entitle you to shift your costs to other users.
It seems a constant theme with some users (particularly heavy users), planing that "Hoping they don't get caught", and if do "plead innocent" instead admitting they should just buy the higher priced, but available Business tier and then doing it without waiting to get caught.
Is the thrill of being "a pirate"(if this appies to you), or of "cheating the mega corp" or "making all the other suckers" pay more of your share, part of the entertainment?


medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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reply to LocutusBorg

said by LocutusBorg:

I watch 12+ hours of streaming aday

streaming for 12 hours a day?...that's a lot of eye strain that will add to your disability...certainly music streaming won't eat that much bandwidth...

you sure there's no p2p or filesharing in there?

what package do you have and how much? how long have you had it?

have you paid any overages? how much?


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reply to tshirt

said by tshirt:

My gibe was directed at YOUR comment, "hoping he could double his usage this month"

I hope he can get what he needs, but can't understand the concept of "USE more, just be cause you can"
Is it a misplaced sense of entitlement, being a bored troublemaker? or some delusion that if you can encourage people to cause enough congestion on the network, ComCast will give in an provide "free" unlimited bandwidth for everyone until bankruptcy or investor lawsuits remind them of their fiduciary duties?

You replied to him. Nice try.
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LocutusBorg
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join:2005-12-25
Revere, MA
reply to medbuyer

said by medbuyer:

said by LocutusBorg:

I watch 12+ hours of streaming aday

streaming for 12 hours a day?...that's a lot of eye strain that will add to your disability...certainly music streaming won't eat that much bandwidth...

you sure there's no p2p or filesharing in there?

what package do you have and how much? how long have you had it?

have you paid any overages? how much?

i have 50/15 no p2p 2 months and no overages

LocutusBorg
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join:2005-12-25
Revere, MA
reply to tshirt

said by tshirt:

It's unfortunate you are disabled, however that does not entitle you to shift your costs to other users.
It seems a constant theme with some users (particularly heavy users), planing that "Hoping they don't get caught", and if do "plead innocent" instead admitting they should just buy the higher priced, but available Business tier and then doing it without waiting to get caught.
Is the thrill of being "a pirate"(if this appies to you), or of "cheating the mega corp" or "making all the other suckers" pay more of your share, part of the entertainment?

i use it as it was intended. i think you are the entitled one. spouting shit like that. you dont know me. and after those statments i dont want to know you


delusion ftl

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reply to tshirt

said by tshirt:

My gibe was directed at YOUR comment, "hoping he could double his usage this month"

I hope he can get what he needs, but can't understand the concept of "USE more, just be cause you can"
Is it a misplaced sense of entitlement, being a bored troublemaker? or some delusion that if you can encourage people to cause enough congestion on the network, ComCast will give in an provide "free" unlimited bandwidth for everyone until bankruptcy or investor lawsuits remind them of their fiduciary duties?

Comcast can do whatever they want if it drives profit. There's no inherent reason they couldn't go flat out unlimited while disconnecting or throttling users who they feel "abuse" unlimited.

There's no indication that a user who never calls support and pays their bill on time and never has incidences where they damage their line or such would not be a profitable customer while pulling down terabytes of data a month.

In fact, Jason, if you have read down the thread this far here are some ideas from me:

Free nights. From 1am to 6am meter doesn't run.
Justification: This is a prime time for online backups to run, they are not particularly speed or latency sensitive but can require a ton of data transfer.

Good customer credit: Customers who pay on time, never call support etc.. Can earn bonus transfer. Maybe 250GB a month.
Justification: Customers who struggle with billing and constant support issues (that are not Comcast's) are the most likely to be unprofitable.

Rollover data: Unused data from previous month rolls over to next month, eventually caps out at some reasonable max.
Justification: Customers often don't like the idea of use it or lose it, so sometimes they use it when they don't have to. This is not a great thing for balancing a network. And on the once in a blue moon month that a customer does have a large transfer that needs to take place they don't take a financial hit.

Gmail style: Cap grows over time, maybe it's 300 this month 310 next month, 320 the following, etc...
Justification: Can always market as constantly growing bandwidth limit that grows with technology and consumption. Probably wont have to revisit the cap as often to see if it still is appropriate for the bulk of your user base.
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