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Tabbycatweee

@comcast.net
reply to joetaxpayer

Re: [BW Meter] The Meter is Gone?

said by joetaxpayer:

I was about to pay my current bill on line, and where there's usually the link to the Meter, is just a note to check my user info/phone. No meter.
Have they temporarily removed access?

Who cares? Why are you even interested in the meter if there is no longer a byte cap?


Tabbycatweee

@comcast.net
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

Right.. But they've really contradicted themselves when it comes down to it. They state that it won't be enforced during the trial but they will be contacting high bandwidth users still.

How can they contradict themselves if they said its what they are going to do. There's no 250gb cap anymore. For awhile they will try some new stuff but none of it will result in people getting the boot. And maybe they call a few heavy folks but it has no effect or consequence whatsoever. So who honestly cares. There must be more interesting stuff going on?


joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA
reply to Tabbycatweee

said by Tabbycatweee :

Who cares? Why are you even interested in the meter if there is no longer a byte cap?

There is still a cap. And there will be charges for the overage. I just don't care a lot. Enough to peek at it when I pay my bill, that was all. If a neighbor hacks into my network, and is sucking down my usage, the occasional peek would help warn me. If I have a virus the usage would also help me know if my computer is sending crap in and out. It's just a data point. 40-50GB consistent use is a data point, that's all.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to Tabbycatweee

There's still a cap. Sheesh
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Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

If they're not enforcing it right now, there is effectively no cap. As for the "we'll be calling the extreme users, still" claim, I'll believe that when I see it.



SpottedCat

join:2004-06-27
Miami, FL
reply to ExoticFish

This is kind of like the water company saying they're not going to bill you for each gallon anymore, but will still contact people who have a burst pipe in their yard spewing water up in the air.

They're not going to nitpick about a paltry 250GB anymore but if someone's pwn3d windows box is spewing 2TB a month of spam or pirated movies, they're definitely going to say something!


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

hey guys.
just moved from RCN to comcast this month. I guess i will see what happens as i have DLd 1.7tb this month



jlivingood
Premium,VIP
join:2007-10-28
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:2
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

There's still a cap. Sheesh

Please refer to FAQs at »customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···ive-use/

We used to have a 250GB usage limit, which is no longer in force. We are evaluating alternatives, though the markets and timing have not yet been announced, and the specific details on each trial is TBA.
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JL
Comcast

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

It was also stated the cap MAY NOT (not will not) be enforced WHILE THE TRIAL IS BEING DONE. The trial has not begun AFAIK since no trial areas have been announced.
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»www.VAJeeps.com



Alcohol
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

There's still a cap. Sheesh

You clearly didn't bother to read the blog, the thread, or the FAQ.

There is no cap until they figure out what the cap will be.
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I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.


Alcohol
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

It was also stated the cap MAY NOT (not will not) be enforced WHILE THE TRIAL IS BEING DONE. The trial has not begun AFAIK since no trial areas have been announced.

Enforcement has been suspended since the announcement. I like how you're arguing with the comcast employee who will obviously have a better understanding of this.
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I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to Alcohol

I sure did read them all.
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»www.VAJeeps.com


keenan424

join:2003-01-13
Santa Rosa, CA
reply to jlivingood

quote:
said by jlivingood See Profile
Please refer to FAQs at »customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···ive-use/

We used to have a 250GB usage limit, which is no longer in force. We are evaluating alternatives, though the markets and timing have not yet been announced, and the specific details on each trial is TBA.
[/QUOTE :
So in response to the topic of this thread, and what it says in the below,

quote:
Q. Will you continue to offer access to the data usage meter?
A. Yes.The Data Usage Meter is an easy and quick way for customers to track their Internet data usage. The primary account holder can find it by signing onto Comcast.net and logging into “My Account.” Then click on “Users and Settings,” look in the “My Devices” section (located toward the upper right hand of the screen), and click on “View Details.” From there, you can view your Data Usage Meter details page that shows your monthly data usage. We're working on ways to make the Data Usage Meter even easier to find and track.
I should still be seeing a usage meter on my "Users & Settings" page? Even though it disappeared a few days after the cap suspension was put in place, I should assume that it's something with my account and not related to the cap suspension?


tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Yes you SHOULD still be able to see your meter.
However, occasionally even if you are correctly logged in it won't show up. (server busy or???)
Also the last day or so of the month it tends to disappear, which seems related to recording your monthly total.
So try again later, and if it still doesn't show after a few days then tell someone in the direct forum and they will reset it.



jbob
Reach Out and Touch Someone
Premium
join:2004-04-26
Little Rock, AR
reply to joetaxpayer

Not seeing my BW either. Been this way for over a week but I rarely check it. I just decided to check once I read the news from Comcast.

I do not see "My Devices" on the Users and Settings page to click on to view the meter.



joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA

said by jbob:

Not seeing my BW either. Been this way for over a week but I rarely check it. I just decided to check once I read the news from Comcast.

The meter link comes and goes. I saw the May total, 54GB for me, as I was doing some backup stuff, and downloading a few Linux distros.
The cap situation doesn't look like it will impact me, but still interesting to watch. Those who were getting booted will soon see overage charges. And I'm sure they'll share the details. Then Netflix and other legit streaming services will launch lawsuits......


chong67

join:2001-11-18
Jonesboro, GA
reply to joetaxpayer

The meter has not back come back yet right?



joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA

said by chong67:

The meter has not back come back yet right?

The last few times I looked, it's there. Yup. There now.


chong67

join:2001-11-18
Jonesboro, GA
reply to joetaxpayer

I see. But the metering has not start yet from what I read some more.

Nobody have tell me anything.