reply to patandjudy
Re: [Internet] Internet usage up 200% since upgrade to Fibe 25? Some things to take a look at.
1. You probably got a Sagemcom modem to replace the modem that you had due to the higher speed. Make sure that the wireless is turned off if you have no wireless devices, laptops etc. If you have wireless devices, make sure that you have a strong password in place, otherwise someone in your neighbourhood could be getting free Internet that you are paying for.
2. Setup an online account with Bell if you don't already have one. With a Bell online account, you can monitor your daily usage. Once you login, click on Internet, and then under Billing & usage click on Check my Internet usage.
3. On the Internet usage page, it will show how much usage you have purchased in the first block. In the second block it will give you the amount used in current billing period. You can also see you usage for the previous 11 months.
4. In the second block is a link to daily usage. If you click that link you will have a list of usage for each day in the current billing period. You can also see daily usage for the previous 11 months.
The usage that Bell shows in these tables is what Bell is billing you. There are many complaints here (at dslreports) that Bell's usage meter is very inaccurate. The numbers however should give you some sort of pattern.
Keep a couple of things in mind. When you ask family members if anything has changed getting a response of no may take some research.
We are retired here in Hamilton but now have 2 university grand kids living here. Over a 2 day period the usage jumped by 7 GB (GigaBytes). 1.1GB was a copy of Microfoft Visual Studio Express, which I knew about and the other 6GB was a game. My grandson clicked a link to install a game that had been downloaded previously, but due to hard drive space issues was deleted to allow the cleanup of the drive. Clicking install re-downloaded the game.