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joako
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Usage Meter

I thought the usage meter was already implemeted for ADSL accounts? I just logged into the myusage.att.com and it still shows there is no data, is this the correct site?
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NetFixer
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said by joako:

I thought the usage meter was already implemeted for ADSL accounts? I just logged into the myusage.att.com and it still shows there is no data, is this the correct site?

Is this for a business account? Unless things have very recently changed, business accounts are not capped.
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treyatl2006

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reply to joako
I have a residential account and it doesnt show for me either.


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We have business DSL users on this site who get nasty grams for going over 150 GB.

One I noticed today: ( down about four posts )

»First Capped Month - Way Over the Limit


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said by DataRiker:

We have business DSL users on this site who get nasty grams for going over 150 GB.

One I noticed today: ( down about four posts )

»First Capped Month - Way Over the Limit

I overlooked that one, thanks for the link.

With many businesses where a bookkeeper (or the accounts payable department) just pays all bills with no questions asked, this could happen and nobody at the company would know about it. I know for a fact (I have run into this with multiple clients) that if you have a web hosting account, or an ISP account with them that is billed through the telephone bill, or done using autopay with a credit card, it is a common practice for them to continue collecting the monthly fees long after the account was migrated to another provider (this will continue indefinitely, or until the credit card expires).

With AT&T, nothing surprises me anymore. Their "Rethink Possible" mantra is quite apropos for their business practices.
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joako
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said by NetFixer:

said by joako:

I thought the usage meter was already implemeted for ADSL accounts? I just logged into the myusage.att.com and it still shows there is no data, is this the correct site?

Is this for a business account? Unless things have very recently changed, business accounts are not capped.

Residential account.
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PRescott7-2097


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said by joako:

said by NetFixer:

Is this for a business account? Unless things have very recently changed, business accounts are not capped.

Residential account.

OK, I just seemed to recall that you sometimes made posts for commercial accounts. However, it does appear that AT&T is starting to dip a bit deeper into their SOHO/SMB customer's pockets too with overage charges.

I suspect that the answer to your original question is just that AT&T doesn't care enough about their customers to keep the usage meter/chart operational (I seem to recall that it was more of a chart than a meter when I looked at it shortly before giving AT&T the boot last year).
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davidhoffman
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I have no usage meter either. I suspect AT&T, in some areas without Uverse, has decided to compete with the local cable company by not using a data cap. They cannot compete on speed of download or upload, so they leave off the cap. They will not lower the monthly DSL charges to compete, so they leave off the cap instead. That is great. It probably is more profitable to not implement the DSL cap than to deal with the administrative costs of charging overages. The AT&T DSL cap is way too low for today's usage patterns considering the amount of overhead transport, addressing, and routing data in traditional DSL. 150GB should have been 450GB or more.


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said by davidhoffman:

I have no usage meter either. I suspect AT&T, in some areas without Uverse, has decided to compete with the local cable company by not using a data cap. They cannot compete on speed of download or upload, so they leave off the cap. They will not lower the monthly DSL charges to compete, so they leave off the cap instead...

Or perhaps not?
»AT&T Threatening Overages Without Providing Meters?

AT&T...Rethink Possible!
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History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower