|reply to Smith6612 |
Re: [DSL] May have run into a 100GB "stealth" cap on F
Yeah, I was thinking about trying to run it up intentionally to 100GB at the end of the next billing period (so as to not risk losing internet access for most of the month). Having read about the customers who got nasty letters from Frontier threatening to up their bills to $99.99/month unless they switched to a metered plan, I'm a bit nervous now about doing so...
The earlier reports I read (here and here) both indicated that instead of cutting customers off at the limit, Frontier let them go over so they could hold it over their heads and threaten to raise their rates--though, they apparently backed down quickly enough when people started to make a stink about it. If they're following the same modus operandi here, they're probably trying to sneak it into a new market in a more "subtle" way that they can blame on an outage to avoid legal pushback.
I was wondering the same as you, whether it could in fact have been caused by some piece of equipment they fixed...the main thing that made me suspicious of a cap was that it happened (as near as I could tell) exactly at the 100GB mark, particularly when I saw that others were quoting that same figure from earlier incidents. Also, when I thought about it after making my earlier post, I remembered that I first signed up with Frontier just a couple days after Christmas 2004. The PDF I linked to earlier says that (at least for their "officially" metered plans), each "month" starts on the day of the month that you first signed up; my service came back the evening of the 29th, so I'm wondering if perhaps it just rolled over on its own and they didn't even do anything to reset it manually.
Do you by chance know if the Verizon edge router issues had the same symptoms (intact upload, nonexistent download)?
The 5TB file link would be greatly appreciated--feel free to drop me a PM with it.