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sunnyd71

join:2004-05-22
l7z2t4

[Internet] Usage Monitor Accuracy (2013)

Can anyone comment on the current accuracy of the usage monitor?

I know back in 2011 it was shut down because of its inaccuracy but how is it now? For me, it definitely seems to be much higher than my router reports.

I even tested it by taking out my username and password and replacing it with test@test. No browsing was possible but there was still 100MB of usage. Wireless is also off and nothing else was connected.

Riplin

join:2002-05-13
canada
It's pretty bad in this day and age when we gotta start worrying about 100mb's of usage.

Thanks Bell

Calmuser

join:2011-10-27
Canada

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reply to sunnyd71
I usually see about a 5 to 10GB difference between Bell's meter and my router's meter.

It doesn't happen every month though.

It seems random.

sunnyd71

join:2004-05-22
l7z2t4
reply to Riplin
Yeah 100MB in a day is a bit much though especially when it should be 0 and can't possibly be anything else since its disconnected. With actual use, I see quite a bit of difference. 10-20% on average I'd say, maybe more.

Riplin

join:2002-05-13
canada
My philosophy is if your concerning yourself with having to monitor your usage its time to get the you know what off bell.