Hi,im thinking about getting century link 10 mbps dsl,but i dont know about that 250gb data cap,firstly i do almost all day xbox live,2 phones moderate use and 1 computer light use,do you think i would be ok with that cap,have you guys had any problums with it?
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I've got the plan. Currently use it for 2 computers for many hours of online gaming, 3-5 streamed Vudu HDX movies per month, 3 smart phones, three tablets, Netflix, plenty of YouTube and lots of web browsing. I've yet to get to go over 250GB per month. I might this month however due to all the above said activity plus a complete reinstall of Win 7 on one of my computers with all patches/updates as well as a couple digital games (totaled nearly 43GB just for games)
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any caps are actually just a money grab from the ISP.
Data caps haven't been implemented to our service. . .yet. But with the router I use, it displays a graph for data usage. Had surgery on my shoulder not too long ago so not working for now. With that being said, I spend hours on Netflix and playing online PC multiplayer and Xbox Live games. In just 15 days, I've used 198Gb of data. And that's just for my PC and gaming console. That doesn't include other household members data usage. Personally, a 250Gb data cap would be iffy for me. My suggestion would be to find data usage software and see what your current usage is to be on the safe side.
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Xbox I do not think pull that much data. Though I believe some uses like the talk etc. add some. Phone is minimal at best not even a real blip and computer depends on use. Torrents etc yes anything else not really.
Streaming video like netflix or Amazon streaming do use bandwidth.
Still on my Cable i haven't hit the 200 gb I have yet even with some Netflix and Amazon though we do not live on the TV as a disclaimer.
If you had multiple TVs with Netflix or the like streaming going all at the same time for hours on end yes 250gb could be eaten up easily.
Though I do routinely hit over 150 gb a month. So not a light user by any means. Especially not what an ISP would like as a light user.
In regards to xbox live, true it doesn't use that much data. Nice thing about Netflix, on their site you can select the quality of the video in order to use up less data, which, I'd like to make the point I have mine set at the highest quality since I have no data cap, yet. Right now for HD movies/shows, it uses roughly 2.3Gb per hour and only 1Gb per hour for none HD. I do admit, with not being able to work, I am streaming video constantly throughout the day/night. Figure while I have the time off, might as well relax and enjoy it the best I can.