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ISPs with unlimited bandwidth - problems?



 
 
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Old December 27th 04, 08:46 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mike
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Default ISPs with unlimited bandwidth - problems?

Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth and then
receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB a month???!!!


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Old December 27th 04, 09:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kraftee
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Mike wrote:
Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth
and then receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB
a month???!!!


Yep, Plusnet are starting to do it & more & more will jump on the wagon as
BT Wholesale change their pricing structure from per connection to bandwidth
usage...


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Old December 27th 04, 09:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter M
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On 27 Dec 2004 in uk.telecom.broadband, Mike wrote:

Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth and then
receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB a month???!!!


Who are you with at present (Pipex?) and did they do that to you already ?



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Old December 27th 04, 09:56 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
pete devlin
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Default ISPs with unlimited bandwidth - problems?

In message , Mike
writes
Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth and then
receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB a month???!!!


Erm ..........NO! Downloading that much is taking the **** and I'm glad
that ISPs are acting now.
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Old December 27th 04, 11:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Muxton
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:46:19 +0000, Mike wrote:

Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth and then
receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB a month???!!!


Are your sure your ISP explicity offered "unlimited" bandwidth? Is it
advertised as such?

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Old December 27th 04, 11:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Anton Gˇsen
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pete devlin wrote:

In message , Mike
writes

Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth and
then
receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB a month???!!!


Erm ..........NO! Downloading that much is taking the **** and I'm glad
that ISPs are acting now.


No it's not, a 24/7 connection is there to be used.

I do not download anywhere near 150GB/month by the way. 15 maybe. So
save your flames.
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Old December 28th 04, 12:04 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter M
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Default ISPs with unlimited bandwidth - problems?

On 27 Dec 2004, in uk.telecom.broadband, Anton Gˇsen wrote:

No it's not, a 24/7 connection is there to be used.


in a contended environment, it is "there to be used" without detriment to
other users. You know as well as I do that if all who were connected did
try to 'max out' their link for even 6 hours a day, they'd all notice !

I do not download anywhere near 150GB/month by the way. 15 maybe. So
save your flames.


Saw no flames... just a comment many would accept or agree with. PGM.



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Old December 28th 04, 12:46 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Dave
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Default ISPs with unlimited bandwidth - problems?


"pete devlin" wrote in message
...
In message , Mike
writes
Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth and

then
receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB a

month???!!!


Erm ..........NO! Downloading that much is taking the **** and I'm glad
that ISPs are acting now.


A certain package your ISP offers disagrees with your tripe.



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Old December 28th 04, 12:48 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Dave
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"kraftee" [email protected]& die.com wrote in message
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Mike wrote:
Has anyone had any issues with ISPs offering "unlimited" bandwidth
and then receiving emails from them because you're downloading 150GB
a month???!!!


Yep, Plusnet are starting to do it & more & more will jump on the wagon

as
BT Wholesale change their pricing structure from per connection to

bandwidth
usage...


Thats an assumption, I so far have not heard of any ISP that sold an
unlimited service bringing limits into place. Your ISP is basically a BT
bed buddy now, and that is all there is to it.



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Old December 28th 04, 01:22 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
pete devlin
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In message , Anton
Gˇsen writes
No it's not, a 24/7 connection is there to be used.

I do not download anywhere near 150GB/month by the way. 15 maybe. So
save your flames.


Do you know the wheel has gone full circle and we were having these
arguments when the first "always on" dial up companies started feeling
the pain from heavy users?
PN have got things about right by contending all their heavy users
together. Otherwise everybody has to pay the real cost of the max
possible bandwidth usage every month OR the majority pay for the
excesses of the few. That's ok until the few start degrading the service
of the rest. Now the marketers are definitely wrong in selling a product
that is "unlimited" but for the vast majority 150GB might as well be.
I'm sorry but that amount of bandwidth _is_ taking the ****. I feel
guilty hitting 25GB or so!
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