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Originally Posted by Ikthus View Post
Moderate your downloading habits? You're lucky you get that much.
One movie is 20GB. Why are we not allowed to watch movies from anyone but AT&T? He's already paying monthly for his speed per second, why should he have to pay for total bandwidth too?
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Moderate your downloading habits? You're lucky you get that much. Rogers (pretty much one of the two major ISPs in Canada) gives a 60gb monthly cap and charges $2 for every extra gigabyte you go over.
Yes, and yet I usually don't even use half of it in a month.
    
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I have netflix in 3 rooms and on 2 iphones, probably 2-3 hrs per day. Max data I have ever used was 78 gigs, and that was more than just Netflix (that was with me loading about 20 gigs to an online storage that month, I am usually around 25-35 gigs).

I personally don't see how people use 200+ gb month after month, but what do I know.

I do agree that a data cap is stupid and is just another way for ISP's to make even more money.
I have it on my iPhone, and easily hit the 2 gig limit in about 20-25 days, so for 1/3 of the month, I can hardly do anything on my phone.
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post #24 of 50
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One movie is 20GB. Why are we not allowed to watch movies from anyone but AT&T? He's already paying monthly for his speed per second, why should he have to pay for total bandwidth too?
Sure, if you're downloading BR rips. A DVD rip is about 4GB (1.4GB if someone compresses it down) and a Netflix is about 2GB.

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Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
have you considered business-class internet lines?
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that.

I have Comcast Business myself. The prices start about the same as residential service, though higher bandwidth plans are a bit more, there's no download "cap" at all, and they don't watch what you download.

Oh, and one time I had to call them for repair because the line was out. It seems they were working on someone else's line a couple blocks away and knocked mine out. They had a guy sent out in 30 minutes and the line fixed in an hour.
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Sure, if you're downloading BR rips. A DVD rip is about 4GB (1.4GB if someone compresses it down) and a Netflix is about 2GB.
BR is 50GB...
This isn't 2002. 700MB DivX isn't the standard anymore. 20GB barely gets you a decent 1080P video which is standard and nothing to boast about. DVDs are ancient.
post #26 of 50
http://forums.att.com/t5/Internet/AT...f/td-p/2707383

i would start posting here to show att how much you despise the idea of them doing this. i my self am a customer of them and only have a 3 meg connection. with that i already have gone over the cap a few times and i don't torrent. like comcast they say that the cap will only affect 2% but i don't believe that is true. maybe 20% or more as this day and age everyone is using internet more and more.
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1) Use your internet like normal, and time your biggest downloads near the end of the month to find out how much you have left over. Or just pay the $10 extra over, that's a heck of a deal.

2) Take your laptop (if you have a laptop) to local restaurants or Wi-Fi hotspots and do your casual surfing there. I had to do that with I had Charter, I'd go there and buffer as many 1080p YouTube videos as my machine could handle, then return home. Worked like a charm

3) Standard Definition > High Definition Netflix streaming.

4) I hate data caps.

And 20Gb is too big for even a BR rip, I don't see any noticeable difference in quality even down to 4Gb in .mkv
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Thank you Verizon for FIOS. We used to have AT&T DSL where I used to live that was before the data caps, I hated it and it fostered a greater hatred for AT&T then I already had which was substantial. Constant disconnects (to the point of wanting to slam the router on the floor) and I know it was the because they intentionally limited the concurrent connections with the software on the router.

If I were you I would look into seeing if Virgin Mobile is availible in the area they have a 25 dollar a month unlimited data and that can be used to tether. My step brother was using his HTC Evo to tether and he was getting around 3mbps.
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And 20Gb is too big for even a BR rip, I don't see any noticeable difference in quality even down to 4Gb in .mkv
If you had a regular HDTV you would notice the difference.
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None of the ISPs around here have caps of any sort. Sorry to hear that AT&T sucks so much...
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