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Disgusting. I stream, and I use 650 GB no sweat per month (1080p @ 45 FPS.)
     
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I'll just leave this here.
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Can someone that uses bandwidth heavily (not for downloading 24/7), but watching netflix everyday for 1-2 hours, youtube, steam updates, with 1-2 other people..post your monthly bandwidth usage?
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Originally Posted by Clipze View Post

Can someone that uses bandwidth heavily (not for downloading 24/7), but watching netflix everyday for 1-2 hours, youtube, steam updates, with 1-2 other people..post your monthly bandwidth usage?
Well my tablet has been used for about 3-4 hours a day almost everyday since december 28th and i'm sitting at 23GB.

alot of Netflix, Youtube and afew other streaming sites (All legal of course)

BUT that's just my tablet. I have this PC which i buy 2-3 steam games a month for and lots of HD youtube and my laptop which is a mobile theater lol.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
in our house we probably us between 200-300 Gigs a month i think. With the way technology is going and more and more things ending up online in high definition Capping Data is not the way forward at all. It's archaic.


.Smartphones are getting Octacores and 3D games which take up hundreds of Megabytes per game/ demo, PC games are getting larger and lager (30GB for BF3 and MaxPayne 3) new consoles are coming out and they will surely have a greater part in online purchases (i see steam like platforms for both Sony and MS as possibilities) so there is more Data usage to contend with. Fact is every year people use more and more Data, soon Terabytes will become the standard monthy usage for family homes and these companies need to start catching up.

Edited by th3illusiveman - 1/25/13 at 1:19am
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Well my tablet has been used for about 3-4 hours a day almost everyday since december 28th and i'm sitting at 23GB.

alot of Netflix, Youtube and afew other streaming sites (All legal of course)

BUT that's just my tablet. I have this PC which i buy 2-3 steam games a month for and lots of HD youtube and my laptop which is a mobile theater lol.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
in our house we probably us between 200-300 Gigs a month i think. With the way technology is going and more and more things ending up online in high definition Capping Data is not the way forward at all. It's archaic.


.Smartphones are getting Octacores and 3D games which take up hundreds of Megabytes per game/ demo, PC games are getting larger and lager (30GB for BF3 and MaxPayne 3) new consoles are coming out and they will surely have a greater part in online purchases (i see steam like platforms for both Sony and MS as possibilities) so there is more Data usage to contend with. Fact is every year people use more and more Data, soon Terabytes will become the standard monthy usage for family homes and these companies need to start catching up.

Problem is, the ISP sees that demand for extra data and promptly comes to your aid with this amazing offer to boost your cap for just a few bucks extra a month!
Warning, hidden fees may apply. Data may be collected and used against your will. Data usage is measured roughly and we can over charge you as our discretion. Human souls may be used as currency, but only if you pay with credit card online via our automated debit system. Any missing money is not the responsibility of us, your ISP.
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Problem is, the ISP sees that demand for extra data and promptly comes to your aid with this amazing offer to boost your cap for just a few bucks extra a month!
Warning, hidden fees may apply. Data may be collected and used against your will. Data usage is measured roughly and we can over charge you as our discretion. Human souls may be used as currency, but only if you pay with credit card online via our automated debit system. Any missing money is not the responsibility of us, your ISP.
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Yeah, my cap has been suspended for awhile now, and I've been really abusing it in the process, almost hit 1 terabyte last month biggrin.gif
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step 1. "cloud awesome lets move towards the cloud!"
step 2. "hey lets charge people by the amount they download/upload instead of them renting bandwidth"
step 3. profit
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I could break many of these providers caps just watching youtube lol.
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Hahaha oh gosh, you americans have it so hard! If you know about Australia's situation you guys would be thinking different right now. Here's an example, I'm paying $50 a month, for '24mbps' (copper lines) and 250gbs. I wish we had it good like in the USA...fiber optics, no data caps for cheap.
    
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