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Hey...if Verizon is selling "Unlimited Data"...they should live up to it.

Now off to read the article wink.gif

77TB can be considered unlimited data considering no one would ever realistically reach such a feat. This guy trolled them by intetionally bloating his bandwidth with all the videos, torrents and whatnot he could find just to see when Verizon would cave.
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post #102 of 174
They need to put an asterisk after unlimited.

Should be "unlimited within reason" (24/7 maxed out connection over 15/5 basic FIOS would be 158 Gigabytes a DAY) wink.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
15Mbps/(8bit per byte)*24hr*60sec*60min*30 days=4,860,000MB = 4.63TB/month
50Mbps/(8bit per byte)*24hr*60sec*60min*30 days= 15.5TB
75Mbps/(8bit per byte)*24hr*60sec*60min*30 days= 23.2TB

How did he get to 77TB? He was paying for 300Mbps. That would be 92TB/month ... if they're going to offer that much bandwidth they better be prepared to deliver.
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(Verizon prices the residential service at more than $200 a month for 300/65; business service for dual 150 megabit lines runs $340 a month, and 300 megabit service costs $259 a month.)
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post #103 of 174
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They need to put an asterisk after unlimited.

Should be "unlimited within reason" (24/7 maxed out connection over 15/5 basic FIOS would be 158 Gigabytes a DAY) wink.gif

How did he get to 77TB? He was paying for 300Mbps. That would be 92TB/month ... if they're going to offer that much bandwidth they better be prepared to deliver.

Oh, come on. We all know that the big ISP business model is to promise speed but never actually allow you to hold them to their promise. That's how I can have a 150Mbps down/ 30Mbps up plan with a 400GB monthly data cap (includes upload and download)... I can't remember the last month I didn't exceed my cap.
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Am I the only person who thinks it shouldn't be any of the ISP's business what the 1's and 0's you're sending are used for?
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Am I the only person who thinks it shouldn't be any of the ISP's business what the 1's and 0's you're sending are used for?

No i think that too, And when i get fibre next week, I plan to use it to the max and absolutely rape the hell out of my NTD
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Am I the only person who thinks it shouldn't be any of the ISP's business what the 1's and 0's you're sending are used for?

Pretty sure everyone feels that way... we'd all like a perfect world.
 
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This is horrible, Look at this though.

With regular gaming / downloading (Be that pages from the internet, Games, Steam patching, streaming, ect.) and with 2 computers doing similar things, oh and prolly a console too i will end up getting 5TB a month out of the broadband.

Yeah surprised me too.

Now ill most likely not hit 77TB for a long long time, But with everyone being more reliant on the internet and everything getting bigger in file size more people may be reaching that cap 10 years from now.
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This is horrible, Look at this though.

With regular gaming / downloading (Be that pages from the internet, Games, Steam patching, streaming, ect.) and with 2 computers doing similar things, oh and prolly a console too i will end up getting 5TB a month out of the broadband.

Yeah surprised me too.

Now ill most likely not hit 77TB for a long long time, But with everyone being more reliant on the internet and everything getting bigger in file size more people may be reaching that cap 10 years from now.

I find that kind of hard to believe...

but even if that's the case, that's not the issue.
 
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I have no idea what i would/could do with this frown.gif
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