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i wish they had left NTL alone, 1st consequence was loosing the only channel i watched out of 600 or so channels (Sky One) and now they will be capping my downloads.

oh they put the prices up aswell, with NTL we got free line rental for the phone, now its £11/month.
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Speed entitlements have nothing to do with quantity. The heavy user's QUANTITY is sapping the regular user's SPEED.
What I'm saying is that I don't pay for X ammount of speed for only part of the day, I pay for x amount of speed all day all month long. They don't charge for quantity, they charge for speed. This is thier problem for not having the bandwidth to cover all thier customers, it's like selling more tickets to a show than the venue will hold (which is against the law btw). If you went to an ice cream stand and they said we're going to have to give you half of the ice cream you paid full price for because you had two ice creams today and we're running out of ice cream, wouldn't you kick someone in the nuts for that BS?
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post #13 of 43
Yeah, I agree tUDJ. NTL was the best ISP in the UK, without a doubt. Even when Telewest bought them, they continued to be astounding. But Virgin Media have wrecked it with theyr greediness.

They'll end up like Orange sooner or later. I tell you what, if I end up getting any lower pings or anything because of this: I'll be switching. And I'll gladly tell them why on the phone and give them a piece of my mind.
    
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Yeah, I agree tUDJ. NTL was the best ISP in the UK, without a doubt. Even when Telewest bought them, they continued to be astounding. But Virgin Media have wrecked it with theyr greediness.

They'll end up like Orange sooner or later. I tell you what, if I end up getting any lower pings or anything because of this: I'll be switching. And I'll gladly tell them why on the phone and give them a piece of my mind.
it would be too expensive for us to change

we dont have a BT line so we would have to pay £200+ for one to be installed then whatever on top for which ever ISP package.

if the data sent/recieved while gaming counts alot towards the limit, that would suck.
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post #15 of 43
I think it's overall useage. I've been on since around 4:15, tUDJ, and according to ISP Monitor, i've Downloaded 18mb and Uploaded 3mb....with Ventrilo, MSN and browsing OCN. Haven't gamed yet.

But gaming won't push it over the limit, no way. I played BF2 last night for 3 hours after having the PC on all day and it was close to 500mb usage from being turned on at 7am to turned off at around 12pm.
    
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I played BF2 last night for 3 hours after having the PC on all day and it was close to 500mb usage from being turned on at 7am to turned off at around 12pm.
God, I remember when 500mb used to be a very large hard drive! My how times have changed....
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post #17 of 43
the contract in my verzion ADSL said unlimited online,
and promise the broadband speed at 3mbit upo and 768kbbits download.
so if i figured out verzion put a cap on my servics.
I am going to sue them.
    
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post #18 of 43
You know, just download it from 1am to 11am instaead...

Not great loss eh?

The uk seriously needs some new fiberoptic networks anyway...
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post #19 of 43
HA! i laugh at you guys
i live in israel,no downloading caps never,ever! i can download 24/7 at 680 kbs (5mpbs) WHOLE YEAR ROUND and no one will tell me a word about it
because when your downloading for a long time its not your damn fault that there servers cant handle it,you connect to a server which connects to other server whcih in turn all together form the internet,a whole big ass bunch of servers interconnected with each others,its not your problem that there servers and bandwiths are not enough,if its not enough to surve soo many costumers,or make your internet service free for those people who are forced to use less of what they used to pay for lol IMHO
    
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post #20 of 43
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Originally Posted by MKLAW View Post
the contract in my verzion ADSL said unlimited online,
and promise the broadband speed at 3mbit upo and 768kbbits download.
so if i figured out verzion put a cap on my servics.
I am going to sue them.
Good luck. There is a clause that states they may adjust speeds at any time as long as they provide prior notice. It also states that during peak hours speeds may slow. A 5mbps downstream connection is a 5mbps PEAK connection, not a 24/7 gauranteed deal.

However, this isn't going to have an effect on gaming. Most games use less than 10kbps of your bandwidth. Majority of the data is already loaded up on your ram.

I don't know about you guys, but I haven't seen a difference between 3mbps and 5mbps when downloading anything. The servers(hosts) are never fast enough in uploading to me in the first place.
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