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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by MasterKromm View Post
I'm fine with this as long as they truly take "charging by the byte" to heart. For example, my grandmother pays $19.99/month for DSL... If she only checks her email every other day and uses the occasional "gugle" as she puts it then she should be charged @ a greatly reduced rate. I doubt she even uses 1gb per month. So if the ISPs offer a $2.50/month plan for those who use 2gb or less so be it. If they only impose "caps" to milk more money from high BW users then F them and the BS train they rolled up in on. I'm all about fair usage but it better damn well be fair and not merely a ploy to make more money.
That would be in a perfect world though.....I think we all know that they will have a cap on the limit for the standard account, and if you go over you have to pay XXX dollars.
This really sucks...
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ok kool so i cant game online any more, well crap.. i already use about 5-30 gigs a month not include when i play games online
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post #23 of 41
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Blaspemy I say!


This is Madness!
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post #24 of 41
This would be teh ghay.

Straight up.

F*@# those guys if they do this. And NO there is NO WAY they'll drop their basic service fees and make the system a 'pure meter' system where grannies will get charged like $1 a month for checkin their emailz.

Prepare for yet another @$$-raping from Da Man!
    
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post #25 of 41
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Good thing I don't use any of these guys. Optimum Online ftw
http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Bad_ISPs

Quite frankly, I think all ISPs suck. It sucks since in a lot of areas there's only one provider, so it's essentially a monopoly... They have far too much power in this day and age where the world revolves around the internet.
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post #26 of 41
I would just switch off them on to someone else.
    
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Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
This is Madness!
Madness? THIS IS AMERICA! Verizon FIOS ftw.
    
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post #28 of 41
95%? That's weasel language. I'd bet my computer that a significant portion of that 95% consists of businesses, libraries, schools and other entities that do not do much on the internet (and indeed, have restrictions on where you can go), and including them as "users" is misleading as hell.
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post #29 of 41
Boycott Comcast, At&t, and Time Warner.

Verizon FiOS here I come!
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post #30 of 41
a lot of ISP's tried to do that here and people just didn't buy the service,NOBODY bought the service,and the ISP's changed back to the way it always was:a fixed $ per month for a determined speed and unlimited bandwidth usage.
it only lasted for a few months before it got back to normal.
EDIT:now the forum doesn't display my location,I'M FROM ARGENTINA.
Edited by Fox_Smash - 6/16/08 at 7:55pm
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