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Have you ever been contact by comcast due to the 250GB Cap?

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It's been about 2 years since I have Comcast as ISP and I can't complain much about they internet service as I get about 2.5MB/s - 3MB/s using IDM. Which for me is great.
I just purchase a WD TV Live Plus and an extra 2TB HD, but reading one topic today about internet speed, I found out that Comcast have a 250GB cap. I was like really? So I went to the Comcast website and had to recover my login because since I got the service I never used they website, and found this out under the user & settings tab: 367GB of 250GB. So I started to read about it, and seen they started with this policy in 2008. Now this can seen high back then, but today I don't know, I can see myself going over that limit again. With all there is there, Iphone, Ipad, YouTube, Netflix, Photos getting bigger in size with more high quality cameras, movies, everything now day is internet.

170GB in November, 75GB in December, 167GB in January.

So are they really forcing this policy or it's more like to be on paper, and only pick a few?

I don't know what other option I have here in my area, but I guess AT&T will be one of them, now does AT&T have any cap? I would go to a slower internet and not have this cap and have to worry about it, then have to check if I'm OK, and pick what to do.

Have anyone ever been contact by Comcast? Do you have Comcast and over that limit without been contacted? (Make sure you went over, Don't just assume you did). They Have a track system on they support page that logs the past 3 months.

Thanks, would like your input....
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post #2 of 19
At least in my experience with Comcast this is more of a guideline then a rule. I frequently go over the cap, not because of torrents but because I use netflix all the time. I've never gotten called out on it and I feel this is more for people who are really abusing it.
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Thanks for your comment... I guess I wont worry about it until my first call ;p
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post #4 of 19
Comcast will give you a few warnings (if they decide to contact you) before they will do anything.


The cap is crap. While 250GB may sound a lot to most people, it is not really that much considering how much media is increasing over the Internet. Every year, 250GB seems smaller and smaller. In 5 years, everyone will be hitting that limit. Comcast has the cap to set precedent.
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I thought they charged an extra $15 for every 1GB that you go over the 250GB?
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I thought they charged an extra $15 for every 1GB that you go over the 250GB?
O_o lets hope not, OP is well over that 250 limit!
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post #7 of 19
I haven't yet, but I am sure I have gone over the cap a few times. With watching netflix constantly at the house and during steam sales where I just download everything to get it installed and backed up to another drive (to avoid having to redownload it)
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post #8 of 19
I got contacted once cause for 2 months straight I guess I moved 300+ GB. I just keep tabs on my data traffic with my router. DDWRT FTW.

Like others have said, if you go a gb or 2 over, they won't say anything, I have a couple of times in the past few months according to my data logging, but no comments from comcast in over 2 years.
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I hit 266GB in December and was never contacted.
    
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lol consider yourself lucky, My cable company has a 8gb cap and throttles you after you go over that...sucks
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