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I am scared BHW, might get overcharged $500!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by chickuzt, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. chickuzt

    chickuzt BANNED BANNED

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    So get this, I've just got mobile broadband from verizon. That is the service that allows you to get internet anywhere from their satellites. It costs $59.99 a month and I get alloted 5gb each month to use.

    So I went to the store today to get my plan finalized and stuff. I asked the guy is there an overcharge fee if I exceed 5gb and he says yes. So I asked him, "You do the math, how much would one gigabyte over cost me?" He said $500 and I was like what! :yield:

    This scares me! In just about any good night I might download close to 3 gb's. So in fucks sake, how am I going to keep it under 5 gb for an entire month.

    I have been creating a methodology so I will stay under. I worked out my daily allowance and found that I can you use no more than 170 mb a DAY! I think this means I am going to have to cancel my rapidshare account, stop my downloading, no more streaming online radios, and just analyze every connection I make to the internet. It's scary but I think it can be done. :eek:

    Do you think it is possible to stay under 5 gb for an entire month?
     
  2. mosoi148

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    If you dont download stuff yes. I have the same plan, I just stay away form downloads when using it...had it for almost a year and still have not gone over to this date.
     
  3. darkimus

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    The Sprint Unlimited is $80.00 per month, but would at least calm your fears about going over. I heard they charge you if you roam on their network though while using their broadband. Can anyone confirm that?
     
  4. chickuzt

    chickuzt BANNED BANNED

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    No I've already checked, nobody has unlimited. <<<I retract that statement...maybe I'm wrong? I'm hearing other people say otherwise.

    I think I am going to install a firefox plugin that blocks all flash unless I click a play button on the flash file that is trying to show. As I now a lot of site now have embedded huge flsh crap.


    Its this one by the way.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433
     
  5. billu512

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    Damn tht Sucks Man. i used to have limited Bandwidth but not anylonger.
     
  6. darkimus

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    Nevermind, i just checked the Sprint Plan and the only unlimited they offer at the $80 per month is on their 4G network which has a very small coverage area. In fact, I think it's just limited to the Baltimore area. When you buy that, you also get a 3G package with it that is limited to 5 gigs as well. Gotta read the fine print :/
     
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    How do you possibly have enough hours in your day to utilize 3gb of DAILY downloads?
     
  8. Alex Brooks

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    I'm sure you can get a application which will tell you exactly how much bandwidth you have used each month and will warn you when you are near 5gb, but I feel your pain, I download more then that in a night these days :/
     
  9. chickuzt

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    I'm signing out in a second, but first I wanna give you guys out there some tips if you are interested in this verizon service. The little device that plugs into the side of your computer costs $240+ unless you get a 2 year contract with them, in which case they will give it to you for $20 something dollars. Its a fucking rip off. So this is what I did...

    I went to ebay and bought one of there shitty little devices from somebody else, made for verizon, and signed up for their month to month plan. That means I am not in a contract and and can cancel any month I want without them legally leveraging fees for leaving them early.

    All you have to make sure is the device esn # is clear, not reported stolen, and that it is not broken.


    To some extent I fell like I cheated the system! :D


    *edit- I got the little device for $90 dollars compared to the $240+
     
  10. Mondlicht

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    why you get a monthly limit if you worry about you to reach the limit anyways?

    didn't your mother tell you always get unlimited to be secure, that's the way those mo'fos are making the money, for people who are not reading small print as well as for something limit which are totally overpriced... i mean 1gb, 500 $, pfff, more a scam than acai berry dude.
     
  11. jakeumms

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    And we thought we were blackhats. The cell companies are way ahead of us. Extreme Rebills and here's something we hadn't thought of, PENALTIES!

    Penalties for cancelling, penalties for wrong usage. No wonder these are multi-million dollar corporations, they have "blackhats" on their payroll years ahead of us.
     
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  12. gimme4free

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    I was on mobile broadband not long ago with a limit of 3GB per month lol, that was pretty bad for downloads, I went well over but they never cut me off and luckily it was all on a pay as you go sim card :)
     
  13. chickuzt

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    First off, did you not read anything I said? For one, there isn't any such thing as unlimited unless you are on a ground line. Mobile broadband is a special service where you can have internet anywhere. Secondly, I need broadband because I need to be mobile and on the move. Maybe you did read, just try to grasp the concept of what we are talking about before next time instead of "Eve's dropping."
     
  14. Sanitarium

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    I say run that shit to 4.99gb and stop, then go back and laugh in that guy's face.

    No, don't listen to me. I think if you hang around the DL section you can go over easily.
     
  15. ipodtouchhackerisher

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    Crickett Wireless is unlimited and it cost $50 per month but the upload speeds SUCK


     
  16. ipodtouchhackerisher

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    Oh yea and i had verizon and they are a pain in the :spank: We had a bill for around 600 dollars and i went over 1gb like its so freakin easy to go over! It took 7 trips and 3 phone calls to lower the bill down to $60 They just rip people off!
     
  17. chickuzt

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    Yes, but a key factor in choosing broadband service is finding someone that has good coverage. I haven't really looked into cricket, but I know other small providers might have great deals like that, but it won't mean jack if you can't get a signal in the middle of nowhere. That'd be my worst nightmare; stranded somewhere with NO INTERNET. :yield:
     
  18. ipodtouchhackerisher

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    Yea i hear ya!:eek:

     
  19. Cookie

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    I have unlimited with my cell provider, but I know they don't have that option anymore. I just got lucky when I first got mine was from celluar one, now Alltel, I won't be changing my plan anytime soon either, keeping that baby as long as I can. Don't know if i would ever go over some limits anyways, but I am on the internet 24/7 with leaving it running for different reasons.

    I love it, took my laptop camping with me last summer and made money while I played.
     
  20. TermsB

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    Ha, this reminds me when I had to tone back from going over 150GB a month and getting mail from Comcast about it. But they can't do anything. :rolleyes: Just don't like being on the radar.