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ISPs now have a data cap??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WhiteBoi360, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. WhiteBoi360

    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    I've had Comcast for a while now (They suck I know) There's not many out here.

    Anyways, I wake up this morning and open my browser and boom I get a big alert that is saying I've used 240GB out of my 300GB data plan for this calender month. And it's only the 11th. WTF.

    I haven't really done any work on the internet either this month. I've been lazy. And I RARELY even watch videos on YouTube. If I do get on YouTube it's mainly for a product review or game footage or something.

    I do game on Xbox Live tho. Since CoD came out on the 5th I'll play for a few hours a day but I'm playing no where close to what I was playing when GTA Online came out and I didn't get any warnings then about my data.

    I've been Googling and apparently most if not ALL ISPs have always had a cap. Usually around 250GB.

    I'm not understanding this because I know when I've worked heavily on IM I've probably pulled in way more than 250GB per month. And also have downloaded a bunch of movies in the past like the Extended edition of Lord of The Rings Trilogy which was well over 100GB alone lol

    I think I've only downloaded 2 movies this month.. both under a gig. Watched maybe 4 short YouTube vids and the rest has been on XBL a few hours a day since the 5th and I'm almost to the cap?

    I fear for the hardcore gamers and MMOers out there that play 8 hours a day. And the hardcore IMers that do nothing but the internet 10hours a day straight. Making blogs, YT vids etc will eat that up in days!

    I'm in TN. Anyone else experiencing data cap problems? Are there any truly unlimited companies out there?
     
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    I suppose you're in the united states which i'm not in so i can't tell if any ISP in your country has unlimited data. However, in my country, every single ISP for Wi-Fi has unlimited data which is definitely a good thing.
     
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    I haven't heard about such a thing in Europe, atleast in Lithuania. I've read in some forums people have the same issue as you do, usually in 3rd world countries. It's been for a while though.
     
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    WhiteBoi360 Regular Member

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    I'm in the U.S. so not a 3rd world country. But I guess they are treating us as one.
     
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    No limits here in Estonia as well. I used to use 250+ GB per day, but now I moved my stuff to a server where I use more that that huehue :D
     
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    I've never heard of a data cap in my life. You sure that isn't some sort of advertisement or something? Call your ISP and find out. Im in the US as well and have FiOS
     
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    100% sure. This is with Comcast. You are now limited to only 300GB of data usage a month. I guess it's always been that way. It's just a hidden number that they don't tell you upfront. I did some Googling. ATnT seems to be at 180 or 250 is what people were saying.

    I just called them and waited over 10 minutes to speak to someone and of course her English is terrible, I couldn't understand a damn word she was saying so after about 5 min with her I just hung up.

    Anyways, there's no way in hell that in 11 days I have used over 240 GB of data of the Internet.
     
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    'Murica data plan and a shitty connection! Never had that in my parents place in France or here in Romania with my beloved fiber optic connection! Shame on you 'Murica shaaaaaaaaaame
     
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    Wow. That's crazy. I never thought the US would see data caps for home internet. FIOS is unlimited (I just checked). See if that's available to you.
     
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    I want to move to estonia next year i'm in the uk sounds good there's no data caps. Uk they have hit at tourrents mainly i use 3 different providers 3 don't seem to have capped but do slow your internet down like virgin.
     
  11. megat ron

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    then u re all so lucky. In Malaysia, there is no such thing that we call unlimited. all isp is being so stingy. 250gb a month is a huge difference for me.