Comcast 250 GB Limit Warning

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  1. Iggyblack

    Iggyblack Ancient Guru

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    This is my first time posting a thread, but after i got off
    the phone with comcast i decided to post this thread with
    information that they told me about my limit. anyways today
    i called them after they left me a voicemail asking to call them back
    to discuss "sensitive" information about my internet. i called and they told
    me they were giving me a warning as i had used 560 GB in september.
    they told me that if i were to pass that limit again, even if i used 251 GB
    they would give me two choices. one would be do nothing and they would
    terminate my internet and i would'nt be able to sign up for comcast internet
    for 1 year or switch my service to comcast business internet and pay
    $1500 a year with a 36 month contract. the reason im sorta mad about this
    is first i have a 300 GB hdd so tehres no way i used all that bandwith. and
    second they should have warned me if i passed the limit on the month that
    they activated the 250 GB limit, not the month before when that rule wasn't
    even in motion.
     
  2. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    560 GB in one month? I wonder how that's even possible? Did you ask them for some kind of proof, like a usage-chart/listing?

    p.s.: Welcome to Guru3D, igorcankickyou.
     
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    i have no idea, thats almost double my hdd. and i did ask and they
    said "were not the one who monitors the bandwith and such. other
    people report to the people in my department and we make the calls"
    and then i asked if i could know how much i had used so far this month and they said they don't have real time access to bandwiths. it just worries me
    that they don't sound very forgiving of that whole passing the limit. and i
    think comcast has the highest limit right now? so i don't want to screw
    that up..haha
     
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    It's completely possible. I got a call back in June, for my May usage, as I used 490+gigs worth of bandwidth. There was no cap at that time, and their way of attacking it was by saying that I feel with in the top .1% for bandwidth consumption. What's more, I asked them about their business class, they told me the price and that it was still not a true "unlimited" connection. I f***ing hate Comcast. If I had any other options, I'd be with somebody else in a heartbeat.
     

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    so thats 18.6Gb a day, or 780Mb an hour or 13mb a minute, certainly doable, but unless you were downloading 24/7 off fast servers then you would struggle to reach that 560Gb, but as you know your not always going to get full speed from all servers or seeds, so to get full speed connections to everything all the time for 1 month, you'd be the luckiest internet user in the America.
     
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    490+ GB?!? :eek:

    What are you guys doing?!?

    p.s.: I agree with your opinion regarding Comcast... :frown:
     
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    pr0n. ;-) Just kidding, but I do alot of work from home and transfer big files back and forth. . . not to mention all the regular files I acquire. :)
     
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    Comcast is - and has been for very long, the most infamous ISP. Why does people not just switch?

    I'm glad we have unlimited bandwidth in Denmark... I don't get why other companies don't do the same thing.
    First, it was a few companies that came out with these super deals with average-priced internet with unlimited bandwidth. Now every internet package, anywhere you look has unlimited bandwidth, even the super cheapo ones. Anyone have a logical explanation why people can't have unlimited bandwidth in the states and elsewhere?
     
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    Because they offer the fastest speeds...

    I don't know. Greed? :p
     
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    "greed

    5 dictionary results for: greed
    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
    –noun
    Comcast."

    At any rate, can't people just get some decent 4 to 8 mbit internet and be happy? I have 4, it's plenty, I download stuff pretty quickly, get no lag in games, and can watch video from any high-quality streaming site without having to wait. The reason people want higher speeds is greed aswell, yeah? How much of your time on the internet is actually taking advantage of speeds above 4mbit for an example? 1%?
     
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  11. Iggyblack

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    yea because they offer the fastest speed, plus pretty much every
    company has a limit on bandwith now and comcast has the biggest.
    but i agree with the other posts, if i could i would switch providers
    in a heartbeat. :(
     
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    well i think you are forgetting that there are private HD movie trackers
    out there. the speed is somewhat always fast and the files are pretty big.
    but yea how much HD movies do you really need to fill up almost 600 GB's
    of it?hahah
     
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    One thing's to be said about those wanting the fastest speed possible, downloading more volume because they're getting it quicker. If my connection wasn't getting faster and faster, and things were coming in so rapidly, I'd probably be a bit more choosey. I'm the type of person that probably deletes about 1/2 of what I download the same day I get it.
     
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    wish i had a 250 Gb cap :< i can't download **** on my 10 GB cap.
     
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    Lol, I've got a 3Gb cap, but I only pay $30 a month. Connection too slow to download anything of great size, so I just use my work bandwidth for that.
     

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    10 GB? now thats just wrong..lol
    where do you live?




    and 3 GB? thats even more wrong.
    i pay about 45 for comcast.
     
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    I'd have kindly told that representative to go shove it. Or at least relay that message to a superior. Also, if you happen to get a call in the future... tell them to go shove it again since that should be your official warning. I would personally take that to an attorney if they disconnect you for breaking the limit. There are dozens of places that say the cap begins on OCTOBER 1ST 2008. Therefore they can not hold you accountable for passing the new limit in months in which there was no previous limit. I'd imagine that'd hold up in court, but idk since it's their ToS and stuff.

    If anything it'll annoy the crap out of them.



    You know why we don't switch.... because many of us have either Comcast.... or dial-up/satellite. Satellite is never an option because of the crappy pings. And dial-up... well that needs to be stopped completely. I'd take satellite over dial-up any day. At least with Satellite you can get MUCH faster speeds, even if you get the same crappy ping.
     
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    We both in NZ, internet is crap here, you have stupid limits or self imposed limits that are quite expensive (relatively speaking) and the speeds aren't that great either. The dumb thing is we have a network of Fibre thoughout the country that Telecom aren't using! an absolute waste.

    I don't download movies and stuff so I don't need anymore, I download some music, game mods and thats about it, so 3gb is heaps for home, and for work, well, even between 4 of us, we only use about 30gb max a month.
     
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    Generally, an Unlimited connection is NEVER a true unlimited connection, and it usually falls under a fair use policy.

    560GB is alot.
    Got wireless? And is it secure?
    What about flat mates?

    And do you're uploads count towards your data usage?
     
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    I would file a complaint with the FCC or BBB as they are threatening to break service and yet won't provide you with proof of it.
     

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