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Fair Usage Question

dragona
Grafter
Posts: 207
Registered: 31-07-2007

Fair Usage Question

ive been reading some topics about this toda but i haven't seen this question asked ... in the e-mails sent to us theres a priceing scheme ..

£21.99 30GB 230GB
£29.99 50GB 250GB
£39.99 75GB 275GB
£49.99 100GB 300GB
£59.99 125GB 325GB

what i'd like to know is why there are 2 bandwidth's why is this?
Could it be something like this:
Price-----Minimum---Maximum
|---------|----------------|----------------|
£21.99----30GB---------230GB
£29.99----50GB---------250GB
£39.99----75GB---------275GB
£49.99---100GB--------300GB
£59.99---125GB--------325GB

or could it be

Price > Peak > Off Peak

Thanks in Advance

i hope my question is clear enough.

Also i saw a tracking spreadsheet on here a while ago ... it was s8upposed to monitor your bandwidth i believe ... any idea where that went?
6 REPLIES
N/A

Fair Usage Question

Your 2nd choice is right.
The 'off peak' times are between 1am > 8am if i remember correctly.
If i'm wrong i'm sure someone else will correct me... grin.
dragona
Grafter
Posts: 207
Registered: 31-07-2007

Fair Usage Question

so you're allowed to download a total of 230 gig in offpeak? assuming you go for £21.99 a month ...

so if i was to download 130 gig a month would off peak and peak hours be averaged out ? because the totals in peak times don't seem to be much .. also how will we know how much we use in the day compared to the night? (My PC is on 24/7) as well as other PC's around the house at the moment the stats only show total per day uploaded and downloaded ... Is there an app we can get now so we can make a correct choice?

Thanks
lowry
Grafter
Posts: 478
Registered: 08-04-2007

Fair Usage Question

Yes, you're correct. You can theoretically download up to 230GB a month between 1am and 8am and up to 30GB a month during all other times. The "View My Broadband Usage" tool that PlusNet currently offer to customers for viewing their usage is being modified to show totals for daytime and nighttime usage among other things as a result of these new products.

matt Wink
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Fair Usage Question

No.

You can download 30GB peak and 200GB off-peak. The 230GB figure includes the first 30GB figure and is the total daily download possible for a 2Mb line.

That table is causing too much confusion and should not have been relesed in that format.
HellFire
Grafter
Posts: 69
Registered: 11-08-2007

Fair Usage Question

Quote

You can download 30GB peak and 200GB off-peak. The 230GB figure includes the first 30GB figure and is the total daily download possible for a 2Mb line.

The Fair Usage policy applies only to downloads (not uploads) and usage during off-peak hours (1am - 8am) is not included.


So you're saying the off-peak time is included in the download limit but according to the the fair usage policy the off-peak is not included so who is right you or the the fair usage policy
N/A

Fair Usage Question

Both are right.

The fair-usage policy shows the figures based on a 2Mb connection.

The 7 hours off-peak time on a 2Mb connection generates roughtly 200GB in a month.

A 1Mb connection will generate roughly 100GB and a 512Kb connection 50GB.

What you can download in the time is based on the maximum speed of your connection.