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Bluesplayer
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Heavy user?

Is someone who uses 150 GB a month considered a heavy user these days?
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Re: Heavy user?

I don't think so, if they are I'd be an morbidly obese user Cheesy

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Bluesplayer
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Re: Heavy user?

Oh, I don't feel so guilty now then  Smiley .
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Re: Heavy user?

I used 18GB on Thursday alone :O
dragon2611
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Re: Heavy user?

We did 437.98GB in the last billing period and 107.42GB last week alone.
Plusnet Business FTTC line at home.
We seem to do 250GB + most months.
DeclanTM
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Re: Heavy user?

My usage last month! Tongue
OnFire
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Re: Heavy user?


Can anybody beat the previous post?!?
I actually find it difficult to work out how one user or even a large family could use that much data in a month.
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Re: Heavy user?

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Re: Heavy user?

In theory, I could put through 1TB a day if I was maxing out my line.
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Re: Heavy user?

I'm a light user at around 700/800GB a month Wink

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dragon2611
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Re: Heavy user?

Quote from: OnFire

Can anybody beat the previous post?!?
I actually find it difficult to work out how one user or even a large family could use that much data in a month.


I suspect a HD stream in Netflix is around 4GB (Assuming 5 - 7 MBit/s bitrate) streaming, Sky Go is a lower bitrate but I'm sure some people forget to switch it off
Games are now approaching 20GB.
HD Video from a decent source can be 50GB plus.
Offsite backups can generate a lot of data if the contents of one's hard-drive is constantly changing.
Shifting virtual machines can go through hundreds of GB at a time although I'd expect that to be more a business use than a residential connection.
Bluesplayer
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Re: Heavy user?

I feel a lot better now.  I must be a very light user after all  Smiley .
kamalaggi
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Re: Heavy user?

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Is someone who uses 150 GB a month considered a heavy user these days?

I constantly hit 300gb a month and I work 50+ hours a week
DeclanTM
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Re: Heavy user?

My usage is mostly streaming, usually in HD and I do perform offsite backups. I love not having to worry in the slightest about usage and can confirm I have never experienced any slow downs at peak times.
The usage page doesn't seem to capture all the data flowing through the WAN, router shows around 200-300GB more, not sure why!
jmcgarrigle
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Re: Heavy user?

680GB so far this month, on a business connection. Mainly down to off-site backups and client file sharing. Will probably hit 1TB before the end of the month, and I would call that around average!
I remember when my 512kbps cable modem connection was completely revolutionary... Now, I would be upset if I got that slow a connection on my 4G phone!  Cheesy