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Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

MegaPixelMan
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Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

This is my first ever Broadband & Home Phone package.
Being an avid gamer I tend to spend a lot of time playing Online, downloading patches/updates and various other things.
On top of that would be streaming Music/Videos online with things like Spotify and Netflix/Lovefilm.
Obviously not all at the same time, and certainly not 24/7.
I just wondered when you say 'Unlimited Usage', does it truly mean Unlimited or is there a hidden cap on it?
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

Yes it does and no there isn't
MegaPixelMan
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

Precise and to the point. Thanks Jim!
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

Actually there is a limit - you can't download more than 850GB per day.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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MegaPixelMan
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

Well I can't see myself downloading any where near that much Smiley
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

In the year and a bit I've been on here, I've never seen an issue with someone downloading too much. Smiley
deathtrap
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

Quote from: jelv
Actually there is a limit - you can't download more than 850GB per day.
So you would need a  consistent throughput speed  of above  82mbps , = unless  you have FFTH/OD  you cannot download that amount of data over a 24hrs period
http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/data_transfer_rate/mebibytepday.html
dragon2611
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Re: Is Unlimited Broadband really 'Unlimited'?

Heavist month since joining plusnet my line did 641.55GB and thus far I've not received any complaints.
Heck even the quietest month my line shifted over 200GB  Undecided
Quite a mixture of traffic, Including a lot of Sky GO streaming inplace of Multiroom (It would be a pain to wire up the Sat dish to upstairs)