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just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

biggyjaay
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just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

now ive hardly used my internet today and as ive downloaded alot this moth im very close to extra charges, i know for a fact i havnt used 4gb today is there anyway this can be sorted in the short term?
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anniesboy
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Re: just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

Do you have recorded usage for all days prior to this?
I ask because my grandchildren were here on Saturday using two PCs ,recorded usage was zero.
Seems I had high usage a day or so after,playing catch up I guess.  I don't worry as I'm on unlimited
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

Hi Biggyjaay,
Looks like it was used a fair bit between 8am and 5pm:

Hour Upload (MB) Downloaded (MB)
0 0.7613 5.1213
1 0.0945 0.1372
2 0.0633 0.0671
3 0.0502 0.0498
4 0.0399 0.0782
5 0.0637 0.1519
6 0.1587 0.1940
7 0.0298 0.0268
8 22.3643 513.0343
9 21.4640 448.8154
10 19.5457 420.1866
11 17.6144 377.8411
12 19.4052 416.5075
13 20.8991 430.8766
14 20.1086 421.9007
15 20.1065 431.5394
16 21.4066 427.9452
17 15.3061 263.9751
18 1.8462 31.2015

I'm afraid there's nothing there that looks out of the ordinary even when compared to your usage on other weekdays over this month.
nanotm
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Re: just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

why not jump onto an unlimited product ?
especially as the contract prices right now are the same if not cheaper than the older limited products Smiley
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
biggyjaay
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Re: just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

Quote from: Matt
Hi Biggyjaay,
Looks like it was used a fair bit between 8am and 5pm:

Hour Upload (MB) Downloaded (MB)
0 0.7613 5.1213
1 0.0945 0.1372
2 0.0633 0.0671
3 0.0502 0.0498
4 0.0399 0.0782
5 0.0637 0.1519
6 0.1587 0.1940
7 0.0298 0.0268
8 22.3643 513.0343
9 21.4640 448.8154
10 19.5457 420.1866
11 17.6144 377.8411
12 19.4052 416.5075
13 20.8991 430.8766
14 20.1086 421.9007
15 20.1065 431.5394
16 21.4066 427.9452
17 15.3061 263.9751
18 1.8462 31.2015

I'm afraid there's nothing there that looks out of the ordinary even when compared to your usage on other weekdays over this month.


only problem is i was out between 10 and 2 and didnt leave anything on that connects to my internet (exept the sky box) but after turning my router off for 20 hours there was no usage during this time, can someone tell me how to change my router password  just in case someone is using my router, ive changed to unlimited now, from friday as advised on the thread, its a pound a moth cheaper.

also there was a post on this thread saying it might have been catching up with previous usage, this might be possible as ive downloaded a lot of tv shows and playstation store stuff in the last week or so.
nanotm
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Re: just checked my broadband usage and it at 4.24gb for the day

it could be the sky box updating the on demand files
my sky box downloads about 5 gig a month on its own, and there was some obscure small print about not using the internet on demand via the box option because of this

well here's hoping your unlimited upgrade takes effect before any usage charges get applied, I remember years ago having a bill (my very first internet bill) back on dialup, for 5 days of rather limited usage of internet I had been billed the princely sum of £36, following that little revelation I found easynet and subbed for £20 a month on unlimited usage (and thus started my always on internet ) oh and that price was for all 850mb of data thank god its gotten cheaper over the years  Wink
but yeah I haven't accepted had anything that wasn't unlimited in the last 16 years because of that very first charge for data
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you