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Anyone else see the irony here?

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Anyone else see the irony here?

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You can view your usage except that in reality... you can't Crazy3

Where is the logic these days?

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

It`s an improvement to your service, therefore it will take time to get it working properly.... you know the old adage....

 

"Give us time.... and we`ll get there"   ....   ( or maybe not )...

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

Yes, @7up - very ironic.

In effect then, it's worse than useless if it doesn't track "popular high bandwidth services".

Looking at my usage it would appear that one of those services is BBC iPlayer. I downloaded 1·3GB's worth this morning but checking just I'm on 164·8MB for today.

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

I've never really bothered looking at that data since I switched to unlimited 18 or so months back - if I want to know what I've used (and tbh, I'm not really bothered), Idata. have programs on both the laptop and IPad which give me real-time information (don't have to wait 'up to 4 hours' for it to log).

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

Try running bit torrent for a while, in order to use the less popular sites etc.

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

Well it never worked correctly most of the time ,,, so they dont have to Fix it Shocked

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

The internet shouldn't be limited anyway, it's not like it's a finite resource, the data doesn't just go away like a tank of water with a hole in the bottom... Crazy

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

There is other ways you can monitor your own usage. My router as an example has settings that, if I set, shows me my daily usage. I can even stop downloading at say, 40GB if I wanted. But I have unlimited internet. My xbox one shows me my daily usage but it is a rough est.

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My router i get this Smileyusage.PNG

 

 

 

 

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

Genuine question that I'm curious to know the answer to: Would you rather have access to a tool that shows usage, minus certain content, and with the caveat in question - or have no usage tool at all?

This assumes of course that the option to have an accurate reporting tool isn't an option Wink

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

Neither!

I'd rather have an accurate usage tool!

We're not intending to change isp or anything but i do like to compare our usage against the bandwidth the mobile networks are offering. I have this instinctive thing that i need to have a back up internet connection plan should the landline fail for long periods. Obviously i can't compare whats on offer against what we're using without an accurate tool.

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bobpullen wrote:
Genuine question that I'm curious to know the answer to: Would you rather have access to a tool that shows usage, minus certain content, and with the caveat in question - or have no usage tool at all?

This assumes of course that the option to have an accurate reporting tool isn't an option Wink

 

That's like asking if I'd want an adjustable spanner whose adjuster keeps falling out and isn't that much use, nope,I wouldn't...

 

They say a bad workman blames his tools, but I say if the tool's faulty, the designers need to go back and re-think it...

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

@bobpullen something that works as is supposed to , would be nice Thumbs Up

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bobpullen wrote:
Genuine question that I'm curious to know the answer to: Would you rather have access to a tool that shows usage, minus certain content, and with the caveat in question - or have no usage tool at all?

This assumes of course that the option to have an accurate reporting tool isn't an option Wink

that's like saying would you rather have a punch in the face or a punch in the [-Censored-]s.
how about a tool that shows ALL the usage? you know, like a usage tool should?

we don't have cars that don't show the speed you are going at when on motorways, but does on all other roads.

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Re: Anyone else see the irony here?

Thanks for the analogies. I give a choice of A & B, and you all choose C? - should have expected that really! Roll eyesGrin

Let's try again...

There are technical constraints/challenges that make developing a 'working' tool challenging, if not impossible - least not without significant architectural/commercial changes.

When your usage isn't metered, there's an argument to say you don't need a tool allowing you to monitor it. I personally would still rather have access to it, even though it's not tracking usage from some of the larger content providers - It's opinions like this that I was fishing for Wink

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