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sugarbear
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Registered: 10-11-2010

Usage

Hi, what exactly does the 10GB allowance include? I was on Yahoo Messenger for a few hours last night and my usage seems to have sky rocketed  Sad
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Usage

It will be Flash using it up.
sugarbear
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Registered: 10-11-2010

Re: Usage

Thanks for getting back to me. So does Yahoo Messenger use flash then? What about when I browse average webpages, like news sites, Facebook etc, does that eat into my 10GB? On the front page it says that you can browse as much as you want with 10GB so I'm just trying to get an idea of what things eat into my allowance.
Thanks for your help!
Midnight_Caller
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Any site like Yahoo, Google, Facebook etc, will eat in to your allowance with them having Flash ads on them, and specially YouTube will eat in to your allowance, to stop Yahoo, Google, Facebook etc from eating in to your allowance use Firefox with FlashBlock, if you want to see the image just click on it!
If you want to watch YouTube, watch it between 00:00 to 06:00
pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Usage

the free time is midnight to 8 am not six
sugarbear
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Registered: 10-11-2010

Re: Usage

Thanks, that's really helpful. I will install FlashBlock. Apparently I used 729MB in one day just from browsing the web (and viewing about 5 mins of YouTube) so yeah, whatever is using so much of my allowance has got to stop!
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Usage

@sugarbear, Some new Flash ads tern your PC in to a P2P Server.
@pierre, Yep your right and I am wrong the free time is from: 00:00 to 08:00.  Embarrassed
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Usage

Hi sugarbear,
Our 'view my usage' page gives a clear breakdown of what your usage is being spent on and should help you 'spin out' your bandwith or help you decide if another package might be better for you:
https://portal.plus.net/view_my_broadband_usage/index.php
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 Adam Walker
 Plusnet Help Team
sugarbear
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Registered: 10-11-2010

Re: Usage

Hi Adam, thanks - but I needed a clearer breakdown than that page provides on how I could've used 729MB from just "browsing the web". It looks like the Flash blocker worked, used hardly anything last night and was browsing for a few hours.
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Usage

We can't be any more specific than that I'm afraid, stick with the flashblocker if it works for you, there are other forms of usage monitoring out there so I'd get yourself on google to see what's out there Smiley
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 Adam Walker
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Usage

@sugarbear, I am glad that I could help.