A long time ago Grant wrote this:
How does that compare with yours?
GrantK;175012 wrote: - Feb 740MB
- March 370MB (we weren't there for some of the time)
- April 1GB
- May 900MB
We both use the internet fairly heavily and that amount of data is enough for us. If you go watching a lot of YouTube videos, even a 2GB data budget could quickly be exceeded however...
This feels like a really simple question, but ...if you have your phoneline over satelite, does your computer have to be running for that to work, or just the power on (and there's another potential problem!)?
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2006 a 3Gb plan from Slingshot for $39.95 a month usually left me with a third to a quarter of a Gig buffer before running over. That was with Youtube, video downloads (Chinese movies have english subtitles, while english language movies don't I watched a lot of chinese stuff then) and suchlike.
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However.....9YO daughter uses a massive amount of data. Youtube and online gaming (Club Penguin etc) use huge amounts of bandwidth. She will watch music video after music video (how much do I hate Miley Cyrus/Justin Beiber etc).
We get a great deal through Farmside at around $115 per month including Broadband, home phone and some national toll calls. Because I work from home this is totally a tax deductible expense.
Everyone has that splitter, it stops the BB from screaming in your ear when you're on the phone. Sometimes they are called Filters, and placed at every phone socket.
Stikkibeek;358207 wrote: Our phone line is split between wired broadband and telephone, so we can at least phone out in in when someone is on the computer. (unlike dial-up) they just had to put a splitter in the line due to our monitored burglar alarm.
You've just answered your own gripe. When you lift up the phone, your online message box sends you a tone to tell you there is a message waiting. Only after that can you hear the dialtone, waiting for your number. That 'dead area' is your online message box trying to get your attention.
Stikkibeek;358207 wrote: If I have one grizzle, moving away from telecom, it is that there seems to be a dead area on connection, which causes the first number in a sequence to vanish, so we get a lot of unobtainable like calls which means we have to dial out twice. It also has wrecked our perfectly good paging system, using the old 137 trick between phones, as now if we dial that, like house to shed for instance, there is a dial tone that crashes in over top of our connection. On the plus side, it's cheaper, and we have a free voice mail service which diverts callers to a mail box if someone is on the phone when a call comes in. (I just have to remember to check that box however, as we also have an answer phone on our homeline.
If I remember correctly, if you clear the messages, then the tone goes away. (well, that's how it used to be when I had that feature). Now, we only have the answerphone, no online message service. If someone calls, the line is busy, they'll call back, or on a cellphone.
Try turning off that message service for a bit, see if it comes right
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I have a 30Gb plan, and sometimes go over, forcing me to buy another 30Gb for the month (or face dialup speeds). Teenage daughter, and the odd movie download.
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They did it-after saying there wasn't room at the exchange too!
I'm on a plan that includes 10Gb of BB, all tolls and line rental for @$114-which was a lot cheaper than before. Mobile calls 38c/min and a set overseas rate which is pretty low for 2 hrs. I think I could manage with under 3Gb, but have the luxury of 10-and no teenagers to overstep the mark!
I just leave the computer on all day and yes we have a splitter thing too because of the alarm. The spiders web under my desk is an electricians nightmare!
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We pay $5 per GB overuse and we usually use about an extra 2GB for personal use per month. Don't watch movies or YouTube, but my husband has several computers (IT guy) and downloads updates regularly for his various programmes, plus we Skype with family overseas probably once every couple of months. Other than that, it's mostly static websites, and also maintaining my websites which does involve uploading photos quite often (I make them small first mind you).
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The internet is on all day here, don't do toooooo much You tube.
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But it would appear that my sort of usage would be similar to those of you who survive on 3Gb plans - and there are data booster options I could opt for which would give me far more for part of each day, during which I could do any photographic work.
Excellent and thank you all.
I was recently looking at how cheap it is to download movies and might up our limit to cover that.
ame;358282 wrote: Here in South Korea we pay about $30/month for unlimited 100Mbps broadband with fibre. We are in a small rural town one hour away from the nearest city.