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Yesfan70

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Funny how you see all those W7 commercials with the tag line "to the cloud" when people don't realize the Cloud could cost you if you go over usage fees. I also have a feeling that AT&T is way off as far as average usage per month goes (18GB? Really?).


And if I was that guy in Seattle, I sure as hell wouldn't be paying my IP if they cut me off for a whole year. That's just bullshit.
 

Towen7

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Yesfan70 said:
I also have a feeling that AT&T is way off as far as average usage per month goes (18GB? Really?)

I use much more than 18GB but my family usage is hardly typical. I bet the average IS much lower than you think. I have friends and neighbors that use their high speed connections for not much more than email, the occasional YouTube video, and a Netflix movie or two.
 

Botch

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Towen7 said:
Yesfan70 said:
I also have a feeling that AT&T is way off as far as average usage per month goes (18GB? Really?)

I use much more than 18GB but my family usage is hardly typical. I bet the average IS much lower than you think. I have friends and neighbors that use their high speed connections for not much more than email, the occasional YouTube video, and a Netflix movie or two.
That's me, minus the Netflix movie or two... (and I've never downloaded music).
 

Yesfan70

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Just out of curiosity, how large is the typical movie on Netflix? I remember doing marathons of Arrested Development. I also download a lot of concerts in Flac too (audio only).
 

Towen7

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Netflix HD streams top-out at about 1.71 Gb/hr.

250Gb cap divided by 1.71Gb/hour = 147.4 hours of HD streaming per month
147.4 hours per month divided by 30 days = 4.9 hours per day to reach the 250Gb cap.
 

Yesfan70

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Towen7 said:
Netflix HD streams top-out at about 1.71 Gb/hr.

250Gb cap divided by 1.71Gb/hour = 147.4 hours of HD streaming per month
147.4 hours per month divided by 30 days = 4.9 hours per day to reach the 250Gb cap.

Thanks, but for those without Uverse (like me) that's more like 2.9 hours a day. DSL only customers only get 150GB per month I think.
 

Towen7

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Yeah... The major ISPs are also television providers so it's not in their best intrest to make it desirable to get 100% of your TV content from another source. That said network congestion is a real issue for the ISPs, especially on legacy platforms like ADSL and cable. Uverse Is VDSL and uses an entirely different transport system
 
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