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Thread: Do you have limits on your internet?

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    we just got a notice today that there are limits on ours. They've "always" been there but never enforced because there was no way for the user to check their usage. Apparently in a couple of weeks we will be able to. In the meantime the letter informed me that we were over our usage....have no idea how much though. I called them and found out that this letter was just for "info" even though if did not state that. So now I'm wondering how much exactly we'll be able to use the internet. We homeschool and I get 95% of our curriculum online......free. The older girls take some of their college courses online and we have netflix. The youngers kids also play games online. So at this point we have no idea what we can do anymore. We can of course upgrade to a more expensive internet package. So anyone who has limits can you tell me how much time you can surf? Do you watch quilting shows/tv online? I just don't see anyway we can afford to upgrade at this time and at least one of older dd's courses is ONLY offered online!

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    Our downloads are not timed, they are measured. we get 200megs in any 24hrs. It renews every day. we do not watch movies or very many videos. We are with hughes.net

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    We have ours with comcast- no limits.It's one of those bundle deals.

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    We do not have limits. We are always on ours. I've never heard of limits except for aa&t air time cards.

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    ours is the local cable/phone company....internet is all we have. They pretty much have a monopoly here too.

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    I have Hughes.net and we have limits. I had to upgrade because we surf the internet so much. I will be changing providers as soon as my contract is up.

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    I have AT&T high speed for $24.95 a month with no limits. If there are other services available where you are it might be a good idea to check them out. Good luck.

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    Never heard of limits either. Do you know when your contract is up? Good luck in finding your answers.

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    I have never heard of limits except on cell phones with data packages or as some one else said at&t air cards for you laptop or netbook. I would difinately check into another carrier.

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    Oh yes. Satellite internet service has limits just like cell phone data plans. Movies, Utube videos and file sharing songs (MP3's) will very quickly use up your monthly or daily allotment. We have the 17GB plan with Wildblue and even though we warned our neighbors about videos and file sharing--they bought the cheaper package and didn't lock out those sites so they spend half of each month throttled down to dial-up speed.

    Regular surfing doesn't really use that much bandwidth but movies, videos, pictures and music add up very fast.

    If you get a good Sprint Signal, you can get a Virgin Mobile Broadband gizmo that has a true unlimited data plan. Also, if you are in an area that Sprint has upgraded to "4G", you can get unlimited data packages from Sprint and I believe Clearwire. Another neighbor recently got the Clear gizmo called a Spot but on the 3G network it has a limit. If/when Sprint gets their version of 4G rolled out here, it's supposed to be "unlimited."

    Many internet service providers have a "Fair Use" Policy that they can institute at any time, against anyone so unlimited isn't really unlimited--it's more like "as long as you're not hogging all our lines".

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