Broadband - Usage limit?

  jiggy b 21:40 28 Oct 2004
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Finally I can get broadband, but how much 'usage allowance' will I need? What is, say, 1gb a month in real terms, how many singles down loaded or how much playing enemy territory online can I expect? Any one point me in the right direction?

Mnay thanks

  easyrider 21:49 28 Oct 2004

If you plan on doing a lot of downloading and playing online games 1GB is not nearly enough. You would be better going for as high a download limit that you can afford some ISP`s do not have a limit it is worthwhile shopping around.

  Graham ® 22:05 28 Oct 2004

Not sure this will copy:

click here

  Graham ® 22:06 28 Oct 2004

It does :-)

  GaT7 22:46 28 Oct 2004

I use close to 1Gb on DIALUP a month (approx. 150hrs per month) on general surfing, few emails & a little downloading. In b'band terms that's bound to be a LOT more. In your case I'd say it would be best to go for atleast 8GB+ or an unlimited b'band connection unless someone knows better. G

  GaT7 23:03 28 Oct 2004

Unlimited b'band search - click here

  CHAIRLEG 23:26 28 Oct 2004

aol bb silver 5 times faster is now £17/99 a month unlimited.

  Grouse ® 23:40 28 Oct 2004

try click here PAYG ADSL starts at £11.75 Inc Vat. Up to a max price of £23.74 with no cap. no freebies or modem!

First 200MB free after that 0.0025p per 1MB up to the max price limit, after that continue downloading at no extra cost.........

1GB usage would only cost you £14.10 Inc Vat.

  whybe 23:54 28 Oct 2004

I have just checked BT's broadband site and 1GB equates to approximately 250 tracks a month.

  GaT7 15:10 02 Nov 2004

Today, as I was looking for a new dialup ISP & came across V21 Broadband, unlimited bandwidth - £9.99 for your first 2 months, £16.99 after that - click here (Homepage - click here). Modem & activation extra. Make sure to read the 'small print'.

User reviews for V21 (recd. some good feedback) - click here. G

  GaT7 18:11 03 Nov 2004

Another cheap unlimited b'band provider - click here - £14.99 a month, activation extra. Comments/reviews - click here.

Taken from the recent post/query left by Newuser1329, 'adsl4less - £14.99 per month for broadband' - click here. G

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