Broadband usage limits

  thewasp 05:08 07 Sep 2007
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I see AOL are now introducing a 10gb monthly limit on their broadband.

I don't do a lot of downloading but quite often listen to the radio online, and spend a reasonable amount of time surfing etc. The kids do a bit of gaming as well.

Does 10gb sound like an adequate limit?

  Technotiger 07:08 07 Sep 2007

Online activity
1GB/month
3GB/month
10GB/month

Average web page
8,300
24,900
83,000

Text only email
200,000
600,000
2 million

MP3 music file (3 minutes)
200
600
2000

Movie trailer (3 minutes)
32
96
320

Word document
20,000
60,000
200,000

Online gaming
50 hours
150 hours
500 hours

Streaming video (300Kbps speed)¹
7 hours
21 hours
70 hours

This should give you some idea regarding your own usage.

  Input Overload 08:58 07 Sep 2007

I use the net an awful lot, radio, music downloads, software downloads on 2 Pc's & I have never used more than 7Gig & often a lot less. I think you will be fine.

  wee eddie 09:26 07 Sep 2007

When some of these "big" Downloaders get time to listen/view what they have downloaded.

  rdave13 09:34 07 Sep 2007

If you are already an AOL customer it shouldn't affect you according to thinkbroadband,

"This announcement also happens at the same time as AOL Broadband revamps its product range introducing a 10GB and 40GB usage allowance service. Existing AOL Broadband users will remain on their existing FUP/traffic managed service rather than be automatically subject to the new allowances. The two products are AOL Broadband Wireless at a standard price of £14.99 per month and Wireless Plus at £19.99 a month. The laptop deal is only available on the £19.99 product, key details of each product are shown below:",

click here and scroll down to "free laptop offer from AOL.."

  thewasp 14:01 07 Sep 2007

Very useful info. thanks
Being an existing customer it won't affect me so not an issue.
The free laptop offer is very tempting though.

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