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Cruel_Intentions
04-29-2008, 06:06 PM
So, after all the debate of if anyone needs more than the 60GB/month as provided by Shaw/Bell, here is my bandwidth usage.

I currently subscribe to Teksavvy that, with the basic 5M profile, includes 200GB/month bandwidth (up and down)

Also: My internet was connected on the at 2:00pm on the 17th, so these are more for half a month.

Uploaded: 29.65GB
Downloaded: 24.66GB
Hours Online: 282
Total Usage: 54.31GB

So, as you can see, 60GB/month IS NOT ENOUGH bandwidth for my lifestyle. Was all of it legal? Maybe, Maybe not

Madmax
04-29-2008, 06:11 PM
How much you pay for this service?

Cruel_Intentions
04-29-2008, 06:32 PM
$29.95/month for a 5M/800K profile
Since I'm on Dryloop DSL I also have to pay a $9.10/month bandrate

checkout http://www.teksavvy.com

Madmax
04-29-2008, 06:40 PM
That is actually a really good price.

Thks for info.

Cruel_Intentions
04-29-2008, 07:04 PM
Best part about the company: They do not use automated phone systems, the second you dial the number you get a Canadian on the other end (I think from London ON if I'm not mistaking)

filthy
04-29-2008, 07:26 PM
I have used up to 40-60GB a month, but that's the busiest I get. That service looks very consumer friendly, I hate automated customer service.

Hans
04-29-2008, 07:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Cruel_Intentions</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So, after all the debate of if anyone needs more than the 60GB/month as provided by Shaw/Bell, here is my bandwidth usage.

I currently subscribe to Teksavvy that, with the basic 5M profile, includes 200GB/month bandwidth (up and down)

Also: My internet was connected on the at 2:00pm on the 17th, so these are more for half a month.

Uploaded: 29.65GB
Downloaded: 24.66GB
Hours Online: 282
Total Usage: 54.31GB

So, as you can see, 60GB/month IS NOT ENOUGH bandwidth for my lifestyle. Was all of it legal? Maybe, Maybe not

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That is odd.
29-17 = 12
12*24 = 288 hours
So you basically are using your service 97.916% of the time.

One can ask if that qualifies as a business connection instead of a residential connection.

opinionated
04-29-2008, 07:39 PM
I usually use at least 60 gigs a month.. watch most of my TV shows online, and a lot of youtube, haha.

dilligaff
04-29-2008, 09:51 PM
i downed 289 gigs last month /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif got cut off for 2 days to /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif guess shaw thought that was a tad to much bandwidth. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif

Cruel_Intentions
04-29-2008, 11:43 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hans</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

That is odd.
29-17 = 12
12*24 = 288 hours
So you basically are using your service 97.916% of the time.

One can ask if that qualifies as a business connection instead of a residential connection.
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Not exactly, since most DSL is treated as an always-on connection, that is actually time that my DSL modem is connected to the service and I am "online" (IE I am logged in using my username/pass). Since I use my router to handle the PPPOE duties of logging into my connection, it is always active although I am not always using it.

tired-n-cranky
04-29-2008, 11:47 PM
Actually, they are based in Chatham, ON, not London /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Glad to see more and more people switching to cheaper DSL than Bell. Same connection and speed, better customer service, and lower monthly bills.

General Lee
04-29-2008, 11:57 PM
i use about 90-100 gigs a month

tired-n-cranky
04-30-2008, 12:02 AM
My usage at home: 275GB/month.

Usage at work: 1.7TB/month.

Cruel_Intentions
04-30-2008, 01:42 AM
I'm very happy with Teksavvy right now, only problem is I'm topping out @ around 350-400k/sec, so it is a little slow. Right now I'm using an older modem (not a recommended model), and I think it's the lines in the building I'm in

tired-n-cranky
04-30-2008, 06:51 AM
Does your modem give you any line stats? Depending on what the stats are like, you may be able to get a profile boost.

soldierx
04-30-2008, 10:08 AM
I'm doing about 180gigs a month. I'm on teksavvy and i've loved it since switching over from shaw in my area.

Cruel_Intentions
04-30-2008, 01:03 PM
I honestly haven't looked into the problem too much. Maybe someday I'll play around more. The first step will be connecting my computer directly to the modem and testing, then maybe I'll get a new modem.

The modem I'm using is one that I got from Bell when I first signed up for DSL over 6 years ago (Speedstream 5200 I think)

Andre
04-30-2008, 07:38 PM
Try these guys. http://www.caneris.com/DSLAddons?t=P
2Wire2700HG ADSL2+ modem, 4 port Router, Hyper-G Wireless Access Point, Firewall capability.
Refurbished but with a 6 month warranty.
$25 + $10 shipping
*they will sell to anyone. you don't have to be a customer /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

I usually download about 100GB/month. Sometimes more.
I would assume it's all legal because I don't share or upload any of it. All for personal use.
I'll stick with Teksavvy. I also have their Home Phone Service.
And yes. You do really get an English(or French. Your choice)speaking person on the phone from Chatham ON.

The Chronic Liar
04-30-2008, 08:21 PM
How do you find out how much bandwidth you use? or are these estimations

Cruel_Intentions
04-30-2008, 09:00 PM
depends on your ISP, with Teksavvy I can login to my account and check exactly how much I use

Andre
04-30-2008, 09:52 PM
They, for me, are estimations. I keep track of every dollar I spend per month. When in doubt I check my bank site. As for bandwidth, I check my ISP...as forementioned.
Really though. To use the 200GB cap is one thing. If you really do a lot of downloading. Perhaps an unlimited account is for you. That would cost you $39.95...$10 more for unlimited!