• Xfinity Data Caps

    From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to All on Fri Oct 14 10:01:00 2016
    I just got the email from Xfinity that they're moving me onto a 1
    Terabyte data plan, after not enforcing a 250 GB cap for the past few
    years.

    Down at the bottom of the notice was the following gem:

    "We offer two courtesy months so you will not be billed the first two
    times you exceed a terabyte of usage."

    I'd entertain any suggestions for the next 60 cap-free days...





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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 15 09:50:52 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Poindexter Fortran to All on Fri Oct 14 2016 10:01 am

    I'd entertain any suggestions for the next 60 cap-free days...


    switch early to a new provider if you can.
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  • From Accession@VERT/PHARCYDE to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 15 10:07:54 2016
    Hello Poindexter,

    On 14 Oct 16 10:01, Poindexter Fortran wrote to All:

    I just got the email from Xfinity that they're moving me onto a 1
    Terabyte data plan, after not enforcing a 250 GB cap for the past few years.

    Down at the bottom of the notice was the following gem:

    "We offer two courtesy months so you will not be billed the first two times you exceed a terabyte of usage."

    I'd entertain any suggestions for the next 60 cap-free days...

    Is this for storage or transfer?

    Unless you care to start collecting all of the latest and greatest GPU intensive games (ie: Call of Duty collection, Tom Clancy collection, etc).. I don't think you're going to max that out very easily. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Phil Taylor@VERT/MB to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 22 00:59:00 2016

    I just got the email from Xfinity that they're moving me onto a 1
    Terabyte data plan, after not enforcing a 250 GB cap for the past few years.

    Down at the bottom of the notice was the following gem:

    "We offer two courtesy months so you will not be billed the first two times you exceed a terabyte of usage."


    How much does it cost per month?

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Phil Taylor on Sat Oct 22 07:16:28 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Phil Taylor to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 22 2016 12:59 am

    How much does it cost per month?

    I think I'm paying around $160 for all the cable channels, telephone with unlimited nationwide calling, and 120/10 internet. Plus taxes and DVR fees.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 22 20:42:40 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Poindexter Fortran to All on Fri Oct 14 2016 10:01:00

    I just got the email from Xfinity that they're moving me onto a 1
    Terabyte data plan, after not enforcing a 250 GB cap for the past few years.

    Down at the bottom of the notice was the following gem:

    "We offer two courtesy months so you will not be billed the first two times you exceed a terabyte of usage."

    I'd entertain any suggestions for the next 60 cap-free days...

    Hopefully there is another internet provider where you live that doesn't enforce data caps.

    Nightfox

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  • From spacesst@VERT/SPACESST to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 22 22:07:02 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Phil Taylor on Sat Oct 22 2016 07:16:28

    How much does it cost per month?

    I think I'm paying around $160 for all the cable channels, telephone with unlimited nationwide calling, and 120/10 internet. Plus taxes and DVR fees.


    but, it's Still expensive for entertaint service
    Compagnies Abuse of customer

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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Nightfox on Wed Nov 2 21:06:59 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Oct 22 2016 08:42 pm

    I just got the email from Xfinity that they're moving me onto a 1
    Terabyte data plan, after not enforcing a 250 GB cap for the past
    few years.

    Down at the bottom of the notice was the following gem:
    "We offer two courtesy months so you will not be billed the first
    two times you exceed a terabyte of usage."

    Hopefully there is another internet provider where you live that doesn't enforce data caps.

    That's not how it works, if Comcrap is in your area there is no alternative. They don't move into an area if there's another ISP (Time Warner, Google) in the area.

    I've only read 2-3 lines of this thread, but I can tell I'm not gonna like it.

    ISPs in america are embarrassing. I'm about a 15 minute drive from pF, but i'm in such a rural area I'm lucky that AT&T has a DSL uplink nearby (or whatever you call them), otherwise I'd be high and dry. At least pF gets 100mbps+ offerings.

    Datacaps are a joke, AT&T would threaten to charge me for going over a data limit. I kept a data monitor on my router and figured out that AT&T counts
    bad packets as well as good. I just call their support and ask for retention. What sucks is I can't say I'm gonna leave, because there's NOTHING else I can switch too, but I can hint that I might if they don't knock it off.

    At least I can still get mail through port 25 on the BBS.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Android8675 on Thu Nov 3 09:20:12 2016
    Hopefully there is another internet provider where you live that
    doesn't enforce data caps.

    That's not how it works, if Comcrap is in your area there is no alternative. They don't move into an area if there's another ISP (Time Warner, Google) in the area.

    Huh? Comcast is in my area, but there are other ISPs too: Frontier, CenturyLink,
    and maybe a couple others. So I don't know where you got that.

    Nightfox

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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Nightfox on Thu Nov 3 12:17:46 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to Android8675 on Thu Nov 03 2016 09:20 am

    Huh? Comcast is in my area, but there are other ISPs too: Frontier, CenturyLink,
    and maybe a couple others. So I don't know where you got that.

    Rural or City?

    In rural and non-major cities (at least around here NorCal) while there may be 1-3 ISP options, there's USUALLY only ONE choice. In our areas you either have Comcast, and if you can't get Comcast, AT&T or Charter (which is on the AT&T network) are your only options, and with the later being only 6Mbps down tops at $50+ per month... You pretty much pray for Comcast. Which is sad because their service is horrible (but fast).

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thu Nov 3 16:25:36 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to Android8675 on Thu Nov 03 2016 09:20 am

    Hopefully there is another internet provider where you live that
    doesn't enforce data caps.

    That's not how it works, if Comcrap is in your area there is no alternative. They don't move into an area if there's another ISP (Time Warner, Google) in the area.

    Huh? Comcast is in my area, but there are other ISPs too: Frontier, CenturyLink,
    and maybe a couple others. So I don't know where you got that.




    it's different in every area. sometimes they have no competition, sometimes they are up your ass when you use x amount of data. other places, they dont care.

    that is why some people hate provider X and some say it's wonderful.
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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Android8675 on Thu Nov 3 16:39:58 2016
    Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Android8675 to Nightfox on Thu Nov 03 2016 12:17 pm

    In rural and non-major cities (at least around here NorCal) while there may be 1-3 ISP options, there's USUALLY only ONE choice. In our areas you
    either have Comcast, and if you can't get Comcast, AT&T or Charter (which
    is on the AT&T network) are your only options, and with the later being



    i'm in se wisconsin and att and tw cable carve out their business. i couldnt get att at my old appt, but 1 block away i can. then 2 blocks away from here there's a guy i know who was using this weird throwback isp with dialup and dsl and low speeds.
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  • From Accession@VERT/PHARCYDE to Mro on Fri Nov 4 07:50:30 2016
    Hello Mro,

    On 03 Nov 16 16:39, Mro wrote to Android8675:

    i'm in se wisconsin and att and tw cable carve out their business. i couldnt get att at my old appt, but 1 block away i can. then 2 blocks
    away from here there's a guy i know who was using this weird throwback
    isp with dialup and dsl and low speeds.

    In my experience so far, ATT is only keeping customers because of their TV service (which was great when I had it), but their internet service is complete garbage around here compared to TWC.

    So the people that don't mind slow internet but want great TV service for cheap, tend to stick with ATT. Those who only care about fast and reliable internet speeds, go with TWC. Then there's people in between that just switch back and forth between the two to jump into a cheap promotion when their bill goes up, rather than trying to deal with crappy customer service, which they both have. However, I've noticed at least *most* of the time with TWC, you end up with someone in customer service that speaks good English, whereas ATT who knows who you're going to get (someone in India maybe?).

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Android8675 on Fri Nov 4 14:22:31 2016
    Huh? Comcast is in my area, but there are other ISPs too: Frontier,
    CenturyLink,
    and maybe a couple others. So I don't know where you got that.

    Rural or City?

    In rural and non-major cities (at least around here NorCal) while there may be 1-3 ISP options, there's USUALLY only ONE choice. In our areas you either have Comcast, and if you can't get Comcast, AT&T or Charter (which is on the AT&T network) are your only options, and with the later being only 6Mbps down tops at $50+ per month... You pretty much pray for Comcast. Which is sad because their service is horrible (but fast).

    I was thinking city. But I see what you mean. Smaller markets seem to have fewer companies, meaning less competition and less incentive to provide good service at a good deal.

    Nightfox

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Android8675 on Mon Nov 14 11:28:00 2016
    Android8675 wrote to Nightfox <=-

    I've only read 2-3 lines of this thread, but I can tell I'm not gonna
    like it.

    I'm on the fence - 1TB is pretty generous these days, but knowing
    Comcast they'll gradually lower it for new customers and force a lower
    cap on you when you re-negotiate a contract.

    ISPs in america are embarrassing. I'm about a 15 minute drive from pF,
    but i'm in such a rural area I'm lucky that AT&T has a DSL uplink
    nearby (or whatever you call them), otherwise I'd be high and dry. At least pF gets 100mbps+ offerings.

    I get 120 down and 20 up, but I'm sorely tempted to find one of the
    reputable AT&T resellers like Sonic or Cruzio that would provide
    reliable service at a lower speed without blocked ports.

    I'm 5K feet from a CO, so I'm lucky with regards to DSL.





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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Mon Nov 14 11:30:00 2016
    Nightfox wrote to Android8675 <=-

    Huh? Comcast is in my area, but there are other ISPs too: Frontier, CenturyLink, and maybe a couple others. So I don't know where you got that.

    In most areas of California, one company "owns" the cable plant in the
    area. In all of the state where I've lived you have your choice of one incumbent cable provider, DSL provided by the local exchange carrier,
    DSL resold by third parties, and Satellite.





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  • From Android8675@VERT/ECBBS to Poindexter Fortran on Thu Dec 8 14:50:42 2016
    Re: Re: Xfinity Data Caps
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Android8675 on Mon Nov 14 2016 11:28:00

    pF, but i'm in such a rural area I'm lucky that AT&T has a DSL
    uplink nearby (or whatever you call them), otherwise I'd be high and
    dry. At least pF gets 100mbps+ offerings.

    I get 120 down and 20 up, but I'm sorely tempted to find one of the reputable AT&T resellers like Sonic or Cruzio that would provide
    reliable service at a lower speed without blocked ports.

    I'm 5K feet from a CO, so I'm lucky with regards to DSL.

    Update: So AT&T offered me uVerse service which they keep threatening to install at my home like every time I call them with an issue (I had an outage and wanted to talk to retention to try and get a lower rate).

    This time however after I said sure. They actually installed uVerse, and forced me to give up the DSL modem I bought last year for one of their shitty uVerse modems.

    Shocker of shockers, everything works, and from what I can tell from the modem report my speed cap is set to 12Mbps, I'm paying for 6Mbps and getting about 8Mbps, not to mention my upspeed is fast enough that I can stream to my iPhone via Plex at a low setting, but all be damn if it doesn't actually work.

    I also got my monthly rate slashed and got them to refund me the hook up fee that they tried to wheasel in.

    No port blocks.

    -A.

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