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thatguy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2006
6554 posts

Internet Data Cap Question
Thinking of dropping Directv and going with a streaming service.

Just looked through the last year of my Internet usage and the highest amount we used was 157 GB. The second highest was 122 and then 106. Every other month was 70 GB or lower.

If this is our normal use, we should be safe with 1 TB of data by adding a streaming service, correct?


Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
15968 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
I answered this in your other thread. Streaming video uses 2-3 gigs per hour. In other words, if you watch 4 hours of TV per day, expect to use something like 250-400 gigs of data per month on streaming. If you have a second TV that gets watched 4 hours per day as well, double those figures.

Most likely 1TB will be plenty as long as you don't leave the TV on as "background noise" all the time. When no one is watching, turn it off.

But as more 4K content is added in the coming years, most people will blow right through these "generous" 1TB caps.


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sumbodyorsum1
Member since May 2019
497 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
Not sure. I easily go over 1tb, but I have four people and I download like a mad man.

Who is your provider?


thatguy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2006
6554 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
att. its me and my wife and we dont watch tons of tv. usually only from like 7-9 pm. we let our kids only watch tv while we get them ready in morning. we surf the internet more than watch tv. i don't to any online gaming and we don't download that much stuff.


TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
3542 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
You will be fine with 1tb based on your use case description.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
58456 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
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You will be fine with 1tb based on your use case description.


quoted for posterity.

i skirted the 300MB cap (yep, nashville was fricked by comcast early on) and seemed to always bump up against it every month.

they moved to 1TB and i swear as God as my witness i went over the SECOND MONTH afterward. no matter what you think you're using..you will need more data than you think.

data caps are bull shite. i wish we would get some real competition in my area so i wouldn't have to fricking watch what i'm doing the last week of every month when i get that fricking "you are at 90% of your data" message that pops up on every fricking device in my house.

frick data caps


Codythetiger
LSU Fan
Arkansas
Member since Nov 2006
21505 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
300 and 1tb?

shite I pay suddenlink $73 a month for 15 mbps download and .5 upload and I got a data cap of 250 lol


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TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Internet Data Cap Question
Yea but you download a bunch of shite. OP just watches like 3 hours of TV a day between himself, wife, and kids.


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fallguy_1978
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Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
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re: Internet Data Cap Question
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If this is our normal use, we should be safe with 1 TB of data by adding a streaming service, correct?

We are heavy streamers and have only gone over 1TB once in the past 2 or 3 years.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
58456 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
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Yea but you download a bunch of shite. OP just watches like 3 hours of TV a day between himself, wife, and kids.


just wait until his oldest kid starts gaming on his PC. my oldest had tried to download the same 300GB game one day a couple months ago 3 different times and had an issue each time so he tried redownloading it.

quote:

Microsoft’s screw-ups with the Windows 10 Store are well documented, yet few have made me chuckle quite as much as Microsoft pushing an absolutely ginormous 250GB update for Gears of War 4.

This comes via NeoGAFer ‘Gowans’, who booted up the Windows Store to find it was already 147.6GB through its 248.5GB patching process.



i was like WTF is killing my data and looked up the usage on my router and gave him quite a talking-to. He hadn't even looked to see how big the game was before he started downloading it.

just saying, something as innocent as downloading a cool game on your PC could eat that 1TB up in no time flat even if you 'just watch occasional streaming tv and the kids do some stuff'.
This post was edited on 6/12 at 3:09 pm


TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
3542 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
RIP


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ArkLaTexTiger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Nov 2009
1610 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
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my oldest had tried to download the same 300GB game
A few of my coworkers upgraded to unlimited data with Comcast for an extra $50 / month and they make their teenage sons pay for it. Don't have the money, then go mow the lawn.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
58456 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
Trying to point out how ridiculous the data cap bull shite is when a single game download could hose you for the whole month.

In the case in question above this was a damn update to a game. Lord help you if your kid has a few games on his pc with auto update enabled.
This post was edited on 6/12 at 6:54 pm


LSURep864
LSU Fan
Spartanburg,SC
Member since Nov 2007
7100 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
Feel terrible for you guys. I’ve got two circuits running to my house. Att Gigabit and Spectrum 400mpbs as a fail over. Cost me a a total of $115 per month with no data caps.


Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
15968 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
This dude's backup internet connection is 10x as good as most people's only choice.


LSURep864
LSU Fan
Spartanburg,SC
Member since Nov 2007
7100 posts

re: Internet Data Cap Question
Here’s the real kicker. I live in a smallish town in an average sized county in South Carolina. Hell my neighborhood qualified as rural by the USDA housing program when we bought our home 3 years ago.

So it just blows my mind to think how I got so lucky when people in huge cities are getting screwed.


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