WTF! I hate my internet provider!!! 37 replies

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#1 6 years ago

Okay! I have six people in my house hold who uses the internet constantly everyday!!! We game online, skype, watch netflix, facebook, youtube, etc.

So today our internet provider sends us a letter saying the plans are changing and we are now getting "Allowance Plan".

Everyone in my house, and well pretty much everyone in my city are pissed about this change.

Suddenlink Communications

We honestly believe we will pass the limit! They say the average household uses 90GB a month! Bull crap!!! and the highest they offer is 350GB

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#2 6 years ago

Either find out whats necessary and what's not, and limit your usage accordingly, or find another provider.




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#3 6 years ago

Yeah that's the plan is to find another provider. And if we can't then we are screwed!




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#4 6 years ago

You're lucky you can even do all of that. Our DSL connection involves a lot of waiting around. :p




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#5 6 years ago

And what about the average monthly download usage of families who know how to turn a computer on, i.e. people who are not 60+ and just read books all day?

I'd switch providers.




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#6 6 years ago
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#7 6 years ago

Unless your area uses a lot of bandwidth I don't see why this is even necessary, besides to try and suck your wallet dry (most probable). Comcast has a 250gb bandwidth "limit", but I've never had to pay extra for going over.

Haven't gotten so much as an email about it.




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#8 6 years ago

I suppose I might be unpopular if I told everyone I have 20mb, unlimited bandwidth with no FUP for £7.99.

And no, I'm not lying about the no fair usage policy.

Broadband is competitive enough here that I can get a deal like that. What they're doing to op just seems fucked up. If a broadband company tried that here they'd loose all their customers in a day, totally outrageous. I'd switch providers.


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#9 6 years ago

I have no idea what my parents are paying, but I get a guaranteed 20Mbps up/4Mbps down (not "up to" like the above site says) with (as far as I know) no cap. Upload is a bit inconsistent, sometimes I've tested as high as 26.5, and as low as 18, but my upload is shockingly steady even with a minecraft server running, usually right around 4.2.

So yeah... I'd ditch them if at all possible. What company, and what type of service? (Cable, DSL, Fiber, etc?)

EDIT: Actually just now tested at 32.5 Download... Damn! I suppose it helps that the new preferred speedtest server s hosted by my ISP :P




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#10 6 years ago

There's many places in the USA where there is no competition, no alternative provider, unless you feel like moving.