download capping? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-14-02, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
1000th post by 2014
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: at home
Posts: 201
Question download capping?

received my phone bill last week and couldn't believe my eyes.

$975.56!

i went just a little over my download limit ( 3587.23MB - 425MB = 3162.23MB) cost me $623.44 in penalties - damn Kazaa!

does anyone know if its possible to get the internet cutoff after a certain download limit?
bafel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-14-02, 09:23 PM
So Play Nice
 
SVO Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In an annanoanoananamee
Age: 46
Posts: 774
MY God! That is one impressive amount of downloading.

Maybe you should change to Dodo or someone like that?

Cheers and Regards Autosignature - removed when Minginator comes to Qld
OFR #23

Member - ATPS - Automatic Transmission Preservation Society

SVO Pete is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-02, 01:50 AM
Registered User
 
Aussie Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,153
Switch to the Optus cable 3gb plan. after you use 3gb in a month they slow you down to modem speeds and you pay no extra download costs.

My Photography Gallery: http://www.csphotography.com.au/
__________________
Aussie Falcon is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-02, 01:51 AM
Registered User
 
davocol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 35
Posts: 765
Lucky for me I am still on netstats, happily downloading about 17-18 gig a month all for measly 55 Bucks. Unfortunately my luck runs out in June

Now the proud owner of an AU xr8 220... OHHH YeAh
davocol is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-02, 02:02 AM
NZ
feed me hey
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 66
Posts: 4,692
I received my phone bill and internet bill from Telstra the other day I'm quite dissapointed to find they charged me an extra 19 dollars for excess time and about the same for extra download. I was under the impression that the download was limited to 450mb and time was unlimited.
NZ is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-02, 07:05 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,386
ouch... thats gotta hurt.

One thing I do with Kazza on all my computers and mates, is make sure not to share anyfiles. If left on overnight and running, you gotta pay for all those damn leachers!!

EL driver...
Futura97 is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-16-02, 12:49 AM
Registered User
 
Aussie Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,153
You also have to be careful of all the spyware built into these file sharing programs. After uninstalling them best to use something like 'ad aware' to get rid of all the ads and spy software that is left behind.

http://download.com.com/3000-2094-10...ml?tag=lst-0-1

My Photography Gallery: http://www.csphotography.com.au/
__________________
Aussie Falcon is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-18-02, 09:58 PM
P1mp Daddy
 
bigred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 518
Maybe you should change isps

home.ozonline.com.au/will/
www.livejournal.com/users/winstonwolf/
bigred is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-19-02, 03:26 AM
Cyclone Pilot
 
Sir Revalot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 127
Red face

Quote:
Originally posted by Futura97
ouch... thats gotta hurt.

One thing I do with Kazza on all my computers and mates, is make sure not to share anyfiles. If left on overnight and running, you gotta pay for all those damn leachers!!
I'm not sure that this is entirely correct. If people are leaching from your computer, then THEY are downloading and YOU are uploading. With most ISPs you pay when you go over a download limit and not an upload limit - therefore people can leach all night and you won't pay for it.

Kazaa lite is a good prog to have as it doesn't have all the spyware crap associated with it. The URL for downloading it is: www.kazaalite.com

It may look good and it may be good, but it's rubbish!
Sir Revalot is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-19-02, 03:44 AM
BAII XR6T Driver!
 
XR6VCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 571
RedED: Does Kazzalite work the same as Kazza. I.E are as many files avaliable?

BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"
XR6VCT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need something to download? Waks The Pub 1 02-24-03 10:25 PM
Two weeks for Ford workers to download porno email kinobi The Pub 8 03-11-02 02:41 AM
Optus plans download limit Falchoon The Pub 7 03-05-02 09:16 AM
You gotta download these! rallyman The Pub 1 07-31-01 09:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome