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    Download Limit on 'MAX'

    This is a discussion on Download Limit on 'MAX' within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hey guys, I've done a bit of search on this forum but I couldn't find my answer. I'm currently on ...

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      Download Limit on 'MAX'

      hey guys,

      I've done a bit of search on this forum but I couldn't find my answer.

      I'm currently on SkyBB Max, with unlimited download, but I'm a bit of heavy downloader (living in a student house with two more law students) and we all downloads loads of audio files and videos (nothing illegal).

      Previously I was with AOL and after reaching 100 GB download the capped my account to <512 Kbps.

      I was wondering if there is anyone on SKy Max that does 50+ GB download per month. Would they cap my account? has anyone downloaded that mouch w/o problem?

      Thanks
      Alex


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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

      I have already read that couple of times thanks for pointing it at though

      I'm just looking for personal experience here, FUP doesn't give any limit as excessive use.

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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

      The unofficial stance is 250gb.

      There have been no known instances of anyone being booted off or shouted at for exceeding this limit.

      So if you are only going to download 100gb a month you should be OK.

      Just be considerate to us gamers and download all those Linux Distros after midnight




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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

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      even 100 GB was way out of norm for me, for our household it's around 50-60 GB , but I will keep in mid, all Linux distro will be downloaded 12 am+

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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

      I seem to remember the figure of 250GB being mentioned somewhere. Sky do not mention an official figure, for if they did, they could no longer advertise it as 'Unlimited', could they?

      Remember though, that they talk about 'usage' which includes uploads as well as downloads. If you are doing P2P, legal or not, uploads could account for a fair percentage of your 'usage'.

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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I seem to remember the figure of 250GB being mentioned somewhere. Sky do not mention an official figure, for if they did, they could no longer advertise it as 'Unlimited', could they?

      Remember though, that they talk about 'usage' which includes uploads as well as downloads. If you are doing P2P, legal or not, uploads could account for a fair percentage of your 'usage'.
      Thanks mate,
      I don't use p2p, all i use is HTTP download.
      But I will keep that in mind. I've got connected to sky today and I'm pretty pleased with speed (10Mbps) compare to 328 Kbps which i had last night this time.

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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

      I seem to remember the figure of 250GB being mentioned somewhere
      We have had the figure of 250gb for months on our FAQ section, which was given to us via numerous Sky staff via PM and so unofficial. However Sky have never made us correct that figure, so you can assume what you want.

      I downloaded about 50gb of games off EA (in 30 hours) the other week and have not heard a thing about it. (before you say that they were illegal - we were testing something to see if we could break it)




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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

      we were testing something to see if we could break it)
      and did you

      I read in another forum of a guy who downloaded 2.5 TB in a month and was huffed when he was pulled up for it. This was with Eclipse, before they brought in their FUP.

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      Re: Download Limit on 'MAX'

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      and did you
      Nope, it would appear that they have very good servers, when loads of people can download the same file, at the same time from all over the world, at full line rate.




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