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    Download Allocation - Checking Usage

    This is a discussion on Download Allocation - Checking Usage within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm on the MID (40GB) scheme. Is there anyway I can check how much of my allocation I have used ...

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      Download Allocation - Checking Usage

      I'm on the MID (40GB) scheme.

      Is there anyway I can check how much of my allocation I have used each month.

      I've never had a letter from Sky so I know I've not exceeded it and never beleive I would have done.

      However, I've noticed that the XBox Demos that my son downloads are typically around 1.3GB each.

      He does quite a few of those. Add that to the whole families browsing, my childrens use of YouTube and I reckon it's beginning to stack up.

      So I'd be interested to see how close I'm getting to the 40GB limit.

      I've had a look on My Sky but couldn't see anything useful on there.

      Cheers,

      Nigel


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      Re: Download Allocation - Checking Usage

      Hi there there are a couple of Aps here on the website. link is here
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      Re: Download Allocation - Checking Usage

      Sky does not provide any information to users about how much bandwidth usage they have consumed.

      Maybe they have these stats and don't choose to let users see them, maybe they don't have these stats.

      Presumably you will get a warning from them if you are consuming too much data, but I don't think very many people have had such a warning - so I wouldn't worry about it unless you are dowloading 24x7x365!

      If you need to know, you will have to measure it yourself...
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      Re: Download Allocation - Checking Usage

      you can get very simple applications that monitor your upload and download bandwith use, they dont use much ram or hd space, i used to have one just out of curiosity, i couldnt live without unlimited downloads though

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      Re: Download Allocation - Checking Usage

      I use a great little tool use net meter, this only checks the machine with that software on though.

      Great little tool.

      I have yet to hear of anyone getting a letter due to going over the limit.

     

     

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