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    Usage limit - help please

    This is a discussion on Usage limit - help please within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Do you by any chance play online with an xbox? Microsoft did release an update this month although i am ...

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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      Do you by any chance play online with an xbox?

      Microsoft did release an update this month although i am unsure on the size of the update.
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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      No, no xbox. Also, I've got a Mac not a PC, so no automatic Windows updates for me either.

      I do have a Wii, but haven't had the time to play at all since starting work again mid-Jan. This is why I'm so sure that my usage must be lower this month than in previous months - I was off work for over 2 months from mid-Nov, so played a fair bit Goldeneye online on the Wii.

      Wife & I both have iPhones, so we do use WiFi when at home.

      Aside from this, we just really use the internet for general surfing and emails but no big movie downloads.

      I think I'll just have to keep an eagle eye on my usage. It may well simply be that I've been lucky up till now since have actually been using well over 2GB a month, but Sky have just not picked this up until now.

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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      Shaken (by Sky) but not stirred?

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      Re: Usage limit - help please

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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      Did you download iOS 4.3 for both phones.

      Think if I remember correctly it was rather large
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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      Think if I remember correctly it was rather large
      Yes it was an evil 666Mb. My son did it on my connection as he is not unlimited.

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      Yes it was an evil 666Mb. My son did it on my connection as he is not unlimited.
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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      Just to update, I have now gone over the 2GB for two months and have therefore been automatically upgraded to the Unlimited BB tariff.

      I spoke to Sky again and they admitted what I had thought might be the case - they only started monitoring my usage last month and didn't hold any information for periods before this. I am annoyed that the person I spoke to originally seemed to have just lied to me and made up figures for my previous months' usage.

      That said, I've probably had a good run up till now on the 2GB tariff and I can't really complain that I'll now have to move up to the more expensive tariff.

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      Re: Usage limit - help please

      For the extra few pounds a month (I know that can hurt some) the Unlimited package really is good value IMHO.

      Sky is one of the few companies to actually have a package that does not have any traffic management or peak-time capping, and now this is what you are on.

      This should mean that if you were to stream HD video content fro BBC iPlayer during the weekend or in the evening, you shouldn't have any issues.

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