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    This is a discussion on Usage Statistics within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi I am thinking of changing my Sky Unlimited Broadband package to one with a limit either with Sky or ...

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      Usage Statistics

      Hi

      I am thinking of changing my Sky Unlimited Broadband package to one with a limit either with Sky or another provider, but I have no idea what my monthly usage is as Sky do not collect this information for my current package.

      Is there anything collected by the router (Sagem) that would enable me to calculate a usage figure?

      Many thanks


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      Re: Usage Statistics

      There's nothing that shows you on the portal, but when I had to phone up to ask for a new router, they said "Oh, you've downloaded a lot this month" so I wonder if the staff portal shows this. You can always phone up and ask 'em
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      Re: Usage Statistics

      Unless you are moving as well, there are only 2 ADSL broadband options for Sky in your area. The Every Day lite package has a 2GB monthly limit. The other is the Unlimited package.

      Price wise the Unlimited package is still one of the best ones around. Sure BT and Plusnet have now reduced their introductory prices, which make them very enticing. However both will be subject to being slowed down after 4pm - midnight during the week and all day at the weekends.

      As for actual usage figure, there are tool around for installation on a computer. With all the additional kit which can also access the Internet which is available, this may hardly touch your usage.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Usage Statistics

      Thanks for your replies

      performance is an issue, but this is being driven by cost I'm now paying 17.50 + 14.50 with Sky, the PlusNet offer is 2.99 + 13.99 with a 10Gb limit, that's a saving of 15 month.

      I was hoping you might be able to use the Tx and Rx pkts, but I am guessing there is no standard packet size.

      Are there any tools you would recommend?

      PS. I am currently getting 8/1MB are you suggesting that we would get significantly lower values with another provider?
      Last edited by PoBear; 29-03-13 at 04:34 PM.

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      Re: Usage Statistics

      Ok, in this case you are not on the Sky Broadband Unlimited package. You are actually on the Sky connect package.

      You actually have a monthly limit of 40GB.

      Double check the deal from Plusnet first as they charge more in a telephone exchange which is 'Market 1'. Check 'SamKnows' to see which your is.

      SamKnows - Telephone Exchange Search

      Sky Broadband Unlimited cost 7.50 (10.00 if you don't have Sky TV). The Connect package costs 17.50.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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