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Nikeus
02-08-2003, 03:30 PM
as you may have heard if you live in the uk that ntl have sneakily changed there general use policy
here (http://www.ntlworld.com/legals/user-policy.htm) under 2.h there is now an ammendment.
this means you get 2hours and 25minutes roughly of full download speed on a 1meg connection.



I suggest you get onto oftel about this and complain:
oftel (http://www.oftel.gov.uk/consumer/advice/contact_us/step3.htm)

and while you are at get to watchdog (http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog/contact/computers.shtml) and complain... power to the people
this is what i put into the oftel form and watchdog form:


i have been sold a service giving unlimited access of 1 megabit downloads by ntl at 34.99 a month and they have now changed there general use policy allowing a total of 1gigabyte of information per day that equates to 2hours and 20minutes roughly of using the full service advertised, i was not informed of this change and find it highly unfair on the consumer.


please post this info anywhere and get as many people as you can to send a complaint to oftel as you can.

Curley
02-08-2003, 03:37 PM
So will that effect me? I'm on 128K.

Can't believe there doing this :(

Nikeus
02-08-2003, 03:39 PM
nope in my reckoning that means if your comp is going 24/7 it will have to go at 11.5k donload to use the whole bandwith, so it wont affect you really i should imagine.. just the 600k and 1meg users

Curley
02-08-2003, 04:36 PM
Thanks.

I'm going to complain anyway, because I was thinking of upgraging.

y.o.d.a
02-08-2003, 04:48 PM
i was also thinking of upgrading.. i better send them a e-mail

TEZZ
02-08-2003, 09:55 PM
Screw em!

Im still gonna take what I want when I want.
They will have phsically cap my downloads or cut me off to stop me.

Then They will lose my money cuz I`ll just go somewhere else.

This is how Britain lags behind in the Internet community, They just cant handle the demand.

And NTL are trying to sell us 2MB LOL what a joke.
They Fooked up, time for a hostile takeover im guessin.

"lets alienate some of our customers!!"
Some joker actually thinks this is the best way to solve some of their growing problems.

BOOOO!!

TEZZ

J'Pol
02-08-2003, 10:09 PM
From you link


"Normal use" of the service is defined as up to 1 gigabyte downstream of data transfer daily (which equates to approximately 200 music tracks, 650 short videos, 10,000 pictures or around 100 large software programmes downloaded per day).


I hear what you are saying. However I am fairly ignorant of these matters. Is 1 gigabyte of downloading per day unreasonable. I have the 600k version and I seldom seem to use all of the bandwidth, even with two computers using it at the same time.

Could you tell me when this changed as I am not aware of what it was before.

Cheers

JimF

mrcall1969
02-08-2003, 10:20 PM
I think that what you are being charged is excessive anyway. I pay 18 per month with pipex for 512K (I think, I connect at 576.0kbps) broadband and I dont think I have a cap.

J'Pol
02-08-2003, 11:04 PM
That's why I try to use English.

Cheers

JimF

PS MrC that is the coolest sig on the plant. The Magnificent 7.

share4uk
02-09-2003, 08:25 AM
Ive got Blueyonder from telewest, anyone know of any kind of capped daily bandwidths for that? ;)

Rat Faced
02-09-2003, 11:13 AM
Share4u...Telewest is OK

Grim
02-09-2003, 12:09 PM
I thort the idea of having broadband was for SPEED & not bein a hog on the net. If sum1 downloads 1gig a day then he's gonna have a lot of cd's. Any1 know if blueyonder do optional speed's,,, i.e 128k, 512k etc. Never noticed this on there website, only seen 56k & broadband??? (not to savvy on this kind of stuff, find it hard to take in)

Luca_Snipes
02-09-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Grim@9 February 2003 - 12:09
I thort the idea of having broadband was for SPEED & not bein a hog on the net. If sum1 downloads 1gig a day then he's gonna have a lot of cd's. Any1 know if blueyonder do optional speed's,,, i.e 128k, 512k etc. Never noticed this on there website, only seen 56k & broadband??? (not to savvy on this kind of stuff, find it hard to take in)
you can download 1GB in a day on streaming music alone, this isn't saved etc either, thats what BB is for, media, and NTL are stopping people using it for that.

As for the products Telewest offer - i don't know

Nikeus
02-09-2003, 01:22 PM
there is more of a fuss than ntl thought! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2740621.stm)

Dapadipz
02-09-2003, 01:24 PM
im on BT ADSL mine 288 upstream and 576 downstream is there a limit for me?

Skillian
02-09-2003, 04:30 PM
So is it actually impossible to download more than 1 gig a day or is it just a recommended limit?

Luca_Snipes
02-09-2003, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Skillian@9 February 2003 - 16:30
So is it actually impossible to download more than 1 gig a day or is it just a recommended limit?
it's not impossable, but if you go over 1GB /day often you will prob get a letter from them, an example would be the one I had for uploading too much (read it HERE (http://7embry.no-ip.com/ntl.txt)) :angry:

It would be worth mentioning that there is a very long disscussion about this issue at nthellworld.com - the link to the thread is HERE (http://www.nthellworld.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=35154&perpage=15&display=&pagenumber=1). :angry:

alot of repetition in it but prob worth a read to all NTL users, and telewest - you could be next :P

Skillian
02-09-2003, 04:58 PM
Thanks for the links. Nice reply.

Wizzandabe
02-09-2003, 05:24 PM
NTL have limited there user download traffic to 1gb per day. :o


what do you thihik of this?

FuNkY CaPrIcOrN
02-09-2003, 05:25 PM
<_< There is 2 threads about this in the lounge already noob.

namzuf9
02-09-2003, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by FuNkY CaPrIcOrN@9 February 2003 - 18:25
<_< There is 2 threads about this in the lounge already noob.
ooohhh> Someones got a problem with newbies-I suppose u were born with thousands of posts to your name&#33; Y has everyone got such a problem with noobs? Yeah we make some mistakes at times but we&#39;re only human&#33;

Wizzandabe
02-09-2003, 05:41 PM
shut up &#39;above&#39; he was only helpin i am a noob to this form yea but to to kazaa lite had that for well since vertion 1.7

Wizzandabe
02-09-2003, 05:44 PM
i ant no nooby any way

FuNkY CaPrIcOrN
02-09-2003, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by namzuf9+9 February 2003 - 12:33--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (namzuf9 @ 9 February 2003 - 12:33)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--FuNkY CaPrIcOrN@9 February 2003 - 18:25
<_< There is 2 threads about this in the lounge already noob.
ooohhh> Someones got a problem with newbies-I suppose u were born with thousands of posts to your name&#33; Y has everyone got such a problem with noobs? Yeah we make some mistakes at times but we&#39;re only human&#33; [/b][/quote]
:D I was just helping the guy out...but you are right,he is not a noob anymore...he is a Jr. Member...my mistake...sorry. :D


Now as for you... :P

whoeva
02-09-2003, 05:47 PM
Thanx wizzandabe, I&#39;m on NTL and I hadn&#39;t heard about this yet.

I&#39;ll have to look into it, unless you have a link handy?

Wizzandabe
02-09-2003, 05:51 PM
yea i did have the link on bbc web site umm this was in place (1gb per day limit) yesterday andit is only for people with 576 brodband connection not 56k dial up or business

Gooch
02-09-2003, 06:51 PM
The 600k service I have had from NTL has been so bad so far that I would be lucky if I could download 1gb a day anyway. It brings a whole new meaning to the word "Intermittent"&#33;&#33;&#33; :lol:

namzuf9
02-09-2003, 08:38 PM
Me a noob? Yeah ur right&#33;&#33; I wer&#39;nt trying 2 get funny or nothing (funky) I&#39;m just p**sed off that most forums nowdays dislike noobs but they seem 2 forget that everyone has 2 start at the beginning&#33;

FuNkY CaPrIcOrN
02-09-2003, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by namzuf9@9 February 2003 - 15:38
Me a noob? Yeah ur right&#33;&#33; I wer&#39;nt trying 2 get funny or nothing (funky) I&#39;m just p**sed off that most forums nowdays dislike noobs but they seem 2 forget that everyone has 2 start at the beginning&#33;
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ahhhhhh poor thing...now you started it...I was just joking with you...take it like a man boy...or should I call you noob boy?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

We going to break you in good.

MagicNakor
02-09-2003, 09:31 PM
I&#39;m not terribly sure about the avatar rules, but I believe namzuf9&#39;s is slightly explicit. :lol:

namzuf9
02-09-2003, 09:53 PM
@Funky- please be gentle with me&#33;

@MagicNakor- I&#39;m not to sure myself but if it offends either the users or the mods I&#39;ll change it np

TheMan1891
02-09-2003, 10:15 PM
It is really easy to exceed that limit I assume. I used 2.5gb downstream on my 256k ADSL connection yesterday. I cant even imagine the touble that would be causing if you had a 1megabit line.

Razz
02-10-2003, 12:05 AM
Can anybody recommend a good broadband service here in the UK which does not have this limit and is 1MBit and around same price ish... (34.99)
Razz

share4uk
02-10-2003, 09:24 AM
Ive had no trouble with my current provider - Blueyonder, they do 512k and 1M Connections at competetive rates...

Also heres a couple of good sites about good broadband providers:

http://www.broadband-help.com/cm_reviews.asp

http://www.adslguide.org.uk/isps.asp?actio...ion=summarylist (http://www.adslguide.org.uk/isps.asp?action=summarylist)

Luca_Snipes
02-10-2003, 11:43 AM
NTL have answered some questions on this after many people emailed them, HERE (http://www.nthellworld.com/article/?action=show&id=335)

FlamingYob
02-10-2003, 12:00 PM
I get this on BT Broadband as well, I didn&#39;t think it would be a problem but it is, it&#39;s 12 noon and I have already used my 1GB limit.

EDIT: At least they&#39;re going about it the right way, if you go over 3 - 4 times in a 14 day period, BT fuck you in the ass as soon as you go over once.

Wizzandabe
02-10-2003, 08:28 PM
gental fuck off nube you are a nube ha ha you probaly use kazaa not kazaa lite fuckin noob

worthf
02-11-2003, 06:17 AM
What do you mean explicit? All I see are a couple of black lines dancing around?
Well, let me get the ol&#39; specs. Geez&#33; That&#39;s very explicit indeed&#33; Everybody take off your glasses and you&#39;ll be fine&#33; :lol:

P.S. They are rather athletic though, do they have classes for that&#33;?&#33; :)

jetje
02-11-2003, 07:32 AM
some topics merged (ad together) so all the info can be found in one topic B)

Longdong
02-11-2003, 05:08 PM
crap, how long has this been in place? im constantly downloading and i haven&#39;t had an email yet&#33;

captainhormone
02-11-2003, 09:53 PM
Bastards :o and they have the bollocks to do this&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; They are taking the piss people....listen, everytime you have interuption in service with NTL, either in TV, Interactive , Broadband, whatever....complain...believe me ive had shitloads of problems with my 1meg line and tv....box changed 5 times, engineers constantly round, on the phone to customer services and technical etc..they ended up giving me 4 months broadband free, and 6 months on my tv services, plus a groveling letter...fight the power and give it back to them.....remember....everytime you have a problem, and it becomes regular....COMPLAIN &#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; :angry: :angry: