Comcast screwing customers again?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Alzarius, May 26, 2014.

  1. Alzarius

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    Today I got an alert for getting near the monthly data usage, I am wondering if anyone else here is having this problem? I was searching online and found out that once they implemented this, many customers monthly data usage spiked drastically.

    Feb - 93
    March - 208
    April - 140

    May..... 290. The only difference, is that we cut our cable off.

    The problem with this??? I have been working this month and I am actually home much less than usual. From not working but one day a week, to working 5, and our data usage went up...

    Has anyone else has this sudden spike in data usage?

    Im already looking for options but it looks like were screwed until Google fiber come along.
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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    Personally I stick with small independent ISPs. But I am fortunate enough to live in a very techy area. I know that not everyone has access to good indy ISPs.
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  3. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Where do you find your usage on their site? We have a ton of devices on the net, stream a lot of Netflix and PlayStation games. I've never gotten a notice before.
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  4. Alzarius

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    My Account > My services. Xfinity internet, then click manage.


    IT shows the data usage. When I click view details, it shows me what we used the past 3 months.



    Thats why I think something is fishy here. I was at home, 60 hours less this month, yet my data usage is more?
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  5. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    I have used 138 of 300GB this month on their Performance Plan. That's the most I've used the last four months but nothing close to your situation.

    You might check their forum to see if others have had the same issue.
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  6. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO @TennessyXO

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    Comcast has data caps on home internet?


    That has to be the biggest scam in the world.

    These ISP's should all be shut down and internet should be treated as an utility immediately.


    The fact that they want to basically turn the internet into cable television should frighten the hell out of everyone.
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  7. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    Yep.. about 6-7 months ago they sent me mail telling me I now have a 300gb cap. Lol. I've went over it twice, and they give you 3 "freebies" for you to go over before they charge you 10$ more per 10gb? I think. Apparently internet a limited resource, so they gotta give you a limit and charge you more.

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    Here soon... I'll be headin' down Calafornii way.
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  8. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO @TennessyXO

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    It isn't a limited resource. They are just trying to scare customers and keep cost down on their end.

    Get more money out of you by providing less service or if you go over they get more money out of you by providing their original service.


    Companies like Comcast usually have a monopoly on a city and can just do what they want. I never understood how this was okay.

    If you live somewhere that only has one ISP they can basically rape you.

    What are you going to do?

    Not have internet?
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  9. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    I gotta see boobs from all races, shapes and sizes when the mood strikes me. I can't live without internet.
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  10. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO @TennessyXO

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    Need to see them titties streaming in ultra clear 1080p downloading at 1 gbps.
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