option 1 off peak downloading

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  1. mcdermott_c

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    Hi

    I have BT Option 1 with the 10GB download limit however I wondered if this only applies to day time "peak" times and therefore you can download freely at night or whether the 10gb cap applies 24 hours a day

    any advice appreciated

    thanks

    chris
     
  2. accyuklad

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    the 10gb will be for the month and if you use it then you probly get charged for going over

    that why they put 10gb download limit

    so if your a fair heavy downloader then this is no good
     
  3. mcdermott_c

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    hi

    thanks for reply

    Yes the 10gb is for the month. I wasnt sure if the monthly cap only applied to daytime hours so that even though you have a 10gb monthly cap you can download freely during offpeak hours (i.e. thought the night). I know a lot of other ISPs do this

    thanks

    chris
     
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    your best reading there fup
     
  5. accyuklad

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    or ring to make sure you dont wanna get stuck in a contract and find out you dont get free downloads at a certain time and you only get 10gb a mth
     
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    There is no FUP with Option One as it has a limit, as does Option Two (15 Gbytes). Only Option Three is subject to the FUP because it is unlimited - subject to FUP.

    To answer the OP's question the 10Gbyte limit is applied to ALL traffic, up or down at any time of day or night. If you exceed it, initially BT will 'suggest' that you upgrade to an Option with a higher limit. If you do not do so and continue to exceed your limit you will be charged for every GByte that you go over.
     
  7. mcdermott_c

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    thanks for replies guys

    I am already with BT but just wanted to check this out. Its not a major problem as i dont download a huge amount and can just download anything i need at work as this normally what i need it for anyway

    cheers

    chris
     
  8. alanbenjy

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    I didnt realise that these Mod comment: word removed, please read the forum rules on what you can and can not post include online gaming as downloads. I have been getting warnings about exceeding the 10Gb limit. So if you are a gamer do not use BT!
     
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    option 3 is limited to 100gb which is defo not unlimited lol why dont they actually say 100gb instead of wasting people time bet loads of people ringing them up right now saying they getting bad speed after they gone past that
     
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    Isn't that a bit short sighted of you? Why would there be an exclusion for gaming traffic? Thats like saying VoIP traffic isn't included as it's a phone call!
     
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    Actually VOIP traffic originating from the hub phone and BT Vision streaming traffic isn't included in the 10GB allowance.
     
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    The other thing to be aware of is that, as whiskyboozer has pointed out on another thread , option1 throttles you back at peak times if you have the effrontery to use bbc i-player. I found that I was paying over the odds for my actual download so spoke to a nice lady at bt who said I could reduce to option 1. At no time did she draw attention to the i-player throttling so I ,stupidly, entered into the contract then and there to get a £3 per month reduction.

    Ok it's lurking in bt's small print now, but too late for me. We could argue til the cows come home about throtting heavy users, but I just don't see the justification for this particular restriction. If bt can't cope with bbc downloads that's between bt and bbc.

    It seems cynical to blow the trumpet about introducing 20mbps when they rarely achieve anything like 8mbps!
     
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    100GB is plenty hardly anyone is serious gamer enough to go past that.

    It does affect other nearby people if you dowload a lot, as it hogs the line up.
     
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    You do realise that this is a 10 month old thread dont you?

    Plus the 100Gb limit is incorrect, Option 3 is unlimited but subject to FUP, which may or maynot coincide with 100Gb. I am on Option 3 and have been since its 'downgrade' from the old option 4 and have exceeded 100Gb a few times (helped along by my daughters watching iPlayer 24/7 instead of normal telly) - they simply throttled me.
     
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    Do not tell them about skyplayer then
     
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    I am afraid that the fact of the matter is that the FUP number DOES currently "coincide with" 100GBytes. (Source - BT.) This is not a published figure but it is the one that BT currently use. (It was previously 50GBytes.)
     
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    Yeah, after I typed it I realised that published or not, if it is actually 100Gb, then my post was redundant :D

    No wonder when I went to release myself from BT, they mentioned my usage in some months exceeded 100Gb specifically....
     

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