Why don't ISPs make usage tracking easier?

Discussion in 'ISPs & The Internet' started by IanW, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. IanW

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    Just a bit of a grumble. . . . .

    Why don't the ISPs make Internet Usage tracking easier? Yes it is fine to download a tool onto your PC/MAC to track usage, but when, like me, you have more than one device, it is impossible. My Internet enabled kit is:

    1. iMac
    2. MacBook
    3. PS3
    4. XBOX360
    5. Wii
    6. Work Laptop
    7. iPod Touch
    8. HD-DVD player

    Surely the only place that this can be properly tracked is on the router or by the ISP. Given that most ISPs now give out routers why can they not add this functionality, or more easily why do they not make this information available within your online account page? The ISP sure as hell has this information as they send me an email warning that I was about to go over my limit! :mad:

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  2. iqofafish

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    my isp (adsl24) does. :smashin:

    I'm actually suprised others don't. Surely if you're going to enforce a useage policy, it's ethical to let your customers actually see how much they are using.
     
  3. mickbirch2000

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    They are only interested in your money, they like you to go over your usage limit because they can have more of your money therefore they dont make it easy for you to keep track of your usage. Simple!
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    Agreed. :(
     

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