When did data plans for internet service become a thing. I've had internet for a long time, and it was always unlimited but now I'm gone over data caps that shouldn't even be there. Money hungry &%&*$&!!
Twice now I've gotten letters about over data usage. Once last year, and once last month. It was always a second letter never a first. Now this morning I wake up to a third letter,but this one says I now have to get a higher service for my internet needs or they cut me off.
I apparently have 300 GB of data. The other notices said I went over 30. This one says I went to 503GB of data during my most recent billing cycle. I've been doing what I've always done since forever,but now its a problem. What kills me is that when I got the other notice I starting doing things that I thought would lessen my data usage.
I used to sleep with the internet still on all night. However, I've started to get off the net, and put the whole computer in hibernation mode.This way the internet is shut down this way as well.
I always have multiple tabs open to various webpages Netflix and YouTube included. I stopped doing this.
There's only me and one other person in the house. They're gone most of the day and night,and when they come home they mostly watch a movie on Netflix. They do go to sleep with Netflix still running though. However, i've told them about the overage thing so they now shut netflix down before sleep.
I have wifi,but its password protected and has always been. So i don't think anyone outside my home can access it.
My phone has internet capability,netflix, youtube, etc but I've never used it for that, and I always cut the wifi off on it.
I don't know what else to do. I thought I was limiting my usage, and yet the highest I've ever gone over was done with me trying not to do so.
You think they will let me keep my original plan? I have untill the 27th of this month to upgrade.