TheBoldEagle, yeah I can imagine. It's not listed on their Sticky though. It's actually listed here, http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/internet/data-usage-what-are-the-different-plans-launching
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Greattttt, and I just looked it up. I was actually promised the Blast Pro 150mbps, so that's what I'm getting. However, they tell me they can't downgrade my service til I've actually installed it. They say you get the first month free.
So I'm going to keep the 150, and do things like I normally do the first month. If I go over they say they won't charge me the first month. If I need to go down to Performance 50, or even switch to another ISP, I will 😞
Edit: I also hear that you can upgrade your account to a business account for a little extra a month, and completely avoid data caps. So all in time I guess.
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I have a really serious question about the service I recently ordered. I got the Blast 105, along with some cable channels for a decent amount per/mo because I'm in an "xfinity community."
Long story short, I had NO idea there was a data limit. Maybe I'm stupid but I never saw anything about a 300gb cap, until I saw a commercial for Time Warner saying it has ZERO limits to data.
So, I would say my usage is fairly heavy. I play A LOT of games online, on my pc. My girlfriend does aswell, so basically everything that I say I'm doing, add her in aswell for doing the exact same thing.
Netflix - I would say constantly, whenever we were at home at out old place we'd use it for background noise, of course this is an easy habit to break. However, I'd say we'd still watch a heavy amount of it, somewhere in the 20-30 hour a week range. Maybe more maybe less, I'm not sure I never honestly kept count between work.
Gaming - We game more than anything else. I'm constantly playing some MMO, when not at work or out and about. So I would place Casually playing MMOs as our highest occuring activity daily. I'm talking about 4-5 hours a day maybe more. (Lazy days off, probably all day if not going to the beach or have plans). Also keep in mind it's two people gaming as we usually play together.
Youtube/twitch - This won't mostly be an issue, I don't watch much youtube, besides the occasional trailer. I mainly would stream twitch from my cellphone with the LTE, which I will still probably use because I happen to still have the old Sprint unlimited plan. However there are times that I actually do watch Twitch on my computer, like when there is a big tournament, or a news conference. That kind of thing.
That's pretty much it. As far as downloading goes we have everything large downloaded already such as the MMO's we play and such. (20+gb downloads for the game.) However, when i new game does come out (Fallout 4) I will download and install it on my Pc.
So tell me, now that you see how much of internet addicts we are, is 300gb anywhere NEAR enough for us? I saw that we get sort of a grace period for about 3 months where they don't change me for overages. However, if it's pretty evident that I'm going to exceed it, I'm going to try to find a better option.
I originally wanted the Blast 105, but the faster speed seems like it would make me hit my 300gb even faster than I would just using the base Performance 50.
Tell me your opinions guys, do you think this is going to be an issue? Also please no judging on how much of internet addicts and nerds we are.
Thanks in advance!
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