Looking for advice on avoiding data cap, please.
It is difficult for me to manage the cap when, on the last day of the month, just before midnight, after I have unplugged my modem for the day, in the space of 20 minutes, 17 gigs is added to my total to put me 3 gig over for the month. Very frustrating. I have no idea how to combat that, any help would be appreciated.
As far as I can tell, my internet usage hasn't changed at all, but I am now constantly in jeopardy of the cap. I have taken the following steps:
Reset router passwords
Power-cycling everything multiple times
Multiple virus/malware scans and upgraded to AVG premium
Turned down resolution on devices
Turned off auto-play on devices
Reduced childrens' streaming time
Playing apps as opposed to streaming
Got rid of 4k TV
Stopped watching and cancelled HBO because watching GoT season 8 took about 200 gigs
Watching Comcast on Demand more and streaming less
No sports streaming :(
Reduced carbohydrate intake
Watching YouTube on 144p
I am still looking into Cloud type things, although I don't believe we have any of that.
I do not care for the daily stress of monitoring the data and wondering what happened on the magic 50+ gig days, or why such cuts in data usage yield zero results.
I have found that my daughters I-Pad forces her to watch YouTube in 1080P which is mildly infuriating. Log in, change it to 480P, next video it pops it right to 1080P.
I do plan on upgrading to the unlimited package in the future, but I can't do it yet.
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