Unlimited data

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  1. Isaiah
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    Does an Unlimited data plan, actually give you unlimited data or are they just saying that, because the whole idea of being able to download forever seems a bit far fetched to me.
     
  2. p1ngpong

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    Depends really, you have to check the small print. Sometimes they advertise a plan as unlimited but like to stick a fair usage policy in the small print.
     
  3. Edgedancer

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    There will be unlimited downloads but you must use it between certain hours or there will be like a 10 GB max every day or so.
     
  4. Isaiah
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    Oh k thx, I'm guessing when they actually let you use the internet like mad is when everyone is at school or work or something.
     
  5. Edgedancer

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    I know off peak is from around 2:30 am to 8:00 am. This is with TPG but I know iinet go from 12am to 12pm as off peak. It all depends upon your service provider. I can almost guarentee that you will not need alot of downloads. I recently upgraded to 80GB and found that almost half a month in, I have barely made a dent due to the lack of games, movies and such I want.
     
  6. domislong

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    In this case (you being Australian, that is) I believe you will have a certain amount of bandwith and, once used, your speed will be capped.
     
  7. prowler

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    In England, i have unlimited internet on my phone, but its only 200mb lol.
    When they say its unlimited, they don't really mean its unlimited D:
     
  8. Isaiah
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    Awwwww, shit.
     
  9. zuron7

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    Depends on the plan.
    Some plans have UL 24/7, with no speed cap.
    Some with a speed cap.
    Some with Night unlimited.
    And some with limited.
     
  10. Shinryuji

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    As it has been said, unlimited does not, oddly enough, mean unlimited. Most ISPs will just cap your download speed or put limits on it between certain hours if you do too much downloading. Damn fair usage policy >_>
     
  11. wyndcrosser

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    So, I'm going to be a d!ck here. Call your provider. I called mine and they told me (to verify look at ur contract, or the contract on line based off ur policy), additionally they informed me it was unlimited due to my phone being a smartphone.

    Just call, they'll help you it's a free call.

    Wynd
     
  12. Linkiboy

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    It's still not unlimited. People have had their accounts canceled for heavy usage even with "unlimited" smartphone plans that mentioned nothing about the 5GB limit.

    And I do mean heavy, 3GB a day (well, heavy for a phone)
     
  13. playallday

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    They don't mean it.

    You'll most likely only be allowed maybe 10GB-30GB a day depending on who it's from.
     
  14. asdf

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    I have unlimited download but I'm capped at 150 kb/s.