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Whats the most you have ever paid for internet in one month ?

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by aussie-revhead, Oct 25, 2009.

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Whats the most you have ever paid for internet in one month ?

  1. Less than $500

    87.8%
  2. $500-$1000

    6.4%
  3. $1000-$2000

    1.6%
  4. OMFG over $2000 !!!

    4.3%
  1. Joehax

    Joehax Member

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    $90 for downloading 4mb over GPRS back in the day.
     
  2. Rass

    Rass Member

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    Ignoring initial setup costs, prolly around $130 for a month with Internode.

    My gf and I both decided to go on a leech fest, and within a couple of days, we'd hit the quota - so I went and bought some more data blocks.

    then I found more stuff we both were interested in, so we burnt thru those blocks.

    and it happened again :)
     
  3. Snoops

    Snoops Member

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    I had a 3.5k bill from telstra years ago.. Dam ex-wife watching Big Brother live feeds 6 hrs a day while I was at work...
     
  4. cvidler

    cvidler Member

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    Sounds like you did the right thing.

    It's so easy to rack up excess downloads. Especially for those not computer literate. "But I didn't download anything, just spent 8hrs a day on youtube".


    As for the OPs question, $149.99/pm business unlimited plan FTW.
     
  5. millsy

    millsy Member

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    Link to plan?
     
  6. UB3R

    UB3R Member

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    $2400 on my HTC Hero on Optus Business 3G for work... Optus told us the rate was 0.0055c/kB but charged us $0.0055/kB so yeah, 100x more than they quoted us.

    I refused to pay it and the pathetic, spineless, lazy as all fuck IT department bent over and took it from Optus and just charged it to overhead and cancelled 3G on my phone, despite having an email from an Optus rep stating clearly 0.0055c/kB (or $55/GB).
     
  7. cvidler

    cvidler Member

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  8. dakiller

    dakiller (Oscillating & Impeding)

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    $95 for unlimited 1.5 ADSL, on WildIT up till they went bust and I moved over to TPG not long after that
     
  9. cdtoaster

    cdtoaster Member

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    i'd never get a plan which costs per mb if you go over.... too risky
     
  10. Drew_

    Drew_ Member

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    I don't, I get shaped with BPC

    That is a lame excuse ad who the hell still uses Firefox?
     
  11. whowalks

    whowalks Member

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    I notice all the big bills eem to come from Telstra :shock:
    How suprising
    I never signed with telstra with internet (good choice by me)
    and went to optus with the phone over a decade ago LOL
    currently all bundled with Exetel, on 30g and 60g off peak:thumbup:

    I use firefox:confused:
     
  12. 3t3rna1

    3t3rna1 Member

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    A client once got a billing for a 3G service totalling $28k.
    They had something like a 5G cap and they downloaded 60+ GB. Wasn't my problem so I found it pretty funny.
     
  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Still paying around the $100 mark, but now at 100Gig for that money so much much better value for money with BP :thumbup:
     
  14. figrin

    figrin Member

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    Does corporate account count? I've seen a couple of mils :p
     
  15. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Nope, just personal accounts please : p
     
  16. matrixman

    matrixman Member

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    $60 shaped with TPG and currently i'm shaped got decent speed for online stream, voice video chat on skype.
     
  17. darknebula

    darknebula Member

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    call bigpond and tell them it was just a once off and will never happen again, done this with a few clients and they let you off the hook
     
  18. Pugs

    Pugs Member

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    the OP was several months ago.... I sure he has it sorted out now...

    it is real shame telstra let people off the hook it is only hurting the company.. and letting people think they can just do that every time....
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    For massive excess usage charge one month (not even my fault, due to the new billing system) I had to fill in forms, including letter stating my case....all to get off the large charge.
     
  20. power

    power Member

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    yeah like a few $k some dipshit at the Telstra shop managed to NOT setup data on my new 3G sim properly so was charged heeeeeaps - couple of calls to ombudsman and fixed!
     

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