Got a new USB device from VZW and a prepaid 1 week 300MB service.
Burned it all up in under 30 min. Doing emails.
I turned off all PC updates prior to starting and also setup my firewall (zonealarm) to block all outgoing traffic except from my browser.
Did I miss something?
Using 300MB in 30 minutes would require an average transfer rate of at least 1.33 Mbits per second. That's certainly an attainable transfer rate (although perhaps a bit beyond what I tend to get during network peak-traffic hours), but usually not seen from just doing e-mail. Something like a big Windows update (Microsoft did just release a bunch of those) could account for a large download, but you say you have those disabled.
Hi. I understand that you used your entire broadband allowance just by checking email. I am sorry to hear that. What were you doing in the email? Were you opening attachments or streaming anything live?
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