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New Prepaid Mobile Broadband - 1 week of prepaid, gone in under 30min. What happened????
ZZZZZZZ
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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?

 

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Re: New Prepaid Mobile Broadband - 1 week of prepaid, gone in under 30min. What happened????
DaveMertz
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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.

 

Dave

 

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Re: New Prepaid Mobile Broadband - 1 week of prepaid, gone in under 30min. What happened????
ontheroadagain

go to Altel $40 per month unlimited usage

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Re: New Prepaid Mobile Broadband - 1 week of prepaid, gone in under 30min. What happened????
Kimberly_Nicole

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?

 

Waiting on your reply :smileyhappy:

 

 

Thanks!

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Re: New Prepaid Mobile Broadband - 1 week of prepaid, gone in under 30min. What happened????
ZZZZZZZ
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Another part of the puzzle is that skyp was active.

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Re: New Prepaid Mobile Broadband - 1 week of prepaid, gone in under 30min. What happened????
ZZZZZZZ
Member

Sorry, Skyp was in use for a portion of the time in text mode only.

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