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Who Pays for bandwidth/data allocation


  I'm thinking about getting wireless broadband -- some type of 3G through Verizon.  The problem I'm seeing though is that Microsoft, Adobe, and other security updates would eat up all my data allocation leaving me to pay an arm and a leg for my own personal usage.  Has anyone managed to get Microsoft to pay for the bandwidth/data allowance for their "required" system updates?

Re: Who Pays for bandwidth/data allocation

I don't think that would even be possible. The updates you get for your software aren't always "required", so the developer would say it's your decision to update your applications. They would only recommend or suggest you update the app. So they don't have any liability over your usage.

But you can control those types of things, you can turn off the automatic updates and then manually update stuff when you get a WiFi or hardwired connection.


But getting them to pay for your usage? A lawyer may laugh at you.