Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Set up Screen, Wiki, Offtopic
Didn't do much last night except add a few more elements during a dull Castle and rather good John Stewart.
The wiki team continues adding information adding TF to the team.
The rest is completely off topic and probably been rephrased in my mind. Read only if your bored.
So I get a phone call at 9:45am this morning.
(Charter) Hi, I'm BEEP with Charter Fraud is this BEEP I'm talking to.
(Charter)We just wanted to let you know that last month you exceeded the download threshold last month.
(Charter)Well on October we sent out that there are new thresholds in the amount you can download. It seems that with your current account you can only download 100gb a month and you downloaded 793gb... (pauses) Do you download movies from Netflix or something similar. HD movies on Netflix can run 8gb.
(Okay so I found a new porn site last month and went a little insane but 100gb is ridiculously low. But hell if I'm going to tell Charter that I'm using bit torrent.)
(Me)Something like that, there's a threshold?
(Charter)Yes, we just started notifying customer this month, if you exceed it more then three months in a rolling 6 months, we can discontinue your service.
(ME)Isn't 100gp a bit too low.
(Charter)The average family only uses 25gb a month.
(Obviously except for the ones using Netflix... So that's how it is. Cable is $65 a month and Netflix is $7.99 but uses the same bandwidth.)
(ME)Isn't 100gp a bit too low?
(Charter)Well if you do upgrade your service we can increase the threshold up to 500gb... oh wait your area doesn't have that service. The max we can upgrade it to is 250gb.
(And I did 3x that in a single month!)
(ME)Can you send at least e-mails when I'm close to my threshold like cell phones.
(Charter)We don't have that as an option.
(ME)Okay upgrade me.
(Charter)Thank you for using Charter.
(Looks like quest is going to get a new customer soon.)