I’m on an Unlimited Usage monthly ISP plan. But if I should reach a usage of 12GB my speed then gets reduced from 1500/256kbps to only 64kbps.
I’m only halfway through this month’s usage period and I’ve now received a notice that I’ve already reached 6GB of my Usage – Impossible!!
I’ve downloaded no more than 2 or 3 movies using LimeWire (and then FrostWire) as P2P share-file since a fortnight ago… with each of these video files being no longer than around 750MB each.
Simple arithmetic tells me that my usage shouldn’t be anywhere near 6GB.
My ISP has told me that it’s possible that hackers may be using my account.
I’ve since disabled Uploading in FrostWire.
Any thoughts? When a video file capacity is stated to be, say, ‘720MB’ - does it actually download a lot more MBs than this for one reason or another?
I understand that with Uploading I was probably doubling my Usage from ‘720MB’ to around ‘1440MB’.
But this still doesn’t account for how 3 video-file movies of only ‘720MB’ each could blow my Usage allowance to a staggering 6GB…