Haha, this is funny
At least we now know that 600 gigs and open sharing are some criteria for cancellation
kosmik on average how much do you download a month from mweb and how long have you had an account with them?
600gb !!!!! ????
Good job to Mweb for canceling your account.
I mean seriously ? Unsecured wireless for all my a-r-s-e !
Just admit you were downloading media content and move on.
so take ie some1 goes and has Downstorm download several hundred gigs of files and now you want to download it... your line will be active for quite some time and because you are using DS, it will be running at closer to full speed than normally allowed.
this then causes you to take effect of a higher speed than what you would have normally downloaded, meaning you will be putting more 'strain' on their servers than usual.
but I think they have started to throttled Downstorm as well, but I could be mistaken.
offering unsecured wireless access is the dumbest thing i've ever heard... for your sake lets hope no-one has done anything dodgy using that access since you WILL be held responsible. The unsecured wireless excuse doesnt work in court.
lol. I did 750Gb last month on my Axxess Express+ account.
You guys that are claiming the end of the world for anyone who uses more than 3Gb (or whatever your little caps are) need to catch a wake up. Go look in the rest of the world, 50Mb and now 100Mbps lines are available to users for a fraction of what we pay for our 4Mb lines.
In Canada they were imposing caps, but the people rejected it and the caps got removed. I really wish that the majority of South Africans weren't morons who still believe that downloading anything is bad karma.
as usual - there's always someone who will push the limit.
OP, that's like going to an "all you can eat" buffet and sitting next to an open window where you hand plates of food to everyone coming past - I mean, seriously, you really expected them not to can your account.
BTW, I have a hard time believing that they did not try to contact you? No matter what people may think, large companies DO have to follow their own rules - the reputational risk of not doing so is simply too high.
Last edited by AfricanTech; 14-02-2011 at 09:09 PM.
@OP - have you also considered the risk of somebody downloading some icky stuff like kiddie porn? You'll be the patsy, not the real guilty party.
"it will be running at closer to full speed than normally allowed"
There is no "normally". It is an http download and never was anything else (as far as ISP/IS/Seacom/Mweb is concerned).
Bypassing shaping is a direct action. In other words, as you download you take actions to prevent/circumvent shaping. Downloading http is not bypassing torrent shaping.
600GB is a heck of a lot but hardly think its abuse when used within the normal parameters. If you pay for a 4meg line, should you not expect that speed 24/7 all the time? Or should we be settling for a product that performs 60% of it's full capability?
This requires additional thought. LOL
maybe its something that one of these "free" users did... like hacking etc and mweb picked it up....