Thursday, 4 December 2008

P1 W1max Fair Usage Policy

Have you heard about the Fair Usage Policy that P1 W1max uses to ensure your speed?

Yeah! They actually have a policy to make sure that your speed do not fall because of others:

P1's Fair Usage Policy applies to all our customers but it will only affect you if you are one of the very few users who make inappropriate or excessive use of P1's service. Majority of users who do not frequently upload or download very large number of videos, very large files and use peer to peer (P2P) and file sharing software will not be affected.

There is a limit of twenty (20) Gigabytes (GB) of data usage per month (upload and download) for P1’s standard fixed broadband service. Our customers’ usage is monitored on a daily basis and the usage is calculated based on the total usage per month. Based on normal usage trends, most customers will not exceed this limit, unless large volumes of data are constantly uploaded and downloaded, or peer to peer and file sharing applications are used. As a comparison, using 20 Gigabytes of data per month is equivalent to downloading approximately more than 6,000 songs per month. This limit is set in addition to the Fair Usage Policy to ensure the best possible experience in terms of speed, quality and reliability for our customers.

If your data usage per month exceeds 20 Gigabytes, your broadband connection speed will be given lower priority during periods of high traffic usage and network congestion, and you may experience lower than average speed.

In shorter and lamer terms, it means that you will get faster speed by not allowing your neighbour download 20G of movies or songs 24/7 per month. Or else you will be crying your eyes out staying beside him!

And even if you are the one "accidentally" uses more than the 20G, your speed is only given priority to the rest. Which means if no one around you uses the line you will still get the same speed. How good is that?

But with the current wireless services by the rest of the provider I think even if you download 24/7 non stop you won't even hit the 20G cap.

Read more about it here at the P1 W1max website.


maksi said...

Thanks for clearing that up.

kliprift said...

"But with the current wireless services by the rest of the provider I think even if you download 24/7 non stop you won't even hit the 20G cap."

The is a misleading statement. Check your facts, i dont even download a single thing, just facebook games, email documents and some youtube. its 4th December and my usage is 15GB already.

Anonymous said...

i agree wif kliprift!
mine even worst!
1 day only from 5gb down to 1gb!
now dat's a big fat lie!

My very alive... please bear with me for a little while... I swear I will be back!