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  1. #1
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    unmetered vs unlimited bw

    so tell me, what is the diff?

    for example,

    some sites have the following:

    silver: unmetered
    gold: 25 gb
    plat: 50 gb transffers

    isn't that odd?

  2. #2
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    Very odd--wonder how they make the distinction? Almost seems that unmetered must mean nearly undetectable.

  3. #3
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    was thinking the same....it almost sounds like the usage is reveresed or something?

  4. #4
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    Unmetered and Unlimited tend to be synomous terms in this industry. However, looking at the names of the plans - the one with unmetered seems to be the lowest plan; which is quite odd. I would contact the company directly to clarify on this, as they would be the only ones who were 100% sure.

  5. #5
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    hmm......this was brought to my attention from anothe thread, the link to the hosting company is http://www.lexfirst.net/services/

  6. #6
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    Unlimited Bandwidth?
    And.. Unlimited Disk Space?
    .....For $12.95 / Month !?!?!?!
    That screams out Trouble.

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    "Unmetered" is a term that started popping up a lot when "unlimited bandwidth" began getting more bad hype. It's best to contact the host and review their definitions of it, and make sure you read up well on the TOS. Realistically, it has to have some sort of cap of the usage.
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  8. #8
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    Originally posted by jcwebii
    "Unmetered" is a term that started popping up a lot when "unlimited bandwidth" began getting more bad hype. It's best to contact the host and review their definitions of it, and make sure you read up well on the TOS. Realistically, it has to have some sort of cap of the usage.
    This is very true. If any host makes a claim for unmetered or unlimited bandwidth - there is often a disclaimer in the TOS that any 'High Bandwidth Customers' may be terminiated at any time, without notice, etc. Because, if you really wanted to go pyscho, and use up massive amounts of Bandwidth - most servers only come with ~1TB of Bandwidth, and you can use all of that up if your good enough. Then, the company will have to pay ~$1 / GB overrage! They like overrage charges - teaches them a good lesson.

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