Do you ever wonder how much of your downloading allowance is spent on these updates?
Turns out, not as much as I thought. For the past 30 days, I calculated 272.12MB of downloading for updates in Windows 8.1. I have a 14GB plan from those rip-off artists, Verizon, which costs me $80 per month. So that’s about 2% of my limit. However…
When I was 0.840GB over my monthly limit, it was an extra $15. When I was 4.138GB over my limit, it cost me $75 extra. So that 2% can easily push me over my monthly digital allowance. When I was under my limit, do I get a credit? Hell no.
And Verizon also charges me $20 per month for “Jetpack/Usb Line Access,” along with various city and state fees/taxes.
Additionally, for this 30-day period, I had to reset my network wireless adapter a total of 120 times, for an average of 4 times for each update.
I shouldn’t need to tell you that in the U.S., we pay more for internet service than in any other country. Not only that, we have the slowest speeds. And it sucks big time. I believe the term for this is: monopoly (or duopoly).
My head hurts from all this calculating, frustration, and anger. Good thing I picked up some ranch dressing today from Pelican’s Restaurant. Now, if I could just figure out how to set up an IV, I’m all good. 😀