The internet plan I pay for allows me 50GB OFF-peak data and 50GB ON-peak data.
I'd forgotten which was which and I've been using the computer mostly in the afternoons and evenings.
Turns out that's the ON-peak time and according to a recent email, I've used up 50% of my ON-peak allowance. From 12.59pm, (essentially midday) to 12.59am, (essentially midnight)
Which means I should start using it more in the mornings, since OFF-peak is from 12.59am (midnight) to 12.59 pm (midday).
So I tried to be more awake when I really wanted to sleep, then figured that the whole deal would start over again when the next payment was taken from my bank account.
That was four days ago, so now I should have a goodly amount of ON-peak allowance still available, right?
Today I got an email telling me I have used 80% of my ON-peak allowance.
IN FOUR DAYS???
I don't think so. Doesn't seem right to me.
The email tells me that if my current plan is no longer suitable, they're happy to help me switch to something that is better suited. And more expensive I'm sure.
Now I'm wondering if this is a genuine email from my I-net provider or some sort of scam. Because surely an honest provider, one I've trusted now for a number of years, wouldn't suddenly start telling me I've used much more data allowance than usual.
I've never had these "usage alerts" before, and I've been with this company for about five years.
I plan to ignore them.
But, just to be on the safe side, I'm going to switch times as much as I can, and get things done before noon.
So if you notice I'm not around as much when I usually am, that's why.
The Heat Is On, or was.
15 minutes ago