how much is 200MB

  reddwarfcrew 15:01 25 Sep 03

I'm looking at gettin my folks onto ADSl as their exchange is about to be upgraded. Now they don't wanna pay £28pm as all they do is just surf, but I saw click here mentioned a fews days back.

So how much surfing could you do within the 200MB limit?

I know the answer is how long is a piece of string as it depends on how graphics intense the pages are etc, but is anyone prepared to take a stab in the dark. EG how mnay PCAdvisor helproom pages could you view within the 200MB limit?

  tbh72 15:10 25 Sep 03

It is said that an average webpage is between 35kb - 50kb in size, so 200mb would allow you to view between 4000 - 5714 webpages.

Weekly page view totals would fall between 923 - 1319.

How you would actually count the number of page views made during browsing im not sure about?

  tbh72 15:18 25 Sep 03

If your interested, I am with Freeserve BB, this new paygo service your looking at would cost 19p more if the maximum limit was reached!!!!

  marjted 23:12 25 Sep 03

Costwise the Plusnet offering at £18.99 per month unlimited would seem a better package for your folks wouldn't it? The initial costs - activation and modem appear cheaper too.

  powerless 23:33 25 Sep 03

"Now they don't wanna pay £28pm as all they do is just surf, but I saw click here mentioned a fews days back."

Stick to dial up and save a few.

  Gaz 25 01:00 28 Sep 03

I would say 200Mb would be a week of my surfing!


tbh72 - They would count how many MBs you download, not the amount of sites.

I would say that 200Mb is enough for home users, but anyone that does a lot of surfing, it is no better than paying £17.99 for a basic (256kb/s) broadband from click here

Or even £29.99 for 600kb/s speed broadband.

  tbh72 02:35 28 Sep 03

Gaz, my calculations are based on page sizes, in order to give a better indication of the quantity of sites viewed for a given allowance.

  krypt1c 13:28 28 Sep 03

reddwarfcrew - There's a calculator on the site that will help to determine if it's cost effective.
click here

  Dipso 22:22 28 Sep 03

I've been using the service you mention for a couple of months now. I use my connection every night for a couple of hours and more at weekends. I mainly look at web pages, use it for email and some downloading. I pay £13 a month. Before I signed up I downloaded a usage monitor from click here so I had an idea of how much it was going to cost me. Last month I used 808MB, OK that's not a great deal of usage but unless your folks are into heavy downloads, I think they should be OK with it. I am very happy with it.

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