• PiHole Wins

    From Kaelon@VERT to Margaerynne on Fri Jul 8 10:19:42 2022
    Re: Re: New BBS history book
    By: Margaerynne to Kaelon on Thu Jul 07 2022 08:56 am

    Sounds like another win -- if it doesn't function with a PiHole, you don't really want it.

    100%. When you start seeing devices, like your fridge (!!) pinging back, you realize you don't really need some devices network connected. As a standard practice now, I disable or flat-out don't configure any network devices on stand-alone appliances.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Moondog on Thu Jul 14 09:17:00 2022
    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Thursday 14.07.22 - 00:13, Moondog wrote to Ogg:

    All mobile data plans here (Canada) are limited to the
    extent that we pay for a base quota. Anything after that is
    throttled.



    I have a Tracfone (pre-paid plans) and there is no
    throttling. Once you're ou t, you need to buy more time.

    How much data do you buy at a time.. and how much per GB are
    you paying?

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Ogg on Fri Jul 15 01:49:00 2022
    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: Ogg to Moondog on Thu Jul 14 2022 09:17 am

    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Thursday 14.07.22 - 00:13, Moondog wrote to Ogg:

    All mobile data plans here (Canada) are limited to the
    extent that we pay for a base quota. Anything after that is
    throttled.



    I have a Tracfone (pre-paid plans) and there is no
    throttling. Once you're ou t, you need to buy more time.

    How much data do you buy at a time.. and how much per GB are
    you paying?

    I use my phone mainly as a phone, otherwise i try to avoid using data. I
    have a Year long plan with unlimited calls and texts. The data with that
    plan is small, like 1.5gb, but I like I said, I don't live on my phone. Data carries over from previous period, so right now I have 2.83 gb available
    since I got the new phone and plan in December. All the regular haunts I
    visit have wifi, so i use theirs when possible.

    The year long plan with unlimited text and calls with 1.5gb was $120

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Fri Jul 15 13:53:05 2022
    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: Moondog to Ogg on Fri Jul 15 2022 01:49 am

    I use my phone mainly as a phone, otherwise i try to avoid using data. I have a Year long plan with unlimited calls and texts. The data with that plan is small, like 1.5gb, but I like I said, I don't live on my phone.
    Data carries over from previous period, so right now I have 2.83 gb available

    i shit more than 1.5gigs
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Sat Jul 16 00:31:00 2022
    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: MRO to Moondog on Fri Jul 15 2022 01:53 pm

    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: Moondog to Ogg on Fri Jul 15 2022 01:49 am

    I use my phone mainly as a phone, otherwise i try to avoid using data. I have a Year long plan with unlimited calls and texts. The data with that plan is small, like 1.5gb, but I like I said, I don't live on my phone. Data carries over from previous period, so right now I have 2.83 gb available

    i shit more than 1.5gigs

    I don't doubt it. Like I said, I use it as a phone and texting and an occasio nal email. If I need more data, I buy extra gb. My brother's phone is his primary data device, and he burns up his data watching movies and social
    media. His "unlimited" plan throttles him down afer 20-25gb, and he burns thr ough that is a couple of days.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Moondog on Sat Jul 16 01:23:00 2022
    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Friday 15.07.22 - 01:49, Moondog wrote to Ogg:

    I have a Tracfone (pre-paid plans) and there is no
    throttling. Once you're ou t, you need to buy more time.

    How much data do you buy at a time.. and how much per GB are
    you paying?

    I use my phone mainly as a phone, otherwise i try to avoid
    using data. I have a Year long plan with unlimited calls
    and texts. The data with that plan is small, like 1.5gb,
    but I like I said, I don't live on my phone. Data carries
    over from previous period, so right now I have 2.83 gb
    available since I got the new phone and plan in December.
    All the regular haunts I visit have wifi, so i use theirs
    when possible.

    OK.. Their "plans" are similar to our Luckymobile, Chatr and
    PublicMobile self-serve no-contract types here. All are maxed
    at a certain data amount until throttling kicks in after the
    amount purchased.

    When you wrote "there is no throttling", I thought you meant
    you can continue to use more data at full speeds.

    What is happening with Tracfone is that there is a hard cut-off
    until you buy more data, right?


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Ogg on Sat Jul 16 16:36:00 2022
    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: Ogg to Moondog on Sat Jul 16 2022 01:23 am

    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Friday 15.07.22 - 01:49, Moondog wrote to Ogg:

    I have a Tracfone (pre-paid plans) and there is no
    throttling. Once you're ou t, you need to buy more time.

    How much data do you buy at a time.. and how much per GB are
    you paying?

    I use my phone mainly as a phone, otherwise i try to avoid
    using data. I have a Year long plan with unlimited calls
    and texts. The data with that plan is small, like 1.5gb,
    but I like I said, I don't live on my phone. Data carries
    over from previous period, so right now I have 2.83 gb
    available since I got the new phone and plan in December.
    All the regular haunts I visit have wifi, so i use theirs
    when possible.

    OK.. Their "plans" are similar to our Luckymobile, Chatr and
    PublicMobile self-serve no-contract types here. All are maxed
    at a certain data amount until throttling kicks in after the
    amount purchased.

    When you wrote "there is no throttling", I thought you meant
    you can continue to use more data at full speeds.

    What is happening with Tracfone is that there is a hard cut-off
    until you buy more data, right?


    yes, you're cut off until you buy a refill

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Moondog on Sat Jul 16 21:23:59 2022
    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: Moondog to Ogg on Sat Jul 16 2022 04:36 pm

    yes, you're cut off until you buy a refill

    Best bar ever.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Moondog on Sun Jul 17 08:02:00 2022
    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Saturday 16.07.22 - 16:36, Moondog wrote to Ogg:

    When you wrote "there is no throttling", I thought you
    meant you can continue to use more data at full speeds.

    What is happening with Tracfone is that there is a hard
    cut-off until you buy more data, right?


    yes, you're cut off until you buy a refill

    In that case, the throttling serves as a nice "bonus" in my
    case. A few times I've used close to 1GB while throttled for 5-
    6 days before my next billing period kicks in.

    The throttle speeds do not impact my participation in this FTN
    hobby though.

    I've let music downloads from Spotify proceed overnight. By
    morning, the handful of albums that I would want would be done,
    no problem.


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  • From Jared@VERT/JUMPLEFT to Moondog on Thu Aug 4 05:12:33 2022
    Re: data.. no throttling.
    By: Moondog to Ogg on Fri Jul 15 2022 01:49:00


    I have a Tracfone (pre-paid plans) and there is no
    throttling. Once you're ou t, you need to buy more time.

    How much data do you buy at a time.. and how much per GB are
    you paying?

    I use my phone mainly as a phone, otherwise i try to avoid using data. I have a Year long plan with unlimited calls and texts. The data with that

    I'm on a plan that accumulates cell data; thanks to extended periods at home on wifi I have 669GB available on my plan!

    de VK2WAY
    jared

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Sun Aug 7 10:15:00 2022
    That is my personal opinion. I have bad eyes, and I hate tiny screens. It is not my preference for a primary data device.

    + 1


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