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BroadbandChoices Offer Free Download Monitor

Posted: 05th Mar, 2007 By: MarkJ
One of several broadband comparison websites, BroadbandChoices, has begun offering a free download monitor application for those wishing to keep track of their usage:

A recent ICM survey* found that 71 per cent of users thought their broadband package was unlimited but 75 per cent of the deals out there actually have limits on how much you can download. In a bid to combat these penalties, http://www.BroadbandChoices.co.uk are offering users a free tool they can use to track how much they have downloaded over a day, month or year.

With cheaper broadband deals emerging in the UK market every day how are ISPs covering their costs? Michael Phillips, Sales Director at BroadbandChoices.co.uk warned: "Broadband providers are offering supposedly cheap deals with one hand, but clawing the money back with penalties for downloading".

Even customers who have signed up to unlimited broadband packages can face fines under their provider's fair usage policy. In a bid to combat these penalties, BroadbandChoices.co.uk are offering users a free tool they can use to track how much they have downloaded over a day, month or year. This will help customers avoid exceeding their limit or choose a new package with the correct limit.

The Broadband Download Monitor will allow customers to manage their downloading or benchmark their usage so they can select a package with an appropriate download limit. Customer should compare broadband packages by price, download limit and speed and contract length before choosing a package.

To download the Broadband Download Monitor, visit http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/broadband-download-monitor.html

It's worth pointing out that there are plenty of free Internet/Download monitor applications out there, as any quick search using Google will attest (e.g. Down2Home). Never the less such an application is always handy for situations where ISP’s fail to provide customers with usage data.

There have also been cases where providers appear to have incorrectly tracked usage, thus it can help to have your own logs for comparison. Beware any monitors that request you register on a remote server/site, there's no need for that.
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