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Hello,

 

Curious as to whether there's some rationale behind charging $2.50 for each extra GB of bandwidth when it costs $.40 per GB as a separate account.

 

In other words, I know I'm going to blow out my bandwidth for this month, and it sounds like TCH will be charging me $40 for going over by 10gigs when I could just set up another account (or redirect to one of my other accounts) and get that for $4.

 

I don't get it.... Not even a prepurchase option or something?!

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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Seems like an unnecessary hassle given that I only need extra bandwidth for one month.  I'd gladly have paid a little more but $2.50/gig is a joke.

 

Maybe you should Google "extra bandwidth" and see how much of a joke it really is. $2.50 a Gig is better than most hosts. In the first few pages there weren't many that were better than that. Most places were $3, $5, and even $10 per gig. Want a joke? I fount a place offering it for 10 cents per Megabyte. You do the math in that one. Could it be that you have outgrown our little family?

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Curious as to whether there's some rationale behind charging $2.50 for each extra GB of bandwidth when it costs $.40 per GB as a separate account.

 

In other words, I know I'm going to blow out my bandwidth for this month, and it sounds like TCH will be charging me $40 for going over by 10gigs when I could just set up another account (or redirect to one of my other accounts) and get that for $4.

The last time I checked, 10 x $2.50 = $25.00, not $40.00. :D

 

I don't speak for TCH, but I would presume that the $2.50/GB is partially a penalty. TCH does not want customers to exceed their bandwidth limits, nor encourage them to do so, so a higher price per GB is charged.

 

Okay, guess I'll just do it the hard way and rerout traffic to a $4 account. Seems like an unnecessary hassle given that I only need extra bandwidth for one month. I'd gladly have paid a little more but $2.50/gig is a joke.

It's not TCH's fault you're going to exceed your bandwidth for the month. You've got two choices - do nothing and let your account get suspended, or pay the $25.

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Pardon the bad math. But that was the answer I was looking for... that the servers are not intended to put through that extra bandwidth and possibly slow them down. Thanks.

 

However, prior to that reasoning, I found it unnecessary because I didn't see why I should need to go through the rerouting to move 10gb of traffic (for which TCH is getting 4 bucks) when it seems more customer-friendly to allow me to have that same 10gb of traffic on my current account at the same rate.

 

Again though, if it would put a strain on the servers if folks made regular practice of this, I'm satisfied.

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