I know what you mean about disabling everything so it doesn't waste data. Unfortunately, I've been conditioned to high speed, unlimited internet since WebTV came out. The change is frustrating and honestly shouldn't be this way. Ever since I complained about this and posted the pictures up higher of my data usage, my system seems to go offline quite frequently for quite a few hours. Usually from 5am-10am. Somebody must be screwing with it. On top of the fact my data is flying down at least 700Mb's a day when all I do is surf online. That's it. Not even videos. If that's how the system is supposed to act, I would be pretty upset. I could upgrade to the 20/20 plan sure, but I don't feel like the way to fix my problems is to throw more money at Hughes.
Maybe if we just keep complaining they will come out with higher data plans and more reliable meters in a few years. They cant completely ignore us. Right? Right?!