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shanegtr
23rd October 2013, 11:03 AM
Hey all,

Been searching and I cant find what Im looking for. I've just downgraded our home internet connection as we where paying for a lot of data that we where not using. We have peak and off peak allowances and I was wondering if its possible to setup all the mac app store updates and any itunes downloads/updates to only run during our off peak download times?

The_Hawk
23rd October 2013, 11:27 AM
The iTunes part of this has been asked for a long time and here is one sort of work around:
Scheduling an iTunes download during off - iTunes - Music (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1103839)

For the App store I don't know that there is a similar answer. I recall a discussion which essentially said that it isn't a US problem therefore is unlikely to be fixed... that and allowances have largely increased to a point where it also doesn't matter too much.

Who are you using anyway? Maybe there is a better option?

shanegtr
23rd October 2013, 04:57 PM
Thanks for that. Im with westnet, we used to have 200gb download, but I've dropped it down to 60gb - 30gb peak and 30bg off-peak. We normally use around the 30gb a month mark so it will work well.

The_Hawk
23rd October 2013, 05:11 PM
Fair enough, if you're not using it it's not really worth paying for it, but then when you're sitting on the very edge of your allowance ever month you're likely hit this sort of issue more and more often.

I'm not sure what you're currently paying for your land line (or if you have one at all!), nor what other providers are available in your specific area, but you can check these out for alternative providers:
Perth Broadband - Compare Broadband Providers Servicing Perth (http://broadbandguide.com.au/perth)

And of course this is probably the best place to start:
Broadband Choice (http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/)

ADAMS77
23rd October 2013, 06:27 PM
Honestly if you're downloading that much stuff with iTunes and App Store per month to effect your download limit, you should have just kept the 200GB plan.
I'm a heavy Podcast/TV Show/General Surfing downloader and I don't go near my limit of 150gb though.

Does the Mac App Store even download in the background? If not, maybe just open it during off peak times.

Tom125
23rd October 2013, 06:45 PM
Isn't Westnet now owned by iiNet? I wonder if you get the same Freezone thing, where iTunes (and a lot of other providers') content is not counted towards your quota. That doesn't help with App Store stuff, but movies and tv shows via iTunes, as well as ABC iView and others, are all free: iiNet Freezone : iTunes (http://freezone.iinet.net.au/partners/itunes)

Smokebelch
23rd October 2013, 08:20 PM
Well mavericks now has an Install Tonight option for the Mac App Store.

Apple - OS X Mavericks - See everything the new OS X can do. (http://www.apple.com/au/osx/whats-new/features.html)

shanegtr
23rd October 2013, 11:24 PM
Isn't Westnet now owned by iiNet? I wonder if you get the same Freezone thing, where iTunes (and a lot of other providers') content is not counted towards your quota. That doesn't help with App Store stuff, but movies and tv shows via iTunes, as well as ABC iView and others, are all free: iiNet Freezone : iTunes (http://freezone.iinet.net.au/partners/itunes)
Yep, I only just found out the iTunes downloads are quota free, so no issues there. The app store is still counted however.

gollys
24th October 2013, 06:51 AM
I also saw on the Apple Australia website if you have problems you can go to the store and they will do it for you.