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Old 10-16-2020, 06:25 AM   #1
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Gobble Gobble, what’s your WiFi Usage?

We have been Part time RVing for over five years now. We just started half timing, (six months out of the year), and decided to buy a Wi-Fi hotspot device. We are using one of those third-party resellers for the past two months. But I’m just trying to figure out an average for our usage but it’s to early to tell. Can we stay a survey and post how many gigabytes people have been “gobbling” up per month? And what is your general usage?
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When WiFi is strong we use it. If not we use the hot-spot function on our Verizon phones (with unlimited service).
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I'm guessing you don't mean wi-fi, you mean cellular service. If I'm wrong, sorry, ignore this.

When I'm on the road, I'm using 20-25 gigs per month, but I'm a heavy internet user - lots of YouTube, Netflix, etc. If I curbed my movie watching, I'd likely use 3-5 gigs per month.
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120 gigs so far this month with another 10 days to go on the month. DD used my hot spot for a few days while her service was messed up. With two kids in online class and one that games online plus she works remotely.

We have been out 10 days this month and have a 15 year grandson with us. He does online school and also games online, DW streams the talking heads and shows while she isn't working with him. And I spend way to much time on the web.

This is with an "Unlimited" AT&T plan I bought off of e-Bay couple of years ago. Pay about $35/month for it.
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When I'm on the road, I'm using 20-25 gigs per month, but I'm a heavy internet user - lots of YouTube, Netflix, etc. If I curbed my movie watching, I'd likely use 3-5 gigs per month.
With all due respect, you aren't anywhere near being a "heavy internet user". For example, my wife and I have been up for ~2.5 hours this morning and the TV has been on for probably 2 hours of that. According to my router's data usage display we've used just under 1.5GB in that time. Between computer usage and TV I'm sure we'll use another 4-5GB ending up with a total of ~7GB for the day. So it's safe to say that we're probably using ~200-250GB/mo across all our internet connections.

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I will use around 5-10 GB a day on these forums and watching old westerns and fishing shows on Friendly TV .

https://www.frndlytv.com/
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With all due respect, you aren't anywhere near being a "heavy internet user".
Yeah, it would have been more accurate to say that I'm a heavy surfer of websites - political junkie - but not so heavy on the gigs. Maybe 1-2 hours of streaming-type stuff per day.
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We're at 187GB for the billing period with 6 days left in the period
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So it's safe to say that we're probably using ~200-250GB/mo across all our internet connections.
Is it safe to assume you're on some grandfathered plan(s) that allow for truly unlimited use? Or do you just bite the bullet and buy gigs?
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We have unlimited accounts and travel about 4 months a year. We stream ALL of our TV and watch about 3 to 4 hours a day total.

This plus iPads, iPhones and some Macbook computer usage usually adds up to between 250 and 300 gigs per month.

When we're not traveling those accounts see no usage. We only use them on trips.

Just Phone usage for the two of us never sees either one of us using more than 3 gigs per month.

Streaming TV takes approx 1-1.5 gigs per hour of programming.
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Is it safe to assume you're on some grandfathered plan(s) that allow for truly unlimited use? Or do you just bite the bullet and buy gigs?
We currently have the following unlimited plans:

1. Visible by Verizon which has been discussed here in multiple threads
2. AT&T through OTR Mobile (a reseller) another unlimited plan
3. Prepaid Verizon unlimited hotspot plan (grandfathered)

Plans 1 and 2 are currently available to everyone.

These three connections are used in a load balancing router to average out the "ups and downs".

In addition both our phones have unlimited postpaid Verizon plans with 15GB/mo each and my wife's iPhone has HDMI output which I can direct to the TV, if necessary.

All our video is streamed.

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We currently have the following unlimited plans:

1. Visible by Verizon which has been discussed here in multiple threads
2. AT&T through OTR Mobile (a reseller) another unlimited plan
3. Prepaid Verizon unlimited hotspot plan (grandfathered)

Plans 1 and 2 are currently available to everyone.

These three connections are used in a load balancing router to average out the "ups and downs".

In addition both our phones have unlimited postpaid Verizon plans with 15GB/mo each and my wife's iPhone has HDMI output which I can direct to the TV, if necessary.

All our video is streamed.

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Kinda similar here:
  1. Unlimited Verizon through Visible ($25 a month)
  2. AT&T Connected Car Plan ($20 a month, Grandfathered and unlimited)

We're not completely full-time like Doc but use ours about 80% of the time
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My set up is similar to docj's; but, different hardware with similar capabilities.
We are full timers since Decmber & I have a small business that operates out of my RV.
I've used as much as 900+gb's in a calendar month, but would say I'm averaging around 450gb's or so. This is a combination of RV park WIFI for streaming media via ROKU's, an AT&T GUDP & Verizon cellular hotspot usage over tethered phones, Sierra Wirelss cellular modem in my PC & a Verizon fall back data SIM in my cellular modem/router.
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I'm guessing you don't mean wi-fi, you mean cellular service. If I'm wrong, sorry, ignore this.

When I'm on the road, I'm using 20-25 gigs per month, but I'm a heavy internet user - lots of YouTube, Netflix, etc. If I curbed my movie watching, I'd likely use 3-5 gigs per month.
Yes, my bad, cellular WiFi!

I’m trying to see how and what type of usage people are doing that are mostly full time.
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