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agesilaus

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OK I read a bunch of email, or at least glance at them. Over a hundred a day. Look at half a dozen news websites with little or no video. Every day. My wife does whatever she does on FB for 15 or 20 minutes a day.

Just how many GB will I need? I have not set up a hotspot on my phone tho it has the ability but want to do so. So I'm trying to get a feel for this.


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OK I read a bunch of email, or at least glance at them. Over a hundred a day. Look at half a dozen news websites with little or no video. Every day. My wife does whatever she does on FB for 15 or 20 minutes a day.

Just how many GB will I need? I have not set up a hotspot on my phone tho it has the ability but want to do so. So I'm trying to get a feel for this.


If this is your normal internet activity, ask your current provider what your usage has been over the past few months.

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jcpainter wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

OK I read a bunch of email, or at least glance at them. Over a hundred a day. Look at half a dozen news websites with little or no video. Every day. My wife does whatever she does on FB for 15 or 20 minutes a day.

Just how many GB will I need? I have not set up a hotspot on my phone tho it has the ability but want to do so. So I'm trying to get a feel for this.


If this is your normal internet activity, ask your current provider what your usage has been over the past few months.

or install an app that will track and compute just how much internet you use n a day/week/month, etc.


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Ah good suggestion, thanks.

But on second thought, not workable right now since I do everything on my home computer. Except for and occasional phone call from the wife or others.

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Phone the isp and ask what your data use has been for the last 3 months. Add 10%. Done!


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X2, jcpainter.


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I was thinking that I'd install the hotspot. Take my notebook and the phone out to where there is a good signal. I only have 2 bars at most at home. Then do a morning's run thru the net. That will give me a good baseline.

Checking my home usage is worthless since I do watch the occasional Netflix and YouTube there.

We plan to spend a long time out this summer since the wife can retire and I'm considering using her Verizon hotspot and buying a TOGO system for my ATT. I haven't seen any equivalent for Verizon. That will cover us I believe.

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agesilaus wrote:

Ah good suggestion, thanks.

But on second thought, not workable right now since I do everything on my home computer. Except for and occasional phone call from the wife or others.

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no worries...there are downloadable "apps" for your PC that will do the same. for example:

https://www.pcwdld.com/bandwidth-monitors-best-free-network-tools

lots more. just google bandwidth monitors.

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Thanks I'm grabbing one now

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Xfinity/Comcast will tell you your use if you logon and check. Other internet providers might do that as well.

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