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MrWizard

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Posted: 12/23/20 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And how much is your monthly , weekly daily data usage certainly Not 50 gig a day
I'm online a lot I watch movies and you tube , post on forums, download etc, I also share my att hotspot account, I seldom hit 100+ gig for an entire month,
Usually 40 gig or so, 60 to 80 if I have been saving video content to watch at another time,
Maybe multiple people streaming different content at the same time for Long hours or massive online role playing gaming
A 4 person team in battle on call of duty or wowc
Live video broadcast streaming from the rv ?

learntorv wrote:

folivier wrote:

Geez, just stay home. There's so much to see and do as you travel you should find you only watch an hour or so tv and internet each day.


We don't all camp like you do. I personally work a 9-5 job remotely. Being able to take the RV out and still be able to work is wonderful. It allowed me to fulltime and travel the country with my family of 4 for the past 5 years.

Just because you use entertainment differently doesn't mean everyone does.



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Posted: 12/24/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

learntorv wrote:

A friend was required to be on live video for work. He said he used 6 to 8 terabytes (TB) of data per month. He had a couple of grandfathered unlimited Verizon plans. It's worked well for him for the past couple of years. I honestly don't know how he never got pinched- friends had a grandfathered Verizon plan and Verizon cancelled it on them after they consistently used 800-900gb per month.

My family had both a grandfathered unlimited data plan on AT&T and one on Verizon. I always debated getting a 3rd provider for some of the more urban areas we would camp in snowbirding season. We used anywhere from 200-500gb per month.


I'm betting your friend got his units mixed up. You can run SD video 24/7 for a month on only use about 0.5TB. So with other use, he may have been using 0.6-0.8TB.

And as you say, the companies watch usage and will cancel you for abusing the unlimited plans.


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Posted: 12/24/20 12:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Telcos use the word unlimited too freely
Often what they really should say is "unfettered access" to the internet, anytime anyplace you have signal, NOT what we think it should mean " all the data stream we can use"

When they throttle the bandwidth they reduce the data flow, so they really are limiting how much data can be used,
Around here, mobile data gets really congested from rush hours thru early evening, I think it's too many people using navigation apps to get home , commute traffic is virtually same most days, traffic delays and accidents are common place, Waze can give you more info than you used to get from the car radio, but it IS still the same slow drive home,
commuting has been getting slower every year, watching the App screen real time traffic glut, won't speed up the drive home

Oops off topic, anyway that's my data use situation, every afternoon, forget internet .. Work on something, read, take a nap

* This post was edited 12/24/20 12:35pm by MrWizard *

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Posted: 12/24/20 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a Troll, just someone who enjoys watching movies/shows.

Sure, I can stream/download SD, but what is the use of having a 4K tv. Personally, I don't watch anything under HD, 1080.

4K definitely requires more data. Some 4K movies can be almost 100 gigs.

Things might change once I hit the road.

Someone suggested do other things, and I will, but come nighttime, I enjoy relaxing and watching movies/shows.

Thanks for all of the suggestions/comments.

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Posted: 12/24/20 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Texsinbad wrote:

Not a Troll, just someone who enjoys watching movies/shows.

Sure, I can stream/download SD, but what is the use of having a 4K tv. Personally, I don't watch anything under HD, 1080.

4K definitely requires more data. Some 4K movies can be almost 100 gigs.

Things might change once I hit the road.

Someone suggested do other things, and I will, but come nighttime, I enjoy relaxing and watching movies/shows.

Thanks for all of the suggestions/comments.


"Things" WILL change very quickly and you better be willing to downgrade your viewing tastes and or subscribe to 8 or 10 different high data cell plans per month to cover your extravagant video consumption.. You not gonna find any one provider that is going to give you the amount of data you will need..

Champagne tastes on a "beer" budget, not gonna happen once you pull to hard wired cord out.

Cell data is not cheap and they WILL throttle you down to sub SD video speeds to the point even playing a MP3 becomes a chore to listen to.

Before you believe any "unlimited" claims you better make darn sure that it doesn't state THROTTLING. Pretty much every cell data provider will have some caps and then you get throttled down to as low as 53K (dial up speed).

My DD has a cell plan which states "unlimited" but in the FINE print she is only allotted 22gb per month and exceeding that they WILL throttle back to 128kbps.. Costs her $80 per month for that and you will use that up in half a day.. Your looking at needing 60 separate plans and at $80 per month that is $4800!!! What a bad habit to feed.

Might have to slowly ween yourself off of the video habit.. Quitting Cold turkey just might kill you.

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Posted: 12/24/20 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you need 1080 or higher and you plan to stream on a frequent basis your best bet is to pray every day for a miracle! Unless you plan to wait 10-20 years before you hit the road (assuming some miraculous technology change), there is nothing in the near future that will allow you to use the amount of data you hope.....at least not at any reasonable price!


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Posted: 12/25/20 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe Spectrum internet and mobile might be an option. Subscribers reportedly have “access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation” .

But I’d think once your on the road you really wouldn’t be streaming as much on the go every day.

Personally I hope to be out on the trails hiking and biking when we ever hit the road in 2021, once we can get vaccinated, fingers crossed!

Merry Christmas everyone!



Texsinbad wrote:

Within the next couple of months, we hope to hit the road and looking for “real” unlimited data for internet while traveling.

Things might change, but we probably stream/download 50 gigs a DAY. So, we really need unlimited plan.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


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Posted: 12/25/20 11:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe you can find someone like me with a grandfathered AT&T Mobley hotspot with true limited data that is willing to sell to you. Mine has good reception everywhere I go and I use it as internet backup at home with the AC adapter. Cost for me around $22.00 per month I have used it for many years. Never ever been throttled or caped or warned. Cheers to youa

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Posted: 12/26/20 03:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one also, can't be more than 4 years old I think, I'll have to check my AT&T account to see when it was created, I thinking will be 4 years Feb 2021

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Posted: 12/26/20 04:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

22gig of high speed data, after THAT they throttle your data bandwidth aka speed if tower is busy
Very unlikely to make that 50gig of 4k streaming very often, first day of the billing cycle maybe,? after that with throttling, I don't see how you will attain that much use very often during the month

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