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# 205636 21-Nov-2016 07:55
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I trialed my PS3 streaming Netflix at the beach using 4g Hot-Spot on my mobile this weekend.

 

Netflix was stable and looked and sounded as good as it does at home on fibre.

 

My question is how much data will a 1 hour programme use on mobile Hot-Spot on Vodafone 4g?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1674768 21-Nov-2016 08:08
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Up to 3GB per hour

 

 





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  # 1674851 21-Nov-2016 10:47
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freitasm:

 

Instead of worrying about it just get a Skinny Mobile Broadband - $52 gets you 100GB valid for a month. Done.

 

 *Assuming you have Spark coverage at the beach.

 

 

** +$99 for the modem.....


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  # 1674873 21-Nov-2016 11:19
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Thanks guys - it is a solution...BUT it's not available at Waihi Beach!


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  # 1674877 21-Nov-2016 11:22
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I added my little sister to my plan as a sharer.

 

Just waved good bye to 15GB of data in a day. Streaming uses a LOT of data.

 

There isnt really a solution to your problem. Maybe use a streaming service on a laptop that lets you cache it.


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  # 1674899 21-Nov-2016 11:49
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Netflix lets you set quality settings

 

  • Low - 4 hours per GB
  • Medium - 2 hours per GB
  • High - 1 hour per gb

 I'm not sure if the PS4 app will give you those options


 
 
 
 


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  # 1674902 21-Nov-2016 11:56
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4G certainly slows down over summer in some of the beaches, probably why they can't offer it there!

 

How far away is your nearest Spark Wi-Fi enabled phone booth..

 

Or put an AP on the roof and split an ADSL connection with some neighbours? I'd pay $10 a day or something for neighbours Wi-Fi if it was unlimited and allow multiple devices to connect..

 

*Assuming you're able to get ADSL there


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  # 1674916 21-Nov-2016 12:07
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Skinny Mobile Broadband is urban areas only.

 

Spark Wireless Broadband is for rural / remote areas.

 

However wireless broadband depends on capacity. If lots of people have signed up in the area you may be out of luck.








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  # 1674936 21-Nov-2016 12:46
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Thank you all for the detail - exactly what I was looking for. I imagine there is quite a market for short term streaming at beach baches..

 

Too bad it remains expensive.

 

I'll have to get out and enjoy the sun instead.

 

Thank you everyone - a great resource and pool of information (and experience) to learn from!

 

 


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