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Topic # 87146 21-Jul-2011 06:45
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Hi everyone, I'm thinking of getting a 4GB vodem from Vodafone so I can go wireless, but I was wondering how much internet time that 4GB would give me? So, say if I spent an hour on the web and used e-mail,
online banking, Facebook and watched a video or two, how much of that 4GB would be used up?

Thanks, pastasauce

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  Reply # 496407 21-Jul-2011 20:39
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I spend 2-3 hours each night on my Android, and can't manage to reach 1GB yet :-)

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  Reply # 496408 21-Jul-2011 20:42
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It should easily last you 1.5 months. Unless you stream 1080p videos.

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  Reply # 496414 21-Jul-2011 20:49
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I use mobile data lots and never get close to 4GB per month

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  Reply # 496512 22-Jul-2011 08:04
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G'day Pastasausce

I use 8GB + each month through my vodem (Vodafone R201hotspot actually in my case)

The R201 is my sole internet connection, ie: I have no fixed line. I use 8GB a month and would still like more. Software updates these days can be huge and seem to come out more and more often; music, video and app purchases all chew through the data; and normal day-to-day traffic on top all mean I have to juggle/manage my data allocation carefully – especially towards the end of the billing period

However, if you've also got fixed line broadband I'd guess that 4GB a month should be plenty.

Cheers, Gobit

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  Reply # 496849 22-Jul-2011 17:37
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It's not really "time" based with broadband usage - you could use it for an hour on two different days, on one day you could sit there streaming YouTube nonstop and chew through lots of data; the second day you could just be reading a Wikipedia article for the entire hour and hardly use anything. It's more what you'd be using it for, as opposed to how long you will get on it.

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