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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: 20 GB seem to vanish too quickly(6 days) even when unpluged ! CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ?

@tkn42 

 

While you're right about things voraciously consuming data, a lot depends on what devices you have and how tightly you can lock them down.  

 

I have three Windows 10 Pro PCs, a Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3B+, both with Raspbian, and a smart phone, all kept up to date, and with all of them locked down I'm able to get by with the 20GB plan without running out of data.  And that's while browsing, paying bills, using social media, watching Youtube videos and streaming, though the streaming is done with PlayOn Cloud and the items are normally downloaded during the Bonus Zone.  That's not to say that I haven't run out of data, as when I've downloaded more during the day than I should've I have, but I knew it was coming before I did so.  

 

Most devices can still be locked down so that they use very little data on their own.  Then it all depends on what one actively does.

 

The following is current.  Two more hours until reset...

 

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Distinguished Professor I

Re: 20 GB seem to vanish too quickly(6 days) even when unpluged ! CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ?

 


@tkn42 wrote:

Welcome to the 21st century! HughsNet is an antiquated system!

 


 

 

Wow. Just wow. 

Assistant Professor

Re: 20 GB seem to vanish too quickly(6 days) even when unpluged ! CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ?

That term "welcome to the 21st century" is 20 years old and is becoming as annoying as people's incorrect hyperbole, "slower than dialup". I'm a boomer, but... "ok, boomer."

 

Just my opinion.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor I

Re: 20 GB seem to vanish too quickly(6 days) even when unpluged ! CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ?

Definitely. Additionally, to refer to Internet services that work over a satellite orbiting the planet as "antiquated" reveals a dismal level of ignorance.

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

That term "welcome to the 21st century" is 20 years old and is becoming as annoying as people's incorrect hyperbole, "slower than dialup". I'm a boomer, but... "ok, boomer."

 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: 20 GB seem to vanish too quickly(6 days) even when unpluged ! CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ?


@maratsade wrote:

Definitely. Additionally, to refer to Internet services that work over a satellite orbiting the planet as "antiquated" reveals a dismal level of ignorance. 


Agreed.  The actual systems that could be considered antiquated, or are getting that way, are ground based services that still require some sort of physical medium to deliver service from point A to point B, regardless of their bandwidth or system capacity.


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