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NOT ENOUGH DATA!!

Our planned "rolled over" yesterday and we were already at 90% this morning. We are literally eating up our data in two weeks tops!! I have already increased our plan. We live in a remote area and do not have any other options. I called and spoke to a representative but all he did was inform me how much data is used to upload, download, view videos or just basically surfing the internet. It's not like we are trying to watch NefFlix, but do occasionally like to look at videos.  I'm tired of worrying about "running out"  just as soon as our plan rolls over.  I don't want to pay an astronomical bill each month either.  Suggestions???
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Assistant Professor

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Linda, like to look at videos? How many, how long and what definition? Do you have ad blocking and video blocking plug-ins installed on browsers so they don't automatically load? What plan do you have? More information would help.

Do have to manage data just like on a cell phone. Be sure to check all applications and make sure automatic updating is turned off.
New Member

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If you just started using Windows 10, roll back to 8 if possible.  W10 eats up your data.
Alum

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Hi linda,

Thanks for posting. More information is correct as sgoshe mentioned. Can you elaborate on the questions he's asked? 

Keep in mind there are countless factors that can use your data:

 

- more devices are capable of connecting to the internet: phones, tablets, gaming consoles, SmartTVs, and even refrigerators can connect wirelessly to the internet. Keep track of what devices you leave running on Wi-Fi.

 

- automatic-updates: your computer and any other programs you use will often keep working in the background, even if you're not actively using that program, in order to keep your system/program up-to-date. Anti-virus programs will periodically use your internet connection to check back with their malware database for any updates. You should have an option to turn off auto-updates and/or schedule them for a later time.

 

- multimedia content: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, news sites, and other websites will contain videos, animated gifs, and sound clips that may start playing as soon as you land on the site. So much content, so easily available almost everywhere on the internet. For starters, try disabling auto-play video on Facebook:

https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/how_to_disable_autoplay_videos_on_facebook

or adjusting your Netflix playback quality to SD: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87

 

- more data sources can be found here, as posted by a fellow community member: https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/data-usage-sources-common-and-not-so-common

 

The most important tool to download is the Status Meter, available in the Customer Support Center, to help you monitor your data usage: supportcenter.myhughesnet.com

 

Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank you,

Chris

Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor

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10 will use a lot more than 8.1 unless you let it install the telemetry updates. I have all those hidden on my 8.1 and never enabled cloud anything.
Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor

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Well, might be time to move to Linux when that happens.
New Member

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Charles I am really curious what you do for a living to be this clueless as you appear
Honorary Alumnus

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There is O&O shut up 10 http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10