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I've had an air card (or more correctly, cellular modem) for a year now. Generally, you are limited to 5 Gig a month for a flat rate. So, the question is...... how fast do you use up 5 Gig?

Here is my experience.

If all you do is surf the net and read email, every day, and nothing else, you won't exceed even ONE gig. Or, you may get to barely over 1 Gig.

The "hogs" are downloading movies, and streaming music.

When I camp hosted last year, I was at a place with no TV reception. I HAD to watch "24." So, I downloaded it. A "one hour" episode downloaded will use up 400 meg.

Recently, I started streaming music on Pandora (there is another one called Rhapsody). I discovered that one hour of streaming music, every day, uses up 100 meg EACH DAY.

So far, the most I have used up is 2 GIG in a month (when I streamed music), but I generally average 900 meg a month, usually never exceed 1 GIG.

I know most of the RV parks have WiFi. If you can live with that, fine, and then there is the occasional one or two days where you boondock and live without it, or stay somewhere cheap and live without it.

But if you want to get a cellular modem, that's my experience, yours may be different.

JJ


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DXSMac   How Fast Does Anyone Use Up 5 Gb?   Feb 5 2010, 12:45 PM
John Blue   JJ, Great information to have. No one we have ta...   Feb 5 2010, 01:46 PM
pianotuna   Hi JJ, That's good information to have. Be aw...   Feb 5 2010, 02:23 PM
DXSMac   My Verizon modem has a way to "check" ev...   Feb 6 2010, 07:50 AM
Denali   On the forums devoted to this subject, the most co...   Feb 6 2010, 10:47 AM
dalsgal   We don't download a lot but we both leave our ...   Feb 6 2010, 12:35 PM
RLM   I'm in the 30 day trial period for my cell sys...   Feb 8 2010, 08:10 PM
Lonesoldier   For the technicly handicapped, of the older genera...   Feb 8 2010, 08:34 PM
pianotuna   Hi Lonesoldier, 1 megabyte = 1000 kilobytes 1 gig...   Feb 8 2010, 09:29 PM
FosterImposters   Thanks for asking Lonesoldier. As a US schooled ...   Feb 8 2010, 11:09 PM
HappiestCamper   Thanks for asking Lonesoldier. As a US schooled...   Feb 9 2010, 07:13 AM
Trentheim   1000 bytes = 1 kilobyte 1000 kilobytes = 1 Megabyt...   Feb 9 2010, 08:11 AM
coacbcps   1000 bytes = 1 kilobyte 1000 kilobytes = 1 Megaby...   May 21 2010, 03:04 PM
RLM   Thanks for asking Lonesoldier. As a US schooled...   Feb 11 2010, 11:31 AM
John Blue   Lets tune it up a bit. 1 Megabyte is 1024 KB...   Feb 9 2010, 09:00 AM
Lindsay Richards   Hey John, those Commodore 64's were pretty nea...   Feb 9 2010, 11:24 AM
Lonesoldier   Thanks for the terminology. Probab;y will never un...   Feb 10 2010, 07:22 AM
Lee and Fran   I bought a Verizon Card last year just to test it ...   Feb 12 2010, 06:56 PM
Lindsay Richards   The hard drive on my first Epson computer was a mi...   Feb 11 2010, 12:13 PM
Sunny_0ne   I usually use 2.5 to 3 GB a month on my Verizon Ai...   Apr 26 2010, 12:25 AM
DXSMac   March was the first month I "held my breath...   Apr 26 2010, 12:23 PM
Bud in Florida   I have had a verizon card for 2 years and just swi...   Jun 2 2010, 01:04 PM
joez   We have a Sprint aircard that we use with a Cradle...   Jun 2 2010, 03:50 PM
Lindsay Richards   On my new Verizon Droid phone, we have unlimited f...   Jun 2 2010, 03:54 PM
Denali   On my new Verizon Droid phone, we have unlimited ...   Jun 6 2010, 10:23 AM
Lindsay Richards   Do I understand this to mean, I can use the Droid ...   Jun 6 2010, 11:30 AM
Denali   Do I understand this to mean, I can use the Droid...   Jun 12 2010, 06:13 PM
Lindsay Richards   It has a USB adapter on the computer end, what doe...   Jun 12 2010, 06:28 PM
Denali   It has a USB adapter on the computer end, what do...   Jun 13 2010, 12:12 PM
Lindsay Richards   My charge has a micro USB on one end and a regular...   Jun 13 2010, 04:36 PM
Denali   My charge has a micro USB on one end and a regula...   Jun 14 2010, 09:17 AM
Lindsay Richards   I guess when I hook it up, go to Windows Explorer,...   Jun 14 2010, 07:12 PM
Denali   I guess when I hook it up, go to Windows Explorer...   Jun 15 2010, 06:14 PM
JDRobar   If there are people out there that still have a qu...   Jun 12 2011, 08:21 PM
DXSMac   Thanks! I have ONLY ONCE come close to 5 gig,...   Jun 12 2011, 09:30 PM
jim crowl   If there are people out there that still have a q...   Jun 26 2011, 09:19 PM
rgatijnet   On our last trip, we found that we did use 5 gig i...   Jul 23 2011, 04:56 PM
DXSMac   I since canceled my cell phone service with Veri...   Aug 2 2011, 06:26 PM
Denali   Wow. Someone told me that they couldn't get ...   Aug 10 2011, 10:27 AM
DXSMac   They were mistaken, at least regarding Verizon. ...   Aug 10 2011, 06:24 PM
Lindsay Richards   Our current Verizon Droid has an unlimited data pl...   Aug 2 2011, 06:48 PM


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