How much GB would I use a month?

@ricki_911 (19457)
Toronto, Ontario
January 18, 2016 9:16pm CST
I have been looking at mobile data internet for this summer to use while petsitting. But I am unsure what I would need. The internet I have at home is unlimited so I pay $50 a month for whatever I use. So right now I don't know how to tell how much I use, and what is a good deal?. There is 1 GB, 2GB, 3 GB, 6GB and 10GB. I don't want to be charged if I go over, but then I don't want to get a large bill and not use half of it.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
19 Jan 16
Could you get to find out how much you use? I have unlimited here at home which my cellphone uses too. When I'm out I use my date on my Cellphone and that can be anything from 500MB to 2GB depending. I have a 2GB limit on my Cellphone date.
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@ricki_911 (19457)
• Toronto, Ontario
19 Jan 16
I am not sure how I would figure that out either. I petsit usually every weekend from May - October, then roughly 3 weeks in the summer. I do a week Mid February.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
19 Jan 16
@ricki_911 No I guess not, it would be hard to know.
@ricki_911 (19457)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Jan 16
@kevin1877uk I usually just pay $50 and don't know how to tell how much I use.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
Wow, $50 for unlimited Internet is sweet! For pet sitting and you'll need Internet - how much hours per day and what do you plan on using the Internet for? Just myLot and browsing? Or you'll want to watch videos and Youtube? For me, I had 3GB of data and I accidentally watched a Hulu show probably 20 minutes into realizing I was on my Internet and not wifi and it used up like 1GB! If I don't watch any videos but just surf the net (Facebook, myLot, instagram, emails, etc) 3GB was way enough. Previously I had 15GB and I was not using more than 5GB so I downgraded to 10GB (shared and no one really used internet) and I never go over.... But again, I don't watch videos either since I'm always on wifi.
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@ricki_911 (19457)
• Toronto, Ontario
19 Jan 16
I want it for MyLot, entering contests, and Swagbucks so yes it would be wathing videos on Swagbucks. I know you can;t get the plan with the internet I have now (so I will never be cancelling it) LOL. I usually petsit every weekend, and then roughly 3 weeks spread out in the summer. I am doing a week mid February then start petsitting regularly May, through October.
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• United States
19 Jan 16
@ricki_911 I'm not sure about video usage and how much GB is good.. I try to avoid them.
@ricki_911 (19457)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby I may go with the middle GB and if I go over up it, or else decrease it.
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@youless (91532)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 16
I think the data internet charge is expensive here. So I don't want to pay more for it since I already have wifi connection at home and in the office. So I pay for the minimum charge and I can use only 30MB. It is OK. I will turn it on whenever I use it outdoors and turn it off after using it. So it can make sure I will not use extra data.
@ricki_911 (19457)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Jan 16
Yes, it can be very pricey. I have my phone but can't load MyLot or Swagbucks on it.
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