I Just Had a Rude Awakening

@just4him (127164)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 22, 2016 12:41pm CST
Last month I changed Internet services and found out today that what I thought I had and what I have are two different things. I just downloaded my last picture. I can take more, but downloading it is out of the question. I have 600 gb of data allowance. It seems I need more. I've already gone over. So I don't know if it's just downloading or if it's everything I do on the Internet. Does blogging here cause data usage? Does any kind of Internet usage cause data usage? I need answers or my Internet bill is going to be sky high and that's what I was trying to avoid. So all you tech geeks out there, I need help on this one. Thanks for reading.
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15 responses
@owlwings (39751)
• Cambridge, England
22 Jun 16
Yes, browsing and accessing your email also use data and use up your allowance. 600Gb is probably enough if you only check your email and browse the Internet for maybe 30 minutes to an hour each day. Downloading images and music and watching movies will REALLY use up your allowance fast, however!
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
So I found out. I now have it updated to unlimited, and hoping I can get everything caught up here. It's been very hard to work as it errored out on me every few seconds.
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
22 Jun 16
it's ok for basic usage but you really need no data caps if you're going to do a lot of picture stuff as that is data heavy. anything you do on the net will more than likely eat into your allowance but pictures and videos are particularly data heavy.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
I found that out. I've been downloading a lot of pictures, not really anything else.
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@dodo19 (33604)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Jun 16
If you don't have unlimited, then those gigs are going to go quick. It's a good idea to maybe talk to your provider or something and see if you can't switch or something.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
Thank you. Everything is now switched to unlimited.
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@dodo19 (33604)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Jun 16
@just4him it'll make things a little easier. You won't have to worry about your data.
@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
22 Jun 16
download big files such as music, pictures, etc will eat up your bandwidth like no one's business.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
I found that out. I'm hoping everything is fixed now so I can get all my notifications done in a timely fashion. I've had to go to my inbox to grab them from 7 days ago.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
29 Jun 16
@just4him hopefully you have no more bandwidth issues
@sharon6345 (138134)
• United States
22 Jun 16
Unless it's unlimited you sure are using up your data.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
As I found out. It's now unlimited.
@sharon6345 (138134)
• United States
22 Jun 16
I think it does use as you use the service. I will call my provider now to find out for you.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
Thank you. I have everything updated as of yesterday, and it seems to be working okay for the moment.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Jun 16
everything causes data usage, but certain things cause alot more. Watching videos, downloading anything that will raise it.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
So I found out. I'm so far behind right now on answering notifications I had to go to my inbox to get them all now, and hope that I can get all of them. I got the data upgraded yesterday to unlimited, but I'm still having trouble with the Internet.
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Jun 16
@just4him I hope it's fixable and not the pc
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt It's the PC. At least I have the data taken care of. I'm going to need to get a new PC soon as the disk drive is bad. At least it says it is. I have everything saved to Dropbox so no worries if it does crash on me.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
23 Jun 16
Some things use a lot more than others. We streamed 4 movies from the library one month. That put us over. So, we don't do that any more. I do this, and my mystery shop reports, etc. We both do some searching, browsing and that keeps us within our limit so we don't have to get a bigger plan.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
That's a good idea. Since I'm on the Internet all the time, I did get it changed to unlimited yesterday.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
29 Jun 16
@just4him Was it a lot more expensive?
@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jun 16
Hope others can help. I have no idea about this sort of stuff.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
Thank you. I figured out what was happening, and have my data upgraded now to unlimited. Sorry I didn't get to this response before now, but I've had nothing but trouble answering comments for the past seven days.
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@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun 16
@just4him It's no problem at all. I'm just glad you're not sorted.
@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Jun 16
Ohhh boy... sounds like you need help...which your friends have given you..hope it helps...
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
Yes, and now I have unlimited data, so hopefully I'll be able to get all my notifications taken care of and get caught up.
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@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Jun 16
@just4him thats good ..
@ridingbet (59426)
• Philippines
22 Jun 16
just like what my son told me, using data charges speeds up the battery and also consumes the allowed data, so i refrain myself from using mobile data charges because we have wifi at home.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
I learned a lot about data usage in the past week. I now have unlimited data, so I shouldn't have anymore problems.
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@ridingbet (59426)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@just4him and hope your computer wo 't give you problems too.
@Elizaby (3972)
• Pensacola, Florida
22 Jun 16
As you are going to be moving in a few weeks I would do some checking around at what deals are out there including how high speed internet service where you are moving is accessible.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
I just changed to AT&T which had a limited data usage plan, which caused me untold trouble. Now that it's updated to unlimited data, I'm hoping everything is soon straightened out completely and I can get everything caught up.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
25 Jun 16
Wow I never have to think about that , I just pay a set fee and it is unlimited.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
I never had to think about it either until I changed Internet services.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@just4him I guss this is a lesson for all of us that unlimited is not a given
@LoriAMoore (4677)
• United States
25 Jun 16
I don't know but I'm sure someone here will.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 16
Yes, I got the answers and figured it out as well, since I didn't get to this post until just now to answer comments, so I'm sorry this is so far behind. I've had a lot of trouble with it this past week.
@SIMPLYD (82979)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
I can see that @owlwings have answered your query .
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