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how much internet surfing time does the $20 1GB monthly plan allow

This is a discussion on how much internet surfing time does the $20 1GB monthly plan allow within the Motorola Xoom Help forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Support Forum category; i signed up for the 1GB $20 monthly plan. i am computer illiterate and tried googling it to no avail. how much internet surfing time ...

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    how much internet surfing time does the $20 1GB monthly plan allow

    i signed up for the 1GB $20 monthly plan. i am computer illiterate and tried googling it to no avail. how much internet surfing time does 1GB give me?
    thanks!
    mike

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    That's a tough question because its not only surfing... see depending on the widgets and mail stuff like that it will use your quota. If you plan on having widgets such as weather, news, twitter, face book etc that connect to the web you will be suprised how quickly your limit is reached. To help with this turn the airplane mode on whenever you can. Surfing the web doesn't take much however, sites with videos pictures and soon flash will burn through that gig quick. Watching youtube would be dangerous. I would add ten dollars a month and go with a minimum 3 gigs. The price for going over is too high. Android checks for updates for many things including apps be careful. Airplane mode is your friend!
    Last edited by ocean1; 03-14-2011 at 01:01 AM.

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    I would say about 20-25 days of regular usage. I mean it's hard to justify it really. But yeah around there is a good estimate. Not much help, but hope it gives you an idea.

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    you will burn through that gig alot faster than you think.definetly turn off all the background data sync while using it.less than 10 minutes in radio shack the other day i burned 31mb.that was just loading the radio shack website and looking at product reviews of some headphones.

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    If you frequent areas where you can get wifi (like when at home) go into your wifi settings/wifi disconnect policy and select never. Thay way it should choose wifi over 3G.

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    If you have widgets set up and you plan on viewing sites like youtube or stream music using pandora etc maybe a week if that. Just browsing on my phone I go through about 5 gigs a month. So definitely watch your data closely the first month to see how you fare.

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    If you go on the Verizon web site they have a tool you can use to estimate how much you will use in one month. They give you drop down menus to calculate how you normally use the device so you can pick the proper plan. Here is the link..... Data Calculator - Verizon Wireless According to their tool, 100 web pages a day will bring you to 1.4GB a month.

    There is an app in the market called netcounter that works well on the Xoom. It will help you keep track of your usage. I've been using it for the past 2 weeks and its working well. I keep my Zoom on wifi most of the time. I keep 3G turned off and manually turn it on only if I need access to it while I am away from a wifi hotspot. I've only used 270mb using this method.
    Last edited by netnurse31; 03-14-2011 at 06:25 AM.

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    1Gig won't go far in the tablet world, check the provided link and fix your plan accordingly...you don't want to get with unnecessary overages -

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    Let me suggest this widget. Works better than the Verizon data widget which only updates once a day.

    https://market.android.com/details?i...=order_history

    It will count your Cell Data usage and Wifi data usage. Updates as soon as every minute if you wish.

    Also if you put a wifi toggle and an Airplane mode toggle widget on your home screen you can easily monitor your usage.
    I have Beautiful widgets but I dont like the toggles that come with it.

    I use this https://market.android.com/details?i...=order_history

    and this.https://market.android.com/details?i...=order_history


 

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