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Hi I hope someone can help me. I am going to have to take a home study course for work that will last a month. I have 15gb a month and I am wondering if it will be enough. Can anyone help me? The course is 4 hours a day
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Monique Torrealba Sacco

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If your home study course consists of movies and videos, one 1 hour movie is about 1.5GB. Depending on your plan, if you are just "surfing", some of your bandwidth may not be metered, but movies and videos will be counted.
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If your home study course consists of movies and videos, one 1 hour movie is about 1.5GB
This all depends on the movie quality.  I can watch a 2 hour netflix movie and only use 300 MB to 400 MB.  If you can adjust the video stream quality it may work fine.
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My neighbor is doing the same thing and 15gb wont cut it sorry
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Monique Torrealba Sacco

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Hi Sonya does your neighbor have a classic or liberty plan? I am thinking about switching to liberty but I like my free zones
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SonyaA

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she had the same as I had the one you can not get anymore free unlimited from midnight until 5 am but with video it runs through ALOT of usage. From what I am told if its got audio or video it wont matter the plan if you go over you can do regular browsing at acceptable speeds but if your classes are anything other just basic sites you will be too slow.....cant count how many times I have read people are signing up for these classes and are very upset when they find out they have to end up in the library half the month to finish their work. It is not right for anyone to mislead you of any different, you are trying to improve your life through schooling and should not have stuff like this holding you back.
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You might be able to do it if you can update to the Liberty Plan.  The evenings may not work as well during the evening hours, but during the day I would think you could work just fine.
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Monique Torrealba Sacco

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I was thinking of switching to a liberty plan. How slow is the evening speeds do you know?
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SonyaA

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it would depend on your transponder and how loaded it is the more people on it the slower it is
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Brian Shackelford

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Monique,

The best way to find out if there are congestion problems or speed issues in your area due to congestion is to test your speeds while on priority data during say midmorning and then a couple of times around the time you would be viewing the classes at night.

If you get good comparable speeds and they are above say 8 Mbps you will probably be fine for using the Liberty Plan. I am on one of the most congested in the country and can use the Pass intermittently during these times to stream short low quality video. My speeds while on Priority data right now have tested around 3 Mbps to 4 Mbps while there is congestion. My speeds in off peak are 12 Mbps to 20 Mbps while on priority data. There is another thread about my experience while on the Pass (after Priority Data is gone) that might help you understand what is possible.
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Hi Monquie, That is a good question.  There are so many factors to consider till I can't give you a definitive answer.  There are some great articles on our web site at www.exede.com. Here are a couple of links that can help . http://help.exede.net/articles/General/Maximize-Your-Data and http://help.exede.net/articles/General/Exede-Service-FAQs-for-Data-Allowance-Policy. I hope this helps. 
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Can you download the classes during the free time and save them to view later?  Are the classes "live", or can they be put on a cd or flash drive for students to view later.  Perhaps the teachers have an alternative.
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If the classes are recorded and can be viewed at any time, you can use something like the Internet Download Helper to schedule to pull them down during free zone times.