Considering exede Freedom 150gb plan

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If I stream 20 hrs of video/week and maybe 15 hrs of browsing, can anyone give me any estimate of how long my data will last. 25MBPS speed
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According to Netflix, their medium playback setting uses up to 0.7GB of data per hour.  Their best video quality uses 3GB per hour, and Ultra HD uses 7GB per hour.  I stream Netflix at the medium setting for a few hours each day on average, and I seldom use more than half my data allowance on the Freedom 150 plan.  I don't know how many hours per week I browse online, but I know it's a lot more than 15.

I used to monitor my data use daily, but I've stopped worrying about it.  Exede sends me a warning if I hit 70% (which I did once), and that works fine for me.
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Pitcher Gia

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whatever you are a patsy..We the consumer should not be monitered .we should have the choice of unlimited .so you like getting a warning?
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Okay, assume HD Video, that would be 20 GB per week approximately, so 80 GB for the month. That would leave you 70 GB for web browsing, email, updates and, other online activities. Of course webpages vary in size depending on the site and, the content of the page.

If you use an ad and media blocker, like UBlock or UBlock Origin (whichever your preferred browser supports) to block videos and advertisements form loading, you should have plenty of data on the Freedom Plan for anything you want to do online.
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Forget all that... if you can get the freedom plan- you get it.  It won't be offered in your area very long and then you'll be kicking yourself for not getting it if you let it go.
 
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I've actually got a potential customer right now who is sitting on the fence about getting the Freedom 150. We keep telling her that it is NOT going to be offered forever. I know what's going to happen....she's going to wait too long, miss out, and then be ticked with ME because SHE couldn't make a decision. Oh well, too late to become a lawyer or doctor.

Andy
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I have the Freedom Plan 150GB + boost, I have 1 Roku TV on during the day, 1 at night, a laptop generally on all day...I use SlingTV for streaming, mainly CNN/MSNBC, day and night, I reached the 150GB in SEVEN DAYS. There is apparently to be a "slowing", access I now have is NA DA... no emails, no TV, not much browsing.
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Pitcher Gia

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Look i know paid to say this.....we Americans deserve the best you are not addressing the issue of price fixing ...
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Simply put, internet service is a WANT, not a need. You either choose to purchase what is available where you want service, or you don't, or you move to where the service you want is available.

As for the price of Unlimited, quite reasonable given what is involved in delivering it to us.
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Lets put it this way, and in context, internet is a "fee for service", just like medical care, you are absolutely free to access anything you want.... as long as you are able to pay at check out....just like going to the grocery store, lots of people would like to eat prime rib every night... but reality sets in and it's just plain ol 82/20 hamburger on the plate.


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That would be 102% hamburger!!
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Steve Clemens

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we have that in markets here  ;)     80/20 is good just the same.


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Steve Clemens

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My sleep habits are not the problem Bev, as I am home 24 hours a day, 4 hours of streaming is not realistic. I imagine 1 laptop, 1 VoIP, 1 streaming TV/day, another/night, would add up to 22 hours per day.
If I could send an email today, I might get some satisfaction from customer support.
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Pitcher Gia

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Windstream has no data caps.
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You are correct, they do not but, they are not available everywhere.
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Judge and Jury

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Maybe I'm looking at the wrong Windstream, but I see they only have 3 towers in the San Francisco Bay area and they handle business accounts only.

 
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Thanks for the link.  Google didn't do a very good job yesterday, showed me this: https://www.windstreambusiness.com/shop/products/ca/san-francisco