GPS update consumed a lot of data

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I'm dapped or will be in few minutes. SOB!! First time ever. Found out will never update Garmin GPS again. Got message from Garmin needed to update GPS. I didn't know it would take so much of my data. Ate it all up. SOB!!! But have Liberty Plan so hope I can at least get my local newspaper online and email. Also Facebook so can check on my children (all in there 50's) but check and see what they are doing and download pictures they posted. :-(
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Colorado Bobby

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Just did same with TomTom... 3.4 GB download... not only took an hour, but ate most of my useage
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Those updates are best done during the LNFZ if your plan has one. I have done my Garmin updates during regular time, but usually only when I know I have 3 GB or more still left near the end of my cycle.
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This is first time ever did one. I had almost 3 GB left. thought the thing was updated and done. They had put some program on my computer that was suppose to be could just check up dates. So when they said update done I unplugged Garmin and put away. Went out of room and came back later and here RST had message that used 1GB in 16 minutes. Needless to say I unstalled program. 
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We went over on Liberty one month with 10 days left and we never saw any real change in our internet use.  I was over last night before we reset and I was getting tested speeds around 2 mbps and I was streaming some netflix programming and doing pretty much everything I needed to do without any restrictions.  Sure, it may have taken a few extra seconds for Netflix to load, and pages may have loaded a little more slowly but I am perfectly satisfied with those speeds.  This was during the prime time as well.  I think you'll be fine but please report how Liberty Pass is working for you.
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Well just went in Liberty Pass and was given few GB and so right back out so haven't really had chance to find out. But so far I really like it. Also may not go into Liberty Pass again because think the extra 2 GB will be just what I needed. Exede has been really good to me. :-)
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Garmin Express burned me a while back, not to DAP, but it was running wild until I stopped it.  I kept it installed, but disabled.  I updated two nuvi devices last week during LNFZ.
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I didn't know how to disable the crazy program. Never seen a program like that.
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If my memory serves me from a previous post, I think we are both on the same beam... Let me know how it goes once you're over. Without the LNFZ, I will be going over sometime next week I suspect and I am really curious to see how far I am throttled.
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I've been monitoring my throughput using the real time bandwidth graphs on my router (which has DD-WRT installed). I noticed between the late morning and early afternoon today I was being capped at around 1.5 Mbps for periods and then things would open back up to around 4 - 5 Mbps. Right now I can see web traffic peaking at 8 Mbps.
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I would like to know how the Liberty plans are after reaching your monthly limit as well. If the speeds are decent at all times of day I would really look into getting the Liberty plan.
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I am starting to understand why Exede's language about the Liberty Pass speeds is so vague. It really depends on how many people are using any given particular band at the time.

I have been noticing things slow down at times, especially in the early and mid evening. Yesterday was the first time I noticed small delays when loading web pages but I should stress that none of this has prevented me from using the internet as I typically do.

What I'm not sure about is that the band I am on just recently migrated to the Liberty Plans and as more people switch over, I would expect more congestion.But as of right now, I no longer have to worry about going over on my data cap.

One final note, I noticed that Exede does mention in the fine print that the more data you use on the Liberty Pass, the lower priority you get and the slower your potential speed can be. So I am being mindful not to use a huge amount of data.
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I think that is a good thing that Exede is watching the data you use when on Libety Pass. Because of way it is set up there are people who try and take advantage and use a lot of data and tha spoils it for everyone. But from the sounds of it they can keep track of (not nice to say this) data hogs and let others that are not trying to use a lot of data still have slower speeds but speeds you can still work with.  Every once in a while you may use extra data and have to go on Liberty Pass.
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A small update, last night things got pretty slow between 8p and 9:30p after which I noticed that I was uncapped from a little under 1 Mbps to 3Mbps.

I also was noticing a DNS issue which I saw this morning but I believe that is an issue with DNS caching (see my new post about it).

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