Is it OK to turn off the modem every night when I'm not using it?

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To save power, I would like to turn off the modem at night. Is this or is this not hard on the modem as far as its useful life?
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Bill Lindsey

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Unfortunately, leaving your modem off for extended periods of time seems to cause problems with the usage reporting that happens between the modem and Exede's servers.

We've had several people report problems with their data usage not resetting properly at the end of their billing cycle when their modem has been left off.

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leave the modem on.  disconnect from computer.