Need some advice/suggestions on a big one time download Xbox one.

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Need some advice/suggestions. We are on the Liberty 50 plan with free access from 3am-6am at generally 8 - 9 average mbps all the time. We purchased and Xbox one for grands to play when visiting. We know that we will not generally allow internet access for downloads or on line gaming. We do want to download a free digital game that came with the system. Unfortunately, this game is 50g to download. Of course that would use a full months data. I’m thinking that I will start it during the free zone about 4am tomorrow. We have 5 g remaining in our cycle which starts over Sunday at midnight. At our speed, I know it can’t finish during the free zone. Once we hit our limit and our data is slowed, do you think the game will be able to complete the download? Anyone have a suggestion on how to accomplish this?
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Rent the Game from Redbox for 3 bucks for the install. What is the name of the game?
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Forza horizon3. The racing game. That’s a good idea. Would it still have to do any download update?
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This is what I’ve done on several occasions. Some games still need like a 20gb day one patch, but it helps. The absolute easiest thing to do is take the Xbox to a friend’s house who has cable access.
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M$ games are not on Redbox so your best bet will be the cable access suggestion. 
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As a gamer myself, who has done a few of those 50GB or larger game downloads and, until recently did have the Liberty 50 plan, I would start that download now and, let it eat the data. I'm guessing it's one form EA/Origin games via XBox, that server of theirs is a bit slow, it will take two full days, perhaps a good part of a third day to get that game at an average of 500 Kbps (assume it is an EA/Origin Game.)

And no that speed isn't due to Exede or being out of data for the month, that's Origin servers and our high latency at work, those servers read it as a dial up or slower connection so, simply won't send data any faster.

Alternately, crate an account for the game, take the Xbox to a public or, a friend's house with cable internet, download, go home and do any final updates, and play. Even then, 50GB may take most of a day to download.
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Yikes. That’s what I feared. If you don’t mind, I have one other question. I loaded the Xbox app on my laptop. If I go to a friends could I download the game to my laptop, then transfer to the gaming console via WiFi at my home? I’m guessing that any games transferred between my laptop app and the console will still come through the cloud, and not just via my home router. Am I correct?
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No, games are platform specific. If you download on the laptop, you get the PC version, if you download on the XBox, you get the console version, they are not interchangeable.

Any cloud service will use data, unless you have a MyCloud device on you home network, the cloud for the game will be on the game servers wherever those happen to be located and, you access them via the internet.

Note: If this is an EA/Origin game, you can contact them via their support site at help.ea.com and, for a nominal fee, they can send you a disk. Usually 10.99 when you have a code for a free game.
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Nope. Unfortunately doesn’t work that way.
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you can pause downloads on the Xbox so i would just download the game during the free time, pause when the free time ends. rinse and repeat until game is downloaded.
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Thank you all for your answers to Rose. It is appreciated!
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Thanks for all the suggestions, responses. Looks like I’m going to be visiting my son and borrowing his data!
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Enjoy. Remember if it’s a newer game, sometimes there are also monthly updates as large as 5gb. It’s a never ending job once you start....
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How I do my updates on Steam is start them during the free zone then shutdown the device with an automatic timer before the free zone expires. Not sure how the XBox downloads work but the next day start the download again and it resumes where it left off. Works great. Sometimes it takes me three days to complete the download, but not a byte of that 50GB game download is counted against my usage that way.
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Wish the Xbox had a timer. No such luck. People have asked for a scheduler to be built in for years.
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I know what you are saying, but do things the old school way. Buy a cheap Christmas lights timer and it will turn off the XBox's power.
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Lol. That would be effective. Hard on the equipment over time, but effective nonetheless.
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Hey! That looks kinda like my husband. Lol. We do like old school! Haha!