Switched to liberty.No way data use is correct that's why they won't offer unlimited plan

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Data use cannot be correct.
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The system throughput is such that they can't offer unlimited plans.  
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Gabe do know how to view what is using the most data?
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Well, it all depends on what you have.  

If you have a Windows based computer you can install Glasswire on that so you will at least know what that is using.  Plus, not only can it tell you the computer's total data usage, it can tell you what data each program, app or process is using.  It's very helpful.   
 
https://www.glasswire.com/

Apple products usually have an the Activity Monitor app built in, and it has a Network tab to let you know what they are using. 
 
Some of the more expensive routers will often have a data monitoring feature than can show what each connected device is using, as well.  
 
If you can figure out what each one is using, or at least one of your devices if you have two, or two if you have three, and so on, you can use the process of elimination to figure out what's using the most.  Plus, once in a while it can show you something is using data that you didn't even know was connecting, like satellite TV receivers or Smart devices.  
 

This is also a copy/paste from Gwalk900's response in another post about the suggested settings for Glasswire.  

Suggested settings:

Output results:

It is important to remember that Glasswire will only track and report the usage on the single computer upon which it is installed. Multiple computers will require that Glasswire be installed on each machine and the data correlated.

 

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In addition to what GabeU has suggested, I would also like to add the following:

Data wasters that I have heard of are:

(1) windows 10 with its ridiculous updates;

(2) antivirus programs like AVG with sloppy updates;

(3) unknown and unanticipated devices, such as ipads, that connect to your internet using wifi;

(4) irresponsible websites like CNN and Facebloat (Facebook) that like to burn up your data;

(5) Direct TV or other similar "genies" that want to feed you "extra" programming by downloading it through your internet connection instead of using their own satellite connection as they are supposed to.

(6) A fresh install of Mozilla Firefox has all kinds of cruft turned on that will render the browser all but unusable (it too likes to "phone home" on your dime).  I have made a record of what needs to be done to a fresh install of Mozilla Firefox in order to turn that cruft off.

You might want to see if any of these data wasters are present on your system.
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4 yrs ago I started on Classic plans 10GB and 15GB and then switched to Liberty 18GB. When I was on Classic, I constantly managed the data use, staying up past midnight for updates, youtube watching (small videos and rarely), photo uploads (minimal), updates for work and home PC plus document uploads, My life was total data management. Prior to this I was on Hughesnet since 2001 and never had to manage anything. Back in the day, Hughesnet only counted downloads toward the usage. I could even do a video stream upload of puppies. Back to Exede, with the Classic plan, I was almost always under the limit at the end of the billing cycle. The issue is there is no accounting of how much data is used in the LNFZ via Exede. When Liberty was offered in my area, I opted for the 18GB and went over the limit every month. While it was nice not having to live my life for data usage, I was now going over every month. At the start of the last billing cycle, I went back to Classic 15. Back to full time monitoring, work after midnight, using my Verizon tether for my home PC (4G, 1 tiny bar) during the work week while my work laptop is using Exede, etc. While this is a ridiculous way to live, it is what it is. This cycle closes in a couple of days and I will have 2 to 3gb to spare. No carry over. In this day and age where so much of our viewing and entertainment development is being played over the internet (Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, etc) Exede, especially on the overloaded beams, like 329, is an antiquated system that is the only option for people that choose to live rural. For 4 yrs now I have heard about the new bird. My concern is when it is available those of us on 329 will not see the benefits. I just wanted to give some background and why I went back to Classic on beam 329.