what uses data for the evolution 2o plan?

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I'm less than 2 weeks into my cycle, and 14gb has already been used. whats eating up all my data? I was told webpages( ie social media, google searches etc) and email were unlimited.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi shadeau,   Please review this link; http://help.exede.net/articles/General/Evolution-Plan-FAQs 
"Here are just a few examples of what you’ll be able to do with unlimited access
to web pages and email:

  • Check your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ news

  • Manage your bank account or stock portfolio

  • Read news and magazine articles and

  • Write a blog article, post comments, and engage in

  • Buy and sell on your favorite online stores"
The URL's must begin with http or https and content viewed in Androids,  iPhones, or iPads are counted as data.

Please send your account and contact information to exedelistens@viasat.com and we'll check it out.. Thanks
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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For web pages, Evolution's "unlimitied" applies only to static elements (i.e. static content) appearing on the page. In today's world, most web pages don't consist solely of static content and rely heavily on dynamic content. Embedded videos,  audios, and many ads are considered media (delivered through streaming) and would be counted against your allowance. Explicitly uploading and downloading photos/pictures/files will count against your data allowance (although static images appearing on web pages will not). Updates of applications or your operating system will count against your data allowance. Email attachments will similarly count against your data allowance.

The following page provides a summary of items appearing on pages that count or not (but is not all inclusive):  http://www.exede.com/evolution-plan/   

Particularly troublesome are embedded media (video and audio) that auto-play or auto-buffer (pre-load), ads and automatic updates. All of these can be better managed by configuring your applications or operating system to allow manually downloading and apply updates during the Evolution Free Zone; using a browser add-on to block unwanted ads; and using a browser add-on to control auto-playing and pre-loaded media while enabling click to play (either limiting their usage or deferring it until the free zone). Specific actions/recommendations on how to do this would require knowing both your operating system version  and browser. Provide those and someone here may give some targeted advice.