When using my 4gLTE phone hotspot, my data lasts a lot longer and I think its faster than Excede.

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Disappointed in the speed and data usage.
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Michael Meoak

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Jim16

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My motorcycle gets way better gas mileage than my Cadillac, and is faster, I think.
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Jordanna Eyre

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We only got viasat a few weeks ago but are monitoring our data usage closely and it appears they may tally more data than you actually use. We don't have proof (yet) but have a very strong suspicion.
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Well when you get that proof, please share because nobody has found it yet.
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You need to get a good router that includes a robust traffic monitoring feature. This will then show you everything that is eating up your data.

I agree with VetSat, the Viasat meter is very accurate. I monitor my Viasat meter reading daily, along with the traffic reported by my ASUS router and record the readings on an Excel spreadsheet. In the past 4 years, the two readings are usually within a half a percent, and quite often, the ASUS router has reported a slightly higher data usage.

The devices that may be using your data in the background are WiFi Smart devices, Alexa things, smart TVs and satellite TV receivers and DVRs, gaming consoles.