Wi-Fi Fridays: Surprising data-draining apps (and how to lessen the impact)

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Hi everybody!

This week's Wi-Fi Friday article is about one of our most popular topics -- data management! If you're interested in how apps like Spotify, Snapchat, and Twitter, among others, can be an inadvertent drain on both your Viasat and cellular data, through things like autoplay video, or cacheing videos you're never even going to watch, check out this week's article on our corporate blog. 


I hope everyone has a great weekend! 
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Lizzie, Viasat Official Rep

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Jim16

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Thanks Lizzie. Have a great weekend.  We'll take it from here!  :)
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Bradley

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I didn’t know that Brad enjoyed home brewing. Do tell...
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Bev, Champion

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Yeah he is into home brewing, next trip to Denver, I have to remember to take some of my homemade muscadine wine for him and sample his brew. I know a few decent wine makers around here but, no good home brewers. (there is one but, I don't care for gut rot from cloudy, bread yeast flavored slurry - basically his version of honey mead - YUCK! LOL)
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Bradley

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Lol. Most people around here would go blind from drinking the first glass.

Actually craft brew is all the rage in this area.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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He makes great beer.  As a fellow Beer Snob (tm) I get a bottle or two of many of his brews.  Haven't disliked one yet!
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Jim16

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You'll probably need to drink a few before you're done with this weekends Forum Matt B!
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Bev, Champion

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Oh, I'm sure that thread I put the alert in sent you looking for a couple  of cold ones, eh Matt? Amazing what a totally bored, slightly miffed attention seeker can do to a forum LOL.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Sadly, too many people in the office for me to sneak a bottle or five. (not that I would ever!!) ;-)

There were also related emails on our side.
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Say what??? YOU  don't have your own office?  I'll call Mark Monday morning and get that straightened out.  I'm thinking... 3rd floor, corner, 2 windows with tinted glass, a leather Captain's chair (recliner, of course), and most importantly.... outlets for the mini-fridge.
 
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@Matt B Lovely, I can imagine. Having been on the receiving end of unhappy attention seeker emails over a game or three I help out with, I know how that goes.

Fortunately I'm a volunteer and, do this at home, I can go grab a "hillbilly wine glass" full anytime I want. (That's a pint Mason jar hot clued on top of a taper candle holder.) Just one though, a pint of wine and, those emails are mildly amusing and, I'm just uninhibited enough to reply with suggested solutions/information and, an appropriate meme or gif LOL.

Well a good community person has to find a way to get a smile now and then - if the troll isn't smiling, the team reading the emails sure as heck is. :P
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About time for the troll to show up again BTW.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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haha it's a hobby I got into a few  years ago. Summer is busy since every county fair or festival seems to have competitions so I'm trying to snag medals or ribbons for the next 2 months. On a streak at the moment so we'll see how this goes but most cover admission with entries so even if I don't win I may have an excuse to eat funnel cake for lunch. "oh I didn't know I'd get so full. Gosh darn it! guess I'll eat healthy tomorrow". 
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LOL @Brad - but you know ANYTHING healthy or green cancels out the bad - like strawberry funnel cake - real strawberries so, it's all good, or an Irish themed one with green icing- it's green so all good again. :P

Besides you at least tasted the beer right? That's made from grain and hops - natural, healthy stuff so, you're good for the day - you ate or drank healthy stuff. :P
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Snapchat was an eye-opener. I barely use it. Maybe once every week or two and it ate 1GB. I can imagine customers with teenagers probably will see a much higher number