Wifi talk

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We have an iPhone 6 and have the option to enable wifi talk and use our exede internet for our cell phone. Does anyone know how much data this type of service uses?
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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hmmm I really am not sure how much data this would use. I wouldn't think much if it's just talking and not video/facetime type calls. 
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Thanks Brad. Yes it would just be brief voice calls, no video.
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ja c court

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we do free time for face time not sure how much you use on wifi but always count it in when you use it
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Old Labs

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Sandy,

It's largely dependent upon which CODEC (compression/decompression) program/module is used.

Those typically used for voice will range roughly between 31Kbps and 87Kbps. Those are simply rough orders of magnitude. Converting that to bytes (and doubling to account for incoming and out going data), you're looking at roughly between .5 MB and and 1.5MB per minute of call.

Some devices/programs allow you to specify which to use based on desired quality (e.g. Vonage). I tried a quick search on the iPhone but came up with nothing regarding which is actually used.

All approximation that is dependent on a variety of factors including some overhead for the connection; however if you've got a router with some traffic monitoring capabilities, a timed test call under controlled circumstances (i.e. nothing else using the router and connection) can provide a more accurate indication of expected data usage. 
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Great information, also a good idea to run a test call.
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I've got two iPhone 6 (one is a plus, one a s-Plus) one is home all day most days, the other home only nights and weekends. Over the last month they have used apx 1 GB combined and that's for updates, anyting else we did online with them and, wifi talk. That does not include getting new apps or anything we got over the computers for them, then synced to the phones.

As far as talking goes, that's usually none weekdays and about 5-10 mins per day weekends so, maybe an hour to an hour and a half on wifi talk all month.
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Great to know. I'm figuring our total talk time will be maybe 2 hrs total a month.

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