1.    07 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Stafford, UK
    Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home (x64) (build 10586)

    Mobile Wifi data sim

    I recently bought a TP-Link mobile wifi gadget and started with a 1GB 30day data sim from '3'.

    It very soon needed a top up! The replacement is now also on its way out...
    What could possibly be consuming the data at such a fast rate of knots?

    Does anyone have advice for what and where the best deal might be available?
    (The 'gadget' is not locked into any specific provider).
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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,130
    Windows 10 Pro

    One GB is quite a little (I wanted to say awfully little). Thinking of my data usage on my Windows phone, I usually use mobile data between 1.5 and 3 GB per month even thinking that the mobile sites are much lighter, using less bandwidth. I only use mobile data when not home, using WiFi at home for updates and such.

    My mobile data is light browsing (news, forums and such), a little bit Skype and Whatsapp. Yet, 1 GB would never be enough for me for a whole month.

    Thinking of computer and its connection to Internet, one GB is most definitely not enough for normal usage. Here's the data usage from this laptop of mine for the past 30 days:

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    Almost 130 GB. My data usage is honestly not average, I have to admit that; I am online most of the time, actively online using computer at least 5 or 6 hours a day. Browsing, some YouTube videos but not much of that or other streaming video. There's been a few Insider build upgrades during the last weeks (each almost 4 GB) but this is not the machine I download them. Over 20 GB of that usage is uploads, stored some ISO backups to OneDrive, but other than that, normal usage according to my standards.
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  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I just did the "Which SIM" and decided on this http://store.three.co.uk/view/search...ariff=0to49.99

    Also works overseas.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    08 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Stafford, UK
    Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home (x64) (build 10586)
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, Kari and Nigel. Excellent info from you both.

    This was my first attempt to use mobile broadband whilst away from home. I am in Wales at present, but will be in Spain for a period during June. Your help will be very useful there.
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