Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Verizon Broadband Data Usage


Verizon Broadband 5 GB/mo.

  • Now that I have used my Verizon broadband card from June 2007 to June 2008, I was wondering if I was getting close to the Verizon Limits on Data usage which is set at 5 GB per month.
  • The answer is NO, not yet!

What is 5 GB of data?

  • 5 GB of data is approximately 5,000 MB of data.
  • 1 MB of data is approximately 1,000 kilobytes of data.
  • Verizon reports data usage in kilobytes, so you simply need to move the decimal place to the left by six positions to arrive at GB.

For example:

  • The numbers below, from the Verizon web site, show my data usage in kilobytes.
  • The data for Nov 2007 is 2,619,915 kilobytes which equals approximately 2619 MB which equals approximately 2.6 GB.
  • That is about 50% of my allowance of 5 GB.

Actual numbers are: 2,619,915 kilobytes equals 2,558MB which equals 2.49 GB

1 Byte = 8 Bit
1 Kilobyte = 1024 Bytes
1 Megabyte = 1048576 Bytes
1 Gigabyte = 1073741824 Bytes

Our Usage:

  • Remember, we are in Drexel Graduate school, online, we stream videos for lectures and I manage and work on web sites as well. I also upload YouTube videos, process and send email from several email addresses and I am subscribed to the Island Packet Discussion Board. I use the network 24/7, we have our laptops on 24/7 and still I am only using 50% of the 5 GB allowance. If I were using a Slingbox or watching live video then I guess I would be getting close to the 5 GB data limits.
  • As of for now, it works so well that I have canceled my Comcast Cable Internet in my house and I use the same set up in the home. All I do is move the Broadband card from the boat to home.

Our Verizon Broadband DATA USAGE:

November 2007

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

unlimited

2,619,915

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--

December 2007

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

unlimited

1,769,552

--

--

January 2008

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

es unlimit

1,769,164



February 2008

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

es unlimit

1,628,979




March 2008

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

es unlimit

1,497,774

--

--


April 2008

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Unbilled Usage from Previous Months





Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

--

84,280

--

--

Current Usage





Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

es unlimite

2,142,304

--

--

May 2008

Data Usage


Allowance

Used

Billable

Charge

Kilobyte Usage

kilobytes

es unlimit

2,132,309

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--


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4 comments:

Taelor said...
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Ted Johnson said...

I've suddenly been hit with a bill for $195 for exceeding the data limit. My computer use hasn't changed. I don't download movies or iTunes. They won't budge. I've never exceeded the limit before in more than a year of use. What can I do?