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How much cellphone data do you use?

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Jordan's Comment
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hello, I am not sure my how much cellphone data I would need while I am over the road. How much data do you use while over the road? My current data plan is 16 gigs of data with Verizon. I was reading up that Verizon is the best cellphone provider to get while on the road. The reason why I ask is because Verizon is going to have unlimited data plan back again and might get it if I need more data.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

MC1371's Comment
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Really depends on how much you use it. I average about 8gigs a month. That's basically weather, fb, company apps, truckerpath, and maybe a couple of hours of streaming video to catch up with Supernatural. If you're a gamer, or are seriously addicted to online video then youll be getting close to that 16.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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On average, between 20-25 GB a month. Most of my downtime that I'm awake for I spend either on the internet or YouTube. Some might call me an internet junkie, but it's not like I'm addicted. It's totally cool, and I could quit anytime I wanted to and NO DONT TAKE IT AWAY I NEED THAT!

Sambo's Comment
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So, if you likely to watch streaming movies, YouTube videos, play online games,.and surf the Web, get the unlimited. Ive chewed through 70GB in a months time before. The unlimited plan is $80, so it has good value.

Granted, that 70GB of data was watching movies in HD. If you reduce the video quality, you reduce the bandwidth you use.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Joshua J.'s Comment
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I burn through around 50 a month, but luckily netflix/Amazon prime/youtube/pandora all stream free on my carrier so my "charged" data usage is down to 2gs a month.

My CB Handle is Frank's Comment
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Josh and Sambo, what carriers do you use? Those are much better deals than I'm getting.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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