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Pandora and data usage
ROBLAW20
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How much does Pandora effect the data usage,  how much data will it use to play music all day ?

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mama23dogs

At high quality it uses 320 kbps which is roughly 150 MB per hour.

If you reduce quality, it will reduce data usage. 

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bearone21
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if you don't have unlimited data, you ought to be on wi-fi to listen!!

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ROBLAW20-

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sprmankalel
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I sometimes use Pandora on the lowest setting. I don't notice a huge difference in quality. On the lowest setting is around 50MB per hour which translates to roughly 20 hours per 1GB.

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boringusername
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mama23dogs wrote:

At high quality it uses 320 kbps which is roughly 150 MB per hour.

If you reduce quality, it will reduce data usage.

from what I can find the max bitrate on mobile is 192 kbps and you have to pay for that otherwise it's 64 kbps. So maybe 86 MB per hour so 2.5 GB per month at 1 hour per day. Of course the free version would be 1/3 that.

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