The best way to know this will be to log into your account before you play and to write down your usage. then after you play for a set time limit such as an hour then log back in to track your usage. Hope this helps.
From what I understand, it would be best to actually download the game, including patches (wow, lotro, etc.) from a wifi access point. I was told from a friend that playing the game on mobile broadband doesn't actually use up much during gameplay.
Is there any other information about the usage available, even an estimate? I came here for this exact same answer myself, but I can't afford to test it and see, just in case it does use up all my mb for the month.. Im a student, $50 is alot of money.
I actually do a lot of xbox live gaming on my MIFI. Here's what I have found out. It uses about 25MB per hour. So you can play a little less than 4 hours and it will use 100 MB. I have been studying this for 3 months. I wrote down when I logged on to xbox live and when I logged off. I used my connection strictly for xbox live only so I could inform other people that it is possible to use the MIFI for online gaming.
Here's my situation:
I did not want to spend the money on a wireless adapter (microsoft money-making scheme). Instead, I tether my MIFI device to my desktop PC and then share my connection to my xbox. At first I had trouble getting the xbox to recognize the IP address but I learned to start the computer, connect device, connect to internet, and then start the xbox which took care of the problem.
I have been playing a lot of Halo:REACH which still only uses 25MB per hour. But I was bored the other day and popped in GTA IV which only used 15MB per hour!! I think this is due to the fact the map was pretty well preloaded.
It is doable as long as you monitor your usage which is sometimes difficult when verizon gets behind on updating their accounts but people need to use common sense. If you watched 25 youtube videos the day before its probably a good idea to stay off xbox live for a day to make sure you don't use up your 5GB limit.
Hope this helps
How much data is it?
1 email (text only) = 20 KB
1 email attachment = 300 KB
1 web page = 180 KB
1 App/Game/Song = 3 MB
1 minute of streaming video = 4 MB
1 minute of streaming music = 1.25 MB
1 Photo download/upload = 500 KB
1 MB = 1,024 KB, 1 GB = 1,024 MB
To help answer the question, here are some examples of what typical 'downloads' eat up in bandwidth:
|1 email||10 KB||500,000|
|1 webpage visit to EVDOinfo.com||150 KB||33,333|
|1 downloaded song from iTunes||4 MB||1,250|
|1 digital photo (point & shoot digital camera)||3 MB||1,666|
|1 digital photo (pro / prosumer digital camera)||10 MB||500|
|1 typical 3 minute video on YouTube/Google||5 MB||1,000|
|1 hour of 56k audio stream||25 MB||200 hrs|
|1 typical 5 minute video on iTunes||30 MB||167|
|1 typical 45-minute TV show from iTunes||200 MB||25|
|1 hour of MagicJack phone call @ 128kb/s||56 MB||89 hrs|
|1 hour of Skype phone call @ 64kb/s||28 MB||178 hrs|
|1 hour of Skype video chat @ 384kb/s||169 MB||30 hrs|
|1 hour of World of Warcraft online gaming||32 MB||156 hrs|
|1 hour of Netflix Standard Definition stream||660 MB||7.5 hrs|
|1 hour of Netflix High Definition stream||1.67 GB||3 hrs|
|1 Full-length (2 hours) movie MPEG4 download||1.5 GB||3|
|1 entire DVD (MPEG-2) disk image||4.5GB||1|
|1 hour of Hulu Standard Definition stream||350 MB||14 hrs|
|1 hour of Slingbox Standard Definition stream||444 MB||11 hrs|
|1 hour of Ustream Viewing||192 MB||26 hrs|
|1hour of Ustream Broadcasting||102 MB||49 hrs|
|1 hour of Xbox/PS3/Wii Online Gaming [Average]||50 MB||100 hrs|
|1 hour of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection||60 MB||83 hrs|
|1 iBook download for iPad [Average]||0.5 MB||10,000|
|1 episode on ABC Player for iPad [1hr episode]||183 MB||27|
|1 hour of Pandora Radio streaming||27 MB||185 hrs|
|1 hour of AOL Radio streaming||50 MB||100 hrs|
|1 hour of Facetime 2-way video calling on iPhone 4||90 MB||55.5 hrs|