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senator46
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I'm looking at purchasing the HP Mini 1151nr  and subscribing to 2 yr sign up .... can anyone tell me what 250MB and/or 5GB translates to actual minutes on the net??? ... any problems using it with AC current??  thanls Dennis
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Macriver
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What 5 gigs will get you.

 

http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/846/63/

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nmchileman
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It doesn't translate to minutes on the web. They're two totally different methods of measurement. It's like trying to measure how many gallons of water you have with a ruler.

It's all in terms of how much data you send or receieve. Every time you pull up a web page it's sending/receiving data that will count towards your allowance.

 

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senator46
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thanks for your reply ...
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risu
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Mr. Chile is quite correct.  It's not "time" related... you could spend 3 hours sitting on one webpage and not incurr more usage unless you refresh it.  Some averages that verizon gives people when considering usage are as follows:

 

E-mail (plain text) - 3kb

Word Documents (5 page of text) - 70kb

PowerPoint (20 pages with light graphics) - 3mb

 

Typical Webpage - 300kb - 1mb (depends on how heavy use of graphics or not)

 

Honestly, it varies based on what you do and where you go.  In order to reach 5gb just viewing e-mail.... that's something like 1.7 million emails or 85,000 to hit 250mb in a single month and 800 webpages for 250mb or 17,000 for 5gb.  It's not about time, but size (hey, size really does matter!).

Message Edited by risu on 07-08-2009 05:11 PM
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Macriver
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What 5 gigs will get you.

 

http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/846/63/

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nmchileman
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Hey, that's a really good link. Puts things into a real world perspective.
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senator46
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tthis web site really does help understand one's usage versus the 5G .. much thanks

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