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Are Youtube videos considered downloads?
Bjorn16
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My Palm Pre Plus plan only allows 5 Gig per month for downloads as a hot spot device.  Does anybody know if watching online videos such as ones form Youtube count as downloads?

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you very much.

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Re: Are Youtube videos considered downloads?
machinekiller85
it's actually 5 gigs of data, so it not only counts downloads but any data you use when surfing the web. So to answer your question yes watching youtube videos does count towards your 5 gig cap.
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Re: Are Youtube videos considered downloads?
George2010a
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As I understand it, the YouTube videos would be counted against your 5GB limit for the hotspot if you have the hotspot turned on.  With the hotspot turned on, they would count whether you watch them on your phone or some device operating through the hotspot. 

 

However, if you have the regular $30 unlimited cell data plan, you can turn off the hotspot and watch videos all day on your phone with no impact on the 5GB alloted to your hotspot.

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