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MIFI data usage?
EC121
Member

Does the MIFI device use data faster than others?

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Re: MIFI data usage?
Ann154
Expert
Expert

Not necessarily. The devices connected to the mifi and how they are using the data can vary from each other.

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Re: MIFI data usage?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Awesome question EC121! Ann154 is correct, the Mifi device wouldn't use data. It provides data to other devices. Here's a great link to help understand the data usage: https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/understanding-data-usage-video/

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Re: MIFI data usage?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

EC121,

no device use more data than the others. Data usage is based on what you're doing on that device. Different activities can consume large amounts of data. Here's a few tasks that use large amounts of data:

 

Streaming audio or video using apps such as Pandora®, Spotify®, Netflix® and YouTube™

 

Using social media or websites with lots of pictures/updates such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Instagram® or Pinterest®

 

Video Calling

 

Downloading music/MP3s

 

Backing up content with cloud storage and/or file sharing tools such as Verizon Cloud, Dropbox™, or Google Drive

 

Using your device as a Mobile Hotspot and allowing other devices to access the internet from it.

 

Location-based apps like Maps or MapQuest

 

I hope that this information is helpful to you. For more information regarding how your data usage is calculated: 

 

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/data-usage-faqs/?intcmp=INT-SEA-NON-SE-sc_data_usage-0306201...

 

 

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