Dongle usage

  aboutit 10:49 01 Aug 2009

need explanation If I get a mobile broadband dongle with 3GB usage per month what exactle does this mean.If I plug the dongle into my laptop and connect but don`t go on any sites or email do I use any of the 3GB if I go onto the internet to browse for an hour how much usage, if I go to emails and read plus send 2 or 3 mail for an hour how much uasge. sorry if this sounds stupid but i just don`t know thankyou

  dagnammit 22:04 01 Aug 2009

click here

Just to repeat the link.... approximately 42,000 web pages or 630 songs.

Or Vodafone's sums say this: "You could surf for 100 hours, send 2000 e-mails and download 200 music tracks and 100 video clips."

from click here

  dagnammit 22:08 01 Aug 2009

Just make sure your firewall is upto date to stop automatic updates of your programs & OS. Best doing that via a home broadband connection.

  Forum Editor 23:58 01 Aug 2009

which I use with a laptop. The dongle comes with its own connection software that monitors your usage and keeps a weekly/monthly/annual running total, so you know exactly where you are.

I imagine all mobile dongles have a similar system.

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