HOW TO PREVENT GOING OVER YOUR DATA PLAN WITH EXEDE SATELLITE or ANY Satellite INTERNET SERVICE
When using SATELLITE INTERNET, ALWAYS remember to TURN OFF your WIRELESS Device when you are not using it.
1 - iPad - Be sure to Exit out of Safari after surfing the net. Also it is recommended to turn OFF the wireless tab on your iPad.
2 - iPhone - Be sure to Exit out of Safari after surfing the net. Also it is recommended to turn OFF the wireless tab on your iPhone.
3 - Laptop - Be sure to Exit Windows Explorer, Mozilla, Chrome, Safari or what ever browser you use to surf the net. Also it is recommended to turn OFF the wireless tab on your laptop. Close the lid/cover on laptops not being used.
4 - Cell Phone - Be sure to Exit out of whatever browser you use after surfing the net. Also it is recommended to turn OFF the wireless tab on your Cell Phone
5 - Desktop Computers - As most of these are hardwired to the router it is recommended to either turn it off or place it in sleep/hibernation stasis when not being used. Screen Savers DO NOT stop Data Usage, they merely turn the monitor off.
6 - Limit who has your WIRELES Password. DO NOT give it to your friends when they come over.
7 - Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Veetle, Youtube - ALL these will use your data plan FAST. A Single movie from Netflix in HD will use approximately 1.25-2 GIG of data. 6 movies and you are over your limit. Standard Definition movies will use approximately 800meg - 1.35 Gig of data, still only a few movies before you reach your limit.
Any device that connects to the internet via Wireless Connection may continue to connect even though you have exited the browser window. By turning off the wireless tab on your device you will lessen the chances of using up all your Data Plan early.
EMAIL - If you have email aps setup on your phones or iPads or Laptops they regularly check email using wireless connections. These may only use a small amount of your data plan each time, but that adds up when you have 3 or 4 devices checking mail every 10-15 minutes.
FACEBOOK/eBay - Be sure to log out of Facebook/eBay, as these programs will continue to update and that can use a lot of data plan.
Xbox or PS3 - These devices connect to the internet while playing and can also connect when not playing. Turn them OFF when not using them.
Set ALL your updates to occur at a specified time or to require approval before connecting and updating. Do any large updates after midnight or the day before your service renews itself.
Treat all Hard wired devices the same as Wireless devices.