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Poxxxx says GFR
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Xbox Live with a 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot



I live in a rural area and at&t doesn't offer their DSL service to my location. Also I can only pick up 3G service, not 4G. So I had to look elsewhere for a way to connect. I called Verizon and added the 4G LTE mobile hotspot (10GB) 80$ monthly plan. I got my 4G mobile hotspot in today and had it activated. I connected to Xbox Live, but the game play was pretty laggy. Anyway my question is, how do I tell how much data I am using while I'm connected to Xbox live? Also is there a cheaper way to use 3G service for online gaming? Thanks for any help.

I already posted this on the gaming board and no responses yet. Just looking for answers and opinions.







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lsu480
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3G would be cheaper but I doubt it would work fo games. If you have an iphone with unlimited data you can jailbreak it and make your phone a hotspot for free...you might as well test that.





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Polar Bear
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Also I can only pick up 3G service, not 4G


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. I called Verizon and added the 4G LTE mobile hotspot (10GB) 80$ monthly plan


Why did you order the LTE mobile hotspot if you're not in a 4G area...?







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Dijkstra
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Either way, your connection is going to be lame. You see, it's not about your download, it's about your upload. On a 3G type of connection, your gaming experience more often than not is going to be awful. It's just one of the terrible parts about living outside of the city. I'd die without my FiOS, much less using a 3G hotspot.





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Poxxxx says GFR
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Why did you order the LTE mobile hotspot if you're not in a 4G


Still has 3G capabilities






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Buffalo Breh
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I use my 4G to play on Live, but mostly to stream netflix since my apartments ISP is a piece of shite and can't stream netflix.

works great for me.






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Poxxxx says GFR
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If you have an iphone with unlimited data


I wish...they don't have the unlimited data plan anymore






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Poxxxx says GFR
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I use my 4G to play on Live, but mostly to stream netflix since my apartments ISP is a piece of shite and can't stream netflix.



About how much data do you use a month while your on Xbox Live? Any way of knowing?






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Dijkstra
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If you actually get 4G, it'll work. 3G, on the other hand, is no bueno.





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Poxxxx says GFR
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If you actually get 4G


Not sure when we will be getting 4G service in my area...hopefully soon






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Buffalo Breh
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About how much data do you use a month while your on Xbox Live? Any way of knowing?


I got the unlimited data plan when I got my phone before verizon dropped it so I actually don't have to worry about that. Looking it up it looks like you don't use more than like 20 mb per hour, but it's all dependent on the game your playinh/hosting, downloads, the size of your xbox party etc. There's a lot of variables.






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Polar Bear
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Still has 3G capabilities



Interesting. I wasn't aware.

Are you not able to get cable TV?



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Poxxxx says GFR
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Yeah I can get cable TV but COX doesn't have cable internet in my area...so i'm just stuck with this until something better comes along I guess?





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Poxxxx says GFR
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I got the unlimited data plan when I got my phone before verizon dropped it so I actually don't have to worry about that


Yeah man your so lucky lol I had at&t at the time and switched to Verizon because I got a way better signal at my house.

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Looking it up it looks like you don't use more than like 20 mb per hour, but it's all dependent on the game your playinh/hosting, downloads, the size of your xbox party etc. There's a lot of variables.


Thanks a bunch. I appreciate it and I guess I'll stick to single player online and some light multiplayer.






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