Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile data usage?


Android Enthusiast
Looking to move to a remote area that doesn't have traditional Internet access. Either need to go with a Satellite or Wireless connection. Of the major carriers, Verizon seems to be the only one that currently has 4G coverage in the area.

My question is does anyone have any idea of data usage? I can live with the 10G limit, but I have no idea what my usage is. I am currently using Verizon FIOS but they say they don't know what my usage is.

I work from home, more like a dumb terminal as most of my work in on the mainframe, with email and misc stuff, but currently my PC is connected 24/7, beyond that I also use my wifi to connect my Android device and my wife spends allot of time on farmville, but not a gamer and current don't download music or videos, but that might change with netflex and change of address.



If you're looking to possibly use Netflix or any online video/audio service, I would definately recommend that when connecting via the VZ Access Manager watching the data usage alert that pops up after connection. Even with overage rates @ $10 per GB it has been known to have people use 42 GB in a one month billing cycle and that would amount to overages of $320 on the 10 GB plan. But if you only plan on maybe one or two movies a month via Netflix you should be fine. But don't take my word on it, cause Your Mileage May Vary.


ETA: A connection to a mainframe may use a lot of data as well, it all depends on what type of usage is occuring when it's connected. Also a 24/7 connection could possibly cause overages.


I was in a similar situation when the LTE Network first went up. I attempted to work with just my LTE connection versus attempting to get set up with a Satellite connection as my area didn't have a high-speed internet option (thankfully AT&T brought U-Verse in)

After two months of serious overages amounting to nearly $250 I was ecstatic when I switched to a traditional connection. I had no idea just how much data my computer ate with just e-mails, minor web surfing, a little bit of Youtube, and the occasional Netflix stream.

Long story short; just bite the bullet and get a satellite connection. It is more than worth it, and will save you a lot of headaches.