The data size of the program guide download

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  1. Edge x 4

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    Does anyone know the approximate size of the typical program guide on the Series 3?
    I'm one of the "edge" rural users that's losing the dialup connection and don't have wifi. I'm considering using my Mac as a router and connecting to my S3 via a a wireless N (untested), or purchasing a FreedomPop router with free plan of 200mb/month. That's why the question of data size. I read their free plan will automatically add more data to the plan when usage reaches 100mb, making it not free. Is the S3 program guide less than 100mb?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I do not know where you hear that FreedomPop free plan is 200 Meg/month, there is no 200 meg plan.

    There, however, is 500 Meg/month free plan and the device used is not a router, it is a hotspot. There is also an option for rollover for $3-7/month of the unused data. FreedomPop use the Sprint cell data network and if you are in an area that sprint does little to no connection, then this will not work.

    I have a FreedomPop hotspot, and previously have the rollover data option, but removed it since I do not use it any more.

    I doubt Tivo guide data use much data perhaps <10megs.
     
  3. Edge x 4

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    I got an email with from them that offered a hotspot with a free 200mb/monthly plan. Here's a screenshot and link:
    Phone & Internet Plans from $0/month - FreedomPop
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I do not see 200mb as the lowest plan when I go to my freedompop.

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  5. Edge x 4

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    Strange. Maybe it's a new customer offer
     
  6. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I think I figured out what FreedomPop offer you had.

    Its for a sim card, which the free plan gets 200 minutes, 500 text, and 200mb data .


    Update: your link is a hotspot, but it looks like the first 14 days is free, then its pay for the plan.
     
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