How much data does UMA use?

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How much data does UMA use?

If I were to drop my home line and use UMA exclusively at home, how much data usage are we looking at? Enough to be concerned about data caps?

 

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Re: How much data does UMA use?

Rogers WiFi calling fluctuates data consumption between 30Kbps download/upload to a max of roughly 512kbps -

You would notice, for ~500minutes of talk time an increase of data on your internet modem of ~100-900MB depending on how much you use it.

 

I used to use UMA regularly, and found on my residential home internet connection it never impacted my usage to any point where I was afraid of overage charges - a few hours on Youtube/facebook wall jumping/gaming are going to consume MUCH more data than WiFi calling.

 

If you're on a low internet plan, and you enjoy the internet as much as wifi calling - you may want to bump up your plan to be on the safe side to allow for other internet use.  

 

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Jaloz

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Re: How much data does UMA use?

With UMA, you don't have to worry about data caps. 🙂

UMA uses your wifi, which is why Rogers offers unlimited calling because it's going over your own WIFI, so go nuts. 🙂 It's just like using your laptop on your wifi, data just goes off that.
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Re: How much data does UMA use?

That's what I meant. With the data caps from residential ISPs like Rogers and Bell, would I have to be concerned with using UMA?
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Re: How much data does UMA use?

Rogers WiFi calling fluctuates data consumption between 30Kbps download/upload to a max of roughly 512kbps -

You would notice, for ~500minutes of talk time an increase of data on your internet modem of ~100-900MB depending on how much you use it.

 

I used to use UMA regularly, and found on my residential home internet connection it never impacted my usage to any point where I was afraid of overage charges - a few hours on Youtube/facebook wall jumping/gaming are going to consume MUCH more data than WiFi calling.

 

If you're on a low internet plan, and you enjoy the internet as much as wifi calling - you may want to bump up your plan to be on the safe side to allow for other internet use.  

 

Regards,

 

Jaloz

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