Slacker radio data usage ?

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Does slacker radio use up a lot of data I have the 60.00 plan I listen to slacker in my transport and I am 60 years old and don't know much about how this works and this is my first moto g smart phone which is smarter then me can anyone set me up to understand this. Thanks for your time. 10-4
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Streaming audio is going to use roughly 58Mb/hour of usage. If you're on the $60.00 promotional plan, you'll have 2Gb of data. Otherwise, you'll have 1Gb.

2Gb of data = just over 2000 Mb.

You should be okay as long as you're not streaming all day. An hour here and there is an acceptable amount of streaming, without going over your Data.
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In the end, its basically 1Mb per minute of streaming. With 1Gigabyte of data, you'll have 1000 Minutes of streaming(if thats all you're doing. That means no Facebook, or webbrowsing). If you're doing Facebook, and other websites, I'd say definitely dont stream a whole lot. Like I said, an hour here and there would be suffice.
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Streaming audio is going to be determined by the quality of the audio stream.
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For example, quality streams can range anywhere from 56kb/sec to 128kb/sec.
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The surest way to tell is by a simple test using your Koodo self serve app that also tracks your data use. If you don't have it yet, download it. Then check your current use, then shut down all other apps. Start Slacker and listen to it for about 5 minutes. Check your data again and see the difference. Multiply by 12 if you want to know the hourly usage. :-)
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For $7 a month, you can sign up with Sirrus Satellite radio and see if that compares to Slacker.
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Sirius also requires receiver equipment purchase. I've had it for over a year. Pandora, Slacker, and Nokia MixRadio have put the nail in SiriusXM coffin for me.
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They do sell Internet only access as well. But it's a quality stream.
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Can't beat satellite when you're out in the middle of nowhere.
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Don't get me wrong, SiriusXM is unbeatable for people that are on the road more often than not.

I ditched my Sirius when I wanted to go Internet-only but they told me that I had to keep the receiver's ESN active (so I couldn't sell it). I said goodbye forever then.

Though Sirius XM's internet-only package won't really be an alternative for someone with limited data allowance.
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Thank God for Wifi

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