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do you think we could pay for a add-on to make it so stuff like netflix, hulu, youtube and stuff doesnt eat into our data? or do we just have to buy more data? just kinda thought it would be nice

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Hello Joshua.

I don't think it's possible because Netflix uses a lot of data. Maybe something like Videotron and Fido did but for sure not Netflix.
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Netflix or any video streaming (standard def) uses about 1gb of data per hour of watching. How many hours on average do you think the someone with normal use would Netflix for in a month on the phone? It would give you an idea of what the costs would be roughly.  
Bernard wrote:

Netflix or any video streaming (standard def) uses about 1gb of data per hour of watching. How ma...

thank you very much 🙂
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And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too
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Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

I don't buy the net neutrality argument. If done like the way Videotron does with music streaming, it dosn't counter it whatsoever. As long as a single provider isn't singled out, then it should be fine.
Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

i dont mind buying more data for streaming video just was an idea i thought was a good one 🙂
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Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I would love to see something like that but I think I'd prefer it for music rather than movies/videos since with a phone I'm more "on the go" whereas I have no interest in watching Netflix on my phone most of the time.
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Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

If what's been happening in the States is any sort of precedent for net neutrality up here, it's also an important distinction to make that the inclusion of unlimited x service for a fee is not forced, and you have the option to either not go for it, or opt out.
Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

could be both owo
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Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

I think it affects net neutrality since it benefits one sector of online tech vs another.

Why would a music streaming app get preferential treatment over my carshare app?
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Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

Ars technica reports on net neutrality and technical politics all the time and I highly suggest reading their articles on the matter. the argument goes is it an optional thing that doesn't force nor penalize you for not going with it or using it. That's why the FCC has allowed T-Mobile's Binge On but now there's talk of the new limit of video to SD and forcing you to pay to have HD video going to be shut down by the FCC because there's no way around without paying more.
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Dennis wrote:

And as much as I like stuff included, there is a big net neutrality issue with this too

There is no preferential treatment over for music versus your carshare app. They would both have the same speed, without Koodo throttling you. Music apps could just not count towards your limit allowing you to have access to more data for your carshare app. As long as someone doesn't come out and say that music will be capped at 5mb/s whereas a carshare app is capped at 50mb/s I don't see where it counters the whole net neutrality argument...
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Does steaming music like tune in radio take a lot of data how long would two gbs last per month like 15 hours per week for 30 days thanks
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Lloyd Willett wrote:

Does steaming music like tune in radio take a lot of data how long would two gbs last per month ...

It really depends on the quality of streaming but this will give you an idea:

  • Normal - At 96kbps you can stream roughly 24 hours of content with 1GB of data
  • High - At 160kbps you can stream roughly 14.5 hours of content with 1GB of data
  • Extreme - At 320kbps you can stream roughly 7.25 hours of content with 1GB of data
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Lloyd Willett wrote:

Does steaming music like tune in radio take a lot of data how long would two gbs last per month ...

Depends greatly on the bitrate you listen in at. At 128kbps, 2GB would get you nearly 35 hours. Change the math accordingly to see what you get at different quality.
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@Joshua, thanks for submitting your idea. Pls look out for a text message with a 3 month free (no catch) Netflix promo code. Pls use it if you wish. It will expire tomorrow.
Bernard wrote:

@Joshua, thanks for submitting your idea. Pls look out for a text message with a 3 month f...

thank you very much

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