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A cellular hotspot is not a substitute for a real broadband plan[In Technology] [February 17, 2015]
A cellular hotspot is not a substitute for a real broadband plan
When you have a device like a Dish Hopper or an iPad or even a Windows or Macintosh computer attached to the network, they are usually programmed to do large downloads in the background (like Windows/MacOS updates or Netflix previews or dropbox synching if you use that service) when attached to WiFi. All these devices assume that being on WiFi means you're on broadband with unlimited data. If you use a Verizon hotspot or similar device with data caps to provide your WiFi, your devices do not know this and can suck your data plan dry in no time. By Mike Fox
 

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