How much data does Xbox Live use per hour?

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#1 Posted by angelcb (25 posts) -
ALL I play online is Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and i'll play the Team Deathmatch games so it's around 12 players. I'll play 2-3 hours a day, maybe 4. I have the 3G/4G US Cellular Wifi Hotspot with 5GB of data per month. If I run over that data, my mom will kill me. So I need to know a 100% accurate answer of how much data I'd use an HOUR
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#2 Posted by koolyoe (259 posts) -

30-40MB per hour. So estimate 50-100mb an hour to be safe.

1000Mb to 1GB roughly.

Also you should have a way to check your usage? So you know where you are at.

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#3 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2998 posts) -
Must be a pain to do it like that ;)
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#4 Posted by Patrickbrown56 (891 posts) -

Do NOT try to play XBL on a wi-fi hotspot. Trust me. I used to sell those things and I would caution every customer to not attempt to use it to play online games or use streaming services.

Assume that Koolyoe above is correct, and we should estimate it takes 100mb an hour to play. If you play for 4 hours a day, that means you will use your ENTIRE data plan in only 12.5 days. And that's if you use your hotspot for nothing but XBL. If you're going online or doing anything else, you could expect to be out of data every month in as little as 8-10 days.

It's just not worth it. I understand it sucks if it's your only option, but I still wouldn't do it. It's just not a smart usage of the technology.

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#5 Posted by FollowY0urBliss (320 posts) -
ALL I play online is Call of Duty Black Ops 2 angelcb
Go figure.
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#6 Posted by coryskyes (25 posts) -
i agree with you, you're going online or doing anything else, you could expect to be out of data every month in as little as 8-10 days.