Verizon Data Calculator Short-changes Audio Streaming
Mar 30, 2012 - There has been much ado in the technical media as of late regarding the mobile phone data plans for both AT&T and Verizon, and how the data flow of certain super users is being throttled after they reach their monthly limits. Just how difficult is it to reach that limit though? Can you reach it by simply streaming audio? Now you can have a look for yourself -- at least with respect to Verizon -- by going to its data usage calculator.
I'm not impressed with the estimation of data used for audio streaming though; the data rate would only be 16.6Kb/s, which is only one half, and possibly only one third, of what would be typical for smartphone applications. Using a 32kb/s stream for one hour per day, for 30 days per month, uses about 3.5GB of data.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
This high-visibility and high-traffic area got the full acoustic treatment.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the May Issue
- Remote Access and Site Connectivity: Wireless
- Standards of FM Allocation and Interference
- Side by Side: Mic Processors
- Field Report: Deva Broadcast DB4004
- Field Report: APT WorldCast Systems Horizon NextGen
- New Products
- 20 Years of Radio magazine: May 1994