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    Good day,

    I recently switched from Vodacom to MTN as data provider. at Vodacom we used about 3GB of data each month with normal use, but, on MTN, for roughly the same use, we need about 8GB of data. This has been occurring for about 5 months now.
    Could it be that MTN uses more data than Vodacom?
    Has anyone had the same experience?
    Any comments?

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvzijl View Post
    Good day,

    I recently switched from Vodacom to MTN as data provider. at Vodacom we used about 3GB of data each month with normal use, but, on MTN, for roughly the same use, we need about 8GB of data. This has been occurring for about 5 months now.
    Could it be that MTN uses more data than Vodacom?
    Has anyone had the same experience?
    Any comments?

    George
    OK, MTN sometimes have data billing issues, which might be a reason.

    What do you do with the data?

    Maybe the MTN network is just better there and thus, if you watch YouTube it streams at a higher quality and consumes more data.

    Are there windows computers using the data connection? Feature update to Windows 10 - 1803 will have used data over the past 2 months.
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    I agree with this ^^ probably just a better network quality, there's also the case of the recent Win 10 update...
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    OK, MTN sometimes have data billing issues, which might be a reason.

    What do you do with the data?

    Maybe the MTN network is just better there and thus, if you watch YouTube it streams at a higher quality and consumes more data.

    Are there windows computers using the data connection? Feature update to Windows 10 - 1803 will have used data over the past 2 months.
    Thanks for the replies. I do not think this is the issue though.
    As to the windows updates: Both the computers running are set as metered connections
    As to the supposedly superior MTN connection: We do not generally do things like Youtube (once in a while maybe). Yesterday I used more than 500 MB just doing normal stuff like checking and replying to emails. Previously this would have used maybe 200 MB. I am still using the old Vodacom dongle, so even with better signal, the dongle would restrict the signal type (as far as I understand). I did previously ask MTN if the dongle could have anything to do with it, but they said it does not.
    Again, thanks a lot, it seems I will have to go see MTN again.

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