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I am looking for a cell phone service which allows me to stream video content (Netflix, Hulu) while traveling in the US. I do not want a long term contract. It is hard to tell from the web sites exactly what is included with the various services. For example unlimited does not seem to mean unlimited. After a certain point they all seem to throttle the dl speed. Will the reduced speed still allow Netflix to stream without re-buffering over and over. What speeds are necessary to have uninterrupted streaming? Verizon indicates a hotspot included with some prepay offerings but the most expensive does not indicate it as included. Is a hot spot necessary?

I want to use this service primarily while traveling and in hotels.

I appreciate your help and consideration for my lack of knowledge.

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Re: hotels

In hotels, you might be able to use their WiFi. That might even be available in some forms of public transport while travelling, although it won't always be fast enough to stream video.

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when everybody is competing....

....for the same resources which are limited, the carriers have to utilize speed throttling to give access to more users rather than a select few who use the majority of those resources.

I think that once the faster 5G networks are rolled out, there will be less rationing of data resources. Don't forget that true nationwide 5G is at least 12 months or longer before the average user will see any significant difference. Just my thoughts on the matter.

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Mobile Data for Online Streaming

The mobile data is necessary for online streaming. If you are regular travelling person than you should have internet with you. So that, you can enjoy daily soaps, movies, TV shows, Entertainment and other channels easily. I am also a regular traveller, a daily office going girl, i am using a streaming app to entertain myself during journey.

You can also save the data by decreasing the video quality of your phone or tab and can enjoy more shows in a day!

Just decrease the video quality of your device and enjoy your daily soaps and more!

Hope this info will help you!

Regards,
Suzain

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