Idle bandwidth

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dshinnick
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Idle bandwidth

Post by dshinnick » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:41 pm

We live in a motorhome and use a Verizon "air card" (the MiFI) for our internet access. The MiFi allows only 5Gig per month of upstream/downstream use. I use an original Ooma hub for our non-cellphone calls. I'm a bit concerned about how much bandwidth (either up or down) the Ooma hub might be using when it is "idle"; that is, plugged in and connected to our router, but not engaged in a phone call. How often does it contact the Ooma "mother ship"? It seems like it must poll the Ooma system quite regularly to check for incoming phone calls, right? I called tech support to get the answer, but he either didn't know, or just couldn't understand my question.

Thanks much!

Dave

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Re: Idle bandwidth

Post by murphy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:45 pm

dshinnick wrote:We live in a motorhome and use a Verizon "air card" (the MiFI) for our internet access. The MiFi allows only 5Gig per month of upstream/downstream use. I use an original Ooma hub for our non-cellphone calls. I'm a bit concerned about how much bandwidth (either up or down) the Ooma hub might be using when it is "idle"; that is, plugged in and connected to our router, but not engaged in a phone call. How often does it contact the Ooma "mother ship"? It seems like it must poll the Ooma system quite regularly to check for incoming phone calls, right? I called tech support to get the answer, but he either didn't know, or just couldn't understand my question.

Thanks much!

Dave
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