- 08-14-2011, 07:41 PM #1Newbie
If I view a web page, lets say a Flikr page with a 2 mb picture on my computer at home with a 24" monitor, I see all 2 mb. If I view that same picture on my smart phone, how much data gets charged against my data plan? The full 2 mb? Because that picture on a 4" smart phone screen with a 480 x 800 display is really only showing about 60 kb of data.
Next question: What about web pages that pre-download images for faster display? Or videos that preload and I don't watch the whole video. Am I paying for data that I may not even view?
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- 09-09-2011, 12:38 PM #2Mr Admin Guy
Re: 2 questions about data that nobody seems to know the answer to.
Just because you can't see the full image doesn't mean that it didn't load completely. Now if you stop the page from loading in the middle, then you won't be charged for that data. If a page pre-loads things and that data is cached in your phone browser, then the next time you view the page, you won't have to download that data again. The first time you will always have to download the data.
For a video the interface will usually buffer a certain amount ahead so the video runs smoothly. If you leave the page open, but don't finish watching, the video will still continue buffering. If you close the page completely before viewing the whole video changes are that the whole thing didn't download.John
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