Peak data on Sky Muster™ is a precious commodity! Making the most of your data allowance is important, but isn’t always easy. I’ve done the research and came up with 4 ways to utilize your off-peak data.
Let’s quickly talk about what your Off-peak data is and when it can be used. Off-peak data is extra data that can be used between 1AM – 7AM in your local time zone.
You may ask, “why is there is so much off-peak data compared to peak data?” That’s a great question and there are a few reasons why.
A download manager is a piece of software that can schedule large downloads like movies and software updates in your off-peak data. Download Managers work by saving a link to the file you want to download then scheduling for your off-peak data times. When the time comes, the download manager starts downloading your file for you.
We recommend these Download Managers:
Updates are a sure-fire way to eat into your usage allowance but are necessary to ensure your computer or mobile device is secure and running smoothly. The most popular operating systems will allow you to schedule updates for a later time. You can configure your devices to change the way they handle updates.
Popular operating systems:
It seems like everything is on the “cloud”. When we talk about the cloud it refers to sharing resources, software, and information over a network, in this case, the Internet. If you are using Dropbox or something similar, you can sync your files during off-peak hours.
If you haven’t already seen our blog on PlayOn, I highly recommend you check it out! PlayOn is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) service that effortlessly works alongside any Sky Muster™ satellite plan offering. PlayOn’s streaming hub allows you to store unlimited recordings so you can easily management of all your favorite media. It’s a life hack we just can’t live without!
When it comes to choosing a plan, there are two key areas to focus on: Speed and data.
The amount of data you will need depends on how you use the internet, and the number of people that use your service.
Not sure how much data you need? I have a created a quick list to help us estimate:
Don’t forget, all of our Sky Muster™ plans offer unlimited plan changes so you can always adjust your speed and data.