Metered vs Unmetered Wifi

February 7, 2023

Metered and unmetered WiFi refer to how data usage is charged or limited.

A metered WiFi is a monitored connection with a limited amount of data available for usage on a device. Going over the limited amount results in having to pay additional fees. Metered connections are commonly provided by ISPs for homes and businesses.

On the other hand, unmetered WiFi means that the amount of data that can be used is unlimited, and the charges are fixed and unrelated to usage. Unmetered connections are usually provided for free in coffee shops, airports, and other public places.

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