Mobile Data – How much will you use?

 

To help you estimate the usage you will need in a phone or data plan, here is a guide to the amount of data that common tasks may incur.  In the example below, if you send/receive about 15 emails, visit 33 web pages, upload 3 posts (with photo) in Facebook, watch 1 hour of standard streaming video and download 3 songs every day, you would use approximately 5GB of data per month.

TYPE OF SERVICE

Example Daily Usage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMAILS SENT/RECEIVE with ATTACHMENTS

15

Emails

Every month you would consume

131.84

MB

WEB PAGES VISITED

33

Pages

 

990

MB

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS WITH PHOTOS

3

Posts

 

43.945

MB

HOURS OF STANDARD STREAMING VIDEO

1

Hours

 

3600

MB

SONGS DOWNLOADED

3

Songs

 

360

MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR ESTIMATED MONTHLY USAGE WOULD BE:

5.0

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are general guidelines for the amount of data used per service, to help you estimate your usage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• 1 email (no attachment)

35

KB

• 1 min. of streaming video (standard)

2

MB

• 1 email (with standard attachment)

300

KB

• 1 min. of streaming video (HD)

5.1

MB

• 1 web page

1

MB

• 1 song downloaded

4

MB

• 1 social media post with photo

500

KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Data usage varies by device. The above examples are based on averages and are estimates only. The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary.

 


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