How much data do I really need?

How much data do I really need?


Hey, that is a good question. It really depends on how you would use the internet personally.

If you enjoy watching videos, spend a lot of time on Youtube, we would recommend you to choose a plan with a bigger data allowance. If you are using mostly for browsing things and checking your email, not downloading a lot of images and videos, you may go with a smaller data allowance.

Remember, you can always adjust your plan next month based on how much data you used previously.

To give you an idea about how much data you would use for an estimate, you can check the table below:

Online Activity

Required Data

An email with only texts

30-50 KB

Viewing a webpage

250-350 KB

Downloading an app or a game

10-20 MB

Listening to a 3 minutes song

400-600 KB

Watching a 5 minutes video (i.e, on Youtube)

120-160 MB

An hour of streaming medium quality movie

600-800 MB



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