Do you know your Megabyte from your Gigabyte?

Do you know exactly what your data bolt on is actually worth?

The table below gives rough estimates as to what a user can get from 500MB or 1GB of data (using average sizes for each item).

Note: the allowance covers one item only – so either 5000 basic webpages OR 1500 rich webpages NOT both. Please also remember that this is a guide as all sites/videos/emails are different.

500MB corresponds to…

1GB corresponds to…

Basic webpages (mainly text)

5,000

10,000

Rich webpages (with multimedia, e.g. BBC)

1,500

3,000

Basic e-mails

500,000

1,000,000

Rich e-mails (with attachments)

1,000

2,000

Downloading/streaming music

100 songs

200 songs

Downloading/streaming video

1 hour

2 hour

Listening to online radio(assumes 128kbps bit rate)

8 hours

16 hours

 

ACTIVITY

DATA USAGE

1 email (text only)

10KB

1 email (photo attachment)

356KB

1 email (attachment)

88KB

Typical web page look up *

400KB

1 hour online gaming

32MB

1 hour audio streaming

60MB

1 minute music

256KB

1 typical app/game/song

4MB

1 social media post with photo

157KB

1 minute streaming video

2MB

1 digital photo upload (low res)

5MB

1 digital photo upload (high res)

10MB

1 hour low-res video streaming

46MB

1 hour high-res video streaming

356MB

1 typical 5min video on iTunes

30MB

1 typical 45min TV show from iTunes

200MB

1 hour Skype phone call

56MB

1 hour Skype video chat

169MB

 

*Can exceed 2MB with graphically intense pages.

These are just estimates and data transfer amounts will vary based on application.  Downloads that buffer, such as streaming music and videos will bill for all of the data that has been downloaded, even though you may not have listened to or watched the entire download.  Please regularly check and manage your usage.

 1MB=1024KB     1GB=1024MB

BE WARNED: Out of bundle usage can be charged @ £2 per MB