How do I estimate my Internet usage requirements?
Internet usage is the amount of data which is transferred between your computer or other device (e.g. smart phone, tablet) and the Internet over a certain amount of time. This amount of data is measured in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes.
Data usage will be accrued in bytes (B) where 1KB = 1000B, 1MB = 1000KB and 1GB = 1000MB and includes both uploads and downloads.
Below is a table to outline how much data is required for your internet usage. Please note this is an estimation only.
|Plan||50 GB per month
||250 GB per month
||500 GB per month
||Data Usage per activity|
|Hours spend browsing the Internet||750||3750||7500||5 MB per hour|
|Number of emails sent or received with attachments||3000||15000||30000||50 KB per email and attachment|
|Number of photos uploaded or downloaded||750||3750||7500||850 KB per photo|
|Number of songs uploaded or downloaded||1250||6250||12500||5 MB per song of 4-5 minutes|
|Hours of streaming videos (e.g. YouTube)||100||500||1000||120 MB per hour|
|Hours of streaming Internet radio||75||375||750||60 MB per hour|
|Number of movies downloaded||10||50||100||2 GB per Movie|
|Approximate Total Data Used||48.5 GB||242.5 GB||485 GB|