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What am I using the internet for? How much Data do I Need?
Web Surfing
(Facebook, Google etc.)
Checking Email
(Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc.)
Music Streaming
Video Calls
(Skype etc.)
HD Video Streaming
(YouTube, Netflix, ShowMax etc.)
 
Online Gaming
(DOTA, World of Warcraft etc.)
 
Online Education    
Video Surveillance    
Video Conferencing      
Smart Appliances      
Number of Devices 2-3 3-4 4-5 6+

Table Disclaimer Please note that this table is a guideline, an estimate of bandwidth vs usage.

Useful Info

1GB = 1000 MB
1 song = ± 5 MB
1 photo = ± 3 MB
1 music video (Standard Definition) = ± 20 MB
1 music video (High Definition) = ± 70 MB

ShowMax Netflix

1 GB of data per hour for each stream of standard definition video, and up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video

  • Low (0.3 GB per hour)
  • Medium (SD: 0.7 GB per hour)
  • High (Best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD)
  • Auto (Adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current Internet connection speed)
1 GB = ± 200 Songs

1 Song = ± 5 MB

1 GB = ± 670 Photos

1 Photo = ± 1.5 MB

Skype & Facetime (VoIP)

Voice Calls 60 Min = ± 40 MB
Video Calls
60 Min = ± 500MB
(Depending on Voice or Video Quality)

1 GB = ± 670 Photos

1 Photo = ± 1.5 MB

1 GB = ± 50 Music Videos (SD)

1 music video (SD) = ± 20 MB
(Standard Definition)

1 GB = ± 14 (HD) Music Videos

1 music video (HD) = ± 70 MB
(High Definition)

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