How Much Usage Can You Get from 200mb of Data?

by - Last Updated on September 12, 2016

Data usage is difficult to estimate as it really depends on what you are doing on your phone but as a guide, if you get 200mb of data per month you should be able send/receive 1,000 emails (no attachments), send/receive 150 emails with attachments, view around 400 Web pages, and put around 50 photos on social media sites.

Obviously this is a loose guide, some attachments may be larger, higher quality video takes more data and some websites will be heavier to download.

The above is a reasonable guide though. If you have a smartphone right now we recommend looking at your bill and seeing how much data you are using at the moment. In terms of price plans at the moment 200mb is at the lower end of the scale. But if you’re infrequent user or do most of your smartphone usage via Wi-Fi it could be enough.

For some other common data tariffs here’s what you can do with their usage allowances:

500MB 1GB 2GB 4GB
Accessing Web Pages 900 web pages 1,800 web pages 3,600 web pages 7,200 web pages
Basic e-mail/instant message 150,000 350,000 700,000 1,400,000
Rich e-mail/IM (with attachments) 1,000 2,000 4,000 8,000
Downloading/streaming music 100 songs 200 songs 400 songs 800 songs
Downloading/streaming video 1 hour 2 hours 4 hours 8 hours
Skype voice call 15 hours 30 hours 60 hours 120 hours
Skype video call 2 hours 4 hours 8 hours 16 hours
Listening to online radio 8 hours 16 hours 32 hours 64 hours
Downloading/updating apps 40 apps 75 apps 150 apps 300 apps