How Much Usage Can You Get from 200mb of Data?
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 to 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, the 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 an 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:
|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|