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general guidelines for the amount of data used per service


Data Legend for Smartphone

Below are general guidelines for the amount of data used per service:

• 1 email (no attachment)

• 1 social media post with photo

• 1 email (with standard attachment)

• 1 min. of streaming video (standard)
4MB (240MB/hour)

• 1 min. of streaming music
500KB (30MB/hour)

• 1 min. of streaming video (HD)
15MB (900MB/hour)

• 1 hour surfing the Web

• 1 app/game/song downloaded


Note: Data usage varies by device. The above examples are based on averages and are estimates only. The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary. The definition of SD rate is streaming at 533KBPS and for HD streaming it is 2000KBPS.
1MB = 1,024KB
1GB = 1,024MB

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