How much data do I need?

Select your typical daily internet usage from the options below

We’ll then estimate your monthly mobile data usage to help find the right tariff for you

Data Usage FAQs

How much data does sending and receiving emails use?

The average email without attachments is around 10KB. With attachments, it’s more like 0.5MB. So let’s say the average email is 0.1MB.

How much data does surfing the web use?

Every hour browsing websites uses around 15MB.

How much data does scrolling through your favourite social apps use?

On average, every hour on Facebook or Instagram uses around 120MB of data.

Tip: Uploading photos or watching videos on social media can use lots of data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month. And try to use Wi-Fi whenever you can.

How much data does updating or downloading apps use?

This very much depends on the type of apps being downloaded. We have based your data usage calculation on the average app download being around 100MB.

Tip: Downloading or updating apps can use a lot of data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month. And try to use Wi-Fi whenever you can.

How much data does streaming music use?

An hour of streaming music on Spotify, Google Play Music and other services is around 160MB of data.

TIP: Streaming or downloading music can use a lot of data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month. And try to use Wi-Fi whenever you can.

How much data does streaming standard definition video use?

Watching an hour of video at standard definition (480p) on you YouTube, iPlayer, or similar apps uses around 700MB.

TIP: Watching video clips can use a lot of data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month. And try to use Wi-Fi whenever you can.

How much data does streaming a HD movie use?

Watching an hour of HD movies or videos takes 2.2GB of data roughly.

TIP: Streaming or downloading HD video can use a lot of data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month. And try to use Wi-Fi whenever you can.

How much data does it take to use navigation apps?

Roughly one hour of navigating with Google Maps, Apple Maps, Uber or Waze uses about 3MB.

Can you get to your destination without using Google Maps, Apple Maps, Uber or Waze? If you can, this will save your data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month.

How much data does online gaming use?

One hour of gaming uses about 45MB of data.

TIP: Gaming on your phone can use a lot of data. We suggest over estimating your usage so you don’t run out of data before the end of the month. And try to use Wi-Fi whenever you can.