Understanding Usage – A simple Analogy

The table below may be of assistance to gain a better understanding of how much data you are using. This may help you choose the right service and avoid unexpectedly high bills. Please note that actual usage will depend on the device used, the technology used (NBN, 3G, 4G) and other factors. The information below is based on averages and provides estimates only.

Email text only

30 – 50 KB

Email with attachment, i.e. document or photo

350 KB – 4 MB

Website viewing

1 MB

Streaming video/minute

7 MB (3G), 30 MB (4G)

Streaming music/minute

1 MB

Downloading a song

6 MB

Downloading an app

30 – 100 MB

Uploading a photo

4 MB

Making a video call with an app/minute

8 MB (3G), 24 MB (4G)