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How do I know how much data I will use?

It is important to understand how much data you may use when connected to the Internet. Data can be transferred to you (known as downloading) and transferred away from you (known as uploading). Data is measured in bytes, kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes.

A gigabyte of computer data is technically around 1000Mb and about 1048,576 kilobytes. Here are some real world examples of 1Gb of computer data:

- half an hour of standard Netflix video streaming.

- Downloading around 500 music tracks (5Mb each); or

- Downloading approximately 1000 images or photos (1Mb each); or

- 1.4 standard definition movies (700Mb each);

Downloading high definition video can quickly add up so it's important to understand how much data a file or video may use. It is recommended that you keep an eye on your usage levels using our Customer Portal.

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