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    I'm thinking of upgrading my phone and never used one for internet access before. I WFH nearly the whole time so would use WiFi, but on the times I go outside being able to use email without incurring a heavy fee would be nice.

    I've literally no idea how much data simple email takes up over the course of a day so for those geeks who monitor such things, any idea what you get through would be nice!

    For instance many contracts include only 100Mb/month... but if I only use my phone on 3G a few days a month that might be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    I'm thinking of upgrading my phone and never used one for internet access before. I WFH nearly the whole time so would use WiFi, but on the times I go outside being able to use email without incurring a heavy fee would be nice.

    I've literally no idea how much data simple email takes up over the course of a day so for those geeks who monitor such things, any idea what you get through would be nice!

    For instance many contracts include only 100Mb/month... but if I only use my phone on 3G a few days a month that might be fine.

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    For email and web browsing, I've never come even close to reaching the limit. The only time I have hit the limit has been when streaming video fairly frequently over 3G; most apps don't let you do that anyway.

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    From this link:-
    To me 100MB sounds fine for occasional use so long as you don't download or stream anything

    500MB = 1GB =
    Basic webpages (mainly text) 5,000 10,000
    Rich webpages (with multimedia) 1,500 3,000
    Basic e-mails 500,000 1,000,000
    Rich e-mails (with attachments) 1,000 2,000
    Downloading/streaming music 100 songs 200 songs
    Downloading/streaming video 1 hour 2 hours
    Skype voice call 15 hours 30 hours
    Skype video call 2 hours 4 hours
    Listening to online radio 8 hours 16 hours
    Downloading/updating apps 80 apps 160 apps

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    I am a heavy user and I use about 500mb a month
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    On my last overseas trip I got through 4MB of data in about ten minutes. That worked out quite expensive.

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    I had an unlimited IPhone data contract with O2 before I switched to the Galaxy S2, still with O2, and was then limited to 500Mb per month.

    I did some checks before hand and the most I had used during any month during the 2 year IPhone contract was 270Mb. So 500Mb was still nearly twice my highest monthly usage.
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