What Does 6 Gigabytes Get Me?
|Saturday, 01 August 2009|
What does 6GB get me?
When potential users hear about a 6GB allowance, everyone wants to know what exactly that means. What can you do with 6GB? Is it a lot of usage or a little? Are you in danger of exceeding your limit?
To help answer the question, here are some examples of what typical 'downloads' eat up in bandwidth:
One thing that is not on the chart that we would be remiss to forget about is major software updates for your computer. They don't happen daily, but could easily be over 100 MB and have been known to happen a couple times a month. It may be a good idea to set your computer to NOT automatically download updates so that you don't "use up" all your bandwidth unknowingly.
From these charts, its obvious that the activities that consume the most bandwidth involves video streaming or downloads use up the most bandwidth. If your web habits include mainly emailing, web surfing, and the occassional YouTube video, it is very unlikely that you will have a problem with the 6GB allowance. For the majority of account holders, 205 MB of bandwidth is hard to consume *each and every day* and you should not have to worry about exceeding 6 gigabytes in a month.
If you're concerned about going over your limit, remember that most carriers allow you to easily check your usage online any time
Note: if our chart does not include data you'd like to see included, send an email with specifics to email@example.com and if we can find authoritative answers to you question, we'll update this article.
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