Data explained.

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When you’re looking at Mobile Broadband plans it can be hard to know which one to choose. One way is by how much data allowance it offers – that is, how much internet use is included in your monthly plan. But because not everything you do online uses the same amount of data, it can be hard to judge how much you’re going to need.

Data is measured in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB). There’s no point going for a 15GB plan (our biggest one) if all you want to do is email and browse the web every now and again. And likewise, if you’re into gaming and streaming video, you’ll need a bigger allowance than our basic 1GB plan.

Our data calculator can help you estimate how much data you’ll need. Just move the sliding buttons to show what you want to do online with your new Mobile Broadband connection, and we’ll estimate how much data this will use in a month. Then hit ‘find a plan’ to see our best offers for you.

How much data do you need?