How much data do I need?

If you've ever asked yourself 'how much data do I need?' then you're in the right place. Let us know how much time you spend online and we'll work out how much data you're likely to need and recommend the best plan(s) for you.

Select your device.

Estimate your daily internet use.

Tell us roughly how much data you use a day by answering the questions below. If you use your device as a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, please factor this into your answers.

Such as news, sites, blogging and shopping.
Include uploading and downloading attachment
Such as Facebook or Twitter
Such as SoundCloud, iTunes or Spotify.
Such as banking and travel apps, Skype or Viber.
Such as Google Maps and Map My Run.
Such as YouTube or Vimeo clips.
Using sites like Netflix and iPlayer (Basic video quality).

Have you ever asked yourself ‘how much data do I need’? Smartphones and tablets revolve around data. After all, we need data in order to do all the fun things on our gadgets. We’re used to hearing all about kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB) by now, but do you know exactly what you can do with them and how far they go?

Your mobile data is precious, so it’s important to work out how much you’re using. Data usage can vary dramatically from person to person. From browsing the internet to sending emails, from playing games to checking the football results, we all use our devices differently.

The trouble is, whilst we offer a wide range of data plans to cater for all types of customers, you still need to know how much data you’re going to need each month.

And because working out your data usage can be tricky, our data calculator is here to help. Just let us know how much time you spend online and what you normally do, then our data tool will do the rest. Our data calculator will work out your mobile data usage, tell you how much data you need and recommend the best plans for you.

Most people use their data allowance for a mix of the above, however, these numbers should be used as a guide only. Your estimated data use is based on average data figures supplied by the named third parties above. For example, if you regularly check your emails on your phone, without attachments, the average is around 10MB - 30 MB. With attachments, it can be anything from a few KB's to several MB's, depending on its size. Check out our SIM Only deals to see our full range of data plans.

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