1024 bytes = 1 KB (kilobyte)
1024 KB = 1 MB (megabyte)
1024 MB = 1 GB (gigabyte)
1024 GB = 1 TB (terabyte)
It’s hard to peg the average size of a web page (so, one person’s profile on Facebook, for example). Easy to say a range between 80 and 300 KB. (This is an interesting page: Average Web Page Size Triples Since 2003.)
Very broad and arbitrary size ranges for other kinds of files:
Photos found on the internet: 100 KB – 2 MB
Higher-resolution images: 2 – 15 MB.
Song files run between 2 – 15 MB.
A half-hour of video, maybe 150 – 175 MB.
A 90-minute movie, 500 MB – 1 GB
So, to the question:
5GB is fine for phones with internet (c.f. articles 1 & 2).
On a computer, however, 5GB may or may not be fine (c.f. article 3 is from a geekier perspective).
I go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay past 5 GB a month. I ain’t even going to guess a number. If you only look at static web pages — ones with no videos — and nobody sends you emails with pictures or videos in them, and you don’t download any music or audio-visual material… you likely won’t hit 5GB.
Here’s the important question for your carrier: Is there a way to monitor how much you’ve used up to the current moment in the billing cycle?
1. Beta News: Sprint says 5 GB per month should be enough for most
2. Yahoo! Answers: Is 5GB enough for a normal use on a laptop for broadband access using a USB Card?
3. Buzz Out Loud Lounge: Would 5 GB be enough for you?
6 thoughts on “Is 5GB of mobile broadband a month enough for most people?”
A 5gb data plan per month is quite generous. For browsing purposes you won’t go over it.
If you go google “Net Meter” you can monitor your usage…I’m testing mine to see if I will fall within range now…
i would like to the 5GB usage mobile internetfor youtube ,facebook and as well skype.
do you think it should be enough for that.
pls answer me.
can i use for a month or not.
It depends entirely on your volume of use!
NO it isn’t i do not recommend 5gb for anybody