BROADBAND DATA USAGE CALCULATOR

Need help working out which satellite broadband package to choose? No problem. Just enter on average what you use the internet for and we’ll be able to show you how much data you might need. Never, sometimes, often or loads, move the sliders below to tell us how you will use your¬†internet connection.

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Number of Devices
Simply drag the button across to choose the number of devices you want to share with. Then decide what your average data usage for each of the categories below to find out how much data you'll need for the shared group. If you're sharing with other people, you might have different usage patterns, so we'd recommend that you perform individual data calculator exercises using the other data calculators above to work out your likely combined data usage
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Browsing
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
Browsing
How often do you browse websites and apps content? 1 internet page = 500kB. Sometimes is estimated at 50MB per month for 100 pages. Often is estimated at 200MB per month for 400 pages. Loads is estimated at 400MB per month for 1600 pages.
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Emails
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
Emails
How often do you send and receive emails with attachments? 1 email = 100kB (taking an average of 2 emails with attachments at 460kB and 8 without 10kB) Sometimes is estimated at 50MB per month for 500 emails. Often is estimated at 150MB per month for 1500 emails Loads is estimated at 400MB per month for 4000 emails
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Social
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
Social
How often do you tweet, check your status or share updates and pictures? 1 social network update = 500kB. Sometimes is estimated at 50MB per month for 100 updates. Often is estimated at 200MB per month for 400 updates. Loads is estimated at 500MB per month for 1000 updates.
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Apps & Games
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
Apps
How often do you download apps and games? 1 app download = 7.5MB. Sometimes is estimated at 75MB per month for 10 downloads. Often is estimated at 300MB per month for 40 downloads. Loads is estimated at 750MB per month for 100 downloads.
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Music
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
Music
How often do you stream music and download MP3s? 1 song = 5MB (192kbit/s bitrate). Sometimes is estimated at 100MB per month for 20 songs. Often is estimated at 500MB per month for 100 songs Loads is estimated at 2GB per month for 400 songs
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Videos
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
Videos
How often do you stream short clips such as film trailers, YouTube or music videos? 1 minute of medium quality video = 3.75MB (0.5Mbit/s bitrate) Sometimes is estimated at 225MB per month for 1 hour. Often is estimated at 675MB per month for 3 hours Loads is estimated at 1.8GB per month for 8 hours
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TV & Film
NEVER SOMETIMES OFTEN LOADS
TV
How often do you stream or download TV/film? 1 minute of high quality TV/film = 7.5MB (1Mbit/s bitrate) Sometimes is estimated at 900MB per month for 2 hours Often is estimated at 3.6GB per month for 8 hours. Loads is estimated at 9GB per month for 20 hours.
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Our data calculator relies on the information you’ve provided, so please make sure you’ve read and considered how the calculator uses this information by clicking on the question mark icon above.

The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary according to device, operating system and the nature of the activity.

This is a general guide only and it doesn’t take into account how your usage could evolve over time.