How much data do you need?

data use mobile applicationsWe take a look at the most common uses for mobile data. Find out how much your browsing habits are likely to cost you and if you should consider a prepaid or a 30 Day Data SIM


10 Facebook updates will be in the range of 2MB each day. Unless you have a GB to play with avoid uploading photos.

skype data usageSkype-to-Skype voice calls: 50kbps or around 3MB for one minute of calling. Only consider on a 30 Day Data plan!

Similar to Facebook but watch out for G+ updates, they can guzzle data. G+ is ideal for use with a prepaid SIM on the go.

twitter data usage If you update twitter 10 times a day it’s still under a megabyte. Far cheaper than sending SMS! Just switch off streams.


Email is fine. Just avoid large emails and attachments if using our Global or European prepaid SIM cards.

firefox data usageLimit browsing the web to static website unless you either have a WiFi connection or a heavy data plan. 20 pages will use approximately 3MB.


Maps pulls down 150-200KB of data depending on location. Live nav is around 180KB/min

Accounts for 22% of all mobile data usage. At 2.25MB/Min it’s no wonder why. View in low res to save more MB’s! 

Sync offline. Streaming directly from Spotify uses just under 1MB/min, at 60MB/Hr your listening habits could become expensive!


For further detail on determining how much data you may need when you travel please use this video link;