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Do certain type of usage use more data than others?

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Do certain type of usage use more data than others?  For example, if I view a particular website (like CNN) and just read content, does playing a video on the CNN site use more data than just browsing the site?  Thanks

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Great question, MARMUR40. I understand it's important to know how your data is being used so you can use your phone with confidence. Certain activities will use more data than others.


If you visited the CNN website 5 times a day for a full month you'd use 59MB of data. If you decided to watch a video (averaging 2 minutes) on the CNN every day, you'd use 350MB of data in a month.


You can check in more detail exactly how data is calculated here: https://www.verizonwireless.com/data-calculator/



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Video uses a lot more data then just browsing the website. And I mean a lot more.

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Great question, MARMUR40. I understand it's important to know how your data is being used so you can use your phone with confidence. Certain activities will use more data than others.


If you visited the CNN website 5 times a day for a full month you'd use 59MB of data. If you decided to watch a video (averaging 2 minutes) on the CNN every day, you'd use 350MB of data in a month.


You can check in more detail exactly how data is calculated here: https://www.verizonwireless.com/data-calculator/



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And watching 30 minutes  of high definition YouTube video at 1080P a day for a month can consume 30 GB! (4.5 Mbps consume 2 GB per hour)

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