How much data do I need
Mobile data usage is dependant on how and what you use your phone or tablet for. With the latest generations of mobile devices becoming ever more dependant on internet connection, the need for data has grown. Up to 500MB data would be more than enough for casual use for email, jumping on your social network and browsing the internet with occasional video streaming.
1GB - 2GB If you enjoy streaming videos, using apps and playing online games a larger data package would be perfect.
If you're looking for the big data packages, many networks now offer up to 20GB data or T-Mobile with their unlimited packages. As 4G grows these packages will suit the heavy business and media consumption users.
Upgrading to 4G mobile data
The 4G revolution has started and is set to take over the mantle of 3G. Based on Wi-Fi type speeds on the go, it opens up mobile devices to be used similar to how we use them at home. Watching movies seamlessly and instant internet browsing will change the way we use devices on the go. Businesses will benefit largely from the ability of their employees being able to connect, share and collaborate with ease.
Fair usage policy
Unlimited data doesn't always mean unlimited data. Usage of you mobile data plan is usually capped by the networks. The details of which will be set out in the terms and conditions of your contract. Be aware of the policy or there is a possibility of exceeding your limit and being charged a substantial amount for your usage. Networks do provide apps to help you keep track of your usage on a daily basis.
Do you need mobile data?
Maybe you're the type that doesn't need a mobile data plan. Keep in mind that with improved technology most functions of a mobile device rely on data (unless connected to Wi-Fi). Some of the sweet things you'll be missing out on:
- News apps
- Google Maps (not getting lost)
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