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Updated 3 years ago

Mobile Broadband Data Usage Guide

MBB has quite a low data allowance when compared to services such as ADSL and NBN, however, quite high in comparison to regular mobile plan inclusions. 

It’s important to note that this amount of data is more than sufficient for web browsing, emails, social media and online banking however no way near enough for downloading or streaming such as Netflix. 

Services such as Netflix and Youtube will vary greatly based on the quality that you are viewing at, as an example, a 10-minute video at 720p will use roughly 230 megabytes of data. 

Information directly from Netflix suggests using their high data usage setting runs through 3 gigabytes per hour when streaming HD videos and 7 gigabytes per hour for ultra HD. 

The medium setting only uses 700 megabytes per hour for a standard definition of 480p. 

Looking at these figures, it’s easy to see how you can chew up all your data in a very short space of time if you use media streaming services. It’s best to learn these apps and programs and use them carefully as they can very easily come back to bite you at bill time!