Is 500MB mobile data a lot?

Would 500MB of mobile data last me a month for sending emails and checking Facebook? Does Facebook use a lot of data for simply checking the NewsFeed?

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2013 at 07:20

For email and Facebook checking it should be enough. But if you add apps download and the occasional videoclip, you might be in trouble quickly.

You can install a data monitor app and check for a few days what your daily usage is. There are both free and paid for versions available. For obvious reasons I'd pick one that isn't ad-supported - the app itself would use data etc...

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2013 at 07:26

PS also, it varies significantly from OS to OS - my main phone has been a Nokia N9 for some time. But I use other devices inbetween. iPhone 5 and some Androids have used 4 to 6 times the data that my N9 uses for the same stuff.

For light browsing, you could install Opera Mini. That browser compresses webpages on Opera's servers and sends you a mobile optimised version of the page. It saves up to 90% data. It isn't completely compliant with all web standards, and it doesn't play video, but most things work just fine.


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