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300 MB data usage. How much will it go?

by vishalkrsinha / January 19, 2010 3:43 PM PST

I am planning to buy a Reliance prepaid plan (Broadband+ 300MB Pack).It gives 300 MB data to use. How much will I be able to utilize it? Could you guys please give me some idea.

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I am not sure what 300MB data usage mean, but...
by ahtoi / January 19, 2010 3:54 PM PST

that's not very much if you plan to stream video.

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Re: that's not very much if you plan to stream video.
by vishalkrsinha / January 19, 2010 4:23 PM PST

My general purpose of taking this plan is to browse websites, check my emails, & sometimes downloading some .doc files.

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May be too low.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2010 8:44 PM PST

I looked at one of my Google Docs and just looking at it seems to have transferred 1MB. That's 1 click for 1MB.

So 300 Clicks?

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Re: May be too low.
by vishalkrsinha / January 19, 2010 9:12 PM PST
In reply to: May be too low.

Thanks Bob, I must change the plan then.

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300 MB isn't much
by thatrandomguy / January 21, 2010 12:57 AM PST
In reply to: Re: May be too low.

However, if all you plan to do is check email and surf the web without doing high bandwidth activities, you might be able to scrape through.

Depending on your provider though I'd be wary of overage charges. Those can be a beast. For Sprint it's like $51.20 per GB.

Check this out though:

How Much is 5GB Is It Enough?

While it focuses on 5 GB caps, there's a chart/table that shows how much average activities use up. A bit lower in the article is a example of how those numbers could add up in a real world example.

You could use the formula in there and play with the numbers to see what your use might be like.

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