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mobile internet - is 500mb much?

bargainhunter2009bargainhunter2009

Looking at phones on contract with an allowance of 500mb, what does that mean please and is it much? Mainly want internet to check internet for emails, facebook etc

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    BlasterLad
    500 mb is loads in terms of normal web-browsing for a phone. As long as you are not downloading lots of music then it should be more than enough.

    I'm always using facebook and checking e-mails etc on the phone and have never ever come anywhere close to using my 500mb allowance.
    guv
    guv5 years, 5 months ago #2Show comment tools Reply
    I use a mobile broadband modem on my PC every weekday for a couple of hours. There's an app that monitors useage. Even though I have a 3GB allowance, I've never gone above 500MB in a month. Obviously though if you are downloading videos and mp3s etc, it will eat away your allowance. From what you say on your phone, providing the emails dont have huge attachments, you should have no problems.
    Johnmcl7
    E-mail and web browsing doesn't use much data so 500MB should be fine, obviously downloading and watching videos will eat into your allowance a lot quicker.

    John
    StevenA2000_uk
    All of the above...

    and downloading 'Debbie does Dallas' racks up the data packets as well as leaving you with a twitch in one eye....not good...:thumbsup:
    BlasterLad
    StevenA2000_uk
    All of the above...

    and downloading 'Debbie does Dallas' racks up the data packets as well as leaving you with a twitch in one eye....not good...:thumbsup:


    And a messy screen :whistling:
    StevenA2000_uk
    StevenA2000_uk
    All of the above...

    and downloading 'Debbie does Dallas' racks up the data packets as well as leaving you with a twitch in one eye....not good...:thumbsup:


    BlasterLad
    And a messy screen :whistling:


    I didnt get that far....I dropped my phone in all the excitement :-(
    bargainhunter2009
    lol Steven. Nah wont be downloading, will download whatever I need from my normal internet and put on phone. Thanks
    troyesivan
    I'm looking at similar plans with a 500MB allowance. So how many youtube videos could you get out of 500MB?

    THANKYOU!
    troyesivan
    dcx_badass
    like 50-100


    Thanks :thumbsup:
    codfather93
    does cost anything on top of the contract bill and does it get renewed every month with you minutes and texts?
    thanks
    joannekaren
    500Mb would approximately be 2-3hrs a day on an instant messaging service e.g MSN per month. I would'nt recomend downloading music as it eats up the 500Mb almost instantly, the same with youtube, i find youtube is the worst culprit for eating up the allowance. I usually check e-mails, go on facebook for a while and google a few questions and the most i get up too in a month is around 200Mb (Y)
    Hope this helped x
    cw9652
    joannekaren
    500Mb would approximately be 2-3hrs a day on an instant messaging service e.g MSN per month. I would'nt recomend downloading music as it eats up the 500Mb almost instantly, the same with youtube, i find youtube is the worst culprit for eating up the allowance. I usually check e-mails, go on facebook for a while and google a few questions and the most i get up too in a month is around 200Mb (Y)
    Hope this helped x


    I think, I think the op may now know this.
    markefc
    how many hours of faceboook a day can i use and not go over after a month???? :) please help me! x
    Starr
    markefc
    how many hours of faceboook a day can i use and not go over after a month???? :) please help me! x


    Browsing facebook or playing games on facebook?

    If browsing 500MB is more than enough
    n1nja12
    if you download blackberry messaging would it eat alot of the 500mb
    marco06
    Right I see the general jist of what 500 mb is for. Im getting a phone 2 watch tv on the move so will this eat my allowence kt
    lumoruk
    Gone over my 1gb allowance once but 3 didn't charge me for it. Downloaded a movie on my n95 8gb.
    vibeone
    I get 500mb from vodafone for absolutely nothing.
    lumoruk
    You have an ipad and an iphone yet you can't download porn on them while sat in a public toilet. Shame no you!
    vibeone
    lumoruk
    You have an ipad and an iphone yet you can't download porn on them while sat in a public toilet. Shame no you!


    and in English?

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