Download Usage Guide

The Broadband usage shown below are a "hypothetical" approximate that should be sufficient to give you enough information to help choose the best plan for your needs. Please be aware that practical usage could be far greater. Also bear in mind if your Internet Service Provider counts the Upload Data as well, your usage will be higher.

Usage Gauge
General Internet browsing (Surfing): 5MB per hour
Photos/Documents (eg jpg, gif, doc, xls): 850KB per image
Music tracks (MP3s) downloaded: 5MB per song (4-5min duration)
Films downloaded: 2GB per film (avi, mpeg, divx)
Online radio: Average stream at 128Kbps
Online gaming: 15MB per hour
Game/Movie Trailers: 100MB each
Youtube/My Space/Yahoo/Google Video: (2MB per Min)
Emails received per week: 500KB per email. (allowing for attachments & spam)

200MB Download Limit Per Month: Light - Beginner/Limited Use (Single)
4 Hours Surfing Per week
7 Emails Received Per week

500MB Download Limit Per Month: Light- Occasional Use (Single or Couple)
12 Hours Surfing Per week
14 Emails Received Per week
6 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
5 Music Files (MP3s) Per week

2GB Download Limit Per Month: Light to Intermediate - Frequent Use (Couple or Limited Family Use)
18 Hours Surfing Per week (2 people)
18 Emails Received Per week
12 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
10 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
2 Hours Online Radio Per week
2 Hours Online Gaming Per week
1 Hour You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week
2 Game/Movie Trailer File Per week

5GB Download Limit Per Month: Intermediate - Regular Use (Family)
26 Hours Surfing Per week (2-3 people)
30 Emails Received Per week
12 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
15 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
3 Hours Online Gaming Per week
2 Films (AVI,MPEG,DivX) Per month
2 Hour You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week
2 Game/Movie Trailer File Per week

10GB Download Limit Per Month: Intermediate to Heavy - Large Family/Small Business/Serious Users
30 Hours Surfing Per week (3-4 people)
60 Emails Received Per week
30 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
20 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
4 Hours Online Radio Per week
8 Hours Online Gaming Per week
3 Films (AVI,MPEG,DivX) Per month
4 Hours You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week
4 Game/Movie Trailer Files Per week

20GB+ Download Limit Per Month: Heavy to Extreme - Home Network/Small Business/Professional Users
50 Hours Surfing Per week (4+ people or professionals)
150 Emails Received Per week
100 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
30 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
7 Films (AVI,MPEG,DivX) Per month
30 Hours Online Gaming Per week
10 Hours Online Radio Per week
7 Game/Movie Trailer Files Per week
8 Hours You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week

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