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Tips on mobile data usage

Virgin Mobile AustraliaAccording to Virgin Mobile, 9 out of 10 Australians are confused about mobile internet and also about the data usage. I’d say it probably applies to everyone of us and not just the Australians, myself included. I’m on a 2 year contract with Vodafone and they give me 250 MB data allowance for free a month. To be honest, I’m too scared to use my mobile internet too much because I’m not sure whether 250 MB of data is a lot or not. I guess it depends on what you are using it for. If you browse a web page or watching a video on YouTube, you’ll finish it off in no time. How about Twittering, “Facebook-ing”, or checking on the weather?

Here is a good document from Virgin Mobile with tips on mobile data usage and mobile internet in general.

According to the document, 1 GB of mobile internet data allows you to:

  • Send 200,000 emails
  • Update your status 546,000 times on Facebook
  • View Perez Hilton’s blog 245,000 times
  • Post 536,870 tweets

Grab this Mobile Internet Data Guide PDF document if you want to find out more about mobile internet usage and other important information before you are billed with hundreds of dollars for excessive data usage on your phone.

No idea why they pick Perez Hilton’s blog rather than Craving Tech, say :) but I’d be more interested in finding out how much do Twitter and Facebook use when they grab regular updates of your friends/followers timeline to your phone. Do you have a clue? I guess I can just turn them on for a day and check my account usage… just can’t be bothered with it at this moment.

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