Watch this video to learn how much data is used when doing things like downloading music, or streaming video to make sure you're on the right plan for you.
Ever wonder how much data is used when downloading a song, or watching an episode of your favorite show on your Verizon Wireless mobile device? Kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes can seem confusing, so let's take a look at exactly how your usage affects your data plan.
Emails, small photos, basic web pages - those are all measured in kilobytes. So in most cases they don't affect your usage a great deal.
If you enjoy downloading songs and streaming video, you've taken the next step to megabytes. The average song takes about 5 MB of data to download, and streaming video uses roughly 350 MB an hour.
As you frequently use those features, that's when we enter gigabyte territory, which again is how most data plans are structured. Since 1024 MB equals one GB, we can break it down like this: you would use roughly 1 GB of data to stream 17 hours of music, or download 200 songs. You could even stream almost 3 hours of video while connected to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
So what data plan is best for you? There's an easy way to calculate your average usage and find out. Just go to vzw.com/datacalculator, answer a few questions about your usage patterns, and you'll have your answer in seconds!
And if you decide you want to change your plan options, that's easy too! Just go to verizonwireless.com/myverizon on your computer, or use the My Verizon mobile app on your device to manage your account.
Now that you know more about data usage, you can feel confident selecting the plan that fits the ways you like to use your Verizon Wireless device.
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