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Awareness on Quota Usage


Awareness on Quota Usage

Hi there,


Some of us are still wondering, what plan or package that they should subscribe. Looking at 2 years contract, yes I understand your dilemma. It all depends on your usage.


Let’s discuss this matter, using numbers and figures, shall we?


Let’s go!



Casual user. (unifi Basic 30Mbps - 60GB Quota)

Internet usage (low to moderate)

  1. Social media (Fb, twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  2. Messenger (WhatsApp, Telegram, WeChat, etc.)
  3. Light download (Mobile Apps, Document, etc.)

If you are one of above, then you might be a casual user. Usually casual user needs an internet to stay connected, check or reply an email or maybe just browsing Shopee.


Let see how much data needed for those people.



Approximately 7GB per month


Census data suggests the average Australian browses the web for around 48 hours per month. An average web page is about 2.5MB in size, which works out to be 7GB around per person, per month.

Source : WhistleOut



Approximately 2.5GB per month


Given how image heavy Facebook is these days, you'll use slightly more data than you would on most websites.

You can expect to use around 2MB per minute, although this can grow if you're watching lots of video. Facebook's video streams do however tend to use less data than YouTube or Netflix.


The average Facebook user spends about 20 hours on the website per month, which means you'll need about 2.5GB of data for each Facebook user in your household. A little more if they're addicts.

Source : WhistleOut






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Standard user (unifi 100Mbps - Unlimited Quota)


Internet usage (high)

  1. Streaming (Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, etc.)
  2. Gaming (Playstation, Xbox, PC, etc.)


If you like bing-watching a Netflix, or watching YouTube everyday, and also play online games, then this is the suitable package for you. Why? because all of above needs huge amount of data.



From 300MB per hour


Netflix has three quality settings for when you're streaming in your web browser, on your smart TV, or on your game console.

  • Low: 300MB per hour
  • Medium: 700MB per hour
  • High: 3GB per hour for HD, 7GB per hour for 4K

If you haven't adjusted these, there's a good chance that quality is set to "auto", which means you're streaming in the highest possible quality. If you're streaming on high (or auto), watching a season (13 eps) of your favourite show could use as much as 39GB.

Source : WhistleOut



From 100MB per hour

YouTube's data usage will vary depending on the quality you're watching. A low quality video will use around 1.6MB per minute, but a Full HD (1080p) video will use as much as 12MB per minute. Some YouTube videos offer higher qualities such as 1440p and 2160p (4K), which will further increase the amount of data you use.


YouTube Usage 240p 360p 480p 720p 1080p
Per min. 1.6MB 2.66MB 4MB 7.4MB 12.4MB
Per hour 100MB 160MB 240MB 450MB 750MB

Source : WhistleOut




As much as 60GB per game download

Actually playing games online doesn't necessarily use much data. In most cases, you're looking at about 50MB per hour, but some can require a lot more. 


That being said, downloading and updating games is a lot more taxing on your data allowance. If you're gaming on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC, new release big budget titles are now clocking in at over 60GB in size. Games tend to be smaller on the Nintendo Switch.


Post-release updates aren't insignificant either, with many clocking in over at a gigabyte. 

The good news is, if you're buying a game online, your digital storefront of choice will almost certainly tell you how big the download is ahead of time.

Source : WhistleOut


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But if you want to calculate how much data that you will be spending, you can try this Data Calculator


Its very easy to use.

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