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Thumb Cellular 3G Broadband Approximate Data Usage Examples

The speed of the Thumb Cellular network is measured in kilobits(kb) per second. However, the amount of data transmitted over the Thumb Cellular data network is measured in kilobytes(KB), megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB).

UnitDescription
Bit A unit of information that represents a single character
Byte A unit of information composed of 8 bits
Kilobyte 1,024 bytes
Megabyte 1,024 kilobytes
Gigabyte 1,024 megabytes



Application or Use*DetailsApproximate SizeMonthly allotment**
Email 1 text page without attachments   1,536,000
Word Document 5 text pages 70KB 219,429
Low Resolution Digital Photos Pictures from lower resolution digital cameras or camera phones 150KB 30,720
High Resolution Digital Photos Pictures from lower resolution digital cameras or camera phones 3MB 5,120
Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation 20 slide presentation with text and clip art 3MB 5,120
Downloading Music File* Average 4 minute song in MP3 format at 128kbps quality 4MB 3,840
NetFlix Movie* Streaming a NetFlix SD(standard definition) movie to your computer or Media Center ~1GB/Hour 15 Hours
Sony Playstation Movie* Streaming an HD(high definition) movie to a Sony Playstation 3 ~4GB per Hour 3.5 Hours

*Use of the Thumb Cellular data network is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy.

** These are only approximations and indicate how many of each item you could do to reach the 15GB cap if you were only doing that particular application.

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