For any user who is curious about the amount of data they will use when using an Air Card or Hot Spot for internet connection – I have calculated out how much data they will use per streaming plan during certain amounts of time.  These numbers are not exact as they do not account for the audio and other data that is being sent, it only accounts for video data.  




720p @ 1.8 mbps


Time


Data Used (GBs)


1 Hour


0.8


1.5 Hours


1.2


2 Hours


1.6


2.5 Hours


2


3 Hours


2.5




720p @ 2.5 mbps


Time


Data Used (GBs)


1 Hour


1.13


1.5 Hours


1.68


2 Hours


2.25


2.5 Hours


2.82


3 Hours


3.38




Air Card Plan (700 kbps or .7 mbps)


 

Time


Data Used (GBs)

 

1 Hour


0.32

 

1.5 Hours


0.47

 

2 Hours


0.63

 

2.5 Hours


0.79

 

3 Hours


0.95

 


 
Streaming Plan X 60 (seconds in a minute) X Amount of time = Number of megabits per amount of time – you will then convert megabits to megabytes and megabytes to gigabytes.If you ever need to calculate this yourself the formula is below:


For example –


.7 mbps streaming plan X 60 (amount of seconds in a minute) X 60 (minutes in an hour) = 2520 megabits in an hour. I then convert megabits to megabytes (you can do this through Google easily)which is 315. 315 megabytes is .315 gigabytes. If a user is streaming on the .7 Air Card Plan for one hour they will use .315 GBs of data. You can see in the table above that I rounded .315 to .32


 


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