What you can do with 300GB a month?

Depending on your usage behavior, a 300GB data allocation a month can be enough or not but that heavily depends on a number of factors. Let’s look at some sample scenarios where bandwidth is heavily used.

Netflix. A lot of people these days are watching Netflix at home or on their mobile phone. On a laptop or smart TV, a typical SD-quality movie will use up about 1GB per hour of streaming and it goes up to 3GB per hour for HD-quality titles.

That gives you 300 hours of watch time on SD and 100 hours on HD. With typical movies lasting about 1.5 to 2 hours each, you can watch somewhere between 50 to 67 movie titles per month or an average of 2 HD movies per night.

If you want to binge-watch the entire season of House of Cards, each episode is about 250MB in size. That means the entire 5 seasons (65 episodes) will cost you 16.25GB of data.

YouTube. YouTube is basically the same as Netflix.

You can manually set your preferred settings on YouTube. A High requires approximately 3GB (HD) per hour but if you set it to Ultra HD, that’s 7GB per hour.

However, you can also set your video quality to either Low (300MB/hour) or Medium (700MB/hour) if you really want to maximize your usage. This makes more sense if you’re just watching from your smartphone because of the small screen.

Facebook. Browsing Facebook consumes an average of about 2MB per minute. That’s 120MB per hour. If an average user spends about 6 hours on Facebook each day, that would total to about 18GB for the entire month.

Web Browsing. Average web browsing is about 60MB per hour so if you spend 8 hours a day surfing the web, that’s about 480MB per day or 14.4GB a month.

Spotify. Spotify can eat up to 150MB of data per hour.

On average, a single household user would spend somewhere between 50GB to 150GB of data consumption per month with about 8 to 10 hours of internet access at home (students and office workers spend an average 8 hours in school/work, 8 hours internet at home and 8 hours sleep). This increases as the number of users at home increases so that’s something to consider.

Subscription plans such as Go Big Plan 1299 is essentially this type of service for casual to moderate users. The Php1,299 monthly subscription offers 5Mbps of speed and 300GB of data allocation with additional 100GB for YouTube streaming.

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13 Responses

  1. Maverick Joseph says:

    How about online games? Like LoL or DotA or MMORPGs? How much data would it consume?

  2. iCe says:

    just curious, how about those standalone CCTV’s? the one that uses WiFi to have a remote view.. how much data would it cost of it’s turned on 24/7?

  3. Jep says:

    Is it possible to consume 323gb in just 5 days? Im just recently upgraded to globe 1299 5mbps 300gb+100gb youtube last June but last July 6 early morning 5 am I already receive a notice that i already consume 323gb out of 400gb Globe assured me that they are resetting data every 1st day of the month last month i didnt reach data capped limit not even reach 323gb but only 5 days and its already 323gb? on speedtest i even only reach about 4-4.2mbps I think its very impossible to reach 323gb in 5 days in that speed . I called globe customer service last July 6 and 7 they insist my data was reset last July 1 but they will file a report about the issue. But i guess nothing happens today i reach capped limit…

    • That looks like a bug in the monitoring. What was your usage like these days? The numbers looked like you (or someone in the house) have torrents running in the background 24/7.

      • Jep says:

        We just recently upgraded last June 20 since they assured me that they will reset 1st day of the month from June 20 -30 I almost download like 18hrs a day to see if i can reach capped limit, before July 1 i managed to download around 150gb+ steamgames and some movies and i let my kids youtube and netflix i think we just managed around 270gb++ for that 10 days torrent rarely hits 500KB/sec usually around 350-420KB/sec for that 10 days speedtest also usually just 3.8 mbps- 4-2mbps i didnt reach capped limit not even the 80% warning of 323gb. Before June 30 i message them on their chat support on fb asking for my data usage but they said they cant monitor it because they have ongoing network issue on my area. July 2 i ask again because im a little worried it might not reset they still said they cant see my data usage they have limited access. Starting July 1 I already limiting our data usage no torrents downloads I still let them access wifi youtube and netflix or play their games for around 5-7hrs a day. Im also the only one who have pc most of my usage is just browsing the net or watching on netflix my daughter phone only has 16gb my son only has 4gb storage so there is no way they are downloading 24/7 i think we might only on the 10-15gb per day starting July 1 then on morning of July 6 i received the 323gb message so its very weird for me that in more than 5 days to reach 323gb with only moderate usage if my data was really reset and im also changing my wifi name and password every 3 days so i dont think i have neighbors connecting in our wifi…Anyway i still do have internet access but only @ 1.3mbps i guess its the capped speed…

  4. Jep says:

    We just recently upgraded last June 20 since they assured me that they will reset 1st day of the month from June 20 -30 I almost download like 18hrs a day to see if i can reach capped limit, before July 1 i managed to download around 150gb+ steamgames and some movies and i let my kids youtube and netflix i think we just managed around 270gb++ for that 10 days torrent rarely hits 500KB/sec usually around 350-420KB/sec for that 10 days speedtest also usually just 3.8 mbps- 4-2mbps i didnt reach capped limit not even the 80% warning of 323gb. Before June 30 i message them on their chat support on fb asking for my data usage but they said they cant monitor it because they have ongoing network issue on my area. July 2 i ask again because im a little worried it might not reset they still said they cant see my data usage they have limited access. Starting July 1 I already limiting our data usage no torrents downloads I still let them access wifi youtube and netflix or play their games for around 5-7hrs a day. Im also the only one who have pc most of my usage is just browsing the net or watching on netflix my daughter phone only has 16gb my son only has 4gb storage so there is no way they are downloading 24/7 i think we might only on the 10-15gb per day starting July 1 then on morning of July 6 i received the 323gb message so its very weird for me that in more than 5 days to reach 323gb with only moderate usage if my data was really reset and im also changing my wifi name and password every 3 days so i dont think i have neighbors connecting in our wifi…Anyway i still do have internet access but only @ 1.3mbps i guess its the capped speed…

    • If you’re running on Torrent, please note that the data consumption also includes upstream bandwidth. So it’s possible you’re not really downloading a lot of data (10GB to 15GB per day as you say), but since your torrents at open all the time, you’re also uploading data into the P2P network and this could be the source of the large data usage.

      At 300KB/sec (assuming this also includes upstream data), that’s 18MB per minute or 1,080MB per hour (about 1GB) or 24GB per day if you’re not shutting down your PC. In 5 days, that’s already 120GB of upstream data. Add that to your downstream which is about 10GB per day or 50GB for the 5 days. That’s a total of 170GB upstream/downstream usage.

  5. Jep says:

    I know thats why starting July 1 i stop torrents. The 10-15 gb a day im saying is the usage starting July which is only browsing, youtube, netflix and playing games like mobile legends when we are playing no one is watching youtube and netflix. Globe says they are resetting data every 1st day of the month so i was expecting my data allowance of 400gb was reset last July 1. The heavy usage i did with torrent running was only for June 20-30 because that time im really testing if i could reach the capped in 10 days and it did not. Starting July 1 im back to my normal usage thats why im not expecting to reach 323gb in just 5 days the only reason i can think is my data allowance did not reset last July 1.

  6. Jep says:

    I know thats why before July 1 i stop all torrents I only did heavy download from June 20-30 just to test out if i can reach 400gb before months end because they said they are resetting data allowance every 1st day of the month. Starting July 1 im back to my normal usage just browsing the net youtube, netflix my estimate of 10-15gb a day is starting July 1 youtube and netflix usually just around 4 – 8 hrs. Before June ends I did not reach the capped limit t I suspect my data allowance did not reset on July 1st thats why i think on July 6 i already reach 323gb. Its either a bug or they intentionally not reset my data allowance since it was only upgraded last June 20 or maybe there is a possibility my data will reset on July 20?

    • It looks like your data allocation did not reset back to zero at the end of the month. I’ve had the same problem before and the reset was delayed to the 5th of the month. As long as your internet speed remains normal, this should adjust itself in soon.

  7. elohim says:

    wow. 1299 lang? sa amin 1599 150GB with max speed of 15mbps per month. Upon reaching 150Gb limit mag down ang speed sa max 4mbps

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