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pnedingo
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Registered: ‎03-09-2011
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Data usage

Does anyone know how much data would be used for streaming say a 90 minute football match. I have a 500mb allowance and was wondering how much a full game would use up.

 

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Stantheman2k12
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Re: Data usage

Alot. Don't know exactly how much though. At a guess I would say 1.5 GB. Your network provider should alert you when your near the end of your usage.
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Malcolm-M
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Re: Data usage

Hi pnedingo, are you using Android?

 

If so we estimate around 15MB for every 3 minutes of streaming so for a 90 minute match you are probably looking at about 450MB.

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Stantheman2k12
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Re: Data usage

Hi Malcolm. What about iPhone? My data seems to be all gone b4 half time. (750mb)
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Malcolm-M
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Re: Data usage

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Hi Stan, it varies on iOS but over 3G we suggest 180-1400Kbps depending on content/device. 1400Kbps is somthing like 31MB for 3 minutes or 930MB for 90 minutes. I'm not sure if the 1400Kbps bitrate is available on iPhone and iPad or only on iPad given that it has a larger screen size. On Wi-Fi we recommend a minimum 2Mbps for iOS.

 

I'll ask if we have maximum bitrate figures for iPhone and iPad.

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Stantheman2k12
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Re: Data usage

Thanks for the update. I have iPad 2 and iPhone 4. And watch sky go on both. Specially the sports at work :smileyhappy: so would be nice to know how much I could view with my data :smileyhappy:
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paul1360
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Re: Data usage

stan, you on a limit for usage ??? On average i use around 6Gb a day , thats with the ipad2 on from say 7am till 11pm and my laptop, desktop, tab10.1 plus until i was kicked off sky go my phone. last few months around 200Gb total. have been over 400Gb a few times but thats only after my son & grandson download stuff lol.

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Stantheman2k12
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Re: Data usage

I'm on about data usage over 3G paul.
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paul1360
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Re: Data usage

stan, r ok sorry my bad

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pnedingo
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Registered: ‎03-09-2011

Re: Data usage

Sorry for not getting back to you. Yes I am using android. Thanks for all the advice guys.

Note to self - do not use unless on a wifi connection lol.

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Malcolm-M
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Re: Data usage

Hi Stan, apparently both iPhone and iPad can require the higher bit rates. It's well worth keeping a close eye on data useage if streaming anything over 3G.

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