How much data allowance do you need on a smartphone?
I was looking for a new phone for my son, and the deal I like is 500mb of data, or an extra £2.50 per month for 1 gig.
How much internet/email account use does that equate to?
For general browsing 500mb would be plenty. Websites like YouTube would eat into the allowance, but general internet/e-mail would be fine. Don't forget that smartphones are also wi-fi enabled so your Son can always run it off home broadband (if he is not at Uni) when at home or find a library/MaccaD/Coffee shop that gives free wi-fi
I have 1gb allowance and I never ever use more than 25% in any given month.
There is an android app called Watchdog which monitors your allowance usage. T'is good for tracking allowance use although I appreciate you would have had to sign up to the allowance beforehand
Can you find out how much Puffyjr is using at the moment? And will he think to use wifi if the mobile doesn't prompt for it, or automatically connect to the wifi? And how much are the charges for going over the 500?
He has a £10 a month sim in his own phone and doesn't use internet.
He would use wi fi, and the excess is 60p per minute.
So far it sounds quite a reasonable amount.
Lots of deals about at the moment. Tesco have some sim only deals with 1gb of data for £10 a month. Lots of texts too.
I've got my own contract with O2 down to £8.50 a month but that's a low data allowance as apparently my average usage is only 75mb.
I've got my kids on Giff Gaff ... £10 a month for unlimited data, unlimited texts and 250minute UK calls (oh and calls to other GiffGaff users are free too)
GiffGaff uses the O2 network so the coverage is pretty good too.
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