How much bandwidth does youtube or pandora take up?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ZenoVT, May 3, 2010.

  1. ZenoVT macrumors regular

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    I want to know what kind of bandwidth the youtube or pandora app takes up in an hour. I usually leave pandora on and listen for a good part of the day. So I want to get a 3g plan that fits. So what are the bandwidth usages of apps like these?
     
  2. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    Jan 11, 2007
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    Go with unlimited. The 250mb won't be enough for any extended use in this manner. I would say you could easily stream 50mb an hour using Pandora or Youtube constantly, though I haven't had the occasion to test it for sure. However, I was just using pandora for about 25 minutes, and it looks like I used about 20mbs of data.

    Bottom line when deciding on a plan, if you think you'll use 3G more than four days a month, go unlimited. If you plan to use it every day, even a little bit, go unlimited.
     

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