How much bandwidth does youtube or pandora take up?

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

  1. ZenoVT macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2009
    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

    Jan 11, 2007
    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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