What types of Internet use consume the most data?
Some online activities consume a lot more data than other online activities. Some of the most data-intensive things you can do include:
- Streaming audio or video, either on the web or through an app
- Downloading large files like music or videos
- Loading image-heavy websites
- Video calling
- Running speed tests
- Indirect data usage like automatic cloud backups, non-Ooma software updates, syncing and location services, and more
The activities listed above can use up a surprisingly large amount of data! For example, streaming high-quality audio can use up to 115 MB of data each hour. Video calling can use up to 1.5 GB of data each hour. Streaming HD-quality video can use 3-7 GB of data each hour!
If you find that you are going over your data cap every month, you may want to stop using Ooma Connect LTE to perform data-intensive activities. You can learn other ways to reduce your data usage by reviewing this article.