How much data does FaceTime & FaceTime Audio Use?

In the world of LTE data caps, I had this question so I thought I would look into it.

From what I have researched…

  • FaceTime uses around 3MB per minute.
  • FaceTime Audio only uses around .6MB per minute.

So basically FaceTime Audio uses about 1/5 the amount of data per minute that full blown FaceTime uses.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

YouTube data usage.

YouTube_logo-oldA while ago I researched Netflix data usage per hour and posted an article about it.

This time around I wanted to research YouTube data usage.

Here are the average usages per hour based on streaming quality…
240p ~ 150 MB
360p ~ 250 MB
480p ~ 400 MB
720p ~ 800-900 MB
1080p ~ 1.2 -1.4 GB


I got my information from this tom’s hardware post. Thanks
engineersnitk for the details.

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Netflix data usage.


I’m a BIG fan of Netflix, I have been for years. Ever wonder how much data it uses so you don’t go over your small (and overly expen$ive) data cap on your mobile data plan? Data overages can get expensive very quickly if you don’t have an unlimited account.

I found an article by Netflix  that shows the different versions of video quality settings and the estimated data each uses per hour.

Here is the break down below…

Low… 310 MB per hour
Medium… SD: 720 MB per hour
High… best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour for HD, 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD

For more information about Netflix usage and how to adjust your account settings to stay under your bandwidth cap, check out this article.

Friday, April 17th, 2015