Legitimacy of the Data Calculator

Legitimacy of the Data Calculator

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http://www.att.com/standalone/data-calculator/index.html

 

10 emails = .01GB, ~= 1MB/email. Since when was a simple text email worth 1MB, unless you're writing a novel?

 

10 emails w/ photo attachments = .10GB, ~= 10MB/email_w/_photo. So 1 picture, taken by a cameraphone, which compresses the files to .jpg, is 10MB? HAH!

 

10 emails w/ attachments = .08GB, ~= 8MB/attachment. What exactly are we attaching here? A 10-page report with graphs and Excel embedded .docx file is barely 500KB.

 

.5 Hours streaming music = .43GB, ~= 251 KB/s. I'm sorry, but they don't even stream higher than 128kbps, on average, for desktops (Pandora).

 

10 pages of website = .05GB, ~= 5MB/page. This, actually, is debatable. Although highly unlikely each page is 5MB worth (unless you're going through a picture-heavy site, like DeviantArt)...

 

1 App/Game/Song = .12GB, ~= 123MB/file. Are you CRAZY? Apps and games are in KILOBYTES, barely reaching MEGAbytes, and compressed mp3 songs average at 5MB!

 

10 social media posts with photos = .14GB, ~= 14MB/post_w/_pics. Again, a big LOL if you think your photo, taken by a cameraphone, is ~14MB.

 

1 Minute streaming video = .06GB, ~= 1MB/s ~= 1000KB/s. Videos suitable for the small screen size of your smartphone shouldn't be at 1000KB/s. Heck, even 300KB/s, encoded properly, will look super fine, so assuming 1000KB/s to stream such a video? Laughable.

 

What's with these grossly overestimated values?

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Accepted by topic author Printerscape
‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Legitimacy of the Data Calculator

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you do realize you had that set to "each day". 

so: 

 

10 emails = 0.1GB = 10.24MB = 349KB per day total

10 emails w/ photo atachments = .10GB = 100MB = 3.5MB per day total

10 emails w/ attachments = .08GB = 80MB = 2.6MB per day total

.5 Hours streaming music = .43GB = 430MB = 256kbps 

10 pages of website = .05GB = 5MB = 2MB per day total

1 app/game/song = .12GB = 120MB = 4MB per day total

10 social media posts with photos = .14GB = 140MB = 4.6MB per day total

1 minute streaming video = .06GB = 60MB = 2MB per day total

 

so:

 

1 email = 35 KB

1 email w/ photo attachment = 358 KB

1 email w/ attachment = 88 KB

1 minute of music = 256 kbps

1 app/game/song = 4MB

1 social media post with photo = 157KB

1 minute of streaming video  = 2MB

 

sounds right to me. 

 

and as far as apps barely reaching megabytes? you don't have an iPhone do you, I've seen 30MB solitaire games for the iPhone and most decent games on Android are around 1-5MB each

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Re: Legitimacy of the Data Calculator

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you do realize you had that set to "each day". 

 

D'oh. I misread, thinking "each day" = how much data you would be using PER DAY.

 

and as far as apps barely reaching megabytes?

 

Android platform. Usually like a megabyte or two at best Smiley Wink.

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just to name a few of what's on my phone right now

foursquare 2.12MB
Words with friends 3.57MB
speed x 4MB
angry birds 12MB
can knockdown 2 - 24MB
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