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Data and internet

By default, access to certain websites that contain content deemed as adult content is blocked. You can remove this block by enabling the 'Over 18 web content' facility from your Network settings page.

You may be someone who uses their mobile to check the odd email or to browse a webpage once in a while, or you may use it to download lots of games, music and videos. Regardless, if you are unsure of how much internet data you are likely to use, this guide may help.

The digital information you download on your phone is measured in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB). As a general rule, 1,000KB make up 1MB, and 1,000MB make up 1GB.

If you are a low data user – unlikely to use your internet for more than an hour a day and rarely downloading content – then you will rarely use more than 100MB each month. If you download emails daily to your phone, spend a fair bit of time browsing the internet and download a few games or apps each month, then you should find that 500MB is more than enough each month.

However, if you send and receive emails daily, often with attachments; watch videos online several times a week and are likely to download a lot of apps and games, as well as music for your phone; and browse the internet for several hours daily, then you are likely to use 1GB or more of data every month.

As a guide, by using 100MB of data, you could:

  • Surf the internet for 4 hours
  • Spend 5 hours looking at Facebook
  • Watch 6 four-minute video plays on YouTube
  • Send 3,333 text-only messages on WhatsApp
  • Send 3,333 emails not containing attachments
  • Stream 25 tracks on Spotify

As a guide, with 500MB of data, you could:

  • Surf the internet for 21 hours
  • Spend 25 hours looking at Facebook
  • Watch 33 four-minute video plays on YouTube
  • Send 16,666 text-only messages on WhatsApp
  • Send 16,666 emails not containing attachments
  • Stream 125 tracks on Spotify

Other useful usage guides:

1 hour of instant messaging0.25 - 1MB
60 web pages140MB
Download 100 emails1 - 10MB
1 hour Skype call225MB
1 hour Skype video call350MB
Download 1 photo0.05 - 2MB
Download 1 MP3 audio file3 - 8MB
Download 1 film trailer (720p)50 - 100MB
1 software/game download5MB - 50GB
Download 1 film700MB - 8GB
Streaming 1 hour of video (standard definition)150 - 350MB
Streaming 1 hour of video (high definition)1 - 2GB
Streaming 1 hour of audio 60 - 200MB

No, there is no time limit as such. You can use your phone to surf the internet for as long as your account credit will allow.

Yes, a 1pMobile SIM will allow you to share your phone’s 3G/4G data connection. However, you will need to check with your handset manufacturer to confirm that your phone supports tethering. At our standard rate, you will be charged 1p per each MB of data used whilst tethering. Alternatively, you can use data included in one of our 30-day data boosts.

Our Access Point Name (APN) settings are as follows:

  • Name: 1pMobile
  • APN:
  • User: user
  • Password: one2one
  • Type: CHAP

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