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What Does 1GB of Data Get Me?

If you have a Q Link Wireless smartphone, chances are you watch your favorite YouTube videos or stream the perfect music playlist to compliment your present mood. However, as you enjoy these pleasures, your smartphone is consuming data. Each time you browse the web, send an email, download images or use certain applications, your data decreases. But, have no fear, Q Link is here to ease that concern. Starting December 1, 2017, your free monthly high-speed data will increase from 500MB to 1GB, doubling the amount of data you receive. What does 1GB of data actually do for you?

Data Measurement

Before pointing out the benefits of 1GB of data, it may be helpful to explain the difference between megabytes (MB), kilobytes (KB), and (MB) gigabytes (GB). One megabyte (MB) is made up of 1,024 kilobytes (KB) and one gigabyte (GB) is made up of 1,024 megabytes (MB). For example, it takes about 30KB to send a standard WhatsApp message, whereas listening to an average length song will take up about 4MB, and spending an hour on Facebook about 20MB. With this in mind, 1GB of data enables you to double the amount of time you can spend on the Internet, including Facebook, and the amount of email and WhatsApp messages you can send monthly.


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Wi-Fi Calling

Get ready to further enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi calling with the new 1CB of data, You will now be able to spend more time on the phone with family and friends as your Wi-Fi calling minutes surges from to 3,000, up from 1,500.

Web Surfing

Get ready to surf the Web and visit your favorite websites more often as instead of 21 hours, you will now be able to browse for 44 hours. If you are heavy Facebook user, you can spend more time connecting, interacting, and engaging with friends, family, co-workers, partners, and you may even find that dream job that may have been eluding you for so long.

Video Streaming

Watching videos on your smartphone has become one of the most popular pastimes. You are able to view high-quality content on the screen whether streaming from YouTube or Netflix, etc., With your 1GB of data, you may now stream up to 68 hours of such videos for your enjoyment.

Music Streaming

Music streaming services like Pandora, and Spotify have become just as popular as video streaming services, but the good news is that listening to songs on your phone uses slightly less data that watching videos. Your 1GB of data will allow you to listen to as many as 256 of your favorite songs if you choose to listen to your favorite jams over watch videos.

Emails or WhatsApp Messages

Email and WhatsApp messages have grown in popularity because of the ability and reliability to deliver messages instantaneously from nearly anywhere in the world, and they both require a very small amount of data to send. Hence why you will now be able to send a total of up to 34,133 emails and WhatsApp messages with your 1GB of data.

Saving Data

Despite the increase, there are still ways to save and minimize your data usage. Always make sure your phone is connected to Wi-Fi whenever possible. A detailed list of data saving measures can be found in the Q Link Help Center under the question, “How can I get the most from my free minutes & data? How can I make it last longer?”