How Much Data Do You Need?

With Tracfone data cards, you can increase your data to get the web access you need. Data can be added in blocks of 300 MB, 750 MB, and 2 GB, but how do you know how much data is right for you?

Your data needs depend on which functions of your phone you use most. For example, sending an email only uses about 75 kilobytes, while a streaming an hour of music on the Pandora app uses 29 MB.

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Less data

Small data cards are perfect if you mainly want to browse the internet on your phone, or send email. With 300 MB, you’re able to look at 246 web pages or send around 4,000 emails. But a small data card may not be enough if you want to stream anything.

More data

On the high end, 2 GB is more than enough if you’re only sending email (you could send nearly 28,000 emails before running out of data), but it’s perfect for other services. With 2 GB you would be able to use Google Maps for 57 hours – perhaps if you’re traveling and need to rely on an app for navigation – or stream music for 70 hours, helpful if you entertain often and like to have music playing in the background.

Tracfone data can be added at any time (as long as your service is active) and offers Carryover so you can use all the data you pay for. Shop for plans today.