Calculate how much data you use when you’re calling using VoIP on your Smartphone
Lots of readers and visitors on http://www.XeloQ.com are wondering how much data they will use when they use their 3G / 4G / LTE connection when making VoIP calls on their smartphone using the XeloPhone or any other Softphone app.
-> well, just use this nice file size calculator. Because making voice / VoIP calls basically creates a stream of audio which in the end is comparable with a file of a certain size in MB. You can find the online calculator HERE.
See what happens with a 5 minute call using a softphone with the g711 (default) codec – it is just 3,8 MB….
And see what a 1 hour call uses; it is just 45 MB…
Most people have a 500 MB data package per month so if you just use it for VoIP calling this will mean more than 10 hours of calling.
And because you are saving up to 90% on costs using our VoIP system it is no problem to expand your data bundle with 500 MB for an average of $10,- per month.
Resume: if you’re always using your Smartphone on 4G + WiFi and/or you’ll have a large/unlimited data-bundle from your mobile operator you can use the G711 codec without worrying about the quality / data usage.
If you’re on a smaller (500MB) data bundle, make sure you’ll purchase a Softphone app using the G729 codec or (as with Zoiper or CSIPSimple) purchase the G729 codec separatedly; it’ll cost you only $ 9,99 so that is a bargain.
If you want to know more let us know at sales or take a look at our SoftPhone page at http://www.xeloq.com/support/softphones/.
Take care and drop any questions to sales@XeloQ.com.
Team XeloQ IQ-Telephony