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VoIP Bandwidth Requirements

Bandwidth is one of the fundamental requirements for using VoIP. In this sub-category, you will find information on what bandwidth is, how much you need, and how to know what your bandwidth is and whether it is adequate for VoIP.

How Many Mega Bytes for One Minute of Conversation?
How much data do I need to count for my voice calls through VoIP while estimating my mobile data usage?

Do I Have Enough Bandwidth For VoIP?
Here, we try to figure out whether your bandwidth is sufficient for your VoIP needs, and how you can know whether it is so. Bandwidth, or connection speed, is one of the main factors affecting VoIP call quality.

What is bandwidth? How much bandwidth does one need for VoIP?

Connection Speed Tests
Online Connection Speed Tests - Bandwidth meters give you an idea of how suitable your connection is for a certain task online, e.g. voice over IP. Let us see how they work, whether they are accurate, how to interpret their results, what factors affect these, and which speed tests to use.

Top Online Connection Speed Tests
Not all online speed tests are good and accurate, but there are some that stand out. Here is my list of preferred online speed tests

How Accurate Are Speed Tests?
How Accurate Are Speed Tests - There are a number of factors that affect the accuracy of the results of a connection speed test. They are explained here.

How To Interpret Connection Speed Test Results?
Bandwidth Meters - Online connection speed test results are shown in terms of certain parameters that give an indication of several measurements or your bandwidth. Not all speed tests give you the same parameters in the results, but all of them gives the download and upload speed. Other factors are QoS, RTT and Maximum Pause, among others.

What is a Data Plan?
What is a data plan and what is it good for? In this article, we define a data plan and see how and who it can help, what does it cost and what are its pre-requisites. We also look at how to best use a data plan so that one can make the most of it without paying too much.

Data Usage Monitor Apps for Android
Apps for Monitoring Data Usage on Android Devices. Statistics for bandwidth consumed by each application and information on the percentage of bandwidth consumed for the month.

Data Usage Monitor Apps for Your iPhone and iPad
Here are ways in which you can monitor your 3G and Wi-Fi data usage on your iPhone, iPad and iPod. There are apps that you can download from the Apple App Store or use simpler ways. This finally allows you to better use your data plan and avoid costs above what you expected.

How Can I Monitor My Data Usage on My Mobile Device?
You need to monitor how you use your bandwidth in your data plan. Here are ways you can do so if you are using Android, iPhone, iPad, Symbian (Nokia) and BlackBerry. There are numerous data usage monitor apps out there.

Estimate Your Data Usage – Data Calculators
Data calculators are here to help you estimate how much data you need for your mobile and broadband data plan.

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