Most users are unaware of how much data does VoIP use on their conversations consume, or the rate at which they use it.
The short answer is: “it depends”.
VoIP data consumption ranges between 0.5 megabytes (MB) per minute of call (on the G.
729 codec) and 1.3 MB/minute on G.
How much data does a VoIP call use?
The amount of data used by a codec is proportional to the quality of service rendered. G.729 use approximately 30 megabytes per hour. G.723.1, which is the most economical uses approximately 0.33 MB per minute (20 MB per hour).
How much data does an audio call use?
While a FaceTime audio call will not use any wireless plan calling minutes, it does consume data. The amount of data used by a FaceTime audio call varies, but it is significantly less that the amount of data used for a video call. Five minutes of FaceTime audio calling uses up to 3 MB of data.
Do VoIP phones affect Internet speed?
VoIP and internet speed
The speed of your connection is very important. If you have a very fast connection then VoIP won’t affect it too much. In fact, talking on a VoIP call for an hour uses less bandwidth than surfing the net for an hour so it won’t affect your bandwidth too badly.
How much data does a 1 hour video call use?
So on an average for a 1:1 call, Skype consumes around 700 MB per hour of video call. If you include both sides, it can come up to 1.5 GB. But if you are on a group call of say 7+ people, it can consume around 4 GB on one side. If you consider both send/receive communication, it can come up to 8 GB per hour.