Starting May 27 until June 1, all international top ups to Cuba get an instant boost:

This promo is special, because besides the possibility of using the main balance for purchasing 3G data packages,  during May 27 – 30, one can use the active bonus credit for international calls with 50% off on any destination. Once the bonus credit has been used, calls will be charged at the regular rates, from the main balance.

Back to the topic that is on everybody’s lips nowadays, the data, your family and friends back home may also buy 3 G packages once they receive your top up.

But how much do they need? Take a look at the figures below, so you can better understand the data consumption behaviour in Cuba.

How much data does a 5-minute call need when using the most popular calling apps in Cuba?

  • IMO – 2 MB video call
  • Telegram – 2.5 MB regular call
  • WhatsApp – 1 MB for regular calls and 16 MB for video calls
  • Messenger – 17 MB for regular calls and 22 MB for video calls

How much data does texting need?

  • WhatsApp – 1.2 MB – 10 messages
  • Messenger – 0.4 MB – 10 messages

Social media is also becoming more and more popular, so a large part of the data allotment goes there:

Facebook uses approximately:

  • 80 MB for 1 hour of navigation
  • 160 MG for one hour of video watching
  • 0.4 MB – for one post
  • 1.75 – post plus photo

Instagram uses approximately:

  • 720 MB for 1 hour of navigation
  • 0.3 MB for one post plus photo
  • 5 MB for one post plus video

Youtube is charming, indeed, but also pretty cost-sensitive when it comes to data:

  • 11.7 MB – one minute of standard video
  • 41.7 MB – one minute of high quality videos
  • 97.5 MB – one minute of 4K video

Other useful info:

  • Approx. 60 MB/h – surfing the web
  • Approx. 700 MB for surfing a webpage
  • Approx. 20 KB – an email without attachments
  • Approx 1.15 – an email with archived attachment
  • Approx 150 MB/ hour for listening to music
  • Approx 60 MB/hour for podcasts

Now that you have a broad picture about the data consumption, you may know better what top up amount to choose:

  • 600 MB for 7 CUC

  • 1 GB for 10 CUC

  • 2.5 GB for 20 CUC

  • 4 GB for 30 CUC

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